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Tyco Fire Protection Products wins two awards at 2013 National Slag Association Conference

January 31, 2014

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), Marinette, Wis., has been recognized with two awards — Allied Member of the Year, and Best Practices — from the National Slag Association (NSA). The Allied Member of the Year recognizes the company’s work in total fire suppression systems for...

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United Air Specialists launches new website

January 24, 2014

United Air Specialists Inc. (UAS), Cincinnati, has announced the launch of its new website at www.uasinc.com. Designed with a new look and user-friendly navigation, the website highlights the company’s industrial air cleaning and air filtration systems. A new Explore UAS Filtration Solutions...

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Fume extraction system

Fume extraction system captures fume up to 5 ft. away

January 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the FILTAIR® Capture 5 fume extraction system, designed to capture welding fumes up to 5 ft. away from the source. The system is suitable for applications in heavy equipment manufacturing and general fabrication, as well as maintenance and repair...

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Kneeling pads

Kneeling pad's compact size aids portability

January 20, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the ProFlex® 375 orange compact kneeling pad. It is smaller in size than other pads in the line, and its color helps promote visibility. The orange color has also been added to the existing model 380 standard kneeling pad. Measuring 8 by 18 in., the pad is...

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Shop Towel

Shop towels and the unseen danger

January 17, 2014

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Those freshly washed shop towels you may be using to clean your hands in the workplace might be doing more harm than good. A recent study shows just how contaminated these towels can be.

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PPE added to welding equipment line

January 13, 2014

Parweld has added personal protective equipment to its product line. New products include work wear, rainwear, and respiratory protection. The company, a member of the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, reports that all products comply with relevant standards and...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Air guns engineered to minimize compressed air consumption

    January 9, 2014

    Exair's Super Blast safety air guns are available with 3- and 6-ft. extension pipes to provide strong blowing force to clean up large areas quickly and reach areas not easily accessible. The extension pipes are compliant with OSHA noise [29 CFR 1910.95(a)] and dead-end [29 CFR 1910.242(b)]...

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    Dust collector filters handle metalworking fumes

    January 9, 2014

    Imperial Systems offers DeltaMaxx dust collector filters for the metal industry. Their nanofiber filtration technology incorporates a very fine surface layer of synthetic fibers to prevent particulates from embedding into the media. According to the manufacturer, the filters provide the...

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    Steel lathe chuck shields safeguard workers

    January 7, 2014

    Danray Products LLC has introduced 12-, 18-, and 24-in. steel lathe chuck shields for lathes and similar machines. The heavy-duty, 14-ga. shields provide a safeguard between individuals and point-of-operation or rotating hazards, and they protect individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant,...

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    PPE in fabricating shops

    January 2, 2014

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    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical in a fabricating shop for several reasons, and it is difficult to understand why some people detest and refuse to use it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been instrumental in forcing companies to adhere to safety...

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    TigerStop: Built Metal Tough

    TigerStop LLC

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    The TigerStop is part of TigerStop's Built Metal Tough line of products. These are products with features and durability that metal working shops and plants have come to expect from their equipment.

    New OSHA rule updates mechanical power press standards

    December 3, 2013

    The U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., has announced a new rule from OSHA that updates and streamlines the standards for the use of mechanical power presses. The new rule eliminates a requirement for employers to document mandatory weekly inspections of the presses while clarifying the...

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    Protective gloves feature thermal properties for winter use

    November 26, 2013

    Saf-T-Gard® offers Mechani-Gard® MG-9860 winter mechanic's gloves. Featuring a 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation lining, these gloves offer hand protection that also shields against wind and cold temperatures. Made from a gold, goatskin leather, the gloves provide flexibility and softness and...

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    Protective eyewear features dual-injected padded temples, adjustable nosepads

    November 25, 2013

    3M offers SecureFit™ 400 series protective eyewear with adjustable nosepads and proprietary, self-adjusting pressure diffusion temple technology. The technology allows for a secure, comfortable fit with reduced frame slippage, and it self-adjusts to a variety of head sizes. The eyewear features...

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