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Hazardous Area Guide to NFPA 70 Location Classes, Divisions & Groups

Minimize risk with a quick glance at this hazardous area guide to NFPA 70 Locations Classes, Divisions & Groups. A hazardous area guide helps make it easy to identify & avoid dangerous situations by educating viewers on the potential risks that may exist within a hazardous area. Use this guide to ensure employee safety, proper equipment selection, and facility safety.

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Dillon | Minimizing Downtime with Dillon

Dillon | Minimizing Downtime with Dillon

By using quality tools like Dillon dynamometers, force gauges & tension meters, you can make sure to get the job done right the first time. Add durability to that, and you’ll be able to continue to use those same tools for years to come, saving you time in having to source new tools, helping you save time and money.

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Intercomp’s LS-WIM® Weigh-In-Motion Truck Scale Minimizes Weighing Downtime

Intercomp’s LS-WIM® Weigh-In-Motion Truck Scale System can help organizations minimize weighing downtime. The LS-WIM provides a low cost method for efficiently weighing freight as trucks enter and exit a facility. The system also totalizes axle weights to determine gross vehicle weight (GVW) and can instantly document the NET weight of inbound material by utilizing stored tare weights for up to 250 vehicles, each with a unique ID, for later retrieval from the system.

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Should You Replace Obsolete Equipment to Minimize Unplanned Downtime?

When deciding whether to replace obsolete equipment, there are many factors to consider beyond just the initial purchase price. Equipment replacement is definitely a great way to minimize unplanned downtime, but is it worth the associated cost? Performing a risk assessment could help. Read this post for help with which factors to include in the assessment.

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Mountz | Implement Error-Proofing Processes to Minimize Production Downtime

Complex fastening regimes with multiple screws and high-speed production can lead to missed screws, torque failures, and compromised quality. Error-proofing the complete tightening process improves the quality control process for manufacturers by reducing the number of defective products pulled from the assembly line and hedging the risk of liability from product failures in the field. Learn how Mountz can help with the error-proofing process.

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Stock Spare Parts to Minimize Unplanned Downtime

It’s imperative to stock spare parts for any scale or equipment that is vital to the operation & profitability of your business. This is one of the simplest & most effective ways to minimize downtime. With global supply chain shortages & logistics issues contributing to longer lead times than ever, keeping the spare parts you need on-hand could mean the difference between a few days or a few weeks without a functional scale if your equipment goes down unexpectedly.

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Unmanned Truck Scale Kiosks Help Reduce Risk & Increase Efficiency

Unmanned truck scale kiosks can be added to existing truck scales to help reduce risk, increase efficiency, and even enable data collection. Kiosks are available in a variety of configurations with different features to serve a wide range of functions. Most importantly, unmanned kiosks reduce the amount of man power required to run the scale, and the amount of human interaction. Read more to learn about the many benefits of unmanned kiosks.

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Sartorius | Tips to Ensure Reliable Weighing Results from Laboratory Balances

Today, laboratory balances have been perfected so that even weighing of very small amounts of substances can be done quickly, easily and yet with the most reliable results. However, weighing is affected by physical effects and the ambient conditions at the installation site. Knowing about possible disturbance variables and how to minimize them is useful and necessary to perform high-precision weighing and avoid misinterpretations of weighing results.

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Tips to Protect Scales & Decrease Risk

A quality scale for your business can be a significant investment that will prove to be imperative during day to day operations. The best way to protect that investment is to treat the scale as the valuable tool that it is. Doing so will ensure you get the longest possible life out of your investment. A great way to protect scales is to routinely perform preventative maintenance, including calibration, greasing load cells, cleaning under the scale & more.

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How to Protect Your Electronics from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Electrostatic discharge, or “ESD”, occurs when static electricity is suddenly transferred between two electrically charged objects. ESD is incredibly common, and although it isn’t always noticeable to humans, it can still be powerful enough to harm or ruin electronics. Learn the best ways to protect your equipment in this post.

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