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Safeguarding against robotic welding hazards

February 10, 2009 | By Mike Carlson

Safety light screens, safety interlock switches, and two-hand controls are three types of safeguarding devices that can be used as part of a comprehensive safety system for robotic welding setups in your shop.

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Cut-resistant work gloves rated at ANSI level 4

February 10, 2009

Magid Glove & Safety offers CutMaster® XKS™ work gloves. Manufactured from the company's XKS yarn, these machine-knit gloves earn an ANSI cut level 4 rating, which the company says is as much as 2-1/2 times greater cut protection than gloves made from a 100 percent aramid or HPPE yarn of...

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Clutch/brake safety controller developed for eddy current-controlled presses

January 13, 2009

CIECO has released the Automator II press safety clutch/brake controller. The dedicated system provides safety-compliant operation for presses using eddy current clutch/brake controllers.According to the company, the controller allows users to comply with the latest OSHA and ANSI safety standards...

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Robotic safety mount useful for applications that integrate crash protection with software

January 13, 2009

The ArcSafe™-SW robotic safety mount from American Weldquip is designed for use in applications in which crash protection is integrated into the robotic software package.Most integrated robotic collision detection software systems take time to come to a complete stop, especially with...

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Survey shows lack of PPE use by U.S. workers

January 13, 2009

U.S. workers are risking workplace injuries by not complying with important safety procedures, according to a survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga.The survey found that 89 percent of safety professionals polled at the 2008 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress have observed...

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Safety eyewear features flexible temples that relieve behind-the-ear pressure

December 16, 2008

Gateway Safety's Luminary™ safety eyewear features an ultralightweight frame and a contemporary, patent-pending design.Translucent temple insets match the lens color, and the soft, flexible temples relieve pressure behind the ears, enhancing comfort and easily fitting any face size, the...

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Lockout scissor hasp accommodates multiple padlocks

December 16, 2008

Fortress Interlocks has introduced the lockout scissor hasp for locking off dangerous machinery in the workplace.Employees who use the lockout/tagout safety procedure can lock multiple padlocks onto the scissor hasp to secure dangerous machinery, preventing operators from powering up the machine...

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Donaldson Co. offers new white paper on controlling hexavalent chromium

December 16, 2008

A new technical article entitled "Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know," authored by Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, has been released for industrial manufacturers involved in welding, stainless steel fabrication, and thermal spray coatings.Controlling and capturing hexavalent chromium has...

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Moldex® hires VP of North American sales

November 11, 2008

Moldex®-Metric Inc., Culver City, Calif., has hired John Ambrosio as vice president of North America sales and Marv Maddox as international sales manager.Ambrosio has served as the vice president of sales for several industrial safety product manufacturers and most recently as the national...

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Safety update

October 28, 2008 | By Shannon DeCamp

A little more than a year after implementing stricter hexavalent chromium standards to the metalworking industry, OSHA has gone a step further and released respirator fit testing guidelines to complement the existing standard.

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Air-purifying respirator constructed for near custom fit

October 14, 2008

Gateway Safety's PeakFit® is a NIOSH-approved, N95 air-purifying respirator. The construction of the respirator produces a near custom fit and helps enhance user comfort and safety, the manufacturer states.The respirator's contoured design and size are intended to help make breathing easier,...

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Portable weld curtain sets up, breaks down in seconds

October 14, 2008

A & A Mfg. has released a new portable weld curtain. The curtain sets up and breaks down in seconds, according to the company, and can be transported to new workstations with its roller wheels.When extended, maximum height is 72.0 in. Width is 74.5 in. When retracted, the curtain stands only 4 in....

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Steady as she goes

October 14, 2008

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the U.S. nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured annually in forklift-related incidents. Knowing how they occur and studying the events that lead up to them can go a long way in preventing typical accidents.

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Honeywell Wintriss announces Canadian Master Distributor

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss has appointed Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT) as its Canadian Master Distributor. VIT handles sales, installation, and service for the Honeywell Wintriss product line for Ontario and all Canadian provinces west of Ontario.VIT is recognized throughout the metal forming...

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Slip-resistant strips adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors

September 16, 2008

Wearwell has introduced Grip Strips, which are slip-resistant strips that adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors. The antimicrobial polymer is permanently tacky. Only a few strips are needed, even in high traffic areas, states the manufacturer.The strips are...

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