Updated Arc Flash PPE Hoods and Face Shields Improve User Comfort and Safety

By Franko Gregory and Dwayne Somers, Cementex Products, Inc. Arc flash incidents are of major concern for personnel working with energized equipment. When first adopted by OSHA in 2006 (1), the arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by these personnel was often hot, uncomfortable, and cumbersome. Innovations in arc flash PPE, however, are maintaining and even increasing user safety while also improving users’ experience of comfort and visibility. Improved ventilation systems and the addition… Read More

STANLEY Adds Three New Utility Knives to Its Portfolio

STANLEY recently announced three new additions to the brand’s portfolio of innovative cutting solutions. The latest collection from STANLEY®, a global leader in the hand tools market, features a versatile Utility Knife with 10-Blade Storage (STHT10479) and a Control-Grip™ Utility Knife (STHT10432). These knives are ideal for heavy duty cutting a variety of building materials, from drywall and shingles to flooring and packaging. The new line of utility knives is the latest innovation to join… Read More

Viega Brings Press Tool to Market in North America

Viega LLC, the company which introduced pressing to North America, now has its own branded pressing tools for use with its fittings. The Viega Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco are now available in distributors and through Viega. The tools, which are the first in North America to carry the Viega name, cost less than similar press tools from other manufacturers and are an affordable way for contractors to adopt pressing. “We know the cost… Read More

Elitech: HVAC, Refrigeration and Environmental Monitoring Instrumentation

Elitech is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of refrigeration service tools, air quality monitors, temperature measurement loggers and temperature controllers, etc. Backed by more than 20 years of monitoring and measuring engineering experience, we are committed to providing the most innovative, highest value and best quality products in the industry. Elitech is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA and with international offices in China, UK and Brazil. Our sales agency network… Read More

Minimize Dangling Tool Entanglement with New ANSI Gear Keeper Retractable Tool Tether

No more dancing around a long, dangling tether or having your tools drag along on the floor behind you. Gear Keeper’s new ANSI-121 compliant RT3-5602 retractable tether’s ultra-low profile keeps tools close to the body while still allowing virtually instant accessibility when in use. When the tool is retracted, lanyard exposure is minimized to avoid snagging, especially when the tool is also placed in a tool bag/pouch. Minimize dangling tool entanglement with new ANSI Gear… Read More

HVAC/R Tools Leader NAVAC Inc. Introduces Precise, Impact-resistant Manifold Gauge

NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines, recovery units and other industry-specific items, has introduced a precision impact-resistant manifold pressure gauge with Class 1.0 accuracy. The new N2A4 Manifold Gauge effectively measures the pressure of various gases and liquids used in HVAC systems, helping technicians to troubleshoot and reduce leaks and system failure. Featuring a premium construction with a durable aluminum body… Read More
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