New Submerged HPUs Increase Reliability of All Hydraulic Powered Machinery

For heavy machinery like snowplows, dump trucks, backhoes, front loaders, and rear loaders, Hydraulic Power Units (HPUs) provide the “muscle” behind critical operating machinery...

New Guidelines for Cancer-Causing Chemical Hexavalent Chromium — And How Robots Can Help

Recently, the EPA released the findings for its study on the human health impact of hexavalent chromium. The dangers of this chemical, also known...

Preventing Workplace Injuries in Load Handling

Lifting injuries are a common occurrence in logistics and load handling, where workers are required to move heavy loads throughout their workday. These injuries...

Press Brakes Hidden Danger Zone

When a local supplier of pre-cut and formed steel and aluminum materials accepted a request from a customer to form a few pieces of...

Seven Practical Steps to Build a Culture of Safety and Human Reliability

A technician spills a toxic chemical. She isn’t injured, but easily could have been. The Hazmat cleanup costs over $10,000 and shuts down a...

Major Safety Issues for the Metalworking and Machining Industry

Noise and distractions from machines. Welding fumes and chemical emissions. Heavy materials to lift and move. The potential hazards related to the metalworking and...

What Makes a Hydraulic Fluid Environmentally Friendly?

Ever since companies began developing alternatives to traditional lubricants and greases, there has been some confusion surrounding the terms “environmentally friendly” and “food grade.”...

Optimizing Forging Machine Productivity and Longevity

As the forging industry’s most experienced maintenance staff and equipment operators retire, keeping legacy machines producing at full capacity is increasingly difficult. When new...
Overheating: The Importance of Staying Cool at Work

Overheating: The Importance of Staying Cool at Work

It seems like no matter where you live in the country right now, we are all experiencing this historic heat wave. While some are...
Airborne Contaminants

Industrial Production: Eliminate Indoor Airborne Contaminants to Protect Worker Safety, Productivity

In industrial settings, noxious airborne contaminants from a variety of sources can jeopardize indoor air quality, compromising worker health, productivity, and even regulatory compliance...
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