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The seat, backrest, and arms of the American-made Vyper Chair are adjustable. Additional features such as a footrest increase welder and fabricator comfort and productivity by correcting posture and reducing back strain.
Zoneworks EZ Employee Separation Barriers from Rite-Hite protect employees who can’t work more than 6 feet apart. Lightweight panels made of clear PVC are easily wiped down to further mitigate exposure to airborne viruses.
Palmer Wahl’s portable HSB50 Heat Spy can be used to verify the reading of hand-held infrared thermometers and thermal cameras and/or provide greater- accuracy measurements for thermal imaging temperature scanning systems.
MicroCare’s Stereze products are formulated using a high-purity alcohol-based solution which is focused on high-performance cleaning. They’re safe to use on metal tools and machinery and stand up to rigorous scrubbing on rough surfaces.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, back pain is the top work-related health problem. The Apex from HeroWear minimizes the potential for injury by making loads 50 pounds lighter when an employee lifts and bends.
ANSI- and CSA-rated for high impact, Pyramex Safety’s Carhartt Braswell Readers are available in three magnification levels. Hard-wearing frame and lens are made from virtually shatter-resistant polycarbonate.
The lightweight SmartCut BKCR2403 glove from Brass Knuckle Safety Products provides abrasion- and cut-resistance protection for employees performing metal assembly, fabrication, and manufacturing work requiring fine motor dexterity and tactile sensitivity.
The RV36 Gripper from Kurt Workholding saves space and money while improving efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories. Its double-acting piston allows for maximum clamping and un-clamping force.
The partnership has resulted in a validated workflow that provides end users with dedicated additive toolpath planning and programming, as well as robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, and code generation. Engineers can also use the technology to achieve the above functions for subtractive finishing.
ESAB’s Savage A40 PAPR has a two-stage replaceable filtration cartridge that meets NIOSH certification and removes 99.9 percent of airborne particles. Providing comfort, performance and value, this helmet will be available at the end of January 2021.
Miller Electric’s Metal Matric and Gear Box helmets have the graphical identity that resonate with welders while giving them the protection they need. The Digital Elite and Classic Series helmets have built-in technology that automatically activates for optimal optical safety.
Weldcote introduces high-definition technology for passive-style welding helmets designed to reduce eye fatigue. Offering a view area of 5.15 square inches, the filters come in four choices of shade.
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’