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Dry ice blaster | Welding safety apparel | Livestock waterer | Bale feeder with skids | MIG welder | Bait station redesign

Dry ice blaster

Kärcher Industrial Products' IB 15/80 Dry Ice Blaster uses compressed air to propel tiny dry ice pellets at supersonic speeds to flash-freeze and lift grime, paint, rust, mold and other contaminants from metal surfaces. The pellets quickly vaporize, so there's no messy wastewater or solvents to dispose of; only the soiled contaminant remains. Dry ice is non-abrasive, using micro-thermal shock to lift contaminants off the surface.

The IB 15/80 weighs 198 lbs., operates on 120V electricity (5 amps) and uses a blasting pressure of 44 to 230 psi. Compressed-air requirements range from 150-3,000 cfm. Dry ice pellets are 3 mm in size with consumption between 66 and 220 lbs./hour.
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Welding safety apparel

Arc Armor, a line of affordable welding safety apparel, is now available from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Developed by welders for welders, Arc Armor is designed to break free from the clunky, boxy standard currently found in the industry.

New gloves, each specifically designed for MIG, stick, TIG or metalworking, make their debut alongside three new welding jackets and other accessories such as flame-resistant welding sleeves, bandanas, caps and a job-site tool bag.
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Livestock waterer

SPi's VS20LP electric waterer is a low-profile unit featuring double-walled molded polyethylene construction and insulation, a large easy-to-remove drain plug, and easy-access brass valve and shutoff. No tools are required for service. The low-profile model features a one-piece hatch; is corrosion-free; and has molded-in, bolt-down feet with a 250- or 500-watt submersible heater.
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Bale feeder with skids

Replace old bale rings with the 500 and 510 model bale feeder with skids from Pequea Machine Corp.

The 500 model has 72 in. by 92 in. inside dimensions and 6 ft. 4 in. by 8 ft. outside dimensions, features 18 feed openings and weighs 750 lbs. The 510 has inside dimensions of 72 in. by 116 in. and outside dimensions 6 ft. 4 in. by 10 ft., has 20 feed openings and weighs 938 lbs.

Both models have a pan depth of 15 in., feeder bar openings at 34 in. and measure 64-in. tall. The pan is 12-ga. sheet metal, and the frame is 2-in.-sq. tubing with 1¼-in.-sq. tubing for feeder bars. Each feeder has four drain holes.
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MIG welder

Hobart Welding Products' Handler® 187 MIG welder is industrial-grade and features a seven-tap voltage selection control. Combined with inductance, the taps create better arc starts, smoother arc performance and less spatter.

The Handler 187 provides stable arc when welding steel as thin as 24-ga. to 5/16-in. thick. It weighs 68 lbs., has a welding output range of 25-185 amps, operates on standard 230/240-volt household power, and accommodates a 4- or 8-in. spool of wire. A dual-groove drive roll accommodates 0.023 to 0.035 wire diameters, and is designed for welding with 0.023 to 0.035 mild steel or stainless steel, 0.030 to 0.045 flux cored or 0.030 to 0.035 aluminum welding wires.
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USDA approvals

USDA has approved two image-based, instrument-grading systems for determining beef carcass marbling scores as part of the official USDA Quality Grades for carcass beef.

The VBS2000 and the Computer Vision System were found appropriate for objectively predicting marbling scores accurately and precisely when evaluating beef carcasses for quality grade, certification programs and carcass data information programs. Both systems were previously approved for the assessment of USDA yield grades.

Use of these systems in the official grading process is contingent upon users having a written plan approved by USDA to verify the instrument's ongoing, in-plant operational accuracy.
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Pouch for scanner

E.I. Medical Imaging's soft carrying pouch is designed specifically for the Bantam ultrasound device. The pouch features wide, padded adjustable waist straps for even weight distribution, Coolmax® temperature management materials, and “Delta” closure straps for use with all E.I. Medical Imaging Bantam scanners.
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Bait station redesign

Lipatech Inc. upgraded the design of its tamper-resistant AEGIS-RP rodent bait station. Rounded corners, easy-to-use locking mechanisms, English and Spanish precautionary statements and a see-through interior are some of the enhancements of the bait station.
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