New Literature

Signal conditioning This 150-p product catalog features a wide range of transmitters, isolators, and alarms.


Signal conditioning

This 150-p product catalog features a wide range of transmitters, isolators, and alarms. A series of application notes and drawings demon-strates how these products are used to reduce costs, improve performance, and increase safety. Technical data, performance information, and special features are listed.

Acromag, Inc.

Circle 316


Ceilings and walls for controlled environments

Ensuring the integrity of cleanrooms and other controlled environments is vital. A new brochure offers a wealth of useful information about selecting ceiling and wall systems in these areas. The 8-p brochure features innovative snap-and-click ceiling suspension systems, panel-to-stud relocatable wall system, and more. Each system's flexible design enables it to meet or exceed life safety codes, including seismic.

USG Corp.

Circle 317


Lockout/tagout management software

Lock'it Version 5 organizational process management software for lockout/tagout is featured in a 4-p brochure. The software gives the user a simplified process for instruction and procedure development, increased inventory control of lockout/tagout devices, convenient means of tracking training, and more. The literature provides an overview of the software's features.

ID Group

Circle 318


Air conditioning and refrigeration aftermarket services

New 12-p brochure details a variety of air conditioning and refrigeration aftermarket products and services. Divided into three general sections-aftermarket services, aftermarket products, and driveline retrofits and conversions-the literature describes how more than 1200 service technicians operating worldwide can help customers overcome any repair, maintenance, upgrade, and operating challenge.

York Intl.

Circle 319


Drag conveyors

Enduro-Flo drag conveyors for standard and heavy-duty applications are featured in a new 6-p brochure. Features and advantages of the conveyors include split head and tail terminals for easy access, removable return rails, and lifting lugs on head and tail terminals. The literature shows different conveyor configurations and lists technical data.

SCC Industries

Circle 320



Extensive catalog features 40,000 tooling components and accessories. The 456-p publication contains specifications for a wide range of tooling products, including spring loaded devices, rest buttons, fixture keys, screws, washers, bolts, leveling pads, mounts, casters, tool-and-die maker's supplies, and much more.

Reid Tool Supply Co.

Circle 321


Improvement tools

New catalog offers hundreds of products to help improve the manufacturing environment. Focusing on total productive maintenance and lean manufacturing, the 56-p publication contains videos, books, CD-ROM-based training, and other tools.

Productivity, Inc.

Circle 322



Nonmetallic surface raceway solutions are featured in a new 140-p catalog. The publication describes the Pan-Way system, which is designed for quality cable protection and routing. Configurations, features, and other information are listed to help the user in selecting the proper components.

Panduit Corp.

Circle 323


Safety valves

New literature introduces the 6400/ 6600 series of safety valves for power boiler service. The 8-p brochure details product features, including a full nozzle design for minimized maintenance, set pressures to 1500 psig, and temperatures to 1000 F.

Farris Engineering

Circle 324


Grease guns

Midget, lever, and pistol grease guns are highlighted in a 24-p catalog. Also featured are a full line of automotive and specialty oils and greases, grease fittings, barrel and pail pumps, and more. Technical data are included.


Circle 325


Spherical roller bearings

A 12-p brochure profiles the Explorer spherical roller bearing and explains how it was developed via a 10-yr research project. A graph compares the life expectancy of this bearing to that of conventional products. The bearings can be interchanged with existing spherical roller bearings and are used in a variety of applications.


Circle 326


Rooftop HVAC systems

A 10-p brochure highlights customized HVAC solutions using rooftop systems with cooling capacities from 18-135 tons. The literature explains how design flexibility in the systems allows for the most effective unit to be installed in virtually any rooftop location. A cutaway illustration points out significant operating features of the systems.

McQuay Intl.

Circle 327


Ball screws

This new 14-p catalog is a complete source for ball screws, gears and splines, and other machine tool products.

Wedin Intl., Inc.

Circle 328


Structural framing

A 352-p catalog details hundreds of aluminum structural framing components, connectors, and accessories. The catalog is a one-stop resource with how-to diagrams, measurement information, product illustrations, and specifications. The framing has thousands of applications, such as perimeter guarding, tool racks, and workstations.

Bosch Automation Technology

Circle 329


Health and safety instruments

Pocket reference guide describes a complete line of instruments for health and safety applications, such as respirator fit testing, indoor air quality, particle sampling, and gas detection. Other instruments featured in the guide include gas monitors, leak detectors, and capture hoods.

TSI, Inc.

Circle 330


Replacement pumps and seals

An 8-p catalog contains information on pumps, mechanical seals, pump parts, split cartridge seals, and water system accessories, including impellers, bushings, O-rings, and gaskets.

RJ Industries, Inc.

Circle 331


Hydraulic cylinders

Catalog H-2000 covers a comprehensive line of short-stroke hydraulic cylinders for operating pressures to 3000 psi with thrust forces from 600-42,500 lb. Product descriptions, detailed drawings, and specifications are included.

Mack Corp.

Circle 332


Cooling towers

A 6-p brochure describes a line of seamless corrosionproof cooling towers. The towers are shipped complete so that the installer needs only to hook up electrical and water and the unit is ready to operate.

Delta Cooling Towers, Inc.

Circle 333


Gas detection

Multiwarn II personal, portable multigas alarm instrument is the topic of a 6-p brochure. The gas detector offers the advantages of IR sensing technology, a remote sampling pump, and a highly audible alarm. A handy chart lists ranges for all detectable gases.

Dräeger Safety

Circle 334


Pendant pushbutton stations

SBP2 pendant pushbutton stations are outlined in a new 6-p brochure. The "safety yellow" units are rated NEMA 1, 3, 4, 4X, and 12; and are available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12-button formats. Standard features, options, accessories, and product specifications are offered in the literature.

Electromotive Systems by Magnetek

Circle 335



The 2000-2001 industrial tool book features more than 11,000 products. The book features safety and maintenance equipment sections, as well as a detailed index.

Sears Industrial Sales

Circle 336


Gantry robots

The 520 Series gantry robots for multiple product palletizing and material handling applications is presented in a 4-p brochure. The literature explains the control system, reliability, and adaptability of the robots, which feature multiple-axis movement and a broad array of end effectors.

Alvey Systems, Inc.

Circle 337


Carousels and storage systems

Horizontal and vertical carousels, vertical lift modules, light-directed picking systems, and software programs are presented in a pocket-sized, foldout brochure. Building Blocks to Increased Productivity includes benefits, purpose, and capabilities of the various systems.

White Systems, Inc.

Circle 338


Hazmat products

Catalog contains all the products needed to safely ship and store hazardous materials. Products include spill cleanup, placards, labels, and more.


Circle 339


PC systems and accessories

PC Systems Handbook is a 124-p buyer's guide, how-to handbook, and special interest catalog. Industrial PC systems, data acquisition and control products, accessories, software, and serial communication equipment are featured in the catalog.

CyberResearch, Inc.

Circle 340



An 8-p brochure details a complete line of pumps for transfer, unloading, circulation, and process applications. Product information, illustrations, and per-formance data are combined in an easy-to-read chart.

Sterling Fluid Systems, Inc.

Circle 341



Locket Selection Guide presents a variety of colors and finishes that resist chipping, cracking, and corrosion. ADA lockers are included. All products feature "quiet-door" operation.

Lyon Metal Products

Circle 342


Pressure relief valves

New 16-p brochure describes the 2700 Series of pressure relief valves. The valves are available with set pressure from 15-6500 psig with orifice areas from 0.068-0.573 sq in. The literature offers a wide range of technical data, including capacity tables, selection tables, and dimensions.

Farris Engineering

Circle 343


Pulley lagging

A new 6-p brochure provides information on the Flex-Lag line of easy-to-install, high-performance ceramic and rubber pulley lagging products. The literature offers product descriptions, performance parameters, dimensional data, and helpful step-by-step instructions on how to determine the precise amount of product needed for a specific application.

Flexible Steel Lacing Co.

Circle 344


Dryers and filters

A 4-p brochure features an assortment of products for drying and filtering compressed air. Photographs and descriptive text are provided for refrigerated, regenerative, and single tower air dryers; compressed air and gas filters; and aftercoolers.

Van Air Systems, Inc.

Circle 345


Order picking

New brochure explains the benefits of pick module rack systems for order fulfillment and storage. The 6-p brochure explains how this highly concentrated, multilevel order picking system eliminates wasted time, movement, and space.

Ridg-U-Rak, Inc.

Circle 346


Washdown duty ac motors

A 4-p brochure features washdown duty ac motors for severe wet and corrosive environments. The rust-resistant design of the motors makes them applicable for conveying, pumping, or mixing applications.

Rockwell Automation

Circle 347


Welded fittings

Product information, technical drawings, and specifications for a line of welded fittings are featured in a user-friendly catalog.

Parker Hannifin,

Instrumentation Connectors Div.

Circle 348


Safety grating

Master Catalog 2000 is a handy resource for any type of hole products, such as perforated or expanded metals, wire cloth, and all types of safety gratings. The 50-p catalog contains application photos, drawings, and specifi-cations.

McNichols Co.

Circle 349



A 6-p brochure features the MetraHit series multimeters with high resolution and datalogging capability. In addition to typical multimeter functions, these units perform electric power, insulation resistance, and field strength measurements. Photos, descriptions, and specifications are included in the literature.

GMC Instruments, Inc.

Circle 350


Vibratory feeders

Small, precision, vibratory feeders for bulk materials are featured in a 16-p brochure. Descriptions accompany photos of each feeder, detailing which product works best in a variety of applications, such as packaging, food, chemical, and pharmaceutical. The feeder's electromagnetic drive and other engineering advances are also explained.

Eriez Magnetics

Circle 351


Temperature controller/ safety limit switches

A 4-p short-form catalog describes differential expansion temperature controller/safety limit switch designs. Each design is pictured, with descriptions and specifications provided for each. Typical applications, key features, and definitions of design terms are included.

Burling Instruments

Circle 352


High-capacity screeners

A new brochure explains how Megatex screeners deliver high-volume performance while maintaining accurate and efficient separations. Performance features, product specifications, and selection information are included in the literature.

Rotex, Inc.

Circle 353


Sealless magnetic drive pumps

MP/MPL and MPT series sealless magnetic drive pumps are featured in a new technical bulletin. The pumps provide cost-effective and efficient handling of low-flow, high-head applications. The bulletin provides photos, illustrations, and detailed information on product design, features, benefits, performance, and applications.

Magnatex Pumps, Inc.

Circle 354


Pneumatic technology

New 176-p catalog provides a quick-reference overview of a complete line of pneumatic products, including valves, air operation units, cylinders, slides, rotary actuators, grippers, vacuum components, fittings, tubing, and structural framing. An accompanying CD-ROM contains 2000 pp of detailed catalog information for all products, including specifications, performance curves, technical data, cross-sectional drawings, and dimensional views. Each product page in the catalog has a search code that allows the user to gain immediate access to a specific product on the CD.

Parker Hannifin Corp. Automation Group

Circle 355


Test equipment

A 38-p guide to test equipment features digital multimeters, clamp meters, specialty test equipment, voltage testers, insulation testers, cable locating testers, and related accessories. With in-depth product overviews and product selection guides, the catalog makes it easy for users to select the right product.

Ideal Industries, Inc.

Circle 356


Pavement maintenance

Catalog 2000 offers a wide selection of products for the maintenance of outdoor pavement. Products featured include asphalt and concrete coatings, crack sealants, line striping, marking and stenciling products, tools, and safety supplies.

Maintenance, Inc.

Circle 357



Compact fluorescent and HID ballasts are featured in two new brochures. Specifications and product information are included in the literature, along with wiring diagrams, and features and benefits.

MagneTek Lighting Products

Circle 358

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