Sneak preview: New products at NMW


Attendees at National Manufacturing Week come for the knowledge in seminars, and to see the latest new products.Here’s a sneak preview for PLANT ENGINEERING readers of some of the new products that will be on display beginning March 21 at National Manufacturing Week in Rosemont, IL.

Company: General Mfg., Inc.
Booth: 35100
Product Name: Multi-Tap Extension Cord

The Multi-Tap Extension Cord is a 50-foot, 12/3 cord has an inline outlet every 10 feet. The Multi-Tap Extension Cord comes standard with cord winder and circuit breaker. GFCI protection is an available option.
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Company: Universal Flow Monitors
Booth: 26029
Product Name: Flow Stream OFM

Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. introduces a new and improved FlowStream OFM Series of mass flowmeters for fast and accurate measurement of nonaggressive gases.The meters are designed for blanketing gas, purge gas, shielding gas, leak detection and other applications in industrial, medical and laboratory settings.

Field selectability of multiple gases is a new feature of FlowStreamAPS%%s transmitted signal can be changed with push buttons as well.
Contact Information: (248) 542-9635,;

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Designed for use in a multitude of industrial applications, the Axiusrupture disc has the tightest tolerances and lowest KRGL available.The Axius can operate from full vacuum up to a 95% operating ratio in excess of 50,000 times -- the best cycle performance offered in a high-performance, low-pressure rupture disc!
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Company: Bird-X Inc.
Booth: 32046
Product Name: Ultrason X

effective against ALL birds.
Contact Information: Bird-X, Inc., 800-662-5021, fax 312-226-2480,

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The Q-Series of LED indicators offera vibrant selection of colors, long life expectancy and durable design. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, automation equipment and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries. Offered in red, green, yellow, blue and white, the Q-Series also comes with optional bicolor, tricolor and flashing LED’s.Unique features include solder lug/quick-connect terminals, wire terminations and 200mm elongated wires.There are 3 different package sizes: 6, 8 and 14mm; 3 bezel styles: prominent, recessed and flush; and 3 bezel finishes: bright chrome, black chrome and satin grey.

Company: Mikron Infrared
Booth: 26025
Product Name: M7500

The M7500 multi-band infrared process control camera is configurable for midwave or longwave imaging and four different temperature bands, for a fraction of the cost of cryogenically cooled midwave IR cameras.The M7500is unique in uncooled microbolometer cameras. Mikron's patent-pending "spectral tuning" technology enables the M7500 to image in the midwave bands of 3.9 microns (furnaces and boilers through flames) and 4.8-5.2 microns (for glass), in a temperature range of 400°C-1600°C.
Contact Information: Jon Chynoweth at 888-506-3900 or email

Company: Extech Instruments
Booth: 35087
Product: Industrial multimeters

Extech Instruments’ new 500 Series of Industrial MultiMeters are ruggedly designed and waterproof to IP67 standards the 500 series is ideal for use in the outdoors, on boats, and in any harsh industrial environment. Extech’s 500 Series has a double molded housing and is drop-proof up to six feet with a safety rating of CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V. Extech’s 500 Series includes three models: the EX510, EX520 and EX530.All models measure voltage, resistance, electrical and electronic frequency functions, and DC/AC current.Each model also features a 1000V input protection for all functions, dual sensitivity frequency functions and diode open circuit voltage of 2.8V DC.
Contact Information: 781-890-7440 or visit

Company: IceTech A/S, Bramming, Denmark
Booth: 32085
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The IceBlast KG20 provides improved dry ice capacity, in a small size but with 44 lbs of capacity. The unit is complete with a battery, charging adapter, blasting gun and hose. Extra batteries are available. The unit is fitted with soft wheels and a user-friendly control display with error-log indication.

The KG20 uses dry ice pellets as blasting material with a temperature of -110°F for a dry cleaning process.
Contact Information: Sales coordinator Birgit Mørch, +45 7656 1545 - e-mail

Company: Duall Division, Met-Pro Corp.
Booth: 32049
Product Name: HLFW Hydro-Lance Wet Particulate Dust Collector. The highly efficient and economical Model HLFW features an integral fan and maintenance-free mechanical liquid level control to provide the most compact footprint and space-saving wet dust collection system on the market.
Contact Ted Fattal, Sales Manager

Company: Fybroc Division, Met-Pro Corp.
Booth: 32049
Product Name: KleenFlo Series Pulse Jet Cartridge Collector Collector features a modular, compact design and optimum particulate removal efficiency and filter life to meet air quality needs across many applications.
Contact Matt Henry, Sales Manager, Flex-Kleen Division, Met-Pro Corp. 630-775-0707

Company: Posi-flate
Booth: 35068
Product Name: Posi-flate butterfly valves

Posi-flate butterfly valves utilize an innovative inflatable seat to seal with air pressure, not friction like conventional valves. Posi-flate valves are available in sizes from 2” (50mm) to 30” (750mm) in a wide variety of materials of construction, including stainless steel and aluminum, and fit both ANSI and metric flanges.
Contact Information: Carol Steele, Marketing Manager, DA Advertising,

Company: ThermoPro, Inc.
Booth: 32045
Product Name: Pressure Forming contract manufacturing

ThermoPro’s new 5’ x 8’ AVT pressure former allows us to form parts with detail and texture. Parts can be consistently trimmed by using a 5 axis cnc router to guarantee accuracy and a finished edge. A unique robotic bonding system for PETG and other materials normally resistant to adhesives is also available. The Pressure Forming capabilities are being introduced at National Manufacturing Week.

Contact Information: Michael Gould, Executive Vice President, ThermoPro, Inc. ; (678) 475-1746

Company: Flooring Adventures LLC
Booth: 35105
Product Name: Tuff-Seal Industrial Flooring
Tuff-Seal Industrial Flooring’s patented interlock system creates a secure, adhesive-free, watertight and seamless surface that does not crack, deflect or shift even under heavy rolling loads.
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Company: Aigner Index, Inc.
Booth: 35098
Product Name : Frig Id

NEW FRIG•ID cold storage laser labels feature a permanent adhesive system that becomes more aggressive as temperature drops below 32° F.Letter size sheets are precision cut in three sizes: 1” x 3”, 2” x 4”, and 3” x 5”.
Contact Information: Lisa Rolo, Frank Ceriello, 800-242-3919, .

ITW Devcon
Booth: 30085
Product Name: Wear Guard High Impact

Wear Guard High Impact from Devcon is a high-density epoxy putty for repairing and protecting equipment subject to extreme impact, flexing, or abrasion.It provides outstanding compressive strength and wear resistance, extending the service life of slurry pumps, pipe elbows, scrubbers, pulverizers, screens, screw conveyors, chutes, hoppers, etc.

Contact Information: David Bongiorni, Market Development Manager, ITW Devcon, 30 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA01923, Toll-Free: 1-800-933-8266, TEL: (978) 777-1100, FAX: (978) 774-0516, .

Magid Glove & Safety
Booth: 31101
Product Name: GP150 ROC Glove

The ROC has a gray 100% nylon shell with a silicone-free, gray polyurethane, heavy coated palm.grip, abrasion resistance and durability in the metal, auto, electronic, and cleanroom industries.  They are perfect for precise operations in dry or oily conditions. 
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Company: Littelfuse
Booth: 35030
Product Name: Arc-Flash Safety Program

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