Category Archives: Technology

Join Us In Indianapolis For ASLRRA 2012

We will be attending the ASLRRA 2012 Annual Convention in Indianapolis Indiana. The show will be held April 21-24, at the amazing J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.  There will be a ton of great sessions and activities from Tech. Conferences to Golf outings, and its location in downtown indianapolis gives newcomers a great opportunity to see some great attractions and experience its rich nightlife.  Some key members of the Sportex Team will be there, including Larry Deutsch, William Kaverman, Becky Hemauer, Debbie Fink & Tony Peterson.  Stop by booth 919 to get a glimpse of all the new things that we’ve been doing this year, from expanding our product line to great ideas on customization.  Please click on any of the above links for more information or give us a call to plan something out, we hope to see you there!

Downtown Indianapolis Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis Indiana

J.W. Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

J.W. Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

Monstrous Sarens Crane in Chandler Arizona

“Nothing too heavy….nothing too high for this monstrous Sarens crane that did major heavy lifting during construction of the Intel computer chip fabrication plant in Chandler Arizona. Transported by ships from the Sarens family owned company in Belgium to California, the 155 containers of crane parts and sections were then loaded onto semi trucks and delivered to Arizona. The crane base was anchored to the ground and then built by other cranes. Rigging International are the specialists who assembled and operated the crane. It stands close to 800 feet tall and can lift some serious tonnage.” – ChopperguyHD

Ergodyne’s N-Ferno® 6900 Warming Vest Breakdown

Ergodyne’s N-Ferno® 6900 Warming Vest with NobleTek® Insulation

The 6900 Warming Vest provides remarkable warmth, comfort, and flexibility — without the added bulk of natural or synthetic fiber.  Recently named “2011 New Product of the Year” by occupational Health & Safety Magazine, the N-Ferno® 6900 vest employs a breakthrough warming system using flexible, airtight, yet breathable chambers filled with Argon gas. The 4.5mm layer of Argon used by the vest has the same thermal conductivity as 14mm of the best synthetic or natural fibers currently on the market. Additionally, NobleTek® insulation is the only insulation on the market that gives users the power to adjust their level of warmth with the turn of a dial.

Nferno 6900 Warming Vest

Click on the image above for more details or call us at 800-486-8677

Is an Argon-filled vest safe?

Absolutely. Argon is a safe, non-toxic, non-flammable, 100% eco-friendly gas. In fact, you breathe about 1% Argon every day because it occurs naturally in the environment.

Now available here at Sportex Safety, the N-Ferno® 6900 Warming Vest with NobleTek™ Insulation is designed for cold-environment workers needing to stay warm and productive on the job.

Top Ten Construction Apps

2011 Construction AppsThis is a list of the top submitted Apps for Apple iOS and Android platforms by Construction Professionals & Engineers. Below you will find a list of Apps both free and paid. If you have any you would like to share, feel free to comment and add your suggestions to the list.

1. BIMx
by Graphisoft SE
Platforms: Apple iOS
This app turns your device into a 3D communication and presentation tool.After users upload a 3D drawing, they can explore architectural design in a building information modeling environment.

2. Onsite Planroom
by UDA Technologies Inc.
Platforms: Apple iOS & Android
OnSite PlanRoom for iPads is designedto synchronize with ConstructionOnline documents (once you sign up for a free account at,which offers one GB of storage space). Continue reading