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Kimberly-Clark Professional establishes Jackson Safety brand

April 15, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., has added Jackson Safety to its roster of global brands. The rebranding effort includes a new product logo that will begin appearing this spring on respiratory, hearing protection, and glove products. As part of a broader branding initiative,...

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Air filtration units offer variety of bolt-on intake options

March 24, 2010

The Module-Air AF-1000 series air filtration units from Tanis Technologies offers a variety of bolt-on intake options, including multidirectional angled intakes, standard straight intakes, hood pans, and curtain enclosures. All options offer standard two-stage filtration, as well as optional spark...

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Safety bumper integrates with existing control system to provide Category 3 system

March 23, 2010

Rockford Systems offers a safety bumper system designed to provide protection from hazardous machine conditions. The industrial-grade, pressure-sensitive, four-wire safety device has a built-in sensor. When a person or object comes in contact with the safety bumper, a signal is sent to stop the...

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Kimberly Clark invites metal manufacturers to enter FAT BOB™ motorcycle sweepstakes

March 8, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a nationwide promotion inviting metal manufacturing professionals to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2010 Harley-Davidson® DYNA® FAT BOB™ motorcycle. The promotion is called Stand Up For American Iron. Learn more by visiting...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray application. It has a footprint that is up to 65 percent smaller than most cartridge collectors...

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foreign body eye injury

Heading off health hazards

March 1, 2010 | By Derek Baker

Each year more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work equating to more than 2,000 eye injuries each day. About 90 percent of which could have been prevented if proper eye protection were used. Safe work practices, along with properly selected and worn PPE can help reduce many of these potential health hazards and help you to make sure you don't become a statistic.

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Redesigned safety glasses come in eight different configurations

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® redesigned 5000 Series safety glasses combine style and comfort in a lightweight frame. The 5000 series comes in eight different configurations including IR3 and IR5 for cutting, and polarized for outdoor activities. Outdoor mirrored versions are available in ice blue, red Revo, and...

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Hard hat respiratory system retrofits to welding helmets

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® new Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system with hard hat is the first of its kind allowing welders to retrofit any ArcOne welding helmet into a hard hat respiratory system, the company says. Available in different configurations, the system has been developed from the ground-up...

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welding gloves appropriate material

Love your gloves

January 14, 2010 | By Amanda Carlson

Pulling on a pair of welding gloves, for many welders, is like second nature. What may not be second nature, however, is choosing the right glove to fit your needs of protection,comfort, and dexterity. Just as welding processes differ, so do the gloves that are best-suited for those processes.

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Power press safety sign comes in two sizes

January 12, 2010

Danray Products LLC has released a new safety sign for power presses. Registered with the U.S. copyright office, the sign addresses the main safety hazards created by moving slides and dies on power presses.The adhesive sign can be applied to mechanical, hydraulic, direct-drive (servo), and...

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Automated barrier door prevents entry into robotic welding machine area

December 15, 2009

Frommelt Safety Products offers the Slimline automated barrier door for robotic welding applications. The unit helps eliminate weld flash and flying debris and prevents entry into the machine area.The door can open in 1 to 2 sec. for most applications. Category 4 noncontact safety switches provide...

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Midsize mist collector produces 1,200 CFM of air cleaning power

December 15, 2009

Micro Air has added a midsize mist collector to its recently introduced line of MistMax™ high-efficiency mist collectors. The new MM1200 uses a 5-HP blower to produce 1,200 CFM of air cleaning power at a sound level of 74.5 dBA at 5 ft.Patented filters are included in the package and offer...

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Hand Injury

Tracking injuries

November 10, 2009 | By Kelly Langdon

When considering activities that can affect your company's bottom line, don't overlook the positive difference tracking injuries can make. Recording and analyzing injury data can help you identify and correct problem areas, properly plan for production alterations should an injury occur, and reduce the impact of lost workdays.

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OSHA, ANSI compliant safeguarding systems developed for power presses, press brakes

November 10, 2009

The SSC-1500 dual-microprocessor-based control system and the SSC-3000 solid-state press automation control system from Rockford Systems Inc. are safeguarding systems that comply with OSHA regulations and ANSI safety standards.The dual-microprocessor-based control system, featuring a larger...

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Flashback arrester designed for medium gas consumption requirements

October 13, 2009

Witt-Gastechnik offers 85-20, a flashback arrester for medium gas consumption requirements in gas welding, cutting, and burning applications. It delivers up to 1,589 SCFH for acetylene and other oxyfuel gases.The arrester measures about 5.1 in. long and 2.4 in. in diameter. Two versions are...

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