Is Protection Part of Your PPE’s DNA — Or Just Tacked On? — Occupational Health & Safety

In the world of flame resistant (FR) work wear, there are two key categories to choose from: garments made from “inherent” FR fabric and those made with “treated” FR fabric. While both offer code-compliant protection from workplace hazards like arc flash and flash fire, there are critical differences between them — particularly over the lifespan of the garment. All FR garments work to ensure that exposure to flame will result in minimal harm to the wearer. They are made to act quickly in the event of a life-threatening hazard, igniting with great difficulty and quickly self-extinguishing — but not all FR garments accomplish this goal the same way. And when it comes to the differences between inherent and treated FR fabrics, we can see they present critical safety distinctions. First, let’s examine the distinguishing properties of a “treated” FR fabric. For work wear made with this kind of fabric, flame-resistant protection is often achieved through an applied chemical finish after the finished fabric has been completed. That, or the chemical finish can be added during the manufacturing process, being applied to the woven or knitted fibers directly. When these kinds of fabrics ar...

Using a transfer switch to turn your EV car into a small backup generator

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NTU and NEA launch unique S$40 million Waste-to-Energy Research Facility

EurekAlert! offers eligible public information officers paid access to a reliable news release distribution service. IMAGE: (From left) NEWRI Executive Director Professor Shane Snyder, NTU President Professor Subra Suresh, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr. Masagos Zulkifli and NEA CEO Mr. Tan Meng Dui,… view more  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have launched a new Waste-to-Energy Research Facility that turns municipal solid waste from the NTU campus into electricity and resources. Its opening marks a step closer towards Singapore’s vision of becoming a zero-waste nation. Located in Tuas South, the facility is a $40 million project supported by the National Research Foundation, NEA, the Economic Development Board (EDB) and NTU, for its construction and operation over its projected lifetime. The first-of-its-kind facility in Singapore is managed by NTU and houses a unique slagging gasification plant, which is able to heat up to 1,600 degrees Celsius, unlike conventional mass burn incinerators which operate at around 850 degrees Celsius. The high temperature of the plant turns rubb...

The global CNC controller market size was valued at USD 2.9 billion in 2016 and is expected to

The global CNC controller market size was valued at USD 2.9 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach the level of USD 3.7 billion by 2017 with a  CAGR of 3.8%. An increase in the adoption of industrial automation in the manufacturing sector, the ability to reduce operating costs, and rising demand for mass production across end-user industries are the key factors driving the growth of the CNC controller market. Growing industrial automation adoption in the manufacturing sector and increasing demand for mass production across end-user industries are key drivers of this market’s growth. Major entry and growth barrier for CNC market is a requirement of high investment cost for the implementation of CNC machines. CNC machining center accounted for the largest share of the global controller market in 2017. They are used for a wide range of applications. Machining processes such as drilling, milling, boring, and tapping, and which were done traditionally on conventional machine tools, can be done more efficiently with the help of CNC machining centers. Further, it helps in continuous production work, owing to which they hold a significant share of the global CNC controller market. 3-a...

The SEMA Show is the place to be when it comes to discovering the latest innovations

The SEMA Show is the place to be when it comes to discovering the latest innovations in automotive paint and fabrication products. We spent three days at SEMA, finding the newest products in paint, body fillers, and tools. We even checked out what’s happening in paint trends. The big news is companies are making it easier to get great results, improving products, and removing some of the Murphy’s Law influences that can affect the paint and fabrication we do in our home shops. One of the biggest uncertainties when using body filler is how long it needs to cure before sanding. Normally, the method of finding an answer is to sand a little and see if the sanding debris looks like powder. Evercoat’s new Optex fillers make it easier to tell if the product is cured — before sanding. Optex body filler and putty products change color when cured. The filler starts out pink, then turns green, letting you know the repair area is catalyzed correctly and ready to sand. Evercoat’s new Optex body filler is a premium filler that changes color once it’s fully cured. It starts out pink. Once it turns green, it’s ready to sand. This product comes in a variety of sizes: one gallon (#100135), three...

Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’ : Plastics Technology

As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks. Arkema’s 100% biobased Rilsan nylon 11 has won “green” awards for diesel fuel lines and camera lens caps. DSM’s EcoPaXX nylon 410 crankshaft cover for next-generation VW diesel engines boasts 40% lower weight than incumbent nylons 46 and 66. DuPont’s biobased Hytrel RS copolyester with PBT hard segments and renewable PTMEG soft segments is used to make the Knoll Flex Back Next Generation chair, which flexes as you change position, responding to your movements. The 2012 Toyota Prius Alpha used DuPont Sorona renewably sourced PTT polyester in the air-conditioning louvre vanes. PTT was chosen for its heat resistance and durability as well as its reduced environmental footprint. Commodity resins like polyolefins and PET have been in the forefront of biobased and recycled-content news over the last five to 10 years, but some engineering thermoplastics have been catching up. To ensure that such sustainable plastics are widely adopted, suppliers have been aiming to make them comparable to conventional resins in per...

Fail Of The Week: OpenMV Kickstarter Project Hits Manufacturing Snag

Making stuff is hard, especially when you are making lots of stuff. The OpenMV Cam project knows this, because it has hit a problem while putting together their cheap machine vision module. The problem is with the BGA solder balls that connect the image sensor to the main board. We’ve covered this intriguing project before: the aim is to build a small, cheap module that can run image processing algorithms to easily give robots sight. The sensor is a Ball Grid Array (BGA) package, which means there are a grid of small solder balls on the back that form the electrical connections. It seems that some of these solder balls are oxidized, preventing them from melting and fusing properly with the board. This is called a head-in-pillow defect, because the ball behaves like your head when you lie down in bed. Your head squishes the pillow, but doesn’t merge into it. There are 38 balls on the OV26040 image sensor and even a single bad link means a failure. The makers of the project have tried a number of solutions, but it seems that they may have to remake the ball links on the back of each sensor. That’s an expensive process: they say it will cost $7 for each, more than the actual sensor...

Tumbler Technologies Now Offers New TSM500 Power Supply That Can Deliver 508.6W of Continuous Output Power Register ico-close ico-supplier ico-white-paper-case-study ico-product ico-cad

June 2019 — Santa Clara, California, USA — Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower has launched a new series of low-profile, open-frame power supplies addressing the need for 500W solutions that support the medical sector. The new TSM500 series comes as an open frame PCB in a low profile 5” (L) by 3” (W) by 1.38” (H) and is able to deliver 508.6W of continuous output power with 25 CFM of user provided forced air cooling or 240W at convection cooling. It offers a single output of 12V, 15V, 19V, 24V, 30V, 36V or 48V at efficiencies up to 92%, model dependent. The power supply can withstand voltages of 4,000 VAC from input to output and 2,000 VAC from input to ground. The power supply unit is equipped with remote on/off capabilities and 5V standby and fan power with a no load power consumption of 1W typically. The series has an earth leakage current measuring 100µA maximum at 240 VAC, 60 Hz. Operating at a 90 to 264 VAC universal input, the series supports a wide range of environmental conditions including operating altitudes up to 5,000 meters and operating temperatures between -40°C to +70°C ambient, while derating linearly from 100% load at +50°C to 50% load at +70°C. The power supply ...

Bandit Bring the Lights to Garth Brooks Stadium Tour

USA – The epic Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is wrapping up 2019 with its tenth city following sold out performances in St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, Eugene, Boise and Regina. Bandit Lites has been providing the lighting for the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold and once again met Garth’s vision with an outstanding lighting system designed by David Butzler. Bandit Lites supplied more than 400 fixtures and more than 330 feet of truss to outfit the tour, including Robe MegaPointes, GLP X4 Bar 10, VL 3500 washes, Martin Atomic 3000 LED Strobes, GLP KNV Cube, Robe BMFL, Robe Robin 1200 LED Washes, Solaris Flares and Showline Nitro 510C. Three grandMA2 Full consoles provide control. The in-the-round design allows for audiences to have a view of the stage no matter the seats in the stadium. Tyler Truss outlines the perimeter for the main keylights on the band members while automated pods built specially for Garth by Tyler loaded with Robe Robin 1200 LED fixtures, Robe BMFLs, Martin Atomic 3000 and Nitro Strobes move about the stage for effect lighting throughout the show. Eight additional BMFL Wa...

In the days of incandescent light bulbs , you could determine the bulb’s brightness by the number

In the days of incandescent light bulbs , you could determine the bulb’s brightness by the number of watts printed on the package. With today’s LED bulbs, brightness is measured in lumens.  But, what the heck is a lumen? How is it different than a watt? How can you tell which LED bulb you need for your lamps and lighting fixtures? When buying an incandescent bulb, the watts rating gives consumers a good indication of how bright a bulb is. The more watts, the brighter the bulb. That rule doesn’t apply to LED bulbs, though. An LED that uses 60 watts is in no way comparable to an incandescent bulb that uses 60 watts. In fact, a 60-watt LED just may blind you. LEDs are designed to use less energy and naturally have a lower watt rating. This means it’s useless to use watts to determine brightness. To fix the problem, bulb companies have started using lumens to rate bulbs. This gives you a more accurate indication of how much light to expect from an LED. Measuring in lumens isn’t a new concept designed just for LEDs. It’s a rating that’s been used for decades as a measurement of how much light a bulb (or anything else) emits. It just hasnR...

News anchors cringe after their weatherman quotes Rihanna lyrics on air

A meteorologist’s awkward attempt to quote Rihanna and inject a bit of fun into his weather report may have left some viewers cringing — and his colleagues were certainly mortified. Earlier this week, meteorologist Adam Epstein was giving the the forecast for the week on Fox40 News in Sacramento, California when he turned to a pop culture reference to jazz things up. With scorching heat ahead, he advised viewers to stay out of the sun by quoting a lyric from a Rihanna song — but his delivery left the co-anchors back in the studio rolling their eyes. Funny stuff: A clip of a weather report from meteorologist Adam Epstein at Fox40 News in Sacramento, California is going viral on Twitter Adam was broadcasting from the station’s outdoor patio, and he used one of the patio umbrella’s as a cue. ‘If you’re in the sun, you might want to take a note from Rihanna, and stand under that umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh,’ he said, slowly pronouncing each word in a serious tone of voice as he looked into the camera. Mae smiled uncomfortably, folding her arms in front of her and letting out a drawn out ‘What?’ followed by awkward laughter. Adam ...

2019 Machinery & Equipment Review – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

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