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Eight Workplace Injury & Fall Prevention Tips You Might Have Forgotten

It is estimated that there are approximately a quarter of a million workplace injuries in Canada annually. In fact, it’s difficult to know exactly how many there are due the number of unreported incidents.   Of those reported, however, an…

Maximize Plant Downtime: More than just upkeep & repair

Scheduled plant shutdowns can be an excellent time to perform upgrades, run critical tests, optimize automation, and plan for the future. Even small or remote access plants can benefit from using this downtime in a productive way. The holidays are…

Is implementing remote access technology right for you?

Remote access technology is the ability to control, manage, report, and troubleshoot any or all aspects of your manufacturing process from any location. It is the freedom to gain access to the multitude of networked machines or working robots in…

3 Ways to Boost Your Arc Flash Preparedness

From burn injuries to eye damage and even death, arc flashes occur in less than a second and expose workers and equipment to temperatures four times stronger than the sun’s surface. Are you prepared? An arc flash occurs when an…

What is lights out manufacturing?

Lights out manufacturing is nothing new. In fact, some of the earliest mention of this methodology appears in the mid 1950’s, but today, we’re entering a new era of automation. See what it could mean for you…   More than…

3 Safety Measures You Might Be Missing Out On

Surprisingly easy-to-implement protocols that can change the way you think about safety. Most injuries occur during the everyday, seemingly common tasks that workers perform on a repetitive basis. When thinking about safety around your site, perceived risk is a good…

SICK SENSORS — Is your safety equipment safe?

Many plants and factories rely on SICK Sensors to help protect their employees from injury. SICK sensors work on the principle of reflex light time measurement. The Sick Sensor emits very short light pulses and at the same time an…

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY — Solving electrical problems

A visual inspection of your facility may reveal electrical problems, but by the time those problems are visible with the naked eye they could have already caused damage and cost you money and downtime. That is why thermal imaging is…

TRANSFORMER OIL ANALYSIS — An essential part of preventative maintenance

Regular transformer oil analysis is useful in monitoring the condition of engines, turbines and other oil lubricated equipment. The same can be said for transformer oils used to insulate many transformers and other electrical distribution equipment. The analysis of insulating…