Can the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) Be Replaced?

Q:  Is There Anything Better Than the PLC? Almost every plant manager has wondered at one time or another:  “Isn’t there a better way to manage my operations?  Is there anything out there that works better than a PLC (programmable logic controller)?” A:  Almost—But Not Quite. The answer is:  not quite yet, said Jim Wright, […]

Does your Company Meet OSHA’s Dec. 1 Deadline for GHS Standards?

Beginning in April 2012, OSHA updated their Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classifying and labeling chemicals. By December 1, 2013, all employers were required to train their employees on the key elements of GHS Standards—including the new pictograms and safety data sheets. By June 1, […]

Ingersoll Rand Hoists Help To Prevent Expensive Back Injuries

Hoists are a great way to prevent back injuries—especially in situations where operators should not lift more than 35 lbs.  By using a hook-mounted or trolley-mounted hoist, workers can safely lift anything from 1 lb. to 8,000 lbs.—or more.  They are ideal for heavy lifting applications, and can be used to lift, pull, position, tension, […]