Category Archives: Expert Opinions

OSHA Power Tools Hazards: Proactive Solutions for a Safer Workplace

In the world of construction and industrial work, power tools are indispensable assets that enhance efficiency and productivity. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and it is crucial for businesses to prioritize occupational safety to protect their most valuable assets—their employees. This article delves into the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) power tool…

A Comprehensive Guide to Industrial Engines and the Best Applications for Each

Industrial engines serve as the lifeline of numerous applications across various sectors, powering the world’s machinery, vehicles, and equipment. When it comes to selecting the right engine for specific industrial applications, there are several factors to consider, including power output, fuel efficiency, reliability, and brand reputation. In this article, we will explore different types of…

Keep Your Fountain Clean with an OASE FiltoClear

More people are looking for some type of water entertainment for their yards or patios this year. And we don’t blame them! Who wouldn’t want the aesthetics and relaxation of running water in their landscape? Hardscape fountains and spillways are becoming more prevalent due to the ease of installing them. You don’t even have to…

Are You Vibrating Your Concrete Too Much?: The History of the Internal Concrete Vibrator

How the concrete vibrator’s design has changed since the 1960s and how the transformation has impacted the concrete industry today. Over the last 60 years, concrete vibrators have evolved into a necessary machine for concrete jobs. Industry studies have highlighted separation issues, vibration energy, surface defects, and mix incompatibilities—leading to the development of a more…

Safety Considerations for Wastewater Lift Stations

Wastewater Plant Ensure appropriate equipment is installed properly. by Dave Williams Submersible Solutions In almost all aspects of life, safety ranks as one of the more important things to think about. When it comes to wastewater lift stations and pumping equipment, safety needs to be a top priority in all phases of the system life…

Six questions about common issues that require weld rework — and tips for how to best address them in the operation.

Bad welds and causes of rework Rework in the weld cell essentially means you’re paying for something twice. This makes weld rework a costly proposition for most every manufacturer. Here are six questions about common issues that require weld rework — and tips for how to best address them in the operation. Q1: Why do…

Small but mighty: The role of mini and midi excavators in modern projects

Mini and midi excavators are small in size but one of the fastest growing equipment segments. Not only that, they are being packed with increasing amounts of new technology as well as powered by alternative sources, writes Andy Brown. Many manufacturers in the construction industry, certainly the larger ones, have expansive product ranges. One of…

What Are the Biggest Challenges of Pipeline Welding?

Hear from pipeline welders about the issues they face on the right-of-way and what equipment helps them be more productive. Welding on a pipeline Critical pipeline welding projects demand highly skilled operators capable of sticking to strict quality and timeline standards. Failing to be a consistent performer can be detrimental, especially in a next-man-up environment….

Why mini excavator sales have outperformed the market and where they go from here

Mini excavator sales have boomed over the last 20 years. Data from Off-Highway Research shows that whereas the 2021 peak in the general construction equipment market was 10-15% higher than the previous peak of 2007, the peak in the mini excavator market was two thirds higher. The number mini excavator units sold in 2014 was…

Genie lift helps dairy productivity

Hastings Motor Corporation has provided a 9.9m scissor lift to a dairy production company in the Philippines, which had previously been using a forklift with a basket to elevate workers. The equipment rental specialist delivered a Genie GS-2646 lift model to the dairy products supplier, which needed to carry out an inventory of the 6,000…