Do you own a manufacturing plant which largely depends on humans to operate? Read on and discover some of the factors you should discuss with an engineer regarding the components/functionalities which should be emphasised as the automation of your manufacturing processes is being designed. Damaged Raw Materials Humans can become tired and make mistakes, such as damaging raw materials or products. Such damage can cause the affected materials to be scraped or taken for reworking in order to fix the defects.
1 May 2018
Machine automation engineers now include embedded human machine interfaces (HMI) in new equipment in order to make it possible for those machines to communicate with other machines in the industrial internet of things (IIoT). However, the rapid changes in industrial technology can render many of those machines obsolete if deliberate measures aren't taken to future-proof the HMI. This article discusses some of the future-proofing options which design engineering professionals can implement to keep HMI relevant.
12 April 2018
Correct maintenance practices are critical for the efficiency and durability of your industrial heavy machinery. In general, if the upkeep of your equipment is neglected, the performance of the machines will decline. As a result, premature failure could occur, and the cost of replacement will be high. You should also note that proper care of heavy equipment ensures that they are safe for the workers on your site. If you have purchased new industrial or commercial machinery, you should consider using the below-outlined guidelines for effective maintenance and equipment protection.
19 March 2018
There is a misconception that when you order wood pallets, you basically can choose the size and that is it. The truth is, there are several options you can choose from when you order a pallet from a wood supplier. Before you place your order, consider your project and the scope of that project. When you have your needs written down for your wood pallets, consider these customizable requests. Pre-Treated
26 February 2018
If you own a car, then you should know that polycarbonate has made a name for itself in the automotive industry, especially for one of the most critical stages in the manufacturing process, automotive glazing. However, it is changing as acrylic plastic has grown in demand among automotive manufacturers for their glazing purposes. While acrylic has been used in various car applications such as ambient lighting and door entry strips, it is in the glazing department where the material's potential can be seen.
11 February 2018
Home improvement projects are a great opportunity to save money, especially when you can do them yourself. You don't need to hire a specialist for everything that goes wrong in your basement. For instance, sealing small cracks is an easy task if you have the right materials at hand. You need to do a bit of drilling, cleaning the crack with a wire brush and applying the sealant. A power drill is a handy tool when doing such projects.
25 January 2018
Molasses tanks come in different shapes and sizes as well as constituent materials. Whichever type of tank you have in your average-sized mill, cleaning the container is a critical part of producing quality molasses. However, there have been cases of accidents and even death of staff during molasses tank cleaning exercises. While the nature of molasses is harmless, subtle aspects might pose a significant danger to cleaning staff. Tips provided in this article highlight ways your team can improve safety when cleaning molasses storage tanks.
11 January 2018
Unfortunately, water pumps can get clogged with dirt or debris, and that can cause the pump to stop working correctly. To keep your pump working at full capacity, you need to keep it free of dirt and debris. Let these tips help you. 1. Make Sure Connections Are Tight On a regular basis, you should check how hoses and other elements are connected to your pump. If those connections are crooked or not secure, debris can sneak in through the cracks.
3 January 2018
Many car manufacturers have car lifts in their facilities. Here are three safety tips which employees of such facilities should keep in mind when using this piece of equipment. Do not exceed the lift's maximum weight limit Most car lifts have a maximum weight limit. When an employee is tasked with using a car lift to transport a vehicle from one part of a facility to another, it is important for them not to overload the lift to the point where the equipment's weight limit is exceeded.
17 December 2017
A stainless steel handrail is an essential provision when creating accessible spaces; however, the finer points of inclusive design are often overlooked or not fully understood. By adhering to the guidelines listed below, you can be sure that you have done all that you can to provide safe and accessible handrails in and around your building: Handrails On Both Sides of the Stairs Disabled people may have a weaker side of their body, as is often the case with stroke survivors, making handrails on both sides of all staircases a necessity.
30 November 2017