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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Safety control unit bridges technology gap between safety relays, PLC systems

February 24, 2014

Tapeswitch Corp. offers a programmable, modular PCU safety control unit designed for use by small to midsized machinery builders, rebuilders, and users. The unit can be used to solve four specific market applications; upgrading traditional safety relays without using a PLC system; handling multiple...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet offers new operator interface

February 24, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the VIKING™ 2450D digital-interface welding helmet. The auto-darkening helmet is equipped with pivot-style headgear and improved optical clarity with enhanced color recognition. The helmet, which produces full-spectrum shade 4-13 with variable sensitivity...

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Steel lathe chuck shields safeguard workers for OSHA, ANSI compliance

February 19, 2014

Danray Products LLC offers 52- and 62-in. steel lathe chuck shields for lathes or similar machines. The heavy-duty, 12-ga. shields safeguard individuals from point-of-operation and rotating hazards, as well as flying chips, sparks, coolant, and lubricant. The mounting bracket attaches to the...

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LIA releases revised ANSI Z136.1 standard

February 18, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available through the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard...

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Camfil to acquire Handte

February 11, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., has announced that its parent company in Stockholm, Camfil, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany and Handte’s operations in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and China. The acquisition is...

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Apache receives 2013 Safety Excellence Award

February 11, 2014

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., Beaver Dam, Wis., has received the 2013 Safety Excellence Award from Iowa-based Dexter-Apache Holdings Inc. for the fewest OSHA-recordable injuries — six — among Dexter-Apache companies for the year. Apache also won the award in 2010. In addition to...

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Touchscreen controller provides full monitoring of dust collection equipment

February 4, 2014

A new touchscreen controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment. The touchscreen interface — designed for use with Farr Gold Series® dust collectors and other types of collectors...

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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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