Environment, Safety, and Health

Shredder eliminates unwanted wooden pallets Pallet Muncher reduces wooden pallets as large as 48 in. 3 54 in. to a pile of easy-to-handle chips in a matter of minutes.

11/01/2000


Shredder eliminates unwanted wooden pallets

Pallet Muncher reduces wooden pallets as large as 48 in. 3 54 in. to a pile of easy-to-handle chips in a matter of minutes. The easy-to-use unit is less than 50% of the cost of conventional pallet shredders and reduces 7-10 pallets/hr. The unit has low horsepower requirements because it operates with reciprocating hydraulic cylinders rather than rotating drive shafts. Advance Lifts, Inc.; www.advancelifts.com

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Water systems mix large quantities for emergency use

Tepid systems thermostatically mix large quantities of water for the tempering flushing fluids used for emergency drench showers and eyewashes. Model 9202 includes three temperature gauges for performance monitoring. Twin thermostatic systems respond independently to changes in hot and cold water and maintain an outlet temperature of 65 deg F with varying conditions up to 30 F. Haws Corp.; www.hawsco.com

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Hearing device allows protection and conversation

Active hearing protector features a built-in amplifier that allows the wearer to have a conversation with fellow workers while wearing the headset. Easier communication promotes 100% wearing time and reduces worker isolation. The unit features rechargeable batteries with life up to 50 hr, balance control for each cup, and 25 NRR. American Allsafe Co.

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Pans capture hazardous spills at rail sidings

Ultra-TrackPans collect incidental spills or drips at industrial rail sidings and loco-motive maintenance facilities. The chemical-resistant, all polyethylene construction withstands harsh chemicals and temperatures ranging from -40-140 F. Modular design allows the containment system to be constructed to virtually any length. The product meets EPA and stormwater management regulations. UltraTech Intl., Inc.

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Bacteria pill consumes oil in wastewater collection pits

BioPuck HC is a small, puck-shaped tablet that slowly releases oil-consuming bacteria to treat oily wastewater. Each puck is capable, in most applications, of treating 1000 gal. of oily water for a month. The puck is simply dropped into a collection pit and it immediately begins to metabolize the hydrocarbons, converting them to harmless byproducts of carbon dioxide and water. Landa Water Cleaning Systems; www.landa-inc.com

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Unit removes oil, grease, and solids from wash liquids

AlfaPure 3000 removes all traces of contaminating oil, grease, and solids particles from wash liquid and coolants. The unit reduces coolant disposal and purchasing costs; extends life of washing liquids, coolants, and mineral oils; and improves the working environment. The module requires less than 1 sq m of floor space and can handle tanks with a volume of up to 200 sq m. Alfa Laval; www.alfalaval.com

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Welding helmet is balanced, ergonomic, and lightweight

Titan welding helmet is balanced, ergonomically crafted, and lightweight to maximize performance and enable welders to work more efficiently and comfortably. A snap-on bezel accommodates nearly any filer plate or auto-darkening filter. The helmet offers excellent ventilation, range of head movement, and room for a standard size half-mask respirator with N95 filters. Sellstrom Mfg. Co.; www.sellstrom.com

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Safety eyewear provides vision and hearing protection

Safety eyewear offers a unique combination of vision and hearing protection. Hearing protection is provided via the noninvasive Jelli earplugs, which attach to the temple post of the glasses. Available in six different colors, the 100% polycarbonate lens blocks out more than 99% of UVA and UVB rays. The lens is also scratch-resistant, antistatic, and antifog. The reusable earplugs are hypoallergenic and fully washable with mild soap and water. Radians, Inc.; www.radians.com

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Signaling unit functions visually or audibly

Chameleon Signal Series provides multistatus audible and visual signaling in one low-profile unit. The unit is PLC compatible and designed to function with either a steady or flashing beacon. Three multicolored light beams are available; eight distinctive tones deliver 85 dB at 5 ft. Edwards Signaling; www.edwards-signals.com

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Unit completely oxidizes liquid waste

Thermo-Oxidizer treats liquid waste oil or water and reduces it to a dry ash residue. By automatically controlling the combustion temperature, maximum efficiency is achieved and fuel costs are as low as $0.03/gal. The unit is prewired, fully automatic, versatile, and easy-to-use. The system operates on natural gas and liquid propane gas, and can be configured to use No. 2 fuel oil or waste oil. RGF Environmental Group; www.rgf.com

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Respirators deliver high airflow and extra comfort to welders

Speedglas Fresh-air II 9000 respirators feature an aerodynamically-designed helmet air duct that delivers high airflow rates comfortably to welders. The design has multiple openings, carefully placed for even distribution of the airflow across the entire breathing zone of the wearer. The unique system eliminates dry throat and eyes, and welders report it feels like a well-ventilated room. Hornell, Inc.; www.speedglas.com

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Barrier stops spills from entering storm drains

Drain Shield drain barrier seals off drain openings to prevent spills or other unwanted liquids from entering. The device easily opens to allow for normal stormwater runoff and easily closes when needed. The product can seal a rectangular or square storm drain opening from 2 in. 3 2 in. up to 2 in. 3 4 in. The device is made of powder-coated steel and the threaded rod is made of stainless steel, thus all parts resist rust and corrosion. New Pig Corp.; www.newpig.com

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