Albion Caster (Newnan,
GA) announces its latest
wheel innovation, AX
Wheels. These resilient
polyurethane on aluminum wheels offer superior
ergonomic performance for
today’s heavy and demanding material handling environments. And, based on industry-leading testing, the AX Wheel
requires 20 percent less force to move
than comparative wheels, says the company.
Other features include:
• The durability and easy maneuverability vital
to reducing pushing and pulling efforts under
heavy loads — reducing concerns about ergonomics
• A non-marking polyurethane tread on the wheels,
which provides for easier swiveling and quiet gliding,
even across most debris covered floors.
• Double sealed precision ball bearings for maintenance free operation of the skid-resistant wheels.
The new Hobart (Troy, OH) FabCOR CVN
metal-cored wire has been formulated
to provide excellent impact properties
at temperatures as low as -50 degrees
Fahrenheit to reduce the risk of cracking
in severe applications,
vessel welding; heavy
Low diffusible hydrogen levels
(under 3ml per 100g of weldment) further increase cracking resistance, reducing the cost and downtime that rework makes necessary.
Benefits, according to the company, include:
• High deposition rates and low spatter levels (compared to solid
wires) to help improve productivity and improve weld quality.
• Smooth arc characteristics to assist welding operators in the
creation of a uniform weld bead.
• Minimal slag coverage reduces cleanup time and minimizes
the chance of inclusions.
• The capability of maintaining good mechanical properties
after stress relieving, making it suitable for use in critical
applications that require post-weld heat treatment.
Zoneworks SCL Curtain Walls by Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) make up a highly flexible and adaptable fabric wall system that makes it easy to contain
dust, smoke or fumes, while improving air quality by dividing the interior
space of industrial facilities. Versatile SCL non-insulated curtain walls allow
users to quickly and easily create new environmental zones to better meet
the needs of the operation without the need for costly and time-consuming
projects involving permanent walls or rigid panelized systems. SCL curtain
walls act as a very effective physical barrier, blocking the transfer of dust
particles, smoke and fumes from space to space. By reducing the volume
of the space to be exhausted with curtain walls, smaller fans can be used,
with less total air movement being required. In turn, lower air velocity
through filter media increases the effective particle separation of the device
and reduces the frequency required for filter change out or cleaning.
Hazardous Location Lighting
The Hazlux line of hazardous location lighting from Thomas & Betts (Memphis,
TN) now includes the new XFM and DFP Series linear fluorescent fixtures,
which both provide installation at various angles. The XFM Series, designed for
explosive atmosphere locations, features five different ½-inch NPT hub entries on each
end and provides installers with options for various lighting angles. The DFP Industrial Series,
designed for hazardous locations in industrial and wet environments (Class I, Div. 2), features optional
mounting brackets that enable precise aiming in multiple angles. Additional features of the XFM Series include:
• Ballasts placed at the center of the luminaire to provide greater balance for ease of installation.
• Better weight distribution.
• A low-profile and factory-sealed, cast aluminum construction, with a one-piece painted aluminum reflector.