Maintenance Products

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11/01/2001


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Anti-seize compound resists high temperature


Thread Smart is an anti-seize compound that is effective up to 2100 F at pressures up to 3000 psi. The clean, white formula replaces aluminum, copper, and nickel-based products. It reduces friction and corrosion on metal and rubber parts, provides true torque on screw threads, and is USDA approved to be suitable for incidental food contact. Logix; www.logix-mrop.com

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Patch kit stronger than concrete

TurboKrete is an easy-to-use, high-performance concrete patch that is 3 to 4 times stronger than concrete. The virtually 100% solids epoxy formulation is ideal for repairing damaged concrete and filling deep holes. It protects against abrasion and impacts and has excellent resistance to most chemicals, acids, alkalis, and oils. The patch can be applied down to 45 F. Rust-Oleum Corp.; www.rustoleum.com

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Sign base is portable

Sign Base is a low-density polyethylene, pyramid-shaped base with attached wheels for mobility. It holds a 98-in. tall, 11/4-in., schedule 40 pipe covered with low-density polyethylene tubing. For stability, the base can be filled with concrete, sand, or water. Standard colors include; yellow, red, and blue. Ideal Shield, L.L.C.; www.idealshield.com

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Gasket is alternative to graphite

Thermiculite spiral-wound gasket resists temperatures up to 1600 F, is oxidation free, and is chemically resistant. The gasket simulates the structure of exfoliated graphite but with one notable exception, it maintains its integrity at extreme temperatures. The material comes in thicknesses from 1/32 to 1/8 in. and can be cut and installed in the field. Flexitallic, L.P.; www.flexitallic.com

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Paint provides crisp stripes

Line-Up striping paints have fast-drying, high-pigment formulas to provide brilliant colors on paved and unpaved surfaces. The paint is designed for long-lasting coverage on heavy-traffic surfaces including roads, parking lots, and warehouses. Five colors are available: highway white and yellow, handicap blue, firelane red, and cover-up black. Sherwin-Williams, Diversified Brands Business Unit; www.krylonindustrial.com

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Lube line lowers maintenance costs

Molykote high-performance industrial lubricants comprise a complete product line that helps to reduce friction and wear, extend lubrication intervals, and reduce maintenance and operating costs of equipment. Products are designed to provide peak efficiency for hydraulic systems, air compressors, pumps, gearboxes, chain drives, and refrigeration compressors. Dow Corning Corp.; www.dowcorning.com/content/molykote

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Tests assess varying skill levels

Multi-CrafTest provides a way to select multicraft employees and assess skill levels. The test evaluates knowledge in hydraulics and pneumatics, welding and rigging, power transmission, lubrication, pumps and piping, motors, control circuits, print reading, test instruments, and power distribution. The 60-item test helps benchmark employees by comparing them with each other. Ramsay Corp.; www.ramsaycorp.com

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