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MAY 2017

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12 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM access the site across multiple devices, including desktop, tablet, or mobile. e revamped commercial website serves as an organized hub for all of IKO's asphalt low-slope roofing systems and acces- sories. For more information, contact: IKO, (800) 268-0878, www.iko.com Reader Inquiry #4673 Safety Tips for Pneumatic Grinders Chicago Pneumatic (CP) published a new expert technical guide to help operators and managers involved in materials removal within the metal fabrication, automotive, offshore, and industrial engineering sectors to get the best out of their pneumatic angle grinders. e guide offers tips to improve safety and productivity, such as selecting tools that are durable but lightweight, comfortable to handle, and offer a good power-to-weight ratio; wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE), such as eye, hearing, and hand protection; not applying undue force; and checking before each use to ensure essential components, such as wheel guards, grinding wheels, and triggers, are sound and working properly. A video demonstrating how to operate a pneumatic grinder is included. For more information, contact: CP, (877) 861-2722, www.cp.com Reader Inquiry #4674 FLIR Supplies Integrated Navigation Electronics to U.S. Coast Guard FLIR Systems, Inc. was awarded a $50 million contract to provide marine electronics systems under the U.S. Coast Guard 's Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program. FLIR will provide electronics systems for more than 2,000 vessels, ranging from small-class boats through large cutter-class vessels. e systems include Raymarine multifunction navigation displays, radars, sonars, remote instrument displays, and autopilots. A ll of these components will be integrated with the Raymarine Lighthouse operating system for simple operation, single-point upgradeability, and will include advanced features specifically developed for the Coast Guard. e operating system also offers preprogrammed search and rescue patterns, as well as advanced graphical target intercept tools and encrypted communications designed to increase safety. For more information, contact: FLIR, (503) 498-3547, www.FLIR.com Reader Inquiry #4675 Graco Names President of Contractor Equipment Division T he board of directors at f luid handling equipment manufacturer Graco named Dale Johnson as president of its worldw ide contractor equip- ment division. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company supplies technolog y and expertise for the management of f luids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment to help move, measure, control, dispense, and spray f luid and powder materials. Johnson, now 62 years old, has provided more than 40 years of ser vice to Graco, most recently as vice president and general manager of the contractor equipment division. T he contractor equipment segment markets sprayers for architectural Coating Thickness Material Analysis Microhardness Material Testing Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #135

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