Gasket Cutters from Allpax

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Need to cut ring or flange gaskets? Then you need to use a gasket cutter!

For more than 75 years, Allpax has been manufacturing gasket-cutting tools. As a result, Allpax is a leading brand for those needing gasket cutters and accessories. With an Allpax gasket cutter, one can cut custom ring and flange gaskets with ease.

Allpax gasket cutting tools

Which gasket cutter to choose?

Allpax gasket cutter tools are available for both metallic & non-metallic materials such as cork or fiber. These tools can cut gaskets of different face widths & diameters. Likewise, Allpax offers both SAE and metric gasket cutters.

Allpax’s motorised M3 rotary style gasket cutter is ideal for cutting multiple gaskets of the same size. These Allpax gasket cutters come with a Daytona gear motor for operating at both 120 & 220V voltage.

Need a compact tool that can operate manually? Then the compact gasket cutter kit from Allpax is an ideal choice. The kit includes a self-healing gasket cutting board and metal storage case.  

Range of Gasket cutters from Allpax
Gasket cutting range from Allpax Corporation

Why choose Allpax gasket cutters?

Allpax gasket cutter parts are made in the USA and offer precision cutting of metallic and non-metallic gaskets. Furthermore, Allpax gasket cutter kits come standard with storage cases to keep cutters safely stored.

In fact, Allpax gasket cutter systems use precision steel components. Allpax cutters also feature cast iron frames for durability. Allpax gasket cutter kits come with textured cutting boards to reduce blade friction & breakage while crafting gaskets.

Allpax also offers extension bars, block cutters and cutting blades in multiple options.

Mounting options

Allpax cutters easily mount to any surface for simple installation and operation. Customers can choose either bench or vise mounted cutters.

Mounting Gasket cutters
Mounting an Allpax SM4 Gasket cutter

Where can you buy Allpax gasket cutters?

Raptor Supplies UK is an official Allpax Corp. distributor.  We sell their products to the UK, EU and the rest of EMEA. So have a look at their gasket cutters now!


Aerosol Can Disposal System from Newstripe

Generating lots of empty aerosol cans from your industrial processes? Looking for an efficient aerosol can disposal system? We have the solution to safely process and dispose aerosol cans. Make money by selling your empty aerosol cans for scrap metal!

Newstripe Inc. USA

Newstripe  is a leading manufacturer of reliable aerosol can disposal and recycling equipment. Their AeroVent aerosol can recycling system turns processing and disposal of aerosol cans into a safe & simple process. A Newstripe aerosol can disposal system has a quick payback period. AeroVent from Newstripe is offered as two models, choose from Standard and X versions.

Which aerosol can disposal system to buy?

On a budget? Or need to process large volumes of empty aerosol cans? Newstripe AeroVent products enables proper and quick disposing / recycling of empty aerosol cans.

AeroVent Standard is similar to the the popular design of AeroVent 1X coupled with a carbon filter but for the budget conscious user. The enclosed chamber of this aerosol can crusher prevents any release of hazardous gases. Most noteworthy, if you don’t need a cycle counter or Viz-a-Ball indicator, then AeroVent Standard is for you.

Alternatively, do you generate lots of empty aerosol cans? Or need aerosol can recycling equipment that tracks usage? Then the AeroVent 1X / 3X model is a better fit.

Both 1X and 3X models come standard with a Viz-a-ball indicator. This feature tells the operator when the aerosol can has been emptied and the lid is safe to open. The built-in cycle counter tracks the number of aerosol cans processed.

The AeroVent 3X makes recycling/disposing aerosol cans a simple and smooth task. This model can safely process up to three cans at once. Furthermore, it features a unique tray design, which fits aerosol cans up to 3 inches in diameter and up to 10.5 inches in length.

How does one use AeroVent? 

Each AeroVent aerosol can disposal system fits easily on the bung of a standard 55 gallon / 210 litre drum. Comes with a Safe2Vent activated carbon filter to catch any released vapour or gas. With one easy step, AeroVent punctures and drains aerosol cans simultaneously.

The Aerovent 3X disposal system is safe and simple to operate. In three simple steps:

  • First, place a can in the tray and lower the lid with the attached locking clamp. This automatically seals the chamber and simultaneously punctures the can.
Place an aerosol can & close the lid.


  • Wait until the filter’s Viz-a-Ball stops moving, which may take 5-30 seconds to stop. Once the ball stops, any excess gas or vapour has been drained. The user can safely raise the lid.
Using Aerovent to process empty aerosol cans
Waiting for the operation to complete
  • Open the lid and take the aerosol cans out of the tray. That’s it! You can now either dispose or or sell the processed cans as scrap metal.

Aerovent 3-can aerosol can disposal system


Why purchase a Newstripe AeroVent product?

Firstly, Newstripe makes its products in the USA and come with an industry-leading 18-month warranty. With AeroVent’s uniquely designed products, the user is protected from leaks or hazardous blow back.

The AeroVent aerosol can disposal system features a spark-proof aluminium chamber. The unit also comes with a cobalt puncture tip and grounding cable to minimise sparks. A safety check valve seals the drum when not in use and the check ball indicates whether the cycle is complete.

Newstripe spare parts are cost-effective and don’t compromise on the quality of their aerosol can disposal systems.

The Viz-a-Ball indicator check valve is easy to use. The installed ball valve complies with OSHA, EPA & California regulations and prevents vapour from escaping.

Lastly, Raptor Supplies is an authorised international distributor of Newstripe products. We offer their aerosol can disposal systems and line stripers to customers in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Venturi Blower from Allegro Safety

Need to extract fumes or vapour from your industrial setting? Or provide cool air to workers or equipment located in a confined space? You need to think about getting a pneumatic venturi blower.

Allegro Safety produces quality safety products. Their products have been available for over thirty years. Allegro’s venturi style pneumatic air blowers keep work environments free from buildup of fumes or other gases. Choose from plastic or metal venturi blower models.

Allegro plastic venturi blower

Which venturi blower to choose?  

Choosing between a metal and plastic venturi air blower? Metal models have air flows up to 8500 CFM depending upon the inlet pressure / air consumed by the blower. Metal blowers also tend be heavier (weight up to 19kg) and tend to be more difficult to carry around.

Want to go with a lighter version of up to 12kg? Also have lower air flow requirements of up to 4929 CFM? We recommend using a plastic venturi blower in this case. The plastic models also come with a handle for easy transport.

Allegro venturi blowers come with various connection (1/2″ or 1″ NPT), diameter (base, top of horn and bolt circle) or overall length options. Keep in mind that a longer horn length increases the product’s weight.

How do Venturi Blowers work?

A venturi blower uses compressed air or saturated steam as the power source. Small amounts of high pressure air comes out of the nozzle jets built into the base casting. Using the venturi principle, high velocity / pressure air is generated that forms a low pressure zone. This subsequently creates large volumes of ambient air through the base and out the horn of the blower.

Above all, these blowers are designed for air / steam lines of up to 140 psi. Allegro venturi blowers have several inlet ports and a handle for portability. Check out the product manual for air consumption at multiple inlet pressures to figure out which compressor size you need.

Venturi blower ducting options

Allegro offers a few ducting options, such as standard and statically conductive ducting. Both are available in lengths up to 7.62m  and meet ASTM 227. The statically conductive model has the benefit of being made of vinyl and anti-static polyester and is coated with neoprene.

Where can i buy Allegro Venturi Blowers?

Raptor Supplies UK is an official Allegro industries distributor. As a result, we offer all their products to the UK, EU and the rest of EMEA. Raptor Supplies UK sells the Allegro venturi blower range to refineries, steel and marine clients, paper and pulp plants, manhole or other cooling applications. So take a look at their venturi blowers today!


Grainger UK and EU dealer

Grainger UK reseller

Sitting in the UK or EU and struggling to find and get quick delivery of a Grainger usa product? Look no further, Raptor Supplies Limited is an authorised UK and EU reseller of the entire Grainger catalogue. We supply Grainger MRO products to customers in the UK and all EU countries, including Deutschland, France and España.

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Buy online or via purchase order

In lieu of going to www grainger com, customers can visit and find the product(s) they need by typing the grainger part code in the search box. Don’t see the product you need on our website? No matter, just get in touch via phone, email, live chat or Whatsapp and we can give the pricing in short order.

Grainger brands 

Raptor offers all popular Grainger brands such as Dayton, Westward, Speedaire, Tough Guy, Air Handler, Approved Vendor, and Grainger Choice products.

Old part numbers

Clients also benefit from our ability to source the right replacement for obsolete or old WW Grainger part numbers and spares. Customers can send in a picture of their old part number to us via email or Whatsapp.

Payment options

Customers have plenty of options for payment of Grainger products. Either buy directly or our website or send us an RFQ. Clients can also send a purchase order if easier and pay via BACS, credit card or Paypal. In addition, we offer NET 30 terms to eligible UK and EU buyers.


Raptor Supplies ships tools and other Grainger US products to Europe from our UK base. This means EU customers get seamless delivery, no customs charges / duties and payment in Euro. EU customers also have zero-rated VAT on their orders, provided they give their business VAT number at the time of purchase.

Find the Grainger products you need today at Raptor Supplies, your Grainger UK source!

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Aurand Deck Crawler

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Aurand Manufacturing offers a range of handheld surface preparation tools for removal of rust, scale or paint from almost any hard surface. Need to prepare a surface for a new top coat or to remove rust and paint? Then a deck crawler from Aurand is a must, they are super simple to use and quickly prepares any surface for resurfacing.

But which model you should buy? With 24 different part numbers to choose from, picking the right model can get confusing. What does the M, K, E, V, 5, 6, 7, -1 and -2 in the part numbers mean? Fear not, we at Raptor Supplies have put together an easy-to-read guide to help you find the model you need.

Do I need an “K” or “M” series deck crawler? 

Aurand basically offers two models, the “M” and “K” series. The difference is pretty simple:

The “K” series deck crawlers are lightweight (weigh a maximum of 5 kg). They are used for handwork or light-duty jobs

  • They can clean up to 90 square feet (8 sq. meters) per hour
  • User holds the unit with a knob mounted on the top and a handle at the back of the device

The “M” series is more suitable for heavy-duty work or for anybody who needs to treat a flooring surface.

  • It is capable of treating up to 150 square feet (16 sq. meters) per hour
  • Unit comes standard with an easy to use C-handle to deal with the greater 1/2 HP of the “M” series
  • Keep in mind, the higher powered “M” deck scaler weighs up to 12 kg+

But the “M” series does have one important advantage over the “K”. (1) an extension handle is available, model 79MP, that attaches to the “M” deck scaler and improves the ergonomic capability of the unit for those with regular floor work.

The choice really comes down to whether you have light- or heavy-duty jobs that you need to remove rust, scale or paint from and the amount of surface area that needs to be prepared.

Electric vs. Pneumatic (“P”)

Okay, so now you have figured out whether you need a “K” or “M” series model. Next is the power source, do you go for an electric or pneumatic option? Model numbers with a “P” included in the part number are  air-powered.

Which option to choose depends on your available power at the source area that needs to be cleaned. If there is an electrical connection nearby, Aurand offers all their tools in both 115V (model number suffix “-1”) and 230V (suffix of “-2″  in the part number). Electric deck crawlers can be operated worldwide as they come standard with 50/60 hz motors.

If you go with a pneumatic version, you will need an air compressor that can deliver air to your unit at 70 – 100 psi with either a 1/2″ or 3/4” connection depending on the model you choose. The pneumatic version, without the need for an electric motor, also weighs less than its electric counterpart.

What cleaning area width do you need?

Aurand’s deck scarifiers come in either 5″ (127 mm), 8″ (203 mm) or 12″ (305 mm) width configurations. The “K” series is sold in either 5″ or 8″ widths and the “M” series is sold in 8″ or 12″ widths, which makes sense as the “M” series is used for heavy-duty work or with floors where you will want a wider surface area.

The “E” designation in the model number denotes an extended or “wider” width compared to the base unit. Example: the Aurand MP6 is an 8″ wide deck crawler and the MP6E is simply the same version available in 12″.

Do I need a vacuum shroud?

The last thing you need to figure out is whether you need a vacuum shroud on your Aurand deck scaler, which can throw off dust and other particulates. All deck scalers are available with the vacuum shroud, denoted with a “V” in the model number. Connect Aurand surface preparation tools to HEPA vacuums with the vacuum shroud attachment.  This captures any dust thrown off during operation.

This accessory is required depending on your situation, such as the type and amount of dust being generated and frequency of operation.


Figuring out which Aurand deck crawler you need is simple, just follow the below steps:

  1. Choose M or K series
  2. Decide the width you need (5″, 8″ or 12″), which could be the E version
  3. Pick either P for pneumatic or -1 for 110v / -2 for 230v
  4. Add V if you need a vacuum shroud

For any questions on the full line of Aurand Mfg surface preparation tools, feel free to call Raptor Supplies @ +44 203 287 5224 or email

Straval Strainers and Valves

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Looking for Stra-Val valves outside the US? Look no further as Raptor Supplies now offers the strainer and valve product lines of Straval, a US-based OEM that designs and manufacturers a full range of the following valves and strainers:

Their low and high pressure valves, regulators and strainers are sold in a variety of different configurations; with connection sizes ranging from 1/8″ – 6″, designed to operate at pressures of between 0.30 – 50 psi and temperatures up to 600 F.

Straval offers their valves with a variety of end-connections, including:

  • Threaded NPT
  • Sanitary Tri-clamp
  • Flanged (ANSI B16.5)
  • Flanged (SAE J518)

Their valves are also available in a variety of materials, including:

  • Metallic: stainless steel, steel, brass, titanium, monel, hastelloy c276 and alloy 20 (other alloys available on request)
  • Plastic: PVDF (Kynar), Teflon (PTFE), PVC and CPVC

The company keeps some items as stock but the majority of their finished products are not stocked but generally with a 1 – 2 week timeframe for standard materials. You can browse Straval’s entire product line by visiting their website

Drum Faucets Suitable For Acids

Drum faucet is a great solution for dispensing fluids in a controlled manner directly from a steel or plastic drum. Simple to use, just screw the faucet into the opening on the top of a drum and turn the knob on / off to use.

While, what if you need to dispense corrosive fluids? Or chemicals such as acids? The need for a suitable drum faucet is even greater due to spill containment requirements and hazards to workers handling drums with acids. Also, the drum faucets’ construction material and any associated seals need to be corrosion-resistant to prevent any leaks.

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The Solution:

First of all, a drum faucet is made out of polyethylene. Rieke Packaging manufactures the “Flo-King”. The Flo-King is a polyethylene drum faucet with an EPDM gasket. With a 2″ male NPT thread, connects easily to many plastic and steel drums. Also, the Flo-King has a 2″ opening and can empty a 208 litre drum in 3 minutes. It’s too easy to use Flo-King with a wide range of chemicals, including 35% hydrochloric acid (HCL) and 80% sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Rieke also offers a version with a 3/4″ NPT male thread called “Flo-Rite.”

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Browse our range of drum faucets and other drum accessories. If you need a drum faucet that is compatible with a certain chemical.

Feel free to contact us. We can help you find the right product!

Wesco StairKing Battery Powered Stair Climber

Wesco’s Stairking battery-powered stairclimbers are the perfect option to safely and securely move appliances and other cargo up and down a flight of stairs.

To use, simply slide the cargo onto the 4″ deep noseplate. Secure using the auto-rewind ratchet that first removes any slack and then tightens using the ratchet crank.

The included sealed-battery propels the Stairking up and down stairs with ease; both versions also come in a dual-battery version for longer use between charges. A 220v / 50hz battery charger (109160) is also available.

Available in 66″ (230051) and 72″ (230052) height versions, the Stairking can support cargo weighing a maximum of 850 lbs. Made of welded aluminium, these stairclimbers are light and easy to manoeuvre.

The Stairking also has a great selection of accessories, including a winch lift attachment (230053) that converts the Stairking into a stairclimber + lifter up to 57″ all in one unit. With the lift attachment, a user can now easily load / remove cargo from a vehicle and carry it up or down a flight of stairs.

Other accessories include:
– platform (260160) that slips onto the forks of the winch lift attachment
– superwheel (270076)
– kick-out wheel (230059)
– in-car battery charger (230060)
– nose extension (230055)

The Stairking is a must have for anybody who needs to move heavy equipment up and down stairs and / or cargo in or out of vehicles such as delivery vans and pickup tracks. To find out more about the Wesco Stairking series, please contact us via phone, email and live chat. Browse our selection of appliance trucks.

Raptor Supplies is Official UK Distributor for Dazor Lighting

Raptor Supplies Limited is the UK distributor for Dazor Lighting Solutions (“Dazor”), a top American brand for premier lighting. For over 75 years, Dazor has been supplying a variety of industries with top-quality task lighting and magnifying lamps manufactured in the USA.

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Raptor Supplies now carries the entire Dazor product line of over 1,000+ SKUs, split up into two main areas:

Lighted Magnifiers: “floating arm” work lights marketed under the Circleline, Stretchview, Hi-Lighting and ESD-safe brands. They are available in a variety of magnifications, shape (circular vs. rectangular), bulb type (LED / CFL / fluorescent / UV), base (clamp vs. fixed), arm types, arm lengths and colours. Their range includes handheld magnifiers for those who need portability or require lighted magnification in tight spaces.

Task Lighting: Overhead lighting solutions designed for both industrial and personal uses. Categorised by bulb type (fluorescent / CFL / LED / halogen / UV), task lights are sold under the Worldlite, Lumilus, EcoFlex brands.

Many of Dazor’s products are also CE-certified and work in 110v – 240v environments for the benefit of our UK and European customers! Electrical plugs can also be configured to a a variety of euro plug types. Whatever your requirement or budget, Dazor offers the right lighting magnification solution.

For any Dazor sales or product queries, please contact us via phone, email or live chat!

Friedrich Hazardgard ATEX-rated Window Air Conditioner

Friedrich offers an ATEX / CE marked version of their popular Hazardgard line of air conditioning units for use in international markets, including Europe, the Middle East / Gulf, Africa and Asia.

front view Hazardgard ATEX window AC Rear view Hazardgard ATEX window AC

Hazardgard Overview:

Hazardgard air conditioners are specifically designed for use where CE or ATEX certification is required. Ideal for use in hazardous or explosion-prone locations, these wall-mounted air conditioning units are rated to the following standards, including:

– IECEx, Ex nA nC II C T4 Gc
– ATEX, II 3 G Ex nA nC IIC T4 Gc
– CE Certified

The air conditioners feature a hermetically sealed compressor and overload within the enclosed fan motor. Hazardgard units are for use in temperatures as low as 45°C and where surface temperature does not exceed 120°C. The AC housing is 22-gauge steel and is corrosion-resistant (powder coating / gold-plated thermostat contacts / environmentally sealed on-off switch).


Offered in both 50Hz & 60Hz models with details below:

  • SH24N20AT (60 Hz): 24,000 / 23,700 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for 208/230 voltage. Cooling amps of 12.6 / 13.5 and 385 CFM
  • SH24N20AT (50 Hz): 21,000 / 20,500 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for 220/240 voltage. Cooling amps of 15.0 / 13.2 and 360 CFM

In addition, SH24N20AT is now available in a dual 50/60 Hz model for customers who want the flexibility to operate the air conditioner in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz environments

  • SH20N50AT (50 Hz): 19,500 / 19,000 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for use between 220 – 240 voltage. Cooling amps of 9.8 / 10.3 and 425 CFM

DG considerations

Each Hazardgard unit contains 2.5 lbs of R-410A / Freon refrigerant. As such, the unit governed by dangerous goods regulations for both air and sea transport. The shipment is non-hazardous if the total amount of Freon shipped is less than 25 lbs


The unit has dimensions of 45.5 cm x 65.9 cm x 64.4 cm and can fit a window opening of between 70.8 cm – 106.7 cm. Hazardgard has a 79 – 84 kg shipping weight. A standard 40” x 48” wooden pallet is used for transport (picture below is of two units stacked one on top of the other).

Hazardgard Atex packaged

To find out more about Hazardgard ATEX / CE Certified air conditioners, please contact us. Browse our selection of window-mounted hazardous air conditioners.