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Counterfeiting is a challenging problem for bearing manufacturers. Laser marking is one way to overcome this problem.
Metal scrap processing and fluid recycling equipment can answer essential hazardous waste questions.
During a vacuum processing cycle various chemical reactions can occur in a vacuum furnace that can cause a “metallurgical meltdown,” according to the authors of a new paper on the subject.
Eriez’ new white paper, “Six Ways to Attack Metal Contamination to Improve Product Purity and Avoid Recalls,” covers best practices processing plants should implement to achieve the highest product purity and avoid costly tramp metal damage.
The metal machining, fabrciation and finishing industries must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 pollutants and classes of pollutants as “toxic pollutants,” of which 126 specific substances have been designated “priority” toxic pollutants. Failing to meet these requirements can result in severe fines that quickly escalate.
Vision Engineering Inc., a manufacturer of optical and digital inspection and non-contact measurement systems based in New Milford, Connecticut, in June launched a microscope trade-in program for North America. Set up for a trade-in on any microscope, the program in return offers participants a 25% discount on Mantis eyepiece-less microscopes until Aug. 31.
FLORENCE, Kentucky – In response to a neighboring company’s request for collaboration, machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp. provided much-needed materials and production capacity for the development of a UV-C LED surface disinfection system.
A few weeks ago, Emag LLC started examining workplace safety regarding the pandemic and quickly came up with a long list of new safety measures to avoid spreading the virus. Over the past couple of weeks, our employees have been working hard to implement these measures, making us confident that all workplaces now are designed so the spread of infection at the company is almost impossible. Strict hygiene rules are being upheld throughout the company, and the minimum 2 m (6 ft.) social distancing measures are followed. However, there was one area that the team struggled to find a safe solution for: door handles.
Exact Metrology Inc., a comprehensive metrology services provider, shares safety tips for metrology workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips are courtesy of Jason Kleinhenz, marketing and training manager.
Guards on grinding machines are particularly important for ensuring operator safety. Grinding wheels seldom burst, but when they do, there is a great risk of serious injury to the machine operator. Recent studies suggest, however, that the enclosures commonly used in gear grinding machines, for example, could be overdesigned at present. Investigations conducted by the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken – German Machine Tool Builders' Association) and the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) at TU Berlin reveal that it is possible to use safety guards which are up to 70% thinner, depending on the width of the grinding wheel. These findings are leading to changes in ISO standardization.
Factory work used to be dirty, dangerous and bleak. Technology has changed that, creating a manufacturing sector that looks radically different.
Although the NFPA 652 deadline to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) has been moved to October of 2020 because of the limited supply of qualified auditors, you should not delay getting started. Your people and facility may be at high risk now, and the NFPA standards states, “The owner/operator shall demonstrate reasonable progress in each of the 5 years." Dust collection systems are one of the most critical elements to be included in a dust hazard analysis because they are a leading cause of combustible dust incidents. According to FM Global statistics, more than half of all dust explosions originate in the dust collector. An unprotected dust collector can reach high pressures that can fragment the housing and send a pressure wave, heat, flames, and dangerous projectiles into the workplace.
Has your workplace received low safety grade scores because it has a poor program or, worse, no written safety program in place at all? Having an expert safety manager is optimal. For companies that do not have the resources, there are outstanding online programs, such as those offered by Occupational Health & Safety and the National Safety Council, that provide excellent free and paid content and classes for Occupational Safety and Health Administration 30-hour training, first aid, CPR and more.
I recently read an article discussing how the Environmental Protection Agency will now allow asbestos-containing products to be manufactured and sold in the United States on “a case-by-case” basis, apparently reversing parts of the organization’s 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule. While that’s good news for the mesothelioma attorneys you see every night on TV, it’s bad news for American workers, a number of whom will soon be tasked with mining and processing the dangerous material once known as “the magic mineral” for its heat, electrical and chemical resistance.
At the facility where I spent the bulk of my machining career, we had two components to the operation: the surface refinery where I worked and the underground portion where the ore was mined before being sent up to the refinery. The mine was 1,570 feet deep, so it wasn’t just a simple jaunt when folks were in a bind. In addition, there were restrictions on who entered the mine, and the hazard training required for both the underground (MSHA) portion and the methane presence in the mine atmosphere. This mine generated about 2½ million cubic feet of methane on a daily basis.
Research studies show that an ergonomically designed work place doesn’t only increase motivation and improve concentration but also reduces the drop in performance. This is why ergonomics play a decisive role when planning new industrial work places.
Implementing a safety management system is no small task. Because safety is highly cross-functional, you will need buy-in and support from the full business, as well as dedicated time and resources to develop a plan.
John Dauber and Kevin Tucker of Camfil APC, Jonesboro, Ark., have written a white paper about airborne mists emitted during machining processes, which pose numerous risks to human health and safety. It is important to understand the regulations that limit these emissions, as well as the various technologies available to achieve compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other regulatory agencies. This paper discusses what you can do about mist collection issues in your facility, how to evaluate which type of collection system is most suitable for your application and how to establish an overall safety program that will best protect employees and equipment.
To reduce training time and improve worker safety in the high-risk environment of industrial manufacturing, Tobii Pro Insight conducts eye-tracking studies. For example, the Stockholm, Sweden-headquartered company reported that its research consultants conducted an eye-tracking study at the metal foundry of H&H Castings Inc., York, Pa., and the attention-based study revealed unique insights that will contribute to quicker onboarding of new workers, new efficiencies in its operations, new training guidelines and reductions in the risk of accidents.
A smart floor eliminates missing information, reinforces standards and keeps people safe. A smart floor answers questions. Marking floors is one of the fastest, easiest ways to direct behavior and create visual communication in a work environment. Floor markings not only communicate what is supposed to happen but reinforce existing standards in the workplace. Floor marking products, such as floor decals, A-frame signs, floor marking tape and floor symbols, promote safety and improve efficiency, saving time and money and reducing injuries. By utilizing these types of products, a facility can become a safer, more productive workplace.
For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA standards and even the first deadline to conduct a dust-hazard analysis are now on the books, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.
Recognizing that the future of American manufacturing lies with today's youth, Rockford Systems LLC launched its "Selfie for Safety" campaign to help raise student awareness of the importance of machine safeguarding and to help fund the upgrading of safety equipment in the machine shops of several high schools in Rockford, Ill., where the company's headquarters is located.
A 57-year-old maintenance worker was crushed fatally by a 4,000 pound machine part while performing maintenance inside of a sand core machine at a Warrensburg, Mont. aluminum foundry.
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Lansing, Mich., issued a reminder to workers and industry of the potential for exposure to microbial pathogens in metalworking fluids following a story in the Belfast Telegraph about metalworkers at a local shipyard who were diagnosed with pneumococcal disease. The workers are believed to have been exposed to aerosols containing the bacteria.  
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, released a new report detailing the revitalization in U.S. manufacturing. The report shows over 500,000 have been added jobs since February 2010, up 38% since 2009 and exceeding the industry's pre-recession peak for exports.
MSC Industrial Supply Co. has added more than 3,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and facility safety products to its safety portfolio. The goal is to make it easier for safety professionals to find, buy and correctly use the highest quality safety solutions from one supplier. With more than 500 brands represented, MSC customers have access to thousands of safety products. In addition, MSC offers specialized support and certified safety training. The company's safety technical team is available to answer questions and offer product recommendations based on each customer's specific criteria.  
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched two new Web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals. While many chemicals are suspected of being harmful, OSHA's exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace. The first resource OSHA has created is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of more hazardous ones.

Articles on Safety

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Videos on Safety

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Michael Coffey, a field service engineer for Rush Machinery, demonstrates a new 360-degree guard for the company’s FC-350W wheel truing and dressing machine with Rush Vision and Auto View.
Elite Outfitting Solutions Inc. needed to ensure that a Swiss-style machine would not be destroyed if a fire were to erupt during a cutting operation involving titanium and high-pressure oil. Firetrace International and Haight Fire Equipment Supply provided Elite a fire suppression system designed for a CNC machine. Video captured by Elite shows the fire suppression system in action.
Confirming that your parts are properly supported and ready for clamping has never been easier and more reliable. Be confident your part is safe and secure every time with Vektek’s latest Part Present Sensing Work Support. To learn more, please enjoy this short instructional video.
See how the PRAB Guardian recycles your spent cutting fluids
About 8 years ago or so, I turned 50 and decided it was time for a solo skydive. And, just for the record, I jumped from 13,000 feet ... not 30,000 feet, though the lack of oxygen at that altitude would have made a great excuse for not pulling the rip cord. More about the altitude in a moment. First ...
Jakob Antriebstechnik, a spindle manufacturer in Germany, recently demonstrates its Motor Spindle Safety System, which is said to prevent major damage when spindle collisions occur.

Products for Safety

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The U.3 SSD is based on enterprise-grade 3D-TLC-NAND (eTLC), is backwards compatible with U.2, and has both a 4-lane PCIe and NVMe 1.4 interface. As a result, it achieves bandwidths of up to 6,900 MB/s for sequential reads and 7,000 MB/s for sequential writes. Up to 1.6 million IOPS for reads and 900,000 IOPS for writes are possible with Random Access. With support for up to 128 namespaces, D1200 provides high flexibility and efficiency for virtualizing cloud applications and managing data in data centers. Its endurance values are at least 1.5 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day), when measured against a standardized workload (JEDEC Enterprise Workload) over a 5-year period.
With the function block for dynamic muting, it is possible to configure tool class, muting end point or protected field modes simply and quickly. Safety functions such as position, speed, braking ramp, overrun distances and protected field can also be monitored. The function block ensures that dynamic muting is initiated once the check is complete. Manual programming is no longer required, so the press application is in operation quickly and safely.
The canopy fume hood’s smooth surfaces provide superior chemical, corrosion, and heat resistance. Optional side panels prevent cross drafts and further improve airflow while providing a way to contain chemical spills. Stainless steel canopy hoods are available in custom sizes including 168” wide X 60” deep, and are available with optional baffles.
The 20lb FK-5-1-12 ILP product enables Firetrace to offer its global customers in manufacturing, machining and clean energy, a system that is UL Listed and FM Approved, to protect larger enclosures for CNC machines and electrical cabinets and components.
Within the solution package, the safety laser scanner PSENscan enables safeguarding and productive area monitoring of mobile platforms. On guide path AGVs, PSENscan detects objects along the route, even at high speeds, and adjusts warning and safety zones in a functionally safe manner. PSENscan provides up to 70 protected fields. These enable dynamic protected field adjustment, even on free-nav AGVs
 Via the sensor infrastructure and intelligent, as well as integrated and manufacturer-independent communication, the traffic and order management software NAiSE Traffic analyses the flow of traffic and goods in intralogistics applications, in real-time. The software coordinates and controls traffic involving all parties – humans and industrial trucks such as AGV systems or forklifts. As a result, operators have a complete, manufacturer-independent material flow automation solution.
Magid designed a special formulation of TPR along with a unique ventilated honeycomb design to achieve level 3 impact protection, without sacrificing comfort or breathability. Introducing the TRX883– the premiere glove featuring this revolutionary new TPR design and delivering an unbeatable combination of protection, comfort, and grip.
Octane Chip Guards are made from a high temperature silicone and come in 10 foot lengths in a bright and attractive blue and in the most popular t-slot sizes, ( 9/16”/14mm, 5/8”/16mm, 11/16”/18mm, 7/8”/22”). The flexible silicone Chip Guards are durable and washable and reusable should you need a different setup. In stock now at KBC Tools & Machinery in The US and Canada.
Safety light curtains in the PSENopt II product range offer finger, hand or body protection for applications up to PL e in accordance with EN ISO 13849 and are available in lengths of 150 mm to 1800 mm. Just like the safety light curtains, the muting arms are extremely resilient to shock, collision and vibration thanks to their robust design. That makes them ideal for use in rugged industrial environments.
With “Key-in-pocket,” Pilz has created a digital maintenance safeguarding system which is flexible to meets the demands of both safety and industrial security. “Key-in-pocket” ensures that the machine does not restart while maintenance work is being done and that unauthorized personnel do not gain access. The solution offers safety in the face of a hazardous restart while at the same time, industrial security, because it is impossible to tamper with the maintenance work.
The MSE service comprises the on-site evaluation of machinery in a production plant with regard to the applicable safety and conformity requirements. In the process, Pilz not only takes into account the standards and directives applicable at the machine’s place of use or destination, but, on request, can also consider the customers’ individual, in-house specifications.
Specially engineered stabilizers allow this intelligent coating technology to read the environment and adapt to amplify the worker’s grip when working in wet, dry, slick, abrasive, or oily conditions. Along with an amazing grip, VersaTek is designed for maximum comfort and flexibility so workers can maintain natural hand movements and precision when handling small parts.
Providing a better fit for the user, the BOLT™ Earmuffs are designed with an adjustable center mount, allowing the earmuff to swivel up and down to fit different head shapes and sizes. Engineered with a balanced wear design, the BOLT™ Earmuffs have a 360-degree rotational arm that pivots for multiple storage positions when not in use. The Earmuffs are constructed with pressure-reducing cushions in the cans of the earmuffs to provide comfort when worn for an extended period.
The 3D environment detection enables seamless protection of numerous applications requiring PL c. With a 2m safety range and up to four field switching cases, the safeVisionary2 takes productivity to a new level. Based on the same ToF platform used by SICK’s Visionary-T Mini, the safeVisionary2 is suitable for a wide range of applications, including industrial mobile robots, cobots, and mobile service robots.
Swissbit's S-600 series is the first range to incorporate the new Hyperstone S9 NAND Flash Controller, explicitly developed for use in industrial applications. Unique firmware features guarantee an extended lifetime of safe and reliable storage of even the smallest data. First-class data preservation and data integrity is delivered in all situations: in high temperature conditions, through non-continuous writes, or sudden power failures.
Ideal for protecting against molten metal hazards, Magid FR by CarbonX garments can withstand direct flame up to 20 times longer than competing FR garments without melting, igniting, or burning. Furthermore, thermal protective properties won’t wash out or wear away.
BOLT™ Eye Visors are designed to provide users with the best fit and easy headlamp use. BOLT™ Full Face Shields are designed for long-lasting visibility, featuring an ANSI Z87.1+ rating, a fog-free interior coating, and an anti-scratch exterior hard coating for an extended lifetime. Constructed with a highly durable stainless steel, the BOLT™ Mesh Full Face Shield protects users from debris in chipping and cutting applications and provides maximum durability. BOLT™ REDLITHIUM™ USB Headlamp is fully compatible with all BOLT™ accessories, this is the dedicated lighting solution for Milwaukee hard hats and helmets.
Delta3 Inline can be used with a variety of dust collectors on the market, including RoboVent’s new flagship dust collector, Senturion. It can be placed at the inlet of the dust collector (or other types of equipment) or inline with ductwork for the dust collection, ventilation or HVAC system.
Delta3 Inline can be used with a variety of dust collectors on the market, including RoboVent’s new flagship dust collector, Senturion. It can be placed at the inlet of the dust collector (or other types of equipment) or inline with ductwork for the dust collection, ventilation or HVAC system.
The Safety Station is equipped with a pull rod activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face and body. Towels and first aid supplies can be stored in the cabinet below. Unit available in 24”, 30” or 36” wide X 24” deep and 84” high. Safety Stations are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply.
The Safety Station is equipped with a pull rod activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face and body. Towels and first aid supplies can be stored in the cabinet below. Unit available in 24”, 30” or 36” wide X 24” deep and 84” high. Safety Stations are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply.
Magid’s Flex Series expands with a new palm coating that delivers superior wet and dry grip.
Wooster Products’ FLEXMASTER® Safety Renovation Treads offer an easily applied anti-slip surface to interior or exterior stairs. An extruded aluminum base is covered with Flex-Tred® anti-slip tape which provides a much higher coefficient of friction, whether wet or dry, significantly reducing the risk of slips or falls.
Magid has taken coreless cut protection to the next level with DX+ Technology®.
These sleeves are designed to provide users with a comfortable fit and all-day protection. The secure tapered fit and silicone printed bicep band prevent sliding, reduce sagging, and limit material bunching and an elastic thumb loop keeps the sleeve in place when putting on gloves. To help users stay cool and protected while working in hot conditions, they have a moisture-wicking fabric that dries fast and are UPF50+ rated. The protective arm sleeves are constructed of a comfortable 4-way stretch material that does not restrict movement and allows a greater range of motion. 
The secret to the high performance of the "powersafe" feature is the combination of sophisticated firmware and hardware features. Highly reliable tantalum capacitors that store energy while the SSD is in operation form the basis. In the event of a sudden power outage, the stored charge is used to safely write both dynamic data and data in the DRAM cache to the NAND flash array. Intelligent power management within the firmware ensures that the power supply disconnects from the host upon reaching a critical threshold and connects to the regulated voltage of the capacitors instead. This provides the SSD with sufficient power to safely execute write commands and flush cached data.
Not only does the fan provide unmatched 12V air performance, but this fan also has multiple integrated mounting features such as magnets, a 2” spring-loaded clamp, keyholes, and pass-through holes. In addition to the versatile mounting options, the 360° head rotation allows for unlimited direction airflow with minimal noise and the durability to withstand jobsite conditions and daily use.
A spring-loaded plunger assembly securely locks the guard in a closed position whenever the guard is in the operating position. When released, the guard hinges up, allowing instant access. The guard is made from strong, injection, molded high impact polycarbonate which offers clear and safe vision through body and visor.
Mencom Hazardous Location Connectors series is designed to meet stringent electrical requirements for protection under Class I Division 2 environments and certified by Underwriters' Laboratories (UL). ‘Class I’ is defined as a hazardous location in which flammable gas or vapor may be present in sufficient quantities to be considered ignitable or explosive. ‘Division 2’ is defined as an area that is not likely to contain dangerous concentrations of flammable substances in closed containers. Common Class I Division 2 hazardous locations include refineries, utility gas plants, coal mines, and liquid-gas storage facilities.
The IP68 enclosures except size 44.27 are made of corrosion-proof foundry grade aluminum alloy and they are coated with oven-cured thermosetting paint with epoxy power, which makes the enclosures highly resistant to scratch, shock, seawater, and chemicals. The IP68 enclosure series is larger than the standard enclosures, providing more space for easier cable management, and the walls are thicker to provide more mechanical robustness. However, the fixing points remain the same as those on the standard enclosure. The IP68 enclosures use two different locking systems, bayonets and screws, instead of the locking levers on the standard enclosure.
VpCI®-337 is a waterborne Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor that can be applied by fogging into metal void spaces. This labor-saving technique uses a minimum of product to protect large areas or volumes. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors in the fogging fluid diffuse throughout the void and are attracted to metal surfaces where they “condense” and form a protective molecular layer. This layer inhibits the corrosion reaction on the metal surfaces even in the presence of oxygen and residual moisture.
N95 Respirators are designed to stay comfortable all day on the jobsite. These respirators feature two soft adjustable straps and a flexible nose bridge, providing users with a better fit. Additionally, the straps have a staple-free attachment method to the mask that reduces irritation from all-day wear.
The LNS Fox SC2 700 Spray Cabin uses a powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor to produce 530 CFM air flow. A handy side tray holds multiple parts to speed the cleaning process. Both models have 4 caster wheels for easy mobility, a neatly stored 15-foot air gun, and a compact design that occupies minimal floor space.
The lanyard attachment is bolted to the installation, preventing loss of the adjoining hand knob when the knob is unscrewed by suspending or retaining it within easy reach. The secure lanyard attachment also protects machinery from damage during maintenance by preventing the hand knob from falling into moving or sensitive machine parts. Permanently retaining the hand knob ensures that machinery panels can remain secure at all times, enhancing operator safety and protection of the machine. Lanyard attachment also means faster, safer maintenance.
The carabiner and lanyard kit removes the potential of dropping items in areas with an increased safety risk, or above environments where retrieval would be time consuming, difficult or impossible. As a result, the system makes working safer, faster and removes the danger and cost associated with losing tools and equipment. The kit is intended for applications involving working at height or environments such as marine. The carabiner and lanyard kit can also be used to remove the risk of an operator becoming separated from machinery, such as connecting a pilot of a boat or jet ski to a kill switch.
The Milwaukee Safety Helmets are designed to give users better protection by offering protection from both top and side impacts. The helmets are BOLT compatible with four BOLT accessory slots and two universal accessory slots, allowing users to adapt to their jobsite and easily attach additional personal protective equipment and accessories. Additionally, the helmets include a BOLT Headlamp Mount that is suitable for most headlamps and a BOLT Marker clip so users can attach and easily access pens, pencils, and markers.  
The i.cee:local sensor from igus optimizes the life of the system, detects faults, allows them to be fixed at an early stage and allows for maintenance to be planned in advance. With its multi-connectivity, i.Cee:local can be integrated via the internet or without IoT connectivity via the local network, depending on customer requirements.
Flexbar’s Visorguard-LED™ system is water and coolant proof and installs in minutes on CNC mills, conventional mills, drill presses and more.  The adjustable Flexbar® arm permits setting of the Visorguard shield at the correct height and angle for each setup, then locks rigid.  The special wing-shaped shield flips up to load a part and down for machining.  A special spring-loaded shaft allows the shield to stay put with no spring back.
In addition to the microSD card, the solution includes the ‘iShield Camera Card Tool’ (iCCT) software, which is a free download from the Swissbit website. With iCCT, the card's security settings are activated via the computer before it is used for the first time. The user PIN is also set here. The card is then ready to deploy and will reliably capture all recorded camera data. iShield Camera supports Loop Recording, where a camera deletes the oldest recordings to make room for new data.
The scanGrid2 safely detects objects of a variety of sizes within the freely configurable protective field zones, can evaluate multiple fields, and can execute configurable monitoring cases. A warning field zone extending up to four meters beyond the safe working range can be employed for non-safety actions.
The Hard Cap Gel Knee Pads are built with a secure gel zone to provide better comfort and create a contoured fit to the user’s knees. Constructed with thick comfortable foam and durable caps, these knee pads are designed for extended wear and can withstand a variety of surfaces.
The sBot Stop – URCap and sBot Speed – URCap are easy-to-use safety systems based on the smart combination of the nanoScan3 safety laser scanner and UR Robot safety features. These solutions work well in handling operations using robot applications with free access and enable manufacturers to achieve safety without sacrificing productivity.
The X-86m2 series in the ultra-compact M.2 2242 form factor and the CFast™ card F-86 show off their full performance capabilities, especially as robust boot and application drives, and set themselves apart with a perfectly coordinated feature set. The key highlights are a high-quality 3D-NAND in pSLC mode, a SATA NAND flash controller specially developed for industrial requirements without additional DRAM, and fully optimized proprietary firmware. This makes both series the optimal storage solution for embedded systems and industrial applications, as well as for network devices where durability, system reliability and safety from power failure are imperative. 
The Surveyor’s Safety Vests are designed with full, tear resistant woven construction for maximum durability to survive the most rugged environments and built to carry more with 27 pockets. The Surveyor’s Vests are Type R Class 2 Rated** and recommended when working in environments requiring additional visibility, when working around heavy machinery or traffic traveling under 50 MPH. The vests are offered in both yellow and orange color variations. 
When paired with an EIB 5211 sensor box, these new RCN encoders will transfer the temperature of the encoder and a direct-drive motor to the control in use.  This gives the user the ability to push the system to its thermal load limits which in turn increases production and cost efficiency.
The Flexi Compact safety controller offers users in the machine building sector improved usability in many areas. The modular hardware platform enables integration in a flexible, application-appropriate, and cost-efficient manner. If the demands on the safety controller increase, it can subsequently be adapted or extended by up to 12 modules. The Safety Designer engineering tool with its certified function blocks guarantees intuitive, fast, and easy configuration and documentation of the safety logic via drag and drop.
These new Bluetooth products maintain ISOtunes’ SafeMax Technology while introducing enhancements in design and functionality. Unlike most headphones, all ISOtunes headphones limit the volume to 85 decibels (dB) and offer a noise reduction rating (NRR) between 22 and 29 dB, making them OSHA and NIOSH compliant. 
The new ASTM E2737 Detector Evaluation Package is available to suit the entire range of Nikon Metrology’s X-ray CT inspection, metrology and large envelope CT systems. All of the manufacturer's X-ray sources are supported including rotating target technology and the world's only 450kV microfocus source, in addition to the full range of industry-leading detectors. 
As part of the well-known MCS10 series, this latest version features capacities double the size of the previous version, making it suitable for nominal loads of 40 kN for Fx/Fy, 200 kN for Fz, 3.5 kNm for Mx/My and 3.0 kNm for Mz. The sensor also offers high accuracy, IP67 protection, low crosstalk, compensation matrixes, TEDS and a wide temperature range.
Educational content on the new Online Safety Resource includes Safety Data Sheets which are accessed by entering the UPC code found on Norton products. Safety Guides for Norton’s most popular products such as Grinding Wheels, Portable Wheels and Coated/ Non-Woven Abrasives are offered. Ten informative Safety Videos cover a range of applications including using form belts, precision grinding and dressing, guard conversions on right angle grinders, wheel mounting, abrasives use on railroads and in foundries, and grinding wheel safety presented in English, Spanish and French.
Designed and manufactured by LNS for easy maintenance, the HE 1000 filters typically require cleaning once or twice each year and the variable speed motor enables infinite airflow for any application, thus further reducing maintenance. The HE 1000 electrostatic oil mist collector compliments the existing LNS FOX air filtration product line that includes the WS 2 and WM Series multi-stage oil/coolant mist collectors for all machine types and processes using water-soluble, synthetic or neat oil coolants to achieve 99% filtration, and the LNS ChipBLASTER MB Series for water-based applications.
A line of new generation sensors for protecting stamping and forming press dies. The new line includes broader-range proximity sensors, short and long range diffuse reflective sensors, a distance-settable optical triangulation sensor and an ultra-long infrared through-beam sensor. 
Senturion is a powerful dust collector that has been optimized for the volume and type of dust produced by fiber laser cutting. Fiber lasers produce large volumes of very fine particulates moving at high velocities within the laser enclosure. This dust can become deeply embedded in the filter media, making it difficult to pulse off and causing premature filter loading.
The PeopleCounter (PeCo) is a SensorApp developed by SICK that enables anonymous data processing and differentiation of people from objects over large detection areas. Based on the hardware of the MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor, measurement data generates as a point cloud. The integrated PeopleCounter app reliably identifies people using their contours. This means it only counts people above the height of 1.4 meters, while objects are not counted.
Named as “G-20” for the cards with 3D-TLC-NAND and “G-26” for the pSLC version, the fast and pluggable storage media will be available from the end of 2020. The latest memory card series offers capacities of up to 480 GB and a high-performance interface in accordance with 2-lane NVMe-1.3 and PCIe-Gen 3.1 specifications. It is aimed at a wide range of applications in the fields of industrial automation, gaming, transportation, and medical technology. The robust memory media combine the flexibility of Swissbit memory cards with the read-write performance of PCIe SSDs.
The new S-5x range comprises the S-50 SD and S-50u micro SD memory cards at a very competitive price point, alongside the high-endurance S-56 & S-56u versions which use 3D pSLC mode to achieve a tenfold increase in endurance. All support a full temperature range from -40°C to 85°C.
The LNS Fox SC2 330 Spray Cabin has a high-efficiency filtration system that eliminates more than 99% of contaminants (Afnor 440060). A powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor draws air at 344 CFM through a washable pre-filter and then through the long-life, easily accessible main filter. An acrylic visor helps protect operators from oil and debris spray. 
Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology. The Gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or any other adaptable solution. The Neck Gaiter is washer and dryer safe and will be available in three colors – Gray, Hi-Vis, and Red. 
To assist in product selection and application optimization, a variety of "Knowledge Base" resource material is available in the online store including application notes, success stories and related documents.
Electrostatic or mechanical filtration systems with an efficiency factor of over 99.9% improve production conditions by reliably protecting employees in their places of work. Reusuable, low-maintenance filter elements increase the sustainability and cost effectiveness for the entire production chain.
Electrostatic or mechanical filtration systems with an efficiency factor of over 99.9% improve production conditions by reliably protecting employees in their places of work. Reusuable, low-maintenance filter elements increase the sustainability and cost effectiveness for the entire production chain.
The new HAIMER Face Shield that helps to minimize the spread of illnesses while being extremely comfortable to wear. The adjustable visor is made of high quality plastic which allows for repeatable use. Because of this, the product is sustainable and environmentally friendly through easily replaceable visors and head cushions. It also fulfills PSA Regulation (EU) 2016/425 category II, respectively requirements of eye protection according to EN 166:2001, ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020, CSA Z94.3:20 to protect against droplets and splashes (partly applied). 
The canopy hood is molded one piece seamless of advanced composite resins that have superior chemical and corrosion resistance, are flame retardant and lightweight for a NO RUST guarantee. The corner canopy can either be wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling and can be equipped with optional side wall panels to prevent cross drafts from affecting the containment of fumes. Standard wall and island canopy hoods are also available both in composite resin and stainless steel.
In the new CleanAirTower, KEMPER has completely redesigned the head of the filter tower. Extraction openings are no longer located circumferentially on the side, but in the cover of the general ventilation system. A new tornado principle at the head of the filter tower ensures that the contaminated air is drawn in with a very high degree of efficiency. The optimisation also changes the design of the filter tower head. The element can be retrofitted in existing systems.
As jobsite safety is emphasized across the nation, it is crucial for users to have hand protection that is equipped with back-of-hand protection when working with heavy materials and equipment. However, higher performance ratings often lower glove dexterity, so understanding the application is critical when choosing a glove. To align with this initiative, all of our new gloves are equipped with enhanced TPR for protection to meet the ANSI/ISEA impact rating of 2 while still maintaining dexterity and mobility.
The Raspberry Pi’s low-cost and widely used hardware can contain valuable and protectable data and functions. Swissbit now offers an easy-to-implement safety system based on a long-lasting flash memory suitable for industrial applications. This way, hardware-based security functions can be implemented independently of the CPU and with high flexibility – even retrospectively. The PS-45u-DP-microSD card ‘Raspberry Edition’ encrypts the data and allows access only via a flexible configurable authentication function, which unlocks further access to the data carrier in the pre-boot phase. The number of permitted invalid access attempts can be configured.
MADISAN 75 appears on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.  It is ideal for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing facilities, transportation, schools, restaurants, as well as hospitals and healthcare facilities, nursing homes, food and beverage processing, and more.
Applied FLEX-TRED is resistant to motor oil, detergent, hydraulic oil, and UV.  It will tolerate steam and detergent cleaning and is essentially unaffected by climactic exposure and mild acid or alkali exposure under normal conditions.  Die cut FLEX-TRED is ideal for application on gas/brake pedals, machinery deck plates, equipment steps and walkways, mowers, snow groomers, tow motors and forklifts, on platforms, scaffolds, cherry pickers, and ladders, and more.
Based on successful microScan3 technology, the 2D safety sensor, nanoScan3, uses patented safeHDDM® scan technology. This enables the nanoScan3 to hold up well even in harsh or challenging ambient conditions. It is impervious to interferences like dust, contamination, and ambient light.
The Portacool Jetstream 250 provides powerful cooling with 8,500 cfm that cools over 2,100 sq. ft. With built-in handles and heavy-duty casters, this portable evaporative cooler is engineered to generate significant airflow and provide a superior portable cooling solution with easy mobility for a variety of work and spaces.
HemiPleat premium replacement filter cartridges from Camfil APC fit most leading dust collector brands and are guaranteed to last longer than standard filters. Because of their high efficiency and long filter life, HemiPleat replacement cartridges need to be changed out less frequently, saving operators time and reducing maintenance costs.
Wooster Products’ new NITEGLOW treads with high-quality photoluminescent are ideal for exit path markings, steps and leading edge of landings when finding pathways in the dark is a necessity. This two-stage anti-slip stair nosing meets NYC Local Law 26, 2015 IBC, and 2015 IFC code compliance and is well suited for either new construction or retrofit interior stair applications.
RoboVent has re-designed one of their most popular weld fume extraction systems from the inside-out as the first part of a new wave of product launches and exciting organizational updates and announcements leading into 2020.
Each Spire unit provides filtration for up to two robotic weld cells for effective source capture filtration or easily converted to an ambient unit for area-wide filtration when a hooded enclosure is not possible.
Bihler 4Slide-NC Technology advances the goal of an injury-free, OSHA-complaint, manufacturing facility. Job safety is among the most critical factors in protecting the most valuable asset of a manufacturing company - its employees. A safe working environment promotes a positive and productive culture, all the while enhancing company morale and building employee retention. Studies of manufacturing safety have shown that a safe work environment can boost productivity levels by as much as 83%.
The introduction of IVEC’s Ultra on-demand ventilation system is in direct response to the industry’s growing focus on energy savings. The new, high-efficiency air quality control system not only significantly reduces energy costs but also improves air filtration, extends filter life and reduces equipment maintenance requirements, effectively improving air quality at a lower total cost of ownership.
Camfil APC introduces the Gold Series X-Flo Package (GSXP) dust and fume collectors designed for fast, easy integration with CNC laser and plasma cutting systems. The GSXP collector is built on core technology that has been proven in the field for more than 20 years with the original Gold Series collector.
Designed for factories and shops that require immediate dust filtration, Palmgren’s Auto Start Dust Extractor Pedestal eliminates dust in the workstation. This compact extractor creates a safe work environment by capturing grinding and deburring dust at its source.
Strong Hand Tools announces the new cylinder cart for the safe handling of heavy gas cylinders. The self-supporting four-wheel base of the new gas cylinder cart provides a safe and stable method for the transport, lifting and placement of heavy gas cylinders while minimizing the effort required for heavy cylinder handling.
The Safe Robotics Area Protection (SRAP) safety system from SICK provides process-based protection for collaborative robot applications. The safety system provides machine operators with unrestricted, yet safe, access to a robot’s working area at any time, by adapting the operating conditions to the position of the person.
Metalworking processes like machining, sawing, grinding, buffing, polishing, fettling, brushing, drilling, cutting and abrasive blasting can create fine metal particles that become airborne and present an explosion hazard, if these metals are combustible. To help reduce this risk, Camfil APC offers Venturi and Vortex wet scrubbers.
When metalworking fluids are used during machining processes, they generate airborne mists that can pose a health and safety risk to workers. To help facilities ensure a safe work environment and regulatory compliance, Camfil APC offers the EM Expert coolant mist collector.
Guardair Corp. has developed two innovative vacuums for safely cleaning off workers and their workspaces in environments with combustible materials. Both the popular Personnel Cleaning Station and Machine Vac are now available in non-electrical discharge (NED) versions.
Comau introduces MATE, its first innovative wearable exoskeleton. MATE has been designed to improve work quality in an efficient and highly ergonomic manner by providing consistent and advanced movement assistance during prolonged overhead, as well as daily tasks.
EXAIR's new Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler Systems have achieved the UL classified designation for Div1 environments. They have been tested by UL and passed their stringent requirements for use upon classified purged and pressurized electrical enclosures within Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II Div 1, Groups E, F and G – and Class III environments.
The Model 300 mist collector filters the air on enclosed machinery to remove harmful oil mist and particulates from CNC machines, including milling and grinding processes. This unit offers a primary control solution by mounting to the machinery and filtering the mist at the source.
The Model 300 Portable Floor Sentry fume extractor offers a safety engineering control device used for the capture and filtration of airborne contaminants.
Magid introduces the TriTek Palm – a flexible, dual-layer glove coating that provides oil grip without saturation.
Magid introduces AeroDex – a first-to-market, lightweight shell technology. AeroDex delivers extremely lightweight 360° A4 cut resistance that is over 50 percent lighter than a comparable Cut A4.
Wildeck Inc. has introduced the newest addition to its family of material handling products, the Pallet Drop Zone (DZ) Safety Gate. This new product, equipped with a double-sided gate, offers maximum protection to workers accessing large pallet loads at elevated levels.
The EM-O Compact mist collector from Camfil APC is an affordable option for smaller machine shops looking to provide a cleaner and safer work environment. This plug-and-play, small-footprint mist collector separates either oil or synthetic coolant mist from the air before it is inhaled by operators or settles on machines, floors and other surfaces.
The amount of pressure exerted by a typical hydraulic press can exceed 3,000 psi. Because of this tremendous force, high-velocity debris or shrapnel can be ejected from the press during normal operation, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries to the machinist or bystanders. With the new Rockford Systems Ejection Curtain Guarding Kit, machinists will feel confident knowing they are able to achieve efficient hydraulic press use while being protected by a coiled wire fabric guard that significantly reduces the risk of cuts, lacerations and punctures from flying debris.
As part of its ongoing commitment to empower organizations to create safer work environments and comply with OSHA standards, Rockford Systems LLC has introduced an automatic sanding belt holder that enables lathe operators to sand, polish and deburr while keeping hands away from rotating parts and at safe operating distance away from the spinning shaft and, thereby, helping to prevent entanglement.
By increasing modularity and scalability, a new generation of Beckhoff TwinSAFE safety controllers permits optimal adaptation to the specific safety requirements of individual machine concepts. The ability to distribute the intelligence of an entire safety application across multiple TwinSAFE Logic-capable I/O modules means flexible implementation of increasingly modular architectures. These safety architectures can adapt to varied system requirements even more effectively than in the past.
Camfil APC introduces the Gold Cone X-Flo (GCX) filter cartridge for high-efficiency industrial dust collection. Building on the proven performance of HemiPleat Gold Cone technology, GCX filters stay cleaner and last longer than conventional pleated filters.
SICK announces the launch of the deTec4 safety light curtain. The deTec4 is a new generation of safety light curtains. With protective heights of 300 millimeters to 2,100 millimeters and an IP65, IP67 and IP69K enclosure rating, the deTec4 is proven for use in harsh environments.
The new Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) industrial dust collector from Camfil APC is built on 20 years of successful performance of the company's award-winning Gold Series collector. GSX dust collectors are suitable for industrial applications that produce or process fine, fibrous and heavy dusts and fumes.
CleanSpace Technology has launched the CleanSpace Ultra powered respirator with full face mask. Featuring no hoses, belt mounted battery packs or cables makes CleanSpace a light, easy and comfortable unit to wear in industrial settings.
Customized design and installation of an industrial dust collector are critical for optimal performance, safe operation and fast return on investment. Camfil APC offers a range of dust testing services to help manufacturers understand the characteristics of dusts produced during their operation and make informed decisions about equipment, filter cartridges and engineered controls to mitigate dust hazards.
EXAIR’s new Soft Grip Super Air Scraper is a safety air gun to help remove the most stubborn debris found within industrial facilities. The patent pending design uses a scraping blade to aid the powerful compressed air flow removal of debris. This product is perfect for removal of caulk, sealant, adhesives, tape, paint, stickers, labels, grease, lubricant and difficult to sweep metal chips, flakes or discs.
FlexArm Inc. introduces the AR-40 Articulating Torque Reaction Arm, for enhanced operator ergonomics and improved production quality. Occupying a small footprint, it delivers up to 40 ft/lbs of torque reaction through a working range of 4 ¼ to 27 inches.

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Machinery Safety Evaluation (MSE)

The MSE service comprises the on-site evaluation of machinery in a production plant with regard to the applicable safety and conformity requirements. In the process, Pilz not only takes into account the standards and directives applicable at the machine’s place of use or destination, but, on request, can also consider the customers’ individual, in-house specifications.