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Welder health and safety — Who's responsible?

October 10, 2006 | By Vicki Bell

The "Welding Wire" e-newsletter asked subscribers their opinions about who is responsible for ensuring welder health and safety. This article describes the hazards inherent in welding and contains insight from a welding instructor, a business owner, and individuals with personal knowledge of unsafe operations.

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Weld curtain sets up, breaks down in seconds

October 10, 2006

A&A Mfg.'s new weld curtain sets up and breaks down in seconds and can be transported to new work stations with its roller wheel.When extended, the curtain's maximum height is 72 in. and maximum width is 74.5 in. The curtain stands 4 ft. high with an 80.5-in. base when retracted.The curtain is...

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Press brake safeguarding system detects obstructions as small as 4 mm

October 10, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the LazerSafe™ LZS-003 safeguarding system for hydraulic press brakes.The system uses two flat bands of 40-mm-wide laser light to monitor the zone below the punch. It can detect obstructions as small as 4 mm while still being tolerant to vibration....

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Safety glasses feature built-in magnification

October 10, 2006

HTP America Inc. offers reader safety glasses with built-in magnification.The safety glasses replace the need for cheaters underneath safety glasses. Workers can wear a single pair of safety glasses in the shop, at the job site, or wherever protection is needed.Featuring an ergonomic nylon frame,...

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Miller Edge partners with CPL

October 10, 2006

Miller Edge, West Grove, Pa., has pledged its support of Canine Partners for Life (CPL), a nationally recognized service dog organization.The mission of CPL is to increase the independence and quality of life for individuals with mobility impairments by providing professionally trained service dogs...

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Fuel your safety knowledge

October 3, 2006 | By John Uccellini

The subject of oxyfuel safety is vast and would take volumes to cover completely. In fact, most large companies involved in oxyfuel cutting and welding publish their own procedural guidelines for employees to follow.

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STI completes merger with Omron

October 2, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc., a North American provider of automation safeguarding products, has announced today that it has completed its previously announced merger with a subsidiary of Japan-based Omron Corp. STI shareholders will receive $10.67 per share in cash as a result of the merger, and...

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How Safely Do You Weld?

September 13, 2006 | By Terry Byrd

By addressing six common hazards, companies that perform pipe and tube welding can provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.

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Control platform allows safety, standard control function integration

August 8, 2006

The PSSuniversal from Pilz Automation Safety L.P. allows safety and standard control functions, such as the enable principle and block switching, to be combined within one system without feedback. It has a decentralized, modular I/O and control platform.High modularity and granularity provide...

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Keep on truckin'

August 8, 2006 | By Shannon DeCamp

Lack of safe operating procedures and safety rule enforcement, as well as insufficient or inadequate training, lead to tens of thousands of injuries each year. Safe forklift practices through proper use, adequate maintenance, sufficient clearing for travel, and correct load stability are the best way to prevent these injuries.

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A breath of fresh air

August 8, 2006 | By James Rogowski, Mickey Lawson

Two standard laser assist gases are oxygen and nitrogen. However, a third gas — shop air — has become a viable alternative.

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Dust, smoke collector gathers medium- to fine-grain dust

July 11, 2006

Dustvent Inc. has introduced the V series of dust and smoke collectors that gather smoke and medium- to fine-grain dust.The units collect the pollutants in a first-stage filter and recirculate the clean air back into the building. An optional second-stage filter is available for fume removal....

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Protective screen improved

July 11, 2006

Wilson Industries has introduced an improved version of its Stur-D-Screen protective screen.The unit features scratch-resistant paint and a redesigned bracket for self-strengthening capability. A wraparound curtain provides a clean, contemporary appearance. A special hinge and wraparound gusset...

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Light-duty floor stand facilitates light curtain mounting

July 11, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc. has developed a light-duty floor stand designed for mounting the company's line of light curtains as well as the PA4600 perimeter access guarding device.The stand is available in sizes from 40 to 56 in. Mounting brackets and concrete mounting bolts are included. It is...

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Control risk with lockout/tagout

July 11, 2006 | By Shari Falkenburg

Lock-out/tag-out procedures are critical when you're dealing with equipment or machines powered by electricity, steam, hydraulics, gas, compressed air, or a combination of sources.

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