Suggestions & Solutions

10/01/2001


Give a body a lift

Hoisting Personnel Reference Card is pocket-sized and ideal for pre-lift meetings, training, and to help improve safety when cranes are used to lift personnel. It covers platform requirements, selection of rigging, proof tests, trial lifts, pre-lift inspection, lifting to a work location, and more. Printed in 2-color (blue and black text and graphics), laminated and weatherproof, these 61/4 x 31/2 in. cards are $4.95 each.

Crane Institute of America, Inc.

craneinstitute.com

Circle 251

Check out H 2 O

Perfecting Simplicity in Water Analysis catalog presents an extensive line of water testing kits that are highly accurate, economical, portable, and extremely simple to use. Test kits are available for quantitatively measuring more than 50 important analytes in concentrations from parts-per-billion to percent levels, using simple visual color comparison or a photometric instrument.

Chemetrics

chemetrics.com

Circle 252

Handle insulation smart

Play It Smart, Play it Safe is a free booklet and 16-min. video training program that illustrates the recommended work practices for handling fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. The booklet and video describe recommended work practices that include: minimizing dust generation, wearing appropriate clothing, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, and the recommended way of removing fibers from skin and eyes.

NAIMA

naima.org

Circle 253

What a wastewater pump

Bulletin BRELWW is a fully illustrated, 12-p brochure which describes a full range of pumps specifically designed for water and wastewater applications. Featured models include NS non-clog pumps, Trash Hog solids handling, self-priming pumps, vortex pumps, and a broad offering of horizontal, split-case pumps. Pumps for utility, sump, and chemical feed service are also included.

ITT Industries

gouldspumps.com

Circle 254

Special offer to our readers

Budgets. Forecast meetings. Annual planning exercises. Financial audits. Management conferences. It's time for the ICE-Alert Annual Outlook Edition. The 160-p 2002 manufacturing forecast covers four concepts: escalation in average industry prices, changes in direct manufacturing costs, spending on manufacturing costs, and U.S. end market growth.

Thinking Cap Solutions

ebaatz@ice-alert.com

Circle 255

Test the ethernet

High Speed Ethernet (HSE) testing kit (HTK) 1.0 is used for test and registration of linking devices, which connect H1 field device networks to the HSE network. H1 and HSE are complimentary networks; H1, running at 31.25 kbit/s, is optimized for traditional process control applications, while HSE, running at 100 Mbit/s, is designed for high-performance control applications and plant information integration.

Fieldbus Foundation

fieldbus.org

Circle 256

Dryer for sensitive applications

Finite FDD Series dryer system provides clean, dry air for all types of moisture-sensitive pneumatic applications. The dryer, with 1/4-1-in. NPT ports, removes water vapor and aerosols at point-of-use applications with intermittent flows to 60-scfm. The dryer provides pressure dewpoints to -40 F and does not require steady flow for constant dewpoint suppression.

Parker Hannifin Corp., Filtration & Separation Div.

parker.com

Circle 257

Keep cool in blackouts

MovinCool portable air conditioners can be used with back-up generators, which may not have enough power to run central air conditioners. The units do not require costly installation and can simply be rolled in, plugged in, and turned on, saving expensive HVAC contractor fees. In times of emergency they can be used in the IT department, for example, to eliminate the risk of computer system failure by overheating.

MovinCool

movincool.com

Circle 258





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
2016 Product of the Year; Diagnose bearing failures; Asset performance management; Testing dust collector performance measures
Safety for 18 years, warehouse maintenance tips, Ethernet and the IIoT, GAMS 2016 recap
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Safety at every angle, Big Data's impact on operations, bridging the skills gap
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role of plant safety and offers advice on best practices.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me