Fixed Or Flexible: PLC Options You Should Consider For Your System Automation

Posted on: 11 March 2015

Programmable logic controllers date back to the late 1960s. Now, they are used to automate systems of all kinds, from traffic lights to theme park rides. In fact, you probably interact with things that depend on Eaton PLCs every day without even realizing it. They play a vital role in technology management and automation, keeping key components of society operating on a predetermined schedule. There are two primary types of PLCs. [Read More]

Protect Your Water Tanks From Freezing: Know The Dangers And How To Manage Sub-Freezing Conditions

Posted on: 17 February 2015

If your facility utilizes steel tanks to store filtered water, then you should recognize the dangers posed by freezing temperatures. Unfiltered water can freeze, of course, but filtered water actually makes the problem more acute by removing impurities that can inhibit freezing. Below is more information on the damage that can be done by frozen water tanks and how to prevent them from freezing in the first place: How frozen water can damage your tanks [Read More]

2 Things To Look For In Manufacturing Production Software

Posted on: 21 January 2015

After building those custom bookshelves in your home woodshop for a few years and selling them online, you might finally be ready to invest in a professional warehouse and some fancy manufacturing production software. Professional production methods might help you meet the demands of a growing business, which can keep your company profitable. However, choosing a program can be an overwhelming decision—and one that you might have to live with for a while. [Read More]

3 Air Compressor Areas To Maintain For Extended Equipment Life

Posted on: 15 January 2015

When setting your price point for manufactured products, you must consider equipment replacement costs to ensure you make a profit on each sale. You can reduce your equipment replacement costs by performing maintenance on a regular schedule. Start with maintenance on the smallest pieces of equipment that tend to run down fastest, such as air compressors. After all, these compressors may run all day to power tools that activate using pressurized air. [Read More]