Technology Showcase: MRO Equipment And Supplies
EP Editorial Staff | June 19, 2013
Protective Eyeware For Outdoor Environments
3M’s line of Safety Sunwear combines heavy-duty protection with a sleek look and solid design. Suited for harsh outdoor working environments, these shades feature lenses that absorb 99.9% of UVA and UVB, and meet the requirements for ANSI Z87.1-2010. Options include foam gaskets, anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings, mirrored lenses, polarized lenses and various frame colors. With all features considered, the collection contains 10 variations of comfortable protective gear that can double as everyday sunwear.
3M Personal Safety Division
St. Paul, MN
Screwdriver Illuminates With LED Lighting
The GearWrench® 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver has two LED lights to help illuminate a work area, making it easier to operate in poorly lit spaces. Its 45-tooth ratcheting mechanism with forward, reverse and locked positions quickly tightens and loosens fasteners. A stainless steel collar magnetizes the bit tip to hold fasteners on the tool, which means fewer dropped and lost fasteners. The tool also incorporates 6-bit storage (Phillips #1, #2 and T15, T20, T25 and T127 included) in the handle and a 4.5”-long shaft for easy task access.
Apex Tool Group
Retaining Ring Pliers For Heavy-Duty Operations
Retaining Ring Pliers from KNIPEX are available in several variations for use on a wide range of retaining ring sizes and styles. Designed for continuous, heavy-duty work, they fit internal and external circlips for a variety of applications. High-density spring-steel tips inserted into the forged body provide strength and longevity, while a large contact surface around the tips helps hold rings in place, virtually eliminating twisting and flyoffs. According to the company, the line lasts up to 10 times longer than turned-tip or stamped-tip designs. They’re available in internal and external styles, with straight or 90-degree angles and in all popular sizes.
KNIPEX Tools LP
Arlington Heights, IL
Utility Knife With Magnetic Blade Storage
Milwaukee Tool’s Fastback II offers the features of the company’s Original Fastback™ Utility Knife, with the addition of magnetic blade storage that folds into the handle. One-handed blade opening makes for easy activation, while a tool-free blade change allows fast and efficient adjustments. The magnetic blade storage feature holds one spare, which keeps the tool’s profile thin and easy to tuck away in the user’s pocket.
Milwaukee Tool Corp.