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Check and foot valves New product bulletin offers product information for several models of check and foot valves. Advantages of the valves are listed. Flomatic Valves www.flomatic.


Check and foot valves

New product bulletin offers product information for several models of check and foot valves. Advantages of the valves are listed.

Flomatic Valves

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Catalog describes a full line of disk couplings from a miniature series (5/16-in. shafts) to a new large 8-bolt series (11-in. shafts) in both single and double flexing designs. Product photos, installation instructions, and technical data are provided in the catalog.

Ringfeder Corp.

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Overhead crane conductor bar systems

The Electrobar Elite conductor bar system reduces installation time and improves safety. A 6-p brochure provides technical data, product photos, and options.

Electromotive Systems by MagneTek

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Digital hydraulic testers

A 4-p bulletin details the DH series of digital hydraulic testers. Products are available for hydraulic fluid flows ranging from 0.03-350 gpm at pressures to 7000 psi. An easy-to-read chart provides technical information, and a product selection matrix helps users choose test equipment for a specific application.

Webster Instruments

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Test instruments

Extensive 84-p catalog introduces a line of test instruments that meet Category I, II, III, and proposed category IV requirements. More than 250 products are featured in the publication, including multimeters, circuit testers, HVAC measurement products, data/signal/voice equipment, and more.

Greenlee Textron

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Sit-down counterbalanced rider

The SC 4000 series sit-down counterbalanced rider truck is described in a new 8-p brochure. The literature explains ergonomic and system enhancements designed to make the vehicle safer, easier to operate, and more comfortable. The vehicle offers lifting heights to 241 in. and capacities to 4000 lb.

Crown Equipment Corp.

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Digital pressure test gauges

New brochure describes digital pressure test gauges, which use reliable sensor technology so there are no moving parts to wear out. The enhanced resolution, 4.5-digit display eliminates parallax and interpolation errors. A selection chart matches the right gauge with a specific application.

DCT Instruments/Sensotec, Inc.

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Pinch valves and pressure sensors

An 8-p bulletin provides product information on a line of pinch valves and pressure sensors. Applications, features and benefits, and photos are included.

Moyno, Inc.

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Machine monitoring

Catalog is a reference tool for selecting sensors and accessories for machine monitoring applications. Complete with an easy-to-read sensor chart and sensor selection tutorial, the publication identifies specific products used in a variety of applications. Specifications and product photos are included.

Wilcoxon Research

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Dock control panel

New 4-p brochure describes the Dok-Commander control panel, which allows the user to integrate the controls of multiple devices on the loading dock for easier operation, increased safety, and productivity. The centralized panel has the potential to integrate multiple components, such as the dock leveler, vehicle restraint, dock door, and dock shelter. The literature lists features of the unit, as well as typical applications.

Rite-Hite Corp.

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Safety and compliance

2000 Workplace Safety & Compliance Solutions Catalog offers 76 pp of products covering a variety of issues, including ergonomics, behavior-based safety, confined spaces, lockout/tagout, and hazard communication. Product selection ranges from compliance manuals to training kits, software, and more.

J.J. Keller & Assoc., Inc.

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Mounted bearings

A 6-p brochure describes a line of corrosion resistant mounted bearings and other power transmission products. Product descriptions, designs, features, and benefits are included in the brochure.

Emerson Power Transmission

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Comprehensive 46-p guide contains descriptions of fitting materials, dimensions, and standards. A product guide lists tees, elbows, couplings, unions, transition unions, and nipples. Sizes, universal part numbers, and dimensional data are included for each product.

Chemtrol/Nibco, Inc.

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Humidification system

Brochure describes a dual pneumatic atomizing system that provides a comfortable interior environment while reducing mechanical cooling costs. Incorporating compressed air and water through internal atomizing heads, the system is able to produce proper atomization and humidification control.


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Machinery, woodworking supplies, and machine tools are featured in a 700-p catalog. Product descriptions and technical information are included.

Enco Manufacturing

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Power and free conveyors

Dog Magic overhead and inverted power and free conveyors are featured in a new 14-p brochure. The accumulation and load accessibility of the systems make them suited to operations where workstations must be supplied on a continuous basis. The conveyors are available in 3, 4, and 6-in. sizes; and accommodate load capacities to 8000 lb. Photos, diagrams, and technical data are provided in the literature.

Jervis B. Webb Co.

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E-commerce order fulfillment

Pick, sort, pack, and ship brochure outlines order fulfillment and distribution system capabilities for e-commerce, catalog, and customer-direct operations. The catalog explains how to design a flexible and efficient fulfillment and distribution system using a variety of picking, sorting, and shipping options.

Rapistan Systems

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Process control instrumentation

This 300-p hardcover book serves as a handy desk reference for a wide variety of process control instruments for measurement applications.

Endress+Hauser Instruments

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Safety products

Safety Direct catalog features 512 pp of head-to-toe protection products, including clothing, first aid, biosafety, and more.

Lab Safety Supply, Inc.

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Brochure describes the new TeamPlus line of totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) motors. Available in sizes to 200 hp, the motors meet Energy Policy Act (EPACT) efficiency requirements and offer excellent corrosion resistance. Complete specifications and performance data are included in the 4-p brochure.

TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co.

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Lift trucks

A 6-p brochure outlines specifications and applications for several models of very narrow aisle and long load handling vehicles. Each section illustrates a family of vehicles and provides information on design, applications, key features, and limitations. The literature provides solutions for a variety of storage problems, including high-density rack storage, rough surface or indoor/ outdoor high-density storage, flammable and explosive environments, and minimal aisle width long load handling.

Drexel Industries, LLC

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Air sampling

Environmental catalog and air sampling guide offers a variety of products, including air sample pumps, calibrators, and filters. Sampling codes for ambient air, indoor air, and source sampling are included for easy reference. The guide also presents air sampling standards from NIOSH, EPA, ASTM, and OSHA. A cross-reference guide analyzes over 800 chemical compounds and provides sampling parameters, analytical methods, and collection equipment for each chemical of interest.

SKC, Inc.

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The 2000-2001 Craftsman hand tool catalog offers more than 11,000 products to simplify on-the-job tasks. Thousands of common tools are featured in the catalog.

Sears Industrial Sales

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Compliance products

Comply Source catalog contains reference materials needed to train employees, teach a class, or use as a guide when handling or shipping hazardous materials. The publication features Hazmat training programs, regulatory information, software programs, and more.


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Bulk handling

Flexible screw conveyors, automated conveying systems, weigh-batching systems, and volumetric feeding systems for powder and bulk solids materials are detailed in a new 6-p brochure. A plant diagram shows how flexible conveying tubes can transport materials vertically, horizontally, or at any angle, around obstructions, and through small holes in walls or ceilings. Related bulk handling equipment is featured in the literature.

Flexicon Corp.

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Ball valves

A 12-p brochure highlights a complete line of products, including two and three-piece ball valves, multiport valves, flanged ball valves, and actuator accessories. The literature includes size ranges, port availability, pressure ratings, temperature ratings, available body materials, end connectors, and seat materials.

Marwin Ball Valves

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Thousands of products for labeling applications are featured in this new 424-p catalog. Color-coded sections guide the reader to products for safety awareness, bar coding, fire/emergency, and more.

Seton Name Plate Co.


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Magnetic shielding products

New catalog provides information for shielded cable, conduit, sleeving, and wire using CO-NETIC AA alloy, which is specifically designed to control low frequency interference caused by magnetic fields. The 4-p brochure lists specifications and applications.

Magnetic Shield Corp.

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Manual hoist products are the topic of a 36-p brochure. The catalog provides hoist users with easy-to-read technical data, including dimensions, capacities, and suggested methods of suspension.

Harrington Hoists, Inc.

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Poppet valves

A 16-p catalog details a line of remote and direct operated poppet-type on-off valves for air, liquid, gas, or vacuum applications. The book includes descriptions, specifications, and dimensions.

Lexair, Inc.

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Flexible hose and ducting

A full line of flexible hose and ducting is featured in a new catalog. Products include fabric reinforced general-purpose hose, light duty material handling hose, pharmaceutical and food grade hose, and more. Sizes, specifications, descriptions, and recommended uses are listed.

Hi-Tech Hose, Inc.

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Magnetic belt conveyors

A 4-p brochure highlights a line of permanent magnetic belt conveyors designed to continuously convey parts or scrap for vertical, inclined, or horizontal material handling applications. Design options and product specifications are included in the brochure.

Eriez Magnetics

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New brochure details the FG15K -35K and FD20K-35K forklift trucks. The vehicles are available with gas, LP gas, or diesel engines; and have lift capacities of 3000-7000 lb.

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks

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Quick Delivery catalog highlights a line of fans, ventilators, curbs, dampers, and related equipment, which are available for shipment within 24 hr.


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Line clamping systems

This new 22-p brochure describes a full line of clamping systems designed to prevent leaks in hydraulic systems. The publication offers product features, specifications, sizing guidelines, and typical applications.

Hydro-Craft, Inc.

Circle 346


Hearing protection

Products to Keep You Tuned in To Life is a 12-p booklet designed to educate employers and employees about selecting and obtaining proper hearing protection. The booklet describes the seven principal types of hearing protection-active noise reduction headsets, band-type hearing protectors, communication headsets, ear caps, ear muffs, disposable ear plugs, and reusable ear plugs.

ISEA-The Safety Equipment Assoc.

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Heavy-duty casters

The 4 Series stainless steel casters are rated for loads up to 900 lb/caster and are designed to keep rolling even in the worst conditions-water, steam cleaning, salt solutions, or chemicals. All models feature a polished stainless steel finish and are available in 4, 5, 6, and 8-in. wheel sizes. A 4-p brochure provides photos and technical data for each caster.

Colson Caster Corp.

Circle 348


Corrosion-resistant roller chains

A 6-p catalog displays a line of corrosion-resistant roller chains and related products. A variety of chains are featured in the catalog, including stainless steel and moisture guard roller chains.

Emerson Power Transmission

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Centrifugal separators

A 6-p foldout brochure details the Centri-Sifter line of centrifugal separators. Photos and descriptions of typical applications are provided, along with product illustrations.

Kason Corp.

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There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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