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Conveyor Belt Monitoring Process

ContiTech has introduced ContiAlert, a conveyor belt monitoring process that allows users to see belt wear in real time.

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Hitachi Launches Electric Drive Excavators

During February, Hitachi introduced five electric-drive shovels (the EX1900E-6, EX2600E-6, EX3600E-6, EX5600E-6 and EX8000E-6) to the U.S. and Latin American markets. The five EX-6 electric-drive mining shovels feature an advanced zero-emission electric-drive motor designed to provide a cost-effective solution to mining operations where low-cost electric power is available.

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High-pressure Grease Injection Pump

Graco has updated Hydraulic DynaStar product offerings with the release of the High-pressure Hydraulic Dyna-Star grease injection pump for wire rope applications.

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Wireless Load-out Management

Control Chief’s latest locomotive based offering combines the flexibility of its transportable MU&Goplus+ system with the safety and convenience of a pedestal-mounted console transmitter located in the load-out control room. “With this wireless solution, we are able to take the operator out of the cab of the locomotive and have them positioned in the load-out control room optimizing personnel safety and efficiency throughout the entire process,” said Dan Sipko, rail applications specialist for Control Chief. “This solution addresses safety concerns that arise from voice-radio miscommunication between the load-out and locomotive operators. It also provides the load-out operator an ‘eye in the sky’ perspective, allowing them to place the locomotive exactly where it needs to be, reducing time wasted re-positioning the cars due to overshoots leading to coupling slack issues.”

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Gloves Combine Protection, Dexterity

Brass Knuckle safety products from Safety Today Inc. introduced the SmartShell BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering wide-ranging protection for extreme jobs. The BKCR4599 provides heavy-duty cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection.

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