Safety Practices for the Solar Eclipse

Here at Kaman we know safety in the workplace is crucial, but safety is also important to implement in everyday life. On Monday, August 21, 2017 the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. A path of total eclipse will reach from Oregon diagonally down to South Carolina, and most of the US will experience the eclipse at 70%.

Although the sun may be mostly covered the eclipse can still cause eye damage if looked at directly. Even with short exposure to the event, on-lookers can suffer from retinal burns or premature formation of cataracts.

When viewing the solar eclipse it is advised to wear safety goggles/glasses. The glasses must be designated with ISO 12312-2 ratings to qualify as protective. Common sunglasses or tinted eyewear will not protect your eyes. Inexpensive safety viewers are available at hardware retailers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to view this once in a life time event and observe with caution.

Why You Cannot use Camlock Fittings for Steam Applications

Why You Cannot Use Camlock Fittings for Steam Applications
While camlock fittings make for quick and easy connections for low-pressure fluid transfer, these types of connections are dangerous for both operators and machines when used in steam applications. As a result, camlock fittings should never be used for steam applications. Liquid dynamics and the ability to vary boiling points by increasing temperature and pressure within [...] Continue reading »

How to Prevent Hydraulic Hose Leaks

How to Prevent Hydraulic Hose Leaks

When working with hydraulics there is always a risk of hose leakage. This issue generates direct costs such as the oil lost to hose leaks, but also indirect safety risk costs, such as slip hazards, failed fittings under pressure and injection injuries. Leaking fittings can also affect machine performance, especially in clamping and load holding applications. In order to prevent hose leakage, there are four key factors that must be performed correctly.

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