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March 21, 2017

[BREAKING NEWS] OSHA’s New Beryllium Standard:

What It—and Its Timing—Means for You

On January 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final ruling on a new beryllium standard. Many in industry were anticipating an update to the 40-year-old standard, but[…]

March 10, 2017

A Brief History of Fume Guns, and Why Today Is Different

Here is the one-sentence history of fume guns: At first they were terrible, but now they’re pretty great. For decades, fume guns had a bad reputation, and it was well earned. Fortunately, engineers were not content to let the underdeveloped technology[…]

March 10, 2017

Grinding Booths: An Easy Solution to a Gritty Problem

Grinding and sanding operations are dirty business, but somebody’s gotta do it. Many manufacturing facilities rely on a grinding station as a key step in production. A highly skilled person in this position is a great asset to a facility, but even the[…]

March 09, 2017

What’s the Best Way to Stop a Spark?

As the old song says, it only takes a spark to get a fire going…and if that spark is in your dust collector, the resulting fire can do a lot of damage.

Your dust collector provides the perfect environment for a fire to start: plenty of fuel in the[…]

March 09, 2017

Getting to the Root of Air Quality Issues

By John Keaser, RoboVent Lead Engineer

Helping companies find and implement effective solutions for air quality problems is the most rewarding part of my job. I worked on the front lines of manufacturing myself while finishing my education, including[…]