Electrical

Training for Lockout/Tagout

June 1, 2021

By: Brian McFadden, Contributor Many warehousing operations use motorized equipment, like conveyor systems, to maintain efficient workflows. Some workplaces have more specialized needs, like industrial refrigeration systems for cold-storage facilities. Larger workplaces often call for more powerful equipment. As long as guards remain in place and workers follow safe practices, these systems can be relatively…

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Creating a Safer Workplace with Iron Phosphate Li-ion Batteries

June 1, 2021

Workplace injuries are all too common in warehouses, and battery maintenance for material handling equipment is a typical culprit. The ongoing maintenance required to keep flooded lead-acid batteries running presents a danger to the workers tasked with charging, watering and changing batteries. Batteries come in power equipment on construction sites, in tractors, trucks and automobiles,…

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Prevent LOTO Mistakes with Visual Communication

March 17, 2021

Brian McFadden, Contributor Effective Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) systems protect workers from unexpected movement or energy release during equipment service. OSHA estimates that these procedures save 120 lives, and prevent 50,000 injuries, every year. Naturally, any workplace that takes worker safety seriously will work hard to maintain an effective LOTO program. But we’re all only human; mistakes…

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Custom Beam Lift

Custom Caldwell Beam Lifts Electricity Cable Reels

March 2, 2020

A 26,000 lb. (13-ton) capacity custom lifting beam from Caldwell is being used to lift reels of electrical cable off flatbed trailers. The adjustable beam, which spans 48 in. to 87 in., was recently delivered to a high voltage electrical transmission contractor by Caldwell distributor Western Sling. The provider of lifting and rigging equipment has…

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Larson Electronics Releases Explosion-Proof Thermostat, 6-Foot 16/3 SOOW Cord, 120/240V AC

November 12, 2019

Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting and equipment sectors, announced the release of an explosion-proof thermostat for use in Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations. This thermostat is adjustable, using a set point knob system that is powered by an SPDT snap action switch. This unit…

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Toughbook

Panasonic Unveils TOUGHBOOK 55 Mobile Computer with Customer-Driven Modular Design

September 9, 2019

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a worker’s best friend: the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® 55 mobile computer. Building on legendary reliability, versatility, performance and ruggedness, the TOUGHBOOK 55 offers unrivaled flexibility with its modular expansion packs and accessories that can accommodate a multitude of work environments and personal preferences. The TOUGHBOOK 55’s modular design supports the demands…

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Zip Ties & Electrical Workplace Safety

July 16, 2019

Amy Greenberg, Contributor When dealing with electrical work, safety is of the utmost importance. The electrical industry has some of the most stringent safety laws and regulations, all aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of the workforce when on the job. One device in which every electrical worker is well-versed is the zip tie,…

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Rockford Systems Introduces IP69K Modular eStop Safety System for Wash-Down Areas

August 21, 2018

Protects Machine Operators in Food, Beverage & Pharmaceutical Processing Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is helping simplify installation of emergency stops in facilities where hygiene and cleanliness are critical by introducing its new IP69K-rated Modular Emergency Stop (eStop) Safety Control System. This complete, quick-disconnect wiring solution consists of…

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LED Universal Workstation Lights

February 26, 2017

Heavy Duty Erector Set with many areas of use… Home/Office Industrial Furniture, Assembly Lines, Shipping/Receiving Stations, Pharmaceutical, Work Cells, Manufacturing, Distribution Warehouses, Retail Distribution Workstations can be used with our Pop-Up ball and other ergonomic transfers Omtec 48” 2 bulb LED Light’s Fit’s most standard workstation uprights Easy mounting brackets included 48” Universal standard LED…

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