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OSHA’s Mobile App Helps with Heat

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
OSHA offers a free application for mobile devices to help workers and supervisors monitor the heat index at their work sites, to help prevent heat-related illnesses. Based on a user’s location and the calculated heat index, the app, available in English and Spanish, offers suggestions on precautions they may take—drinking fluids, taking rest breaks, etc. It also offers signs and symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. Here’s where you can download it--Android platform is ready, BlackBerry and iPhone coming soon.

Marlin Steel Wire Adds Trumpf Press Brake

Monday, August 15, 2011
Now starring in the fabrication shop of Marlin Steel Wire Products, Baltimore, MD: a new Trumpf TruBend 3120 press brake—132-ton bending force, 122-in. bending length and bend accuracy of 10 microns and 0.25 deg. Marlin performs custom wire and sheetmetal fabrication and manufactures custom wire and mesh baskets; More information on Trumpf’s TruBend press brakes is here.

Stainless-Steel Service Center Adds Plate Laser

Friday, August 12, 2011
Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, PA, has installed a Tanaka 6-kW laser-cutting machine capable of cutting stainless-steel sheet and plate to 1.125-in. thick, with maximum workpiece size of 13 by 62 ft. The Tanaka TF6000 machine, which employs its stainless-steel nitrogen cutting system, is one of only two operating in North America; Learn more about Penn Stainless at


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