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Cleaning Brushes

June 16, 2014 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

New cleaning brushes are designed for efficiency and functionality in food production, retail and municipal environments.

Report: Restoring the Middle Class With Manufacturing Jobs

June 16, 2014 10:00 am | by University of Virginia Miller Center | News | Comments

A University of Virginia Miller Center commission released a report of actionable ideas on creating manufacturing jobs, which have been an engine of middle-class employment throughout U.S. history. Board members said the goal is to produce quality employees.

Feet First: Best Practices to Ensure Safe Flooring

June 13, 2014 12:24 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. But just because flooring is constantly underfoot doesn't mean it’s also constantly top-of-mind. How can your company ensure safety through safe flooring?

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Dry Brush

June 10, 2014 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The soft bristles are designed for brushing dry, fine particles, such as dust, flour, icing or sugar. It is also used as a dustpan brush on floors.

Wall Bracket

June 10, 2014 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

This wall bracket for tool storage is a flexible hanging bracket designed to extend tool life and improve hygiene in production, restaurant and kitchen, retail and municipal environments. Product has a 10kg load capacity. 

Ceiling Squeegee

June 9, 2014 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Condensation can pose several problems, including damaging corrosion of pipes. Condensation can also build up and drip down into the food processing system, threatening contamination of the end product.

RGF Environmental Attacks Airborne Plant Pathogenic Contaminants for Food Processors

June 9, 2014 8:51 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Studies have proven that airborne pathogenic contamination of food products at the processing level is a safety concern, and can be the major cause of microbiological contamination. Odors, air pollutants, smoke, mold, bacteria and viruses are all plant air issues.

Powder Against PEDv

June 6, 2014 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

This powder is a disinfectant proven to eliminate PEDv in controlled environments. Product is an EPA registered sanitizer that can either be dissolved in water and applied to the surfaces as a spray/foam, or the product can be used as a dry floor surface disinfectant applied to surfaces as a dry granule for slow release.

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Semi-Hermetic Compressors

June 6, 2014 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new HG44e (4-cylinder) and HG88e (8-cylinder) compressors are equipped with the newly developed valve-plate technology, which enables greater refrigeration duty while operating with less power consumption.

Autoloading Slicing System

June 5, 2014 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The belt-loading systems included in the technology fully support product portions throughout the transfer and loading process ensuring consistent performance. The system makes the final correction to each row alignment just prior to packager to ensure product placement is precise. 

Metal Detector Software

June 4, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The software analyzes the detection signal and uses an algorithm to calculate the signal strength based on a function of time and amplitude. This can improve performance in certain applications, including large bags, by up to 40 percent. 

Linear Motor Stages

June 3, 2014 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The product features an integral anti-creep linear guideway, which can increase uptime by as much as 15 percent in high duty cycle applications by eliminating the need for homing moves typically required to reset standard crossed roller bearing retainer cages.

10 Tips for Safe Use of Aerial Lifts

June 2, 2014 2:33 pm | by Terex Corporation | Articles | Comments

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for workers. These operating tips are critical steps that a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operator can take to reduce the likelihood of a potential fall.   

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PACK EXPO Brings Back The Processing Zone

May 30, 2014 12:29 pm | News | Comments

A recent study says 75 percent of manufacturers use robots at some point along their manufacturing line, including processing operations involving direct food contact. Use of robotics has more than tripled for some industries in the past five years.

Conical Vessel Working Platform

May 29, 2014 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Re-usuable working platform is for use inside conical shaped vessels. Product is modular and designed individually for fast installation. The platform can be installed in almost all conical process vessels, such as reactors, Nauta-style mixer/dryers and single shaft dryers and mixers.

Infrared Camera

May 29, 2014 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Product is specifically designed to monitor equipment, assets, and processes for heat issues and fire detection in potentially explosive environments, as well as prevent the thermal camera itself from becoming an ignition source. 

Motor/Drive Combination Package

May 23, 2014 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

A matched motor/drive combination package allows an OEM the option to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source.

Water Leak Detection Kit

May 21, 2014 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OLK-402 Industrial Leak Detection Kit pinpoints any leaks in water and water/glycol-based industrial systems.

Vacuum Filter Cleaning System

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s new industrial vacuum cleaners feature InfiniClean™ automatic filter cleaning system is a self-contained, automated filter purging system requiring no external compressed air supply, secondary power source or cleaning actions by the operator.

Avoiding Decision Fatigue in the Engineering Change Management Process

May 19, 2014 12:01 pm | by Heatherly Bucher, Arena Solutions | Articles | Comments

Social researchers say we can suffer from “decision fatigue,” where repeated judgments deplete our mental resources to the point that it influences our next decisions. One result is our tendency to simplify decisions by accepting status quo or whatever is easy.

Survey: Manufacturers Use Mobile Apps for Inspections, Work Orders

May 16, 2014 10:19 am | by Canvas | News | Comments

The Canvas survey points to an increasingly mobile manufacturing workforce looking to extend more day-to-day business processes to mobile devices, and that structured and unstructured data collection and collaboration apps are rising to the top of wish lists.

Natural Disaster Planning and Training

May 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tim Williams, Senior Project Manager, Process Safety Management (PSM) | Articles | Comments

Storm season is upon the United States. Do you have an emergency plan and the trained employees to carry it out? Tim Williams, senior project manager at Process Safety Management (PSM), has a primer to help ensure that yours meets regulated safey needs.

Changing the Tune on Asset Uptime

April 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Leah Friberg, Education and Public Affairs, Fluke Corporation | Articles | Comments

Not all manufacturers have the budgets to implement a dedicated predictive maintenance system, but they do have smart devices that can be incorporated into daily use, raising the overall effectiveness of even a small maintenance team. 

Lean and Beyond: Increasing the Awareness of MRO

April 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment — and a reliable plant — is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough. The ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.

Drawer Cabinets

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

LISTA sheet steel drawer cabinets offer made-to-measure top quality for professional use.

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