Suggestions and Solutions

12/01/2000


Greasing the skids

Monitor lubrication management system (LMS) integrates task routing and scheduling with preventive maintenance functions to automate and facilitate the planning and control of an entire lubrication program. LMS simplifies lubrication tracking, scheduling, routing, and inventory management for all types of equipment. The system generates reports covering personnel efficiency, root cause failure, and work history.

ExxonMobil Lubricants &

Petroleum Specialties Co.

www.exxonmobil.com

Circle 251

 

Keep electrodes dry

Storing and Re-Drying Electrodes provides tips on how to care for low hydrogen and nonlow hydrogen electrodes. This topic is important to welders because if electrodes contain too much moisture, they may not operate properly. A simple change in storage habits or proper re-drying practices for electrodes already exposed to dampness may quickly and easily correct problems.

The Lincoln Electric Co.

www.lincolnelectric.com

Circle 252

 

Handling hazardous spills

Hazardous Materials Behavior and Emergency Response Operations, a book and companion CD-ROM, explain how to safely and effectively handle a hazardous material spill or release. Written primarily as a technical primer, it is a useful resource for public and private sector emergency response personnel, industrial safety and training coordinators, and others who lack an extensive background in chemistry and toxicology.

American Society of Safety Engineers

www.asse.org

Circle 253

 

Get air smarts cheap

Basic Pneumatics is an interactive training CD-ROM that is the first of its kind for the motion control industry. The CD enhances the user's know-ledge of basic pneumatics and consists of 16 hr of interactive hosts and animated schematics and components to create a true learning atmosphere. The CD offers employers and employees training comparable to classroom instruction or seminars without the expense.

Neuport Corp.

www.neuport.com

Circle 254

 

Freeze pipes shut

Accu-freeze uses liquid nitrogen in a controlled system to freeze stationary liquids in a selected section of pipe or tubing. The system accurately and safely forms an inline ice plug capable of withstanding 2000 psi in pipes up to 12-in. dia. This temporary plug isolates the section, allowing repairs without shutting off or draining the pipe system.

COB Industries, Inc.

www.cob-industries.com

Circle 255

 

Rolling fire doors

A continuing education program-Rolling Closure Products-offers learning unit credit towards AIA membership and state licenses. Program attendance also qualifies for health and safety credit. This part of the program covers rolling fire doors, counter fire doors, smoke and draft control assemblies, and fire product automatic closing systems.

Cornell Iron Works, Inc.

Circle 256

 

Don't fall for this

Fall prevention and protection training toolbox helps instructors reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatalities at work sites. The program teaches participants to identify a fall hazard, prevent a fall, and use and inspect all fall arrest equipment.

Dalloz Fall Protection

www.cdalloz.com

Circle 257

 

Air tools for all occasions

A 60-p catalog describes a complete line of pneumatic tools. Quick reference charts help select the proper tools and provide information on product features, benefits, applications, and accessories, as well as specifications and dimensions.

T.C. Service Co.

wtcservice.com

Circle 258





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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.

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