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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maintenance Tools

Reference Pressure Recorder Measures Various Parameters

Crystal Engineering Corp. has introduced nVision, a reference-grade field pressure calibrator that measures and records current, temperature and voltage. The information is displayed graphically on a high-resolution screen. Tom Halaczkiewicz, president of Crystal Engineering, explains that "stored data, or data being recorded, can be displayed graphically where you can easily zoom into and magnify specific events, or zoom out to get a big picture of your test." The San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based company says that nVision supplies pressure measurement accuracy up to 0.025 percent for temperature ranges from -20 to 50 degrees C. Shock and vibration resistant, nVision features the company’s Crystal Pressure Fittings system. Crystal Engineering, 800-444-1850, 805-595-5477 or visit www.crystalengineering.net.

Safety Glasses Protect Eyes from Sun, Impact

Gateway Safety is offering 4x4 Sport, which protects the eyes from extreme impact as well as ultraviolet rays. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company says the glasses deflect 99.9 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays. Part of a line that includes the 4x4 Style and base 4x4 versions, the Sport model is ideal for outdoor worksites. Features include polycarbonate lenses with an anti-scratch coating, a soft nosepiece and flexible temple tips. The 4x4 Sport comes in four colors — sunset red, horizon blue, iridescent green and sterling silver. Gateway Safety, 800-822-5347 or visit www.gatewaysafety.com.

Bondhus Adds to Gold/Silver Line of Tools

Monticello, Minn.-based Bondhus Corp. is widening its line of gold and chrome-plated tools. The company is offering a range of inch, metric and star tools with either 14-karat gold or its BriteGuard chrome-plated finishes. All of the tools use Bondhus’ Protanium steel, which the company says increases strength by 20 percent over competing tools. The line comes with a lifetime warranty. Bondhus, 800-328-8310 or visit www.bondhus.com.

Fastening Systems from Alcoa for Hand Riveting

Alcoa Fastening Systems of Tracy, Calif. has released its Marson-brand HP-3 hand rivet tool. A long, ergonomically shaped handle supplies more leverage during each operation. The spring-loaded handle holds the rivet in the nosepiece, despite various positioning. The HP-3 includes four nosepieces for setting 3/32, 1/8, 5/32 and 3/16-inch blind rivets in alloys. Other features include a heat-treated aluminum body with a steel insert and a powder coat finish. Alcoa Fastening Systems, 800-826-2884 or visit www.afs-idg.com.

UV Leak Detection Lamp Features Broad Beam

Tracer Products, Westbury, N.Y., has unveiled its Tracerline Tritan 365, a multi-LED, broad-beam UV leak detection lamp. The lamp works with all fluorescent dyes, and has three high-intensity LED lights for fluorescent leak detection, as well as a white light to brighten work areas. The broad beam supplies wide area coverage and the head design allows users to see hard-to-reach areas. Inspection range is 20 feet. The Tritan 365 weighs 16 ounces and has a three-way switch for light control. It comes with an eight-foot power supply and is available in 100-, 120-, 230-, 240-volt models. Tracer Products, 800-641-1133 or visit www.tracerline.com.

Curing Agent Receives SAE Intl Certification

SAE International has certified Royal Adhesives and Sealants’ Hardman WS8032 rapid curing sealant to AMS 3281 Type II specifications. The manganese dioxide-cured polysulfide aircraft sealant is already certified to AS 9100, ISO 9001/200 and AS7200/1 requirements. Royal CEO Ted Clark notes that the sealant’s cure rate "is 50 percent faster than current generation fuel tank sealants, allowing for faster aircraft assembly. This reduces maintenance and repair time, which will reduce overall costs." Hardman sealants are made at the company’s facility in Wilmington, Calif. Royal Adhesives and Sealants, visit www.royaladhesives.com.

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