Product Intros


Infrared thermometer has wide range

Model 403265 pocket-sized, infrared thermometer features a built-in laser pointer to improve aim. Readings range from -4 to 1022 F with 1-deg resolution. Measurements are displayed on a large 31/2-in. digital, backlit LCD display with Data Hold. An audible alarm sounds when temperature exceeds programmable high and low set points. Emissivity is adjustable from 0.1 to 1.00.

Extech Instruments Corp.

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Digital DC controls select feedback

Series 29, One-way, Digital DC SCR controls are available from 5 to 300 hp, 198 to 500 Vac, 3-phase, 50/60Hz. The controls feature protected chassis enclosures, selectable feedback with option boards, auto-tune, a compact size, and application programs. Design features include peak overload capacity of 150% for 30 sec., 200% for 10 sec, and assignable analog inputs and outputs.

Baldor Electric Co.

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Super compressor fluids

Molykote compressor and vacuum pump fluids, based on ultra high-purity synthetic and mineral oil formulations, last up to 10 times longer than other fluids. They are formulated to provide reduced consumption, longer drain intervals, and extended equipment life. Superior performance is mainly due to proprietary additive packages that meet or exceed OEM fluids.

Dow Corning Corp.

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Cordsets withstand washdown

microfast cordsets are available with 1/2-20UNF nylon coupling nuts. They are for use with ac systems and harsh environmental conditions, such as washdowns, that require the use of non-metal connections. Nylon provides a connection that is chemically resistant to detergents, surfactants, petroleum products, ethers, and alcohol, in addition to outdoor weathering.

Turck, Inc.

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Hoist control has ergonomic design

Manipulator control unit is ideal for repetitive working practices of assembly lines and workstations. An ergonomic design and low noise levels combine to enhance operator comfort. An adjustable right or left one-handed control and positioning of the control's height on the load chain make the hoist user-friendly. Features include feathering control and high lift speeds.

Harrington Hoists

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Pump provides pressure and vacuum

PV411 pressure/vacuum hand pump is capable of generating hydraulic pressure to 10,000 psi, pneumatic pressure to 600 psi, and vacuum to 28.5 in. of Hg. The pumps has a vacuum priming feature which removes trapped air within the system and allows high pressure generation by simply turning a knob.

Druck, Inc.

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Sight flow indicators offer inline viewing

Series FIS and FIF sight flow indicators offer inline, on-the-spot viewing of a pipeline's contents. Series FIS units are provided with NPT threaded ends per ANSI B2.1. Series FIS units are provided with flanged ends per ANSI B16.5 and B16.24. All units are configured with flapper, drip tube, or rotary flow indicators and are rated at 150 psig.

Papailias, Inc.

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Bearing seal outlasts bearings

VBXX-D seal has upgraded features, advantages, and benefits over previous designs. It is ideal for motors, gearboxes, blowers, turbines, fans, pumps, and similar types of rotating equipment. The seal can be made to fit most pieces of equipment. All that is required is 1/2-in. radial clearance and an axial space of only 0.9 in.

Inpro/Seal Co.

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Mixer uses water line pressure

Force-Flo Mixer is for use with bulk 275-340 gal totes. It can be used to blend coolants, synthetics, aqueous cleaners, or mild and corrosive chemicals with water for an automatically uniform emulsion at any proportion. Plant water line pressure, 25-psi min., is all that is necessary to operate the unit. The mixers are 10 times faster than manual methods.

Force-Flo, Inc.

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Stack and transport drums safely

Drum Access/Stacking Stands are for use with 30 or 55-gal. plastic, steel, or fiber drums. These economical stands offer a unique design for storage or transporting drums by pallet truck or forklift. Fork tine lock tabs minimize the possibility of the drum accidentally tipping while being transported. The stand allows drum stacking up to three drums high.

Vestil Mfg. Co.

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Portable gas detector is versatile

iTX multi-gas monitor is industry's most versatile gas detector. Designed for a variety of applications, it can be transformed from a single gas go/no go monitor to a six-gas data logging instrument, or anything in between. Standard data logging, data storage, and site/user ID entry capabilities automate tedious record keeping details.

Industrial Scientific Corp.

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Gearbox has aluminum housing

F27 parallel shaft helical gearbox is a compact unit with a cast alloy aluminum housing that makes it easier to handle during startup and maintenance. The unit has a torque rating of 1150 lb-in. and can handle up to 2-hp. Gear ratios available range from 4.16 to 140.74.

SEW Eurodrive

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Forklift engine protects itself

EDGE forklift engines are CARB compliant and have sensors to protect the engine. Advanced Engine Protection shuts down the engine in the event of high water temperature, low oil pressure, or high transmission fluid temperature. Creep Home Mode detects possible overheating conditions, reduces engine rpm, and displays a warning.

Nissan Forklift Corp.

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Gearbox has high output torque

SK 12382 parallel shaft mount gearbox provides a maximum output torque of 796,500 lb.-in. The gearbox is a triple-stage that is available with a solid or hollow output shaft. The unit operates at up to 98.5% efficiency. Power ranges from 15 to 200 hp, output speeds from 8.7 to 62 rpm, and gear ratios from 69:1 to 202:1.

Nord Gear Corp.

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Jacketing protects wires

DVH-20 jacketing is constructed from medium weight, flame retardant PVC, laminated to both sides of polyester cloth, creating a flexible, rugged jacketing system. This reinforced construction provides outstanding wear resistance, high tear resistance, and outstanding abrasion resistance. The jacketing has a temperature range of -40 to 185 F.

The Zippertubing Co.

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Shredder handles bulk waste

Taskmaster shredders are low speed, high torque, counter-rotating units that rip through steel drums, wood pallets, tires, documents and more, rendering them into small shreds that are ideal for disposal or reprocessing. They feature a fully enclosed, dust-tight body of heavy, structural steel.

Franklin Miller, Inc.

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Data logger is for remote locations

2686A data logging system is a powerful data logger for remote locations and mobile or noncomputer-assisted logging applications. Features include 120-channel-capable design with 20-channel modules, cost-per-channel under $100, flexible and scalable with up to 2 GB of addressable ATA flash memory, and precision temperature measurement capability.

Fluke Corp.

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Wastewater flowmeters

Series FL-500WW inline flowmeters have a rate-of-flow indication of 1% to 5% of dilute, aqueous chemical solutions used in the treatment of water and wastewater. Features include direct flow indication, PVC body and end fittings, and titanium shaft and spring.

Omega Engineering, Inc.

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Dampener eliminates bolting

Revolution pulsation dampener has housings that are threaded to screw together, eliminating the need for metal fasteners, which are subject to the damaging effects of corrosive environments. The dampener is available in PVC construction, with a PVC bladder for total chemical compatibility with many corrosive chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite.

Blacoh Fluid Control, Inc.

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Terminal block accepts large cable

Series 285 Power Clamp is the first spring pressure terminal block to exceed 2 AWG conductor size, making it an excellent choice for medium voltage power panels and large conductor control panels. The touch safe clamp uses spring technology that allows for connection of conductors from 2 AWG to 3/0 and has a UL current rating of 200 amps with a rated voltage of 1000.

Wago Corp.

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Dimming ballast operates compact fluorescents

Mark VII, IZT-2T42-M3 0-10 V dimming ballast can operate two 32-watt or two 42-watt triple compact fluorescent lamps as well as the recently introduced 57-watt and 70-watt lamps. The ballast provides 100 to 5% dimming operating from a variety of compatible 0-10 V controls, including occupancy sensors, and ambient light sensors.

Advance Transformer Co.

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Clutch/brake can run 24/7

Posidyne clutch/brakes have a heat dissipating, oil-shear design that provides 70 to 150 or more cycles per minute driving heavy loads than other brands. Engineered for 600+ cpm and up to 500-brake hp, these clutch/brakes offer performance reserve for critical applications and 24/7 reliability.

Force Control Industries, Inc.

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Light barrier has Category 2 rating

SRK 96 is a uniquely designed red light/laser light barrier that uses a special reflector to produce a reliable, easy-to-use Category 2 safety device when combined with a safety interface module. The barrier is quickly installed, has simple alignment, and is economical. The working range is 196 ft. The unit operates on polarized light.

Leuze Lumiflex, Inc.

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