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February 22, 2018

New Fume Guns Give Welders a Shot at Healthier Work Environments

 

By Jaret Cameron, Technical Director of Welding Processes

It’s a Dirty Job

Most welders will tell you the conditions they work in are less than ideal. In fact, they can be downright nasty. In many cases, you can literally see the air[…]

February 22, 2018

Tips to Maximize Fume Gun Performance

You have already made a wise investment by purchasing the RoboVent Fume Extractor and it’s likely you are pleased with your purchase. In order to protect your investment, extend the life of your gun and ensure the best performance throughout the life[…]

January 03, 2018

When Poor Air Quality Kills: Preventing Dust Explosions

By Trevor Kendall

Dust explosions are among the most terrifying, expensive and potentially deadly industrial disasters. Combustible dusts—which include dusts from metal, wood, paper, food processing and plastics, among others—contain explosive power[…]

January 03, 2018

The Single Most Effective Tip for Collecting Oil Mist

Controlling oil mist is one of the most persistent air quality challenges in manufacturing, particularly in sectors such as automotive manufacturing. Oil mist poses different threats to workers than most dust and fumes, and it behaves differently, as[…]

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,[…]

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.

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

June 02, 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[…]