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The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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SAS Marketing, Optrel AG form strategic agency partnership

September 7, 2010

Optrel AG (Switzerland), formerly Sperian Welding Protection AG, has formed a strategic agency partnership with SAS Marketing LLC, located in Coventry, R.I. Resulting from Optrel AG's detachment from its parent company, Sperian Protection, SAS assumes the account management and growth initiative...

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Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects - TheFabricator.com

Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects

August 30, 2010

SICK has introduced the WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor for leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects. The unit detects any object 0.47 in. or larger with its 1.97-in. detection height, regardless of object properties or position within the array — including clear...

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Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode

August 30, 2010

Lincoln Electric has launched its new, limited-edition Iron Man™ VIKING™ autodarkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G series and features authorized graphics inspired by the "Iron Man 2" movie and comic books by Marvel®. In addition to the Iron...

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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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New line of personal protection equipment introduced - TheFabricator.com

New line of personal protection equipment introduced

August 23, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the new Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The line includes welding helmets, safety glasses and goggles, protective clothing, and welding gloves. New-Tech™ ADC Plus autodarkening reactive welding helmets are lightweight and...

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Welding station available in many configurations - TheFabricator.com

Welding station available in many configurations

August 23, 2010

RoboVent WeldBooths provide a complete welding station for educational facilities and production welding operations. The booths are available with a variety of optional configurations and accessories. They come with a built-in, 36- by 60-in., adjustable-height workbench and a top shelf that can...

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Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light - TheFabricator.com

Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light

August 23, 2010

Goff's freestanding workcells are designed to isolate and contain welding fumes and sparks while blocking 100 percent UV light, according to the company. Constructed with weld- and spark-resistant 14-oz. vinyl and 14-mil weld view materials, the weld/grind cells come with galvanized steel...

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Ace Industrial Products names new sales representatives

August 17, 2010

Ace Industrial Products, a manufacturer of welding fume extraction equipment in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of three new sales representatives. Brian Stockton of Stockton Enterprises is the manufacturer sales representative for Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, and northern Illinois, including...

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Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks - TheFabricator.com

Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks

August 17, 2010

Danray Products LLC has released a copyrighted warning sign that identifies and warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks, which restrict hazardous movement of a machine or die members during adjustment, repair, or cleaning. The sign also outlines several requirements for...

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Nanofiber dust collector filter has MERV 14 efficiency rating

July 26, 2010

A new HemiPleat® nanofiber dust collector filter is offered by Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control. The manufacturer applies a thick layer of nanofibers to the surface of the patented HemiPleat...

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Bluff Mfg. buys B&L Structures

July 19, 2010

Bluff Mfg. Inc., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired B&L Structures Inc., a Dallas-based steel manufacturer. The B&L Structures brand...

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Update on press and press brake safety standards - TheFabricator

Update on press and press brake safety standards

July 15, 2010

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Updates to the ANSI standards are meant to harmonize press and press brake safety standards from all parts of the world. Once accomplished, a manufacturer can feel confident that its plants meet the latest safety standards no matter where those facilities are in the world.

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Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates - TheFabricator

Safety gate expands panel by panel and rotates

July 12, 2010

Slide-A-Matic from Deken Power is a safety gate composed of a series of interlocking sliding panels that rotate into position and then extend, panel by panel, to a latch post, where the gate is firmly...

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Stepping it up - TheFabricator

Stepping it up

July 8, 2010

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is stepping up its efforts to enforce regulation compliance. A new agenda calls for more emphasis and resources geared toward enforcement tactics such as increasing inspections, penalties, and fines. Familiarizing yourself with some of OSHAís recent and planned actions will help you to better understand what is happening now and what to expect in the future.

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Dust collector retrofit can be applied to all reverse-pulse-jet baghouses

July 7, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has introduced a new retrofit system for existing baghouse dust collectors. The retrofit can be applied to all reverse-pulse-jet baghouses. If the blowpipes can be...

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