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welder at work

October 26, 2017

Hybrid Air Quality Solutions for Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

Welding operations in the manufacturing of heavy equipment pose a particular challenge when it comes to air quality. In short, weld fumes can be hard to capture off of large components. Source capture solutions are usually needed to protect workers, but this equipment can be hard to use when the components are large. Ambient capture […]

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October 25, 2017

Three Top Money-Saving Trends in Air Quality Management

New trends in dust collector system design are making air filtration more efficient and effective. Here is a quick look at three of these trends and how they might affect your budget.

project management

October 12, 2017

What Does Successful Project Management Look Like?

By Bryan Reed When project management for air quality equipment installation works, it’s nearly invisible. But when it’s done poorly, the results are painfully obvious: delivery dates are missed. The quality of work is inadequate. Clients are left waiting in the dark, without a clear idea of what to expect next or when things will […]

robotic welding tip extraction

October 12, 2017

A Hot Tip on Robotic Tip Extraction

Robotic welding is spreading quickly through manufacturing, as its promise of precision and productivity is proving irresistible. And there is more good news on the robotic welding front. One of the few downsides of robotic welding—the high volume of fumes produced—is seeing a new remedy: robotic tip extraction. Robotic welding operations that are too large […]

Laser Cutting Dust Control

September 11, 2017

Six Key Considerations for Laser Cutting Dust Control

Laser cutting is one of the most dust-intensive applications in manufacturing. High-speed precision cutting turns metal into airborne particulates in a flash. If this dust isn’t properly controlled, it can cause costly damage to the components of the laser cutting machine or escape into the ambient air, where it becomes a health and safety concern. […]

AWS Welding Contest

June 2, 2017

Sparking the Next Generation of Welders

The future of welding is bright, but the American Welding Society understands that the field needs to reach out to the next generation. Young people aren’t entering the industry the way they did in the past, and the AWS predicts a shortage of 290,000 skilled workers by 2020. The need to support welding students drives […]

RoboVent AC Rental

May 16, 2017

The Top 3 Reasons to Rent AC

Summer is a great time for a company picnic or softball league, but the season is not known for its high level of productivity. Heat exhaustion and other health problems are common in manufacturing facilities at every latitude. Manufacturers in places with shorter summers still face high temperatures, and, without a proper AC system in […]

April 25, 2017

Safety First: Contractor Safety and What You Should Expect From an Industrial Ventilation System Supplier

When your company invites outside contractors onto your site, you should have high expectations for their performance. You want your contractors to do everything within their power to guarantee a smooth and successful implementation and ensure the safety of their employees as well as yours. Contractor safety must be a priority anytime arrangements are made […]

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March 21, 2017

[BREAKING NEWS] OSHA’s New Beryllium Standard:

What It—and Its Timing—Means for You On January 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final ruling on a new beryllium standard. Many in industry were anticipating an update to the 40-year-old standard, but that didn’t prevent the announcement from making waves across the manufacturing sector. Another wave of news broke […]

RoboVent Extractor Fume Gun

March 10, 2017

A Brief History of Fume Guns, and Why Today Is Different

Here is the one-sentence history of fume guns: At first they were terrible, but now they’re pretty great. For decades, fume guns had a bad reputation, and it was well earned. Fortunately, engineers were not content to let the underdeveloped technology fade away. The 1970s: Malaise Strikes By the 1970s, extraction fume guns were widely […]

PAPR Hood Grinding Sparks

March 10, 2017

Grinding Booths: An Easy Solution to a Gritty Problem

Grinding and sanding operations are dirty business, but somebody’s gotta do it. Many manufacturing facilities rely on a grinding station as a key step in production. A highly skilled person in this position is a great asset to a facility, but even the finest craftsperson can’t help but throw dust and particulates across a shop […]

RoboVent is the Best way to stop a spark

March 9, 2017

What’s the Best Way to Stop a Spark?

As the old song says, it only takes a spark to get a fire going…and if that spark is in your dust collector, the resulting fire can do a lot of damage. Your dust collector provides the perfect environment for a fire to start: plenty of fuel in the form of filter media and combustible […]