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Safety & Maintenance

Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

For decades, plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns, penalties and...

Understanding Safety Signage

When it comes to the safety management systems your business has in place, there are key areas that should not go overlooked. Most involve...

Protective Systems for Press Brake Applications

Press Brake Safety, originally operating under the name of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, LLC., was founded in 2001 by Douglas Boyer, Jr. who had over...

Prolonging Performance

The list of items needing regular maintenance in your shop is likely long. It probably seems there is always something to be done. Unfortunately,...
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Advancements in Virtual Support

The impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing facilities has been significant. While offices across America have largely pivoted to online platforms for web-based collaborations between...

Heavy Lifting Overhead

Over 40 cranes and hoists were installed in GILLIG LLC’s new Livermore, California facility as the bus manufacturer recently completed its relocation from Hayward...

Industrial HVAC Application – Thinking Outside the Box

HVAC systems play a crucial role in many industrial cooling applications. These systems – composed of cooling towers, chillers and air handlers – are...
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Evaluating the Condition of Your Vacuum Furnace: 5-Point Checklist

Obtaining precise process and metallurgical results is essential to any heat-treat application. Often, outcomes rely on the performance of a vacuum furnace. When a...

Proper Care and “Feeding” of Your Spindle

OVER THE RECENT YEARS, THE EVOLUTION OF SUCH CONCEPTS AS CONDITION MONITORING AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL.Condition monitoring, as the name implies, watched...
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Vaccination Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

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