Pulsed Welding – Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the Millermatic Pulser to solve aluminum metal inert gas (MIG) welding problems related to burn-through, warping or welding out of position. The pulser is an all-in-one MIG system that provides pulsed welding capabilities and permits welding aluminum as thin as 19 gauge. It features a 35-210 output amp (160 amps at 60% duty cycle). It comes equipped with two MIG guns. One is for welding with 0.030-in. and 0.035-in. aluminum wire, and one is for running 0.023-in. to 0.045-in. hard and cored wires in the short circuit and spray transfer modes. Contact: Miller Electric Mfg. Co. PO Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058, 800/426-4553.
Waste Storage Treatment – Puremax Inc.'s Safelagoon technology provides waste storage treatment with little or no maintenance. The water treatment system eliminates the problems caused by scaling and algae in both the lines and the cool cells of the farm's fresh water system. It reduces odor and sludge and kills as much as 95% of fecal coliform. Contact: Puremax Inc., 237 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, 800/877-5359.
Starter Diet – Omega Nutrition's Wean Assure is a highly digestible pig starter diet. It comes in a 2 mm.-pellet form and is designed for pigs weaned at 12 lb. and fed up to 20 lb. The pellets contain highly digestible cooked cereal grains combined with fish meal and milk products, and then balanced with vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Contact: Omega Nutrition, 1273 Highway 15 South, Fairmont, MN 56031, 507/235-5116.
Cooling System – Farnam Equipment Products introduces Aqua-Breeze cooling system, a way to keep hogs cool. One unit can reduce the temperature of a 2,000-sq. ft. area by as much as 30F. The system works by "flash cooling" the air as water droplets are injected into a forced air stream and rapidly evaporated. The fan emits only 6 ft. of visible water vapor so that no water falls on the ground, walls or surrounding area. Contact: Farnam Equipment Products, 301 W. Osborn, Phoenix, AZ 85013-3997, 602/207-2168.
Pan Feeding System – The Turbomat 2 from Roxell Inc. is a pan feeding system for piglets and grower pigs. Feed and water are available from the same spot with 10 feeding places, each with four or six drinking nipples. Features include precise feed level adjustments, large pan, grill to keep animals out of the pan, good feed flow and easy cleaning. Contact: Roxell Inc., 3917 S. Old Mission Road, Springdale, AR 72764, 501/751-1944.
Heat Lamp Fixture – The Retroliter Hang Straight heat lamp fixture has an adjustable hanger attached to the 9-ft. power cord. Listed with Underwriters' Laboratories, the shock-absorbing, non-metallic shade will not dent or corrode and reduces the risk of damage to the heat lamp. Contact: RetroLite Corp. of America, 320 Jacksonville Road, Hatboro, PA 19040, 215/443-9370.
Bigger Bottle – Pfizer Animal Health now offers both RespiSure and RespiSure-One in one-liter size bottles. The bottle contains enough vaccine for 500 doses. A customized automatic syringe pack made for the bigger bottle is also available. The pack straps around the vaccinator's waist, and a 3-ft. tube connects the bottle to the pistol-grip syringe. The syringe automatically refills a 2-ml. dose every time the trigger is squeezed. Contact: Pfizer Animal Health, 812 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341, 610/363-3785.
Boar Bot Accessories – The boar broom is a battery-powered sweeping device for use in hog barns. It sweeps for several hours between charges. Users can push it by hand or pull it behind Boar Bot, a four-wheel drive skid-steer unit originally designed to move a boar anywhere using radio remote control. The unit is from Swine Robotics Inc., which also introduced the Boar Hearse, designed to make dead animal removal easier. Contact: Swine Robotics Inc., 10858 - 365th Avenue, Leola, SD 57456, 605/439-3227.
Stock Trailers – Featherlite introduces new models of its stock and utility trailers. Model 8107 is a 16-ft., all-aluminum stock trailer featuring safety keepers on the cam and pressure latches and a new slam latch. Model 8120 features redesigned, lockable slider, safety keepers on pressure latches and rear door, a redesigned slam latch and a new drop gate latch. Model 8200 features a new lockable slider, redesigned slam latch and a new drop gate latch. Model 5320 features 53-in. sides, corrugated panel between the air spaces, deeper Plexiglas track (1/2 in from 1/4 in.), Plexiglas track on the top and bottom of the air spaces and optional aluminum trim. Contact: Featherlite Trailers, Hwy. 63 & 9, PO Box 320, Cresco, IA 52136, 319/547-6000.