Safety Products

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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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Safety eyewear offers parallel temple design for comfort, style

August 13, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Parallax™, the latest model in its line of Temple Technology® safety eyewear, is intended to provide comfort for all-day wear. The temple comprises two parallel pieces with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower component—made from a flexible...

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Fume collection hood can be installed above robotic welding processes

August 8, 2014

The Industrial Maid RH series weld fume collection hood is designed to collect the smoke and fumes from automated weld cells. The nonproprietary filters handle oily welding particulate. A thermal safety switch helps prevent fires by shutting the motor blower system down at 180 degrees F. The...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Welding helmet adjusts shade automatically

July 17, 2014

The e684 welding helmet from optrel features an adaptive shade autopilot based on a newly developed sensor concept that measures the brightness of the welding arc and automatically adjusts the shade level. This prevents welders from having to interrupt the welding process, even when the welding...

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Weld fume extractor made for welding on the go

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric offers the next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. Created for the welder on the go, the system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. It offers a dual-filtration system made up of a...

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Auto-darkening filter protects eyes in light, dark state

June 25, 2014

Arc One offers the Optiva® OPT-1000 Black welding helmet and OPT-2000 Flame Rider welding helmet with an inside variable auto-darkening filter. Equipped with solar-powered technology, the filter protects the user’s eyes from UV and IR rays, both in the light state (4) and dark state (9-13)....

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Optional safety equipment protects machinery users

June 23, 2014

MultiCam has added safety control options to its product line. New options, such as light curtains, safety mats, and laser safety eyewear, provide extra protection to the company’s router, laser, plasma, knife, waterjet, and digital finishing machines. The light curtains stop the cutting...

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Cut-resistant gloves feature foamed nitrile coating for good wet, dry grip

June 10, 2014

Galeton has introduced #11929 Galeton RESIST™ cut-resistant HPPE gloves with foamed nitrile coating. The durable, flexible gloves are suitable for handling sharp, oily objects. According to the company, the full coating of foamed nitrile provides a good wet or dry grip and a comfortable feel,...

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Counter mat features flashback arrester safety tips

May 21, 2014

In an effort to bring more awareness to the safety issues associated with oxyfuel welding and cutting, Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced a flashback arrester counter mat. The mat depicts the safety features of the company’s flashback...

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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New faceseal properties help improve respirator's effectiveness

May 7, 2014

3M has introduced the Rugged Comfort 6500 series half facepiece reusable respirator, designed to withstand long hours and extreme conditions. The over-molded design also helps simplify respirator cleaning and maintenance. The soft but firm silicone faceseal holds up in high-heat environments to...

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PAPR designed for welding in extreme conditions

May 7, 2014

Optrel Inc., a provider of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designed for welders working in extreme conditions. Two-channel air distribution inside the helmet presents clean air to both...

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Protective safety eyewear offers bifocal vision

April 23, 2014

Conqueror® MAG by Gateway Safety is bifocal safety eyewear that provides protection for those who have trouble focusing on small things up-close, such as blueprints, schematics, small parts, equipment settings, and tools. The eyewear features a soft rubber nosepiece and ergonomic, contoured...

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Work gloves feature HPPE fiber blend for comfort

April 8, 2014

Magid offers the new GPD780 HPPE work gloves. The company developed an HPPE blend specifically for the gloves to provide ANSI Cut Level 4 protection, along with breathability and comfort. The gloves also feature NitriX® Grip Technology sandy nitrile palm coating, which channels away oils...

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