Safety

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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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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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and high-performance lines. Choices include a number of DuPont Kevlar® glove models with a variety of...

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Farr APC appoints thermal spray market manager

July 14, 2009

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the newly created position of thermal spray market manager.Goodspeed has 36 years of sales, managerial, and technical experience in the thermal spray...

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Recessions and industrial safety—enemies? - TheFabricator.com

Recessions and industrial safety—enemies?

July 14, 2009 | By Kelly Langdon

As you steer your company through the recession, remember that at the end of the day, it really is all about the people. Making safety a priority, especially in tough times, can boost employee morale and increase productivity. A behavioral approach to safety that stresses positive reinforcement can achieve long-lasting safety goals.

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Venting on the subject of clean shop air

June 29, 2009 | By Pat Gilmour

A shop owner should want the best ventilating technology for its thermal cutting operations. It keeps employees safe and protects the company from potential liability situations. With that in mind, the feature poses five questions that every shop should ask itself about its ventilating efforts as it regards thermal cutting operations.

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Grip provides hand protection for operators who hold stamps

June 9, 2009

Durable Mecco's Safety First stamp grip acts as an extension of the hand stamp, providing hand protection for operators who prefer to hold stamps.The grip is molded from urethane, and the striking anvil is made from heat-treated shock steel. The grip provides a sturdy 4-in.-dia. shield to help...

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Slim, expandable light curtain guards multiple sides of machine with one pair of cables

June 9, 2009

Honeywell Wintriss has introduced Shadow® 8, a slim, expandable safety light curtain for such applications as metal stamping and forming. It can be used to guard multiple sides of a machine with only one pair of cables connected to a Wintriss clutch/brake control (WPC) or to an optional Shadow...

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Graphic-design hard hats have four-point ratchet suspension

June 9, 2009

Jackson Safety has added four new graphics to its Head-Turner™ line of hard hats. They feature the smooth dome design of the SC-6 hard hat and a four-point ratchet suspension.New styles are the rustic Shrapnel™ design, the Gunner™ with Vietnam-era graphics, the Undertaker™,...

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Safety catcher stops, locks dropping platens

June 9, 2009

Sitema has introduced a safety catcher that stops and locks dropping platens on hydraulic presses and other machines.The load is secured by stopping the dropping mass using the weight as a means to wedge the safety catcher against the acting hydraulic cylinder rod or a separate catcher rod. The...

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Lockout/tagout video training covers multiple work environments

June 9, 2009

Summit Training Source offers a new video/DVD training program, "Lockout/Tagout: Employee Awareness," to teach machine operators and other site workers the importance of the lockout/tagout procedures and best practices for preventing hazardous energy releases. The lockout/tagout system prevents...

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Linemaster Switch Corporation announces new Web site

June 9, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has launched a new Web site at www.linemaster.com.The site features the company's industrial and medical products, simplified navigation, and an upgraded technical products...

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Training seminars address machine, process safeguarding

June 9, 2009

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., will host more than 35 regional U.S. Skill Builder training seminars from June through August of 2009. The one-day training seminars, available for a fee, are designed to educate plant personnel on the requirements and methods of machine and...

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AK Tube's Walbridge Plant receives safety award

May 27, 2009

AK Steel has announced that the Walbridge, Ohio plant of AK Tube LLC has been honored with a Special Award for its safety performance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene.The award recognizes the plant for working 803,114 hours without a lost time injury,...

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Laser safety eyewear suitable for Nd:YAG and Er:YAG applications

April 14, 2009

Laservision offers the 00145 high visual light transmittance filter eyewear.The glass filter is commonly used with Nd:YAG and Er:YAG laser applications. Its visible light transmission is 71 percent for photopic and 75 percent for...

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