New Product Catalog
Saf-T-Gard International has released its new 2007-08 product catalog. The company’s new catalog is nearly double the size of the previous edition, and represents the next step in Saf-T-Gard’s continuing effort to supply the finest industrial safety products and personal protective equipment that the world has to offer. Through its Voltgard Division, Saf-T-Gard has long been an industry leader in electrical safety solutions. The new Saf-T-Gard catalog is the first to combine the Voltgard electrical safety products and services with the traditional Saf-T-Gard offering. — Saf-T-Gard International Inc., 205 Huehl Road, Northbrook, Ill., 60062, phone: (847) 291-1600, fax: (847) 291-1610, e-mail: , Web site:
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Staco Energy Products has introduced its new parallelable TreStar P line of online double-conversion three-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for critical loads. Up to 8 TreStar P modules can be installed in parallel for redundancy or additional capacity. These new products feature a digital control system to eliminate all overloads, frequency variations, transients, flicker and blackouts in real time. The digital control processes signals 10 times faster than previous analog methods. A host of standard features and available options make the TreStar P an ideal choice to protect sensitive loads like data centers, computer systems, telecommunications systems, assembly lines and more. Easy to install, these proven components include a user-friendly front control panel with an easy-to-read LCD panel. An output power factor of .9 is standard, and has a Vector-Controlled IGBT Inverter. An input circuit breaker is provided as well as an internal maintenance bypass. Advanced battery management system reduces the frequency of maintenance and replacement schedules, saving time and money. — Staco Energy Products Co., 301 Gaddis Blvd., Dayton, Ohio, 45403, phone: (866) 261-1191, e-mail: , Web site:
New Shrink Films
New Form-Tite™ formable shrink films from Curwood offer unmatched clarity, gloss and ease-of-opening, plus deeper draw and superior shrink on high-speed Multivac FormShrink equipment. Form-Tite films maximize the equipment’s potential to triple productivity and lower total costs compared to rotary chamber shrink systems. The films also provide better gloss and clarity, as well as higher shrink, than competitive films, creating tight, crystal-clear packages that deliver a superior branded presentation in the meat or dairy case. Curwood’s broad portfolio of Form-Tite films helps processors achieve significant productivity gains for small, consistently portioned meats, as well as block and chunk cheeses. The forming films also create a superior package for high-profile foods like half hams because they allow deeper draw than competitive films. — Curwood Inc., A Bemis Co., 2200 Badger Ave., P.O. Box 2968, Oshkosh, Wis., 54903-2968, phone: (920) 303-7300, fax: (920) 303-7309, e-mail: , Web site:
Portable Mixer Stands
A line of rugged, air-operated stands that let one portable mixer easily mix multiple tanks, especially in pilot plants and laboratories with varying requirements, has been introduced by Sharpe Mixers. Sharpe ALS-Series Air-Lift Mixer Stands are compact, stable, and feature an air-operated hand pump for raising and lowering the mixer’s shaft into a tank. Eliminating the need for several portable mixers in applications where the number of tanks being mixed varies, this heavy-duty stand can be equipped with a variety of options to meet specific customer requirements. Available in epoxy painted steel or stainless-steel construction, Sharpe ALS-Series Air-Lift Mixer Stands are offered in three stroke sizes: 36, 48 and 60 inches. Options include a fully adjustable tank positioning arm, 2” W nylon ratcheting tank strap, adjustable leveling guides, chrome plating, locking casters, counterweights, and a height-lock positioning collar. — Sharpe Mixers, P.O. Box 3906, Seattle, Wash., 98124, phone: (800) 862-3736, fax: (800) 767-5670, e-mail: , Web site:
Updated Brochures
Now available from NewAge Industries are two updated brochures designed to ease the selection and buying processes. The literature pieces inform customers and prospects in a wide variety of industries about buying mistakes to avoid and of the broad line of tubing and hose products offered by NewAge Industries. “The Top 12 Tubing and Hose Buying Errors... and Their Solutions” (called the Top 12 for short) was developed to assist design engineers and purchasing agents during the selection process, detailing situations such as failing to know all temperatures involved, not being aware of pressure or vacuum requirements, or neglecting to consider fittings and clamps for attachment. Another fact sheet, NewAge Industries’ Products and Services brochure, gives an overview of the company’s tubing, hose, fittings, clamps and accessories. Products are listed by material with each style highlighted — unreinforced, braid or wire reinforced, overbraided or coiled. The brochure details sizes stocked as well as the many custom options available including heat-formed shapes, hose assemblies and thermal bonding — NewAge Industries, 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone: (215) 526-2300, fax: (215) 526-2190, e-mail: , Web site:
New Cleaners
International Products has developed two new cleaners to complement the company’s current line of aqueous cleaning concentrates: Micro®-A07 Citric Acid Cleaner and Zymit® Enzyme Cleaner. Micro-A07 is a biodegradable blend of anionic surfactants and chelants, with a typical pH of 2.5. It is designed to remove milkstone, hard water scale, rust, mineral deposits and other inorganic soils. Zymit Enzyme Cleaner is a unique blend of a protease enzyme and detergents, with a typical pH of 7.7. Zymit Enzyme removes protein-based soils, such as gelatin, food debris and milkstone. Both cleaners are effective filter membrane defoulants, especially when used in conjunction. — International Products Corp., P.O. Box 70, Burlington, N.J., 08016, phone: (609) 386-8770, fax: (609) 386-8438, Web site:
Analysis System
The Hose Track Identification and Lifecycle Analysis System from AdvantaPure offers several improvements over the conventional pen-and-paper log book method of recording usage data for process equipment. Hose Track’s updated brochure now includes an easy-to-read chart that contrasts the differences. A patented system, Hose Track offers an enhanced level of safety and security to processing functions performed in critical industries like pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage, medical device, chemical, and others involving high-purity applications. The Hose Track system was developed for hose assemblies and is now used for other process components — bio-bags, pumps, filters, diaphragm valves, UV lamps, tanks and vessels. Using RFID technology and software, Hose Track identifies individual parts to monitor continual, wear-related events such as cleaning cycles and the number of batches processed. The system also tracks where a critical component has been throughout its useful life and provides a reliable, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, electronic pedigree for all tagged critical components. — AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, Pa., 18966, phone (215) 526-2151, fax: (215) 526-2167, e-mail: , Web site:
New Web Site
Vi-Cas Manufacturing has recently updated its Web site to make it easier to find the company’s full line of vacuum cups, vacuum cup accessories, rubber cups, capper tightening discs and gripper rubbers, rollers and roller reconditioning services. This new, intuitive site can be viewed at, and includes an online catalog which details thousands of styles and sizes, including micro-cups and bellows, large vacuum cups and bellows, soap cups, grabbers, rubber vacuum cups, bakery cups, suction cups, and more. In addition, detailed specs are available on their replacement parts for capping equipment including tightening discs, quills and grippers. Vacuum cup accessories including level compensators, swivel joints, vacuum valves and fittings and adaptors, are also highlighted in the new online catalog. — Vi-Cas Manufacturing, 8407 Monroe Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236, phone: (513) 791-7741, Web site:  
New Product Brochure
Alexanderwerk has released a new brochure highlighting its complete line of dry agglomeration and size-reduction products. Included are details and throughput rates on the company’s pharmaceutical and chemical roller compactors as well as moist and rotor fine granulators and high capacity shredders. Also presented is the Modular Process System which combines granulation, grating, shredding and mixing in a single unit. — Alexanderwerk Inc., 427 Sargon Way, Unit E, Horsham, Pa., 19044, phone: (215) 442-0270, fax: (215) 442-0271, e-mail:, Web site:
X-Ray Inspection System
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc. has introduced CaseChek — a powerful X-ray inspection system that can provide detection of multiple contaminants for large conveyorized cartons, cases and loose products. CaseChek’s user-friendly interface guarantees ease of operator training. Through the use of a 15-inch full-color touchscreen display, it provides real automatic set-up software without the need for a keyboard. The system offers on-board diagnostics and a modular design for easy repair, supported by a complete spare parts inventory. It uses a unique low-energy technology that provides optimal sensitivity, detecting and automatically rejecting a variety of contaminants. Utilizing a dual vertical X-ray beam, CaseChek can inspect products for metal, stone, glass, bone and dense plastics at a rate of up to 100 feet per minute. — Mettler-Toldeo Safeline Inc., 6005 Benjamin Road, Tampa, Fla., 33634, phone: (813) 889-9500, fax: (813) 881-0840, Web site:
Multi-Shear Mixing Head
The Bematek Z-Series In-Line Mixer features a modular, multi-shear mixing head consisting of stators and high-speed rotors that can be arranged in any combination to create from one to 12 shear action zones. With product passage through each shear action zone capable of achieving mixing results equal to one pass through an entire conventional mixer, this multi-shear mixing head can eliminate the need for recirculation and multiple mixers. Capable of emulsification, dispersion and particle-size reduction down to 1 micron in one pass through, the Bematek Z-Series In-Line Mixer provides total product development flexibility. — Bematek Systems Inc., 96 Swampscott Road, Unit 7, Salem, Mass., 01970, phone: (978) 744-5816, fax: (978) 744-2531, e-mail: , Web site:
Protective Shields
Protective bollards sunk in concrete are expensive, time consuming to install, unsightly and they get in the way of traffic. No wonder engineers, architects and door installers are increasingly making the switch to protective shields. They are the logical way to protect door tracks from traffic damage. Sturdy Trak-Guard shields by Compass Metalcraft are finished with a durable, attractive, safety-yellow powder coating. Trak-Guard protective shields for overhead door tracks feature easy installation and can be installed in seconds. Unique design lets Trak-Guard nestle around door tracks with virtually no obstruction for forklift traffic. — Compass Metalcraft, 1406 W. Kings Highway, Gap, Pa., 17527, phone: (717) 442-9834