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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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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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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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Door interlock allows exit even when door is locked

October 13, 2009

Fortress Interlocks' DM-I door interlock features an internal release mechanism that allows exit from a dangerous area, even when the door is locked.The unit is mounted on the outside of the guard, allowing normal entry and exit using a Fortress key. It is fitted to the doorpost and allows...

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Ace Industrial Products names sales representative

October 13, 2009

Ace Industrial Products, a manufacturer of welding fume extraction equipment in St. Louis, has appointed Derek Milner of Milner & Martin Associates as its manufacturer sales representative for the northeastern U.S.Milner has more than 24 years of professional experience in the welding, safety, and...

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OSHA issues final rule updating PPE standards

October 13, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards concerning...

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Wintriss Controls agrees to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls

October 5, 2009

Wintriss Controls Group LLC has agreed to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls led by the current management team of Mark Hatch, Dick LaBelle, Andy Baker, Ashok Bhide and Dawn Whelpley. The transaction is expected to close on October 13, 2009. Wintriss Controls will continue to develop and...

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series is portable and lightweight. It features centrally located handles that allow fo balanced...

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Storage, dispensing system designed for corrosive chemicals, abrasive fluids

September 9, 2009

The IFH Group now offers a Special Product Package version of its fluid storage and dispensing system for lubricant storage.The package is designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and other abrasive fluids that require special handling for safety and efficiency. The standard PVC...

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Foot switch for variable-speed motor drives meets IP56 specs

August 11, 2009

The Linemaster Hercules potentiometer foot switch was designed for use with variable-speed motor drives and is available in select 2-W linear values. It features a cast-iron housing, and most models are offered with a cast aluminum shield in sizes designed to accommodate the standard shoe size or...

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Cequent Performance Products plant logs one million hours without lost work day injury

July 20, 2009

TriMas Corp., a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products, today announced that its Cequent Performance Products manufacturing plant in Goshen, Ind., has passed the one millionth-hour mark without having an injury that resulted in a lost work day. This accomplishment represents...

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