Custom Lift Assist Equipment Helps Productivity and Protects against Operator Injuries

Custom Lift Assist Equipment Helps Productivity and Protects against Operator Injuries

Ergonomic Partners was recently approached to design and provide custom lift assist equipment for a global safety equipment manufacturer. After several near misses on major injuries due to dropped and mishandled parts the customer was looking for a new way to handle their parts. In addition the operators were risking shoulder and back injuries due to awkwardly having to place the heavy discs into...

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Rotary Hammer balances power and ergonomics.

Rotary Hammer balances power and ergonomics.

Featuring 8.4 A motor that delivers 950 W of input power, DH38YE2 is 1-½ in. spline shank rotary hammer with dial that lets operator select hammer-only or hammer/drilling operation. It produces 5.9 ft/lb of impact energy for drilling and chiseling and offers 510 rpm full load speed and 2,800 bpm full load impact rate. Although it gives off vibration levels of 18.8 m/s-² and noise of 95.2 dB at...

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Pink Plastic Caps Are a Green Topic in the World of Refrigerants

Environmentalists compelled the HVAC industry to create a new industry standard refrigerant and plastic caps maintain an important role to secure against contaminants. Environmentalists concerned with ozone-depleting chemicals are at the heart of the creation of the refrigerant known as R410A, although this is not a recent development. It was back in the '80's when the quest began to develop a...

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Composite Tooling Block offers high temperature resistance.

Composite Tooling Block offers high temperature resistance.

Compatible with LTM-® epoxy and HTM-® Bismaleimide prepregs, Model CB1100 ceramic tooling block can produce thermally stable composite tooling tolerant of high pressures and elevated temperatures associated with autoclave cure cycles. High-grade product features low coefficient of thermal expansion; does not absorb water, eliminating need for drying or venting of tool; and is incombustible. It...

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CoroMill 490 Now Offers 10mm Depth of Cut

CoroMill 490 Now Offers 10mm Depth of Cut

CoroMill 490, the milling cutter that can shoulder mill, face mill, edge, contour, slice, slot, in all materials, can now take up to 10mm depth of cut. The latest release in the CoroMill 490 family from Sandvik Coromant is a 14mm insert designed for larger depths of cut and engagements up to 10mm. The new insert size is introduced in an extensive program of cutter bodies in diameter range...

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Plastic Caps and Plugs Assist Design Engineers in Protecting Valuable HVAC Components

HVAC design is facing tough challenges from environmental concerns to efficiency standards, but plastic caps and plugs continue to offer high value. As though the economic pressures alone are not enough, the HVAC industry is facing regulatory demands brought about by the looming financial crisis. The quest to find alternative energy sources and improve efficiency standards is a direct result of...

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Komatsu America Plant Produces Wheel Loaders in Newberry, SC

Komatsu America Plant Produces Wheel Loaders in Newberry, SC

Rolling Meadows, IL, January 11, 2010-Komatsu America Corp. is pleased to announce that it has begun shipping wheel loaders manufactured at its Newberry Manufacturing Operation (NMO) in Newberry, SC. Production of Komatsu wheel loaders commenced at NMO late in 2009. Komatsu customers depend on our wheel loaders because they are designed to provide the highest production, while minimizing fuel...

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High-Speed CCD Array Driver suits digital cameras/camcorders.

Model ISL55112 CCD array driver includes 2 horizontal drivers with high-current output drive and 2 ancillary signal drivers with lower-current output drive, all with separate high and low level supply lines. It can accommodate split asymmetric voltage supplies up to 8 V total for each of 4 drivers. Operating in temperatures from -40 to +85-

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Wheelchair Insert suits children with special needs.

Wheelchair Insert suits children with special needs.

Specifically designed to provide proper positioning in oversized wheelchair, Wheelchair Seat Reducer Insert consist of comfortable foam cushion that slips into seat of any wheelchair to reduce usable dimensions by 2 in. Ribbed surface promotes airflow around back to prevent sweating. Washable, water-resistant, and 100% latex free, insert can be trimmed with scissors to accommodate shoulder straps...

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Post Drivers offer quick change system for replacing rod seal.

Post Drivers offer quick change system for replacing rod seal.

Available for HPD-16, HPD-20, and heavy-duty HPD-24 Post Drivers, QuickChange(TM) system featuring SplitCap(TM) end cap and optimized cylinder rod design allows rod cap seal to be changed without removing cylinder from driver, helping save time. Post drivers come in 3-pt mounts, skid steer mounts, or front loader mounts.

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