Cleaning up the Industrial Industry

  • How To Evaluate Web Slings For Safety And Determine Maximum Working Loads

    22 March 2016

    Web slings are highly useful for lifting loads within a shop setting, as they provide balance and control for loads that cannot be lifted from a single point. However, improper use of web slings can cause the destruction of equipment or lifted objects, or worse, result in the injury or death of workers. If you utilize web slings in your work, even occasionally, you need to understand how to properly evaluate and inspect them as well as how to rig them safely to prevent accidents:

  • Tips To Help You Select And Use An Air Compressor For Your Re-Roofing Job

    9 March 2016

    When it is time to remove and replace the shingles on your home, doing most of the work yourself with the right tools can save you some money. By renting a commercial or heavy-duty air compressor, you can make the re-shingling work faster, easier, and cause less body strain. Here are some tips to help you select and use the right air compressor for your home roofing work. Select a Compressor to Power Multiple Nail Guns 

  • Tips To Help Make Replacing Your Roof Safer And Easier

    22 January 2016

    Asphalt shingles covering your roof will eventually need to be replaced. When that time comes you can do the work yourself to save yourself some money as long as you know what you are doing. Here are some tips to help make your roof replacement safer and easier. Promote Roof Safety When you are replacing your own roof, you may not be accustomed to walking around on a sloped roof, so you should provide all the safety measures to keep you and others helping you from injury.

  • 3-Step Guide To Checking Your Factory Equipment's Steel Casters

    10 December 2015

    If you work in an industrial plant and have movable equipment set up on steel caster wheels, these casters should be inspected periodically to ensure that the equipment can be moved safely without breaking the wheels off. Use the following three-step guide to thoroughly check your factory equipment's steel casters. Step 1:  Inspect The Wheels And Axles The first step in checking the casters is to inspect the wheels and axles.

  • The 5 Biggest Benefits Of Dry Lubrication Systems For Conveyors

    24 September 2015

    Whether you're moving large sheets of metal in a stamping workshop or bins worth of grain through a mill, keeping the conveyor system lubricated is the only way to keep it running smoothly and quietly. Yet not all lubrication options are created equally when it comes to maintaining the chains and bearings. Make the switch to a high tech dry lubrication system for these five reasons. Enjoy A Cleaner Plant

  • 3 Signs That Industrial Water Filtration Systems Are Malfunctioning

    9 September 2015

    Water is an essential component of life, so much so that human beings will die if they do not drink any water for 3 days. Unfortunately, natural water is also teeming with life, and many of the microbes that can be found are toxic or harmful to human beings. Water filtration systems are responsible for removing all of the harmful junk in natural sources of water, and companies that require industrial water filtration systems can be held liable if they do not maintain the filtration systems and keep them in good condition.

  • The Best Places to Find Scrap Copper

    21 July 2015

    With scrap copper prices well above the $2.00 per pound mark in most areas, now is a good time to look around for the highly valuable metal. Scrap metal recycling isn't as tough as you might think. In fact, there are a number of surprising places where copper can lay hidden. The following offers a short list of places where you can easily find and extract scrap copper. Demolition Sites

  • Ceramics Fabrication: A Look At The Condensation Process

    4 June 2015

    Ceramics are defined as an inorganic and nonmetallic material.  Ceramic engineering play an important role in numerous industries. They are incorporated and used in the production of electronics, medical grade equipment, and more. The different fabrication techniques of ceramics are responsible for varying properties. The final product goes through various processes in order to achieve its final consistency. If you like working with ceramics and you're a beginner, understanding the fabrication process that large companies use can help you determine whether the ceramics that are being used are high quality.

  • Programmable Logic Controller: 3 Commands And Features Perfect For Process Weighing Systems

    6 April 2015

    Integrating programmable logic controllers (PLC) into process weighing systems in assembly lines can boost productivity and improve output quality. First invented in 1969, PLCs are responsible for continuously monitoring inputs and outputs into the entire operation to make calculated decisions that adjust and fine-tune different components of process weighing systems. If you're still running on old technology, it's time to upgrade your production line. Here are 3 essential commands and features that will make a world of a difference.

  • Angle Grinders: Five Safety Guidelines To Keep In Mind

    10 March 2015

    It would be difficult to imagine being a welder without having access to an angle grinder. These do-it-all tools are able to cut, grind, and finish metal in all kinds of tough environments and at remote job-sites. However, it is said that familiarity breeds contempt, and a lax attitude when using angle grinders can be hazardous to the health of welders. Below are five safety guidelines that should be kept in mind when using an angle grinder: