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HEPA after module available for air filtration systems

February 12, 2008

Great Lakes Air Systems offers a HEPA after module for air filtration systems used in plasma and laser cutting applications, as well as in welding applications requiring stringent air quality standards.The High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance is 99.997 percent efficient at 0.3 micron and complies...

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LIA offers safety officer training course online

February 12, 2008

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., an international society for laser applications and safety, now offers an online course for laser safety officers.The Laser Safety Officer online course uses a nonmathematical approach designed to teach the administrative duties of the laser...

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Safety light curtain available in finger, hand, hand/limb/body protection configurations

January 15, 2008

The F3SJ safety light curtain is available from Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. in finger-protection, hand-protection, and hand/limb/body-protection configurations. Sensors with protective heights of up to nearly 8.2 ft. are available for applications that involve large workpieces.The...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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Lincoln Electric Vista welding helmet

Welding helmets in view

January 15, 2008

Welders looking for welding helmets have a lot of options to choose from. With everything that is available, it is important for welders to be informed of the protection levels of each helmet as well as the features each provide in order to find the right helmet for the job.

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Run bar for two-hand machine actuation introduced

December 11, 2007

Banner Engineering Corp. has introduced the DUO-TOUCH®l run bar with STB buttons for two-hand machine actuation. The run bar interfaces with DUO-TOUCH SG two-hand control modules, SC22-3 safety controllers, and other Type IIIC control systems. The bar is designed to minimize the possibility of...

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Cut level 5 safety sleeve is form-fitting, tear-resistant, launderable

December 11, 2007

North Safety Products says its NorthFlex™ NFDS16 C5 is the industry's first cut level 5 Dyneema® sleeve.The finely knit Dyneema/fiberglass blend vents heat to remain cool and is not bulky. The sleeve is form-fitting, tear-resistant, and launderable; can be dry-cleaned; and has a gray...

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Welding gloves suitable for professionals, home hobbyists

November 6, 2007

Hobart Welding Products offers two styles of form-fitted welding gloves. Designed to provide durability for professionals and home hobbyists, the gloves are available in a natural grain and a rust/black, split leather.The gloves have an absorbent lining that insulates against heat. Both designs...

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Respiratory protection for welders

Revisions to respiratory protection

November 6, 2007 | By Shannon DeCamp

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently made changes to its Respiratory Protection Standard. By answering 6 FAQs regarding respirators, you will be better equipped to implement or update an existing respiratory program.

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Safety assessment service helps select appropriate work gloves

October 9, 2007

Ansell Healthcare has launched its Guardian™ consulting service for industrial production sites. Focused on selecting appropriate work gloves, the multinational assessment methodology is designed to help companies increase worker safety; objectively standardize references; decrease purchasing...

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Welding curtain protects, enhances vision

October 9, 2007

The Spectra Orange See-Thru Curtain™ from Wilson Industries filters both welding arc images and all far UV radiation and blue light, while transmitting outside light into the welding booth to aid the welder's vision. The curtain also provides safety to surrounding areas.The company recommends...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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Energy-saving dust collector control panel introduced

September 11, 2007

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has introduced an energy-saving control panel for its line of dust collectors.The Intelli-Touch® control panel reduces energy consumption with a built-in, variable-frequency drive that automatically controls motor RPM based on CFM required at the running static...

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Speedglas with Adflo system from 3M

Examining respiratory safety

September 11, 2007 | By Amanda Carlson

In the wake of the implementation of OSHA's hexavalent chromium standard, read three fab shops' efforts to provide safe breathing conditions for its welders.

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Welder image

Giving the nod

September 11, 2007 | By Tom Sommers

Autodarkening helmets do more than just protect welders from infrared and ultraviolet light the second the arc is struck. By allowing users to keep the helmet down over the face, the helmets help to prevent unnecessary neck strain, which can lead to long-term repetitive stress injury.

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