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PACK EXPO Coverage: Magnetic Separators, Booth #3704

October 22, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's series of ProGrade® Magnetic Assemblies offer a solution for every process application.

Floors For Dairy Plants

October 19, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company provides numerous flooring systems designed for every area of a dairy plant: process areas, loading docks, tank farms, coolers, mechanical rooms and chemical storage areas.

Keeping The Chicks In A Row

October 17, 2012 9:30 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Throughout its 89-year history, Just Born in Bethlehem, Penn., has produced such iconic candy brands as PEEPS® and MIKE AND IKE®. The family-owned company prides itself in maintaining a sense of tradition, while continuing to generate growth through innovative production processes.


PACK EXPO Coverage: Smooth Torque Headsets, Booth #7742

October 17, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnetic headsets with Smooth Torque Technology provide constant torque, eliminating the over-tightened caps that result from pulsating torque heads.

Density Measurement

October 17, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DM3 Density Meter calculates density by measuring direct mass over a known volume within a flow tube.

Upgraded Synthetic Lubricant

October 16, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company announces a performance upgrade to its Synthetic PAO Lubricant. A Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oil uses a superior base stock oil for performance advantages not found in conventional mineral-based oils.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Interlock Switch System, Booth #4930

October 16, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

HE Series non-contact safety interlock switches and multigate SCU-1 control unit monitoring system are designed for machine guarding.

Food-Grade Hoses

October 16, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

High Temperature Food Processing hoses are compliant with FDA, 3A and USDA product standards and offer a seamless fluoropolymer tube that resists the collection of bacteria, preserves taste and is  easy to clean.


Programmable Automation Controller

October 15, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

SoftPAC is a software-based programmable automation controller (PAC) ideal for use with computationally intensive applications as well as applications that must log, manipulate and exchange large amounts of data.

Wireless Temperature & Humidity Monitoring

October 15, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit is an easy-to-use wireless system that includes everything needed to make environmental monitoring fast, cost-effective and convenient.

Durable Floors

October 12, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to being sustainable-, chemical-, abrasion- and impact-resistant, Company's epoxy and urethane-based floors perform in extreme heat and cold, resisting both thermal shock and cycling.

AME Chicago 2012 Offers Special Interest Sessions

October 11, 2012 12:55 pm | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence will welcome 2,500 manufacturing practitioners from around the world to Chicago October 15 to 19, 2012, to gain insights from keynote speakers, share best practices with other professionals and explore world-class facilities.

Wind-Block Curtain

October 11, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Wind-Block Curtain is designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened.


General Purpose Motors

October 10, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IronHorse™ general purpose AC motor line now includes stainless steel three-phase motors available in horsepower ranges from 0.33 to 2 hp.

Moving Up In The World

October 9, 2012 4:50 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Technology has improved over time to ensure that most winches, hoists, and cranes serve their purpose safely. However, advanced equipment technology isn’t the complete solution, and this critical area of material handling still requires some user know-how when it comes to accurate selection and maintenance.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Safety Interface Controller, Booth #4930

October 9, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new PSSR-2 compact safety interface controller offers integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch, mat, edge and bumper product with a 6.8K Ω or 8,2 K Ω end of the line resistor.

Floor-Mounted Fans

October 5, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Renegade series of HVLS fans is designed to help keep people cool in industrial facilities and warehouses, which can lead to increased productivity while reducing the risk of heat stress and accidents caused by damp floors.

Double Door Interlock

October 4, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DMSK2  is a standalone, stainless steel, double door interlock specially designed for hygienic areas and suitable for all types of doors.

Ceiling Fan

October 4, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerfoil® X2.0 is a strong and adaptable ceiling fan with a patented airfoil system that increases coverage area by 28%.

Drum Liners

October 2, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Rigid Round Bottom Liner is a 55-gallon drum liner constructed of either 4 mil or 10 mil engineered polyethylene for strength and durability.

Sectional Doors

October 1, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CruiserWeight Door with Wind Load Package has received Florida Building Code Approval as well as the industry’s first Notice of Approval from Miami-DadeCounty for hurricane susceptible areas and high wind load environments.

Rebuilding Service For Vacuum Pumps

September 28, 2012 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company provides cost-effective rebuilding services for Beach Russ RP-750 D pumps that have failed and halted production.

ASSE: Where’s The Concern Over Work-Related Deaths?

September 26, 2012 12:38 pm | News | Comments

With the recent release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary results of the national census of fatal occupational injuries report showing 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, said people should be concerned.

Industrial P/I Transducers

September 25, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

P200 and P290 pneumatic-to-current P/I transducers are designed to convert standard 3-15, 3-27 or 6-30 psig air pressures into a two-wire 4-20 or 10-50 mA signal with a total accuracy up to ±0.10%.

Universal Filter Frame

September 24, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced a time-saving, universal filter frame for built-up bank HVAC systems.

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