Safety

Position Sensing of Mechanical Components in Rail Increases Safety

Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine. This...
On November 14, 2018

Solutions for Reducing Noise on the Factory Floor

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment should be a top priority in any facility. More and more companies are putting programs in place to improve the working environment and...
On November 13, 2018

Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves

Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000 tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...
On October 4, 2018

No More Spills! 8 Reasons Why You Need a New Oil Change Process

A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for the...
On September 14, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Do You Know How Extreme Cold Affects Your Hydraulic Hose Properties?

Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic hoses.  Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is to...
On July 12, 2018

Quiet Aircraft Initiative is Turning Down the Cabin Volume

For some customers, it's the ultimate white noise. For most, however, the incessant droning experienced in an aircraft cabin is not just annoying, it’s a potential health hazard.   According to a...
On June 29, 2018

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018

Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know

Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
On May 2, 2018

Teaming Up to Lead Workplace and Community Improvements

From providing a safe and engaging work environment where all team members can thrive, to strengthening all of the communities which the company calls home and supporting organizations that make...
On April 9, 2018

Drilling Fleet Saves Time and Money with Asset and Document Management

In the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, time is money. Managers for companies that operate fleets of drilling vessels conducting offshore, deep-water oil extraction in countries around the...
On April 9, 2018

Implementing an Asset Management and Maintenance Program? Consider Risk

Implementing an effective asset management and maintenance program for critical assets and components such as hydraulic hoses constitutes a challenge for many companies; however, it is the...
On March 21, 2018

Avoiding High Decibels to Monitor Motor Performance | Case Study

Safety in your factory or test stands should always be a priority. Anywhere high pressure or high velocity are at play, being able to monitor the process and changing conditions, with accuracy,...
On March 1, 2018

Aircraft Lightning Protection Rises to New Heights

Aircraft lightning strikes occur more frequently than you might think. It’s estimated that on average, commercial aircraft lightning strikes occur every 1,000 hours of flight time. When a strike...
On January 10, 2018

Oil and Gas: Monitor Chemical Mixing Wirelessly

The oil and gas industry works with numerous chemicals during drilling processes, some of which can be under high pressure. A recent customer needed a solution that allowed workers to measure the...
On September 14, 2016

Reduce Diagnostic Risks with Heavy Machinery

When your job requires you to run diagnostics on a bulldozer that’s moving along a railroad track, safety is a chief concern. However, when you’re using wired monitoring devices, trying to do the...
On September 7, 2016

Size Matters: Small, Wireless Sensors Make Diagnostic Efforts Easier for Mobile Equipment

Diagnostic sensing devices come in all shapes and sizes, but for certain applications some sensors can be more of a headache than others. This is especially true with mobile equipment,...
On December 15, 2015

Effective Predictive Maintenance of Rotary Machines

Effective predictive maintenance of rotary machinery requires vigilant monitoring of any number of parameters, such as vibration and shock, acoustic emissions, wear debris in oil, etc....
On November 3, 2015