Products of the Month

Dec. 20, 2006


Cropico’s DO7010 portable digital microhmmeter ensures maximum low resistance measurement reliability and user-friendly features, with a rugged and compact design. The instrument is built for low resistance and bond resistance measurement, and is ideal for use in the workshop, field, or test facilities. The lightweight DO7010 can measure with switchable current levels of 1A or 10A on all except the highest range. Externally recharged NiMh battery packs are easily changeable via the front panel to minimize downtime. An LCD panel displays full information on measurement configuration, and a single start button ensures ease of use. The DO7010 triggers measurements by the lead contact directly to the test devices, enabling fast single person operation. A remote hand terminal is also available to fully control the tester at up to 15m distance. For more information visit


Tensitron’s ACX Series of precision, digital aircraft cable tension meters feature full-scale accuracy within 2 percent and display five tension readings plus their average. Simply select the cable size and the instrument automatically adjusts to the correct setting, providing a direct reading of tension in either pounds, newtons, or kilograms. Features include large, easy-to-read, graphic display with adjustable backlighting and contrast; up to 10 calibrations can be programmed into unit; adjustable LCD refresh rates for stable digital readings; and rechargeable batteries. For more information visit or call (303) 702-1980.


The KF170PD is the smallest machine in the Kraftformer Series. This machine can be switched from a single stroke per pedal activation to a continuous stroke mode. This is an ideal, low-cost, power unit for fabrication, correcting, and adjusting. Standard equipment includes the FWA405K shrinker and FWR407K stretcher jaws. Optional jaws available for doming, planishing, and notching. It has a working height of 45 inches and weighs 332 pounds. For more information visit www.klassictoolcrib. com or call (734) 678-6192.


The PGHW5-50524E is the fifth model of Landa’s popular line of gasoline- powered hot water pressure washers used extensively for on-site cleaning. It heats the water using diesel or fuel oil. However, it packs unprecedented cleaning power of up to 5,000 psi (pounds per square inch) of pressure at a flow rate of 5 gpm (gallons per minute). This machine features an extra-large heating coil made of Schedule 160 steel pipe in order to produce hot water at nearly 190 F. It is powered by a water-cooled 27-hp Kawasaki gasoline engine with electric start and drives a heavy-duty, triplex, oil-bath LH 5050 Landa pump with a seven-year warranty. For more information visit or call (800) 547-8672.


Kaeser Eco-Drains prevent the water, oil, and dirt trapped by compressed air tanks, moisture separators, dryers, and filters from building up and contaminating your product and expensive equipment. Controlled by reliable capacitance sensors, these energy- saving drains remove contaminated condensate but not valuable compressed air. The robust aluminum housing and patented pilot air-controlled valve technology ensure many years of reliable service when subjected to harsh condensate. Other features include dry contacts for central alarm signaling, LEDs, and a test button. For more information visit or call (800) 777- 7873.


Oil Eater’s 45- gallon waterbased parts washer reduces the need and cost of disposal service and its industrial-grade HDPE resin tank provides for long and trouble-free operation. The unit, which comes ready to use, is heated to 110 F which enhances solution cleaning effectiveness. Heat-up time is shortened with the 1,000-watt heaters. Other key features include separate heater and pump switches with lighted on/off indicators, a filter system that prolongs fluid life, a flexible spigot and flow-through brush, and a stainless-steel work shelf. Protection is provided with a ground fault interrupter. The workstation measures 24 inches wide x 32 inches long x 9 inches deep. Two 5-gallon pails of Oil Eater cleaner-degreaser are included with the unit. A 25-gallon size unit is also available. For more information visit www. or call (800) 528-0334.


Equipment Inc. offers its DX dispensing system for applications in the aviation industry. The system includes a mobile hand-held dispenser with a refill station, providing a versatile and accurate solution for two-component material dispensing in the assembly of composite panels, cabs, roofs, and doors for aircraft. It offers the ability to dispense 1:1, 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, and 10:1 ratios for two component reactive resins. Multiple hand-held dispensers can quickly be refilled with one DXR refill station. The refill station utilizes two transfer pumps that feed from 5-gallon bulk containers of material, each equipped with follower plates to handle a wide range of viscosities. This lightweight, compact system offers a dispensing solution that is mobile, easy to use, and easy to maintain. For more information call (603) 893-9004 or visit www.


To meet the demand for attractive safety apparel that fits as well as it functions, welding innovator Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers Arc Armor, a line of affordable safety apparel that focuses on style, design, and comfort. Arc Armor uses high-quality materials and a welder-friendly design to break away from the clunky, boxy standard currently found in the industry. Gloves specially designed for MIG, stick, TIG, and metalworking make their debut alongside three welding jackets and other accessories such as flame-resistant welding sleeves, bandanas, caps and a job-site tool bag. For more information call (800) 426-4553 or visit


TESlite enhanced voltmeter leads are an inexpensive, OEM-approved electrical test tool, designed by a mechanic to identify corrosive/ high resistance faults in wiring. This allows a more effective, timely and less expensive electrical troubleshooting process that can help reduce or eliminate the unnecessary replacement of good parts. To use this tool simply connect it to any digital voltmeter and check for system voltage per manufacturer instructions. If system voltage is present, the TESlite is activated to load test the circuit. A substantial drop in voltage indicates the presence of a resistive fault. Correct manipulation of the leads first isolates the fault between the positive or negative side of the load, and then can then pinpoint it down to the specific failed conductor. For more information call (877) WRENCH2 or visit


Streamlight Inc. offers the hands-free Streamlight 3AA HAZ-L0 Headlight, which has received the Underwriters Laboratories Inc.’s Division 1 safety rating. This covers its use in areas where flammable gases or liquids may be present under normal operating conditions. The HAZ-L0 contains a 1- watt Super High Flux LED, offering the long life and reliability of an LED with the brightness and range of a conventional bulb — up to seven times brighter than a standard highintensity LED. With a lifetime of 50,000 hours, the LED never needs replacing, is virtually unbreakable, and produces long-range brilliance with a smooth, uniform pattern. It uses three “AA” size alkaline batteries that are easily replaced and weighs 7.1 ounces with batteries. For more information visit www.streamlight. com or call (800) 523-7488.


In order to reduce the risks associated with refilling aviation breathing bottles and in conjunction with its longstanding desire to provide the best equipment, Interface Devices Inc. has redesigned the OB- 30 oxygen booster with several new components and material upgrades. It now has coalescing filters to reduce contamination from compressor oil, a frequent occurrence in compressed air systems. Fire-resistant brass parts have replaced aluminum and stainless-steel components, which can be combustible in oxygen enriched environments. Users of the older model OB-30 with aluminum booster sections are strongly encouraged to stop using the units and to return them to Interface Devices Inc. for upgrades and recertification. For more information visit or or call (800) 539-0885.


The Delta H Systems DCAHT series of heat-treating furnaces/ovens is designed specifically to meet aerospace pyrometry standards for solution HT, aging and annealing. Features include: innovative compact design, low-cost operation, simple to use controls, and certification procedures. Ideal for repair and manufacturing facilities needing in-house or additional heat-treating capability. For more information call (614) 833-9990 or visit


No. 982 is a 1,000 F, electrically heated rotary hearth oven from The Grieve Corp., currently used for heat treating machined metal shafts at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 24” W x 11” D x 30” H with a 26- inch diameter hearth constructed from overlapping steel plates with 24 pipes holding pin inserts to support the workpieces. 24 KW installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements provide power, while a 1,000 cfm, 1-hp recirculating blower provides radiant horizontal airflow to the workload. An additional cooling blower is mounted beneath the loading table to cool the parts in the front middle three positions of the hearth. The hearth is driven by a 1/4-hp motor through a gear reducer with torque limiting device, variable from 0.1 to 0.5 revolutions per hour. A loading table is provided in front of the oven to hold extra pin inserts (shown in photo). For more information visit www. or call (847) 546-8225.


For users who need a quick and easy way to protect their tools in transit, Pelican Products Inc. offers a readymade custom foam solution that sets up in seconds. When liquids inside the packets are mixed, a fully recyclable, shock-absorbent foam barrier is formed to protect virtually any object. Available in five sizes, (the largest can cover an area up to 20” x 30”) the foam will fit a wide variety of Pelican Protector Case models. Additionally, the Instapak can work in conjunction with Pelican’s Pick ‘N’ Pluck foam which comes standard in most models. The case sports a trademarked “Dual Band” design and a polymer cell-core wall construction. To ensure easy access, the cases are designed with industrialstrength “double throw” latches that can withstand nearly 400 pounds of pressure yet open with a light pull. Additional standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer oring for a dust and waterproof seal, and an automatic Gore-TEX pressure equalization valve, that stops moisture from entering and prevents vacuum-lock so the case opens easily at any altitude. For more information visit or call (800) 473-5422.


The Pentadyne VSS+DC is an advanced DC flywheel power system that stores energy kinetically instead of chemically, delivering stable, reliable, DC voltage for applications where power continuity is critical. Flywheel energy systems can eliminate the need for hazardous, maintenance-laden batteries in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, or they can be deployed as the first line of defense with battery arrays to dramatically improve battery longevity and reliability. The flywheel system provides sufficient ride-through for short duration utility power outages (98 percent of which last less than 10 seconds) or until a backup generator can come online. Capable of supplying a 225 kVA load for more than 12 seconds (longer for lower demand), each VSS+DC module can be seamlessly paralleled without any communications gear for higher output, redundancy, and/or longer duration power requirements. For more information visit www. or call (818) 350-0370.


Isham Inc. offers aerospace industrial quality adjustable set holders for pneumatic squeezers. They have been developed to provide a dependable product for both the standard 1-inch (2 9/16-inch long) and 1 1/4-inch (2 13/16-inch long) yoke bases used on standard pneumatic squeezers. Other features include high-strength materials that will stand up to the compressive loads generated by pneumatic squeezers, high reliability, and easy adjustment with a usable range of almost a full inch in the 3,000-psi squeezer. The advantage of an adjustable set holder is that the need to use a shim washer under the squeezer sets is eliminated. This makes it very easy for the operator to adjust for rivet length quickly and to maintain that precise setting during continuous riveting operations. The adjustable set holder is easy to install and to adjust. For more information visit


Magnaflux, a worldwide supplier of magnetic particle inspection materials, accessories, and equipment has announced the development of a digital amperage meter. This meter is designed for NDT applications and certifies the amperage on all Magnaflux magnetic particle inspection units up to 10,000 amps. The unit checks AC, HWDC, 1 Phase FWDC and 3 Phase FWDC. The meter is light weight and battery operated. it meets ASTM E1444 and ANSI Z-540 specifications, provides direct readout, and is accurate to within 3 percent. For more information call (847) 657-5300 or visit


Ratchet adapters from Stanley Proto are designed to add more versatility to the technician’s toolbox. When plugged into the head of a ratcheting box wrench, these accessories convert the wrench into an ultra-thin ratchet head that will accept the same sockets and attachments as a standard ratchet. The line includes adapters that are made to fit into 3/8-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch, 10 mm, 13 mm, and 19 mm ratcheting wrenches. It also includes 1/4-, 3/8-, and 1/2-inch drive versions. The main benefit of an adapter is that it creates a very low-profile ratchet. That means it can more easily squeeze into very tight spaces, such as those found on today’s aircraft engines. Ratchet adapters can also reduce the number of tools a mobile maintenance technician has to lug from place to place. That’s because the technician can now carry three small adaptors, rather than three full-size ratchets. The ratchet adapters can be used with 1/4-, 3/8-, and 1/2-inch drive sockets, either English or metric, as well as with spline sockets. In addition, Proto is offering bit adapters that will accept 1/4-inch screwdriver bits. They’re designed to be used with a 3/8-inch or 10 mm ratcheting wrenches. For more information visit or call (800) 800-TOOL.


The All-Ready Complete First Aid System from Elmridge Protection Products contains different injury care packs, each customized with all the necessary supplies and easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions with illustrations for these most common injuries that take place at home, in the workplace, and while traveling. Designated care packs address breathing, bleeding, bone, eye, head and spine, burn, bites and stings, and shock. In addition, each care pack has color- and icon-coded instruction cards for rapid identification. It comes packaged in a soft-sided carrying case. The system easily integrates into existing first-aid training programs and allows companies to meet OSHA standards. All instructional materials are based on the latest standards in emergency care and have been approved by the National Safety Council and meet the new 2006 National First Aid Science Advisory Board Guidelines. For more information visit www.elmridgeprotection. com or call (561) 244-8337.


GearWrench offers the X-Beam, a patent-protected wrench handle design that increases hand contact area by up to 500 percent over traditional wrenches, providing greater comfort and control for the user. One end of the X-Beam wrench is forged at a 90-degree angle from the other end, and the tapered handle is thicker on both sides than a standard wrench. Whether working with the box-end or the open-end, the user will grasp the wider side of wrench beam instead of a thin handle edge as with traditionally designed flat wrenches. The wrench also features a 75 percent reduction in silhouette clearance (open-end outline), which allows access into tight spaces. The metric sizes will range from 8 to 19 millimeters. The SAE sizes will include 1/4 to 3/4 inch. The wrenches will sell in five-, nine-, and 12-piece sets. For more information visit or call (800) 688-8949.


Shure Manufacturing Corp.’s Custom Series workbenches are available as stationary, portable, or wall-mount. The large storage area can be provided as open, two sliding doors, or two sliding doors and two drawers. The 60-inch bench top is available in different working surfaces. The most popular is the heavy-duty steel top. A stainless-steel top is also available over a wood core. A hardwood maple top is also available. A powder coat paint finish is available in 22 signature colors. Accessories include ShureGuard rubber mats, locks, vises, and tool boards. The portable and stationary models measure 60 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 34 inches high. For more information visit or call (800) 227-4873.


Bosch Power Tools and Accessories 1944LCDK Heat Gun Kit features a digital programming capability and easyto- read LCD display. The 13-amp heat gun provides 109 temperature settings ranging from 120 F to 1,200 F in 10-degree increments and 10 airflow settings ranging from 8.8 to 17.6 cubic feet per minute (cfm). Both temperature and airflow are clearly shown in the new easy-to-read LCD display. With more than 1,000 different temperature and blower combinations available, the right level of heat and airflow can be stored for just about any application. The model’s programming capability not only prevents overheating, but also the endless frustration associated with ruined work. It weighs in at only 2 pounds and also offers a contoured soft grip area for exceptional comfort. The complete kit comes with its own hard case. For more information visit us or call (877) 267-2499.


Products’ Vessel GT-AS100 compact air saw was designed with the end user in mind. Its ergonomic design fits easily into the palm of the hand. The rubber grip not only dampens the vibration but also allows the end user to grip the tool in cold weather situations. It weighs a little more than a pound, yet produces 10,000 spm for high-speed cutting. The list of available accessories include: a chipper, various scraper attachments, and file attachments for removing burs. Changing of the blades is often quite difficult with other air saws. The Vessel GT-AS100 is designed so that the end user has easy access to the blade clamp. The blade guard is designed to provide quick and easy access to the blade clamp. The dial airflow control, quickly and easily, controls the speed of the cut. The combination of these two features helps reduce downtime while on the job. For more information visit