Regardless of how much engineering a system goes through prior to manufacture, at some point a component will fail and need to be serviced. Because of this, it is wise to incorporate as many troubleshooting aids as possible in the design stages. A very simple and cost-effective aid is using lighted electrical connectors. Using lighted connectors allowsContinue reading »
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.
Every shop has experienced it – a process grinds to a halt because a coil, or solenoid, has burned out. As with all industrial components, failure is a matter of when, not if. But there are plenty of ways to maximize the life of these coils. The key is to recognizing what conditions cause oneContinue reading »
Note: This video originally appears on Kaman’s YouTube channel. Subscribe today and follow all of our helpful tips and supplier updates. I’m Bill Sawicki, National Account manager for Kaman industrial Technologies, with over 25 years of experience in the power transmission industry. One of the issues I hear a lot from our customers is slippageContinue reading »