Industrial Manufacturing

How to Future Proof Embedded HMI

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

Three Central Guidelines for Protecting Your Heavy Machinery

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

Customizations You Can Request When Ordering Wood Pallets

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

Reasons Why Potential Car Buyers Should Buy Cars Glazed with Acrylic Glass

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

How Well Can You Use a Power Drill?

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

Safety Tips When Cleaning Molasses Storage Tanks

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

How to Prevent Debris From Getting Into Your Water Pump

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

A Closer Look At Accessible Handrails: 9 Points To Consider

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

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

Have You Considered Metal Street Furniture?

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Are you investigating possible options for designing or purchasing street furniture? Do you need to arrange the purchase of some park benches, barriers, or bollards? If this is your position, you will probably be giving some thought to the advantages of different materials, including wood, metal and plastic. Each of these materials has its defenders, and there are reasons to consider each one for creating street furniture, but overall, sheet metal has the edge.

15 November 2017

Construction Worksite Safety: Three Considerations for Netting System Selection

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

There are numerous potential hazards in construction worksites. If these dangers are not addressed, they could translate into injuries and even fatalities for the workers and people around the area. Your company could also become burdened by legal and financial repercussions due to the incidents. Therefore, you should invest in protective equipment to prevent such accidents. One of the most beneficial systems that you should install is industrial safety netting. This device will serve as passive fall arrest and debris containment gear.

27 October 2017