The challenge of recycling electronic waste, or e-waste, is becoming a growing problem among many developed nations around the globe. Out-of-date Technology As technology continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, the disposal of old and out-of-date technology is often ending up in landfills and causing soil and water contamination with highly toxic elements. Components within such appliances as TVs, desktop computers, laptops, scanners, DVD players, and mobile phones contain toxic substances that create significant hazards to the environment. Metals That Are Hazardous Lead, mercury,…Continue Reading “Does E-Waste Recycling Rest on the Shoulders of Manufacturing Companies?”

Did you know that almost 35% of the electrical usage in a manufacturing plant comes from its industrial lighting consumption? Cost-Effective Lighting Because of this high percentage and the escalating energy costs over the past ten years, manufacturers are looking for more cost-effective ways to light their facilities. Given the immense size of industrial manufacturing plants, switching to alternative lighting sources is essential. Center Stage For Leading Manufacturers Although LED lighting has been around for more than 50 years, it is now becoming center stage…Continue Reading “Advantages of LED Lighting in Manufacturing Plants”

Whether you are a forestry worker, a telecommunication technician, a mining professional, or a rural delivery driver, at one time or another you will find yourself working alone on the job. What Do You Do In An Emergency? If there’s an injury in the field, a medical condition that requires immediate attention, or any type of emergency, these lone workers need some type of support and monitoring system to allow them to reach out when in need. With today’s mobile workforce, one high-tech solution can…Continue Reading “5 Smartphone Apps to Keep Lone and Remote Workers Safe”

Mining Industry Is Booming The growth of the coal seam gas (CSG) mining industry has been booming over the past 15 years. With a large majority being mined in the Bowen and Surat Basins in Queensland, and a smaller portion coming out of NSW, coal seam gas has become a principal source of gas in Queensland and comprises over 95% of total gas produced. Waste Management Problems Consequently, the rise of this new industry has created waste management problems as the current waste treatment processes…Continue Reading “Is Coal Steam Gas Water an Emerging Waste Problem for Queensland”

With the enormous surge in global e-commerce over the past few years, consumer expectations of fast and cheap delivery have significantly impacted the way supply chains operate. Quick, safe, and productive are the buzzwords that are driving the industry forward into new realms of possibility. Single-purpose robots have stepped in to meet these consumer expectations. Used in the warehouse to retrieve, pick, and pack products, recent advances in robotic technology are increasing efficiency and productivity by automating warehouse operations. In 2016, approximately 40,000 robotic units…Continue Reading “The Rise of Robots in the Warehouse”

There are many types of shrink film materials on the market to keep your product safe and secure. Finding the right shrink film will not only enhance the packaging experience but will ensure that your products are protected during the shipping process as well as time spent on the retail shelf. The three main types of shrink film are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyolefin (POF), and polyethylene (PE). Although the packaging films can be interchangeable, each film boasts different characteristics that make them suitable for specific…Continue Reading “Which Shrink Film Material Is Best For Your Business”

Heart Of Your Business Some consider an industrial warehouse to be the “heart” of your business. This is the center of your organization and the most critical piece that determines both your success and your failure. Just like the human heart, the warehouse acts as both the receiving and distribution centers for your business. Valuable goods flow in and flow out based on customer demand. The process seems simple enough. Materials and products are received and stored on your warehouse shelves until they’re needed. When…Continue Reading “Overcoming These Three Problems Of Warehouse Management”

Great Strides Have Been Made Food manufacturers have made great strides in reducing the billions of kilograms of food waste that have been traditionally going to landfill. Food waste is typically leftover fruit and vegetable trimmings, peels, and any other unused or partly-used organic food waste that is discarded during or after food processing. While a large portion of food waste is being recycled into animal feed, fertilizers, and compost, some of it is being donated to food banks and shelters to help feed hungry…Continue Reading “Three Ways To Repurpose Food Wastage From Manufacturing”

Lethal Industrial Hazard Dust explosions can be considered one of the most lethal industrial hazards and has claimed the lives of many workers over the years as well as caused extensive injuries and property damage. One of the more well-known dust explosion incidents happened in 2008 at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentsworth, Georgia, USA. The combination of primary and secondary explosions resulted in the deaths of 14 workers, significant injuries to 36 more, and destroyed the production plant resulting in $270 million dollars…Continue Reading “Innovative Systems To Prevent Industrial Dust Explosions”

Essential To Your Company Effective cleaning and sanitizing of your food manufacturing facility is an essential piece of your company’s food safety programs. Food Safety Hazards Reduced It makes sense that if your food facility and equipment are clean at the start of every product run, then the possibility of food safety hazards such as contaminated food products are significantly reduced or eliminated throughout the entirety of the production cycle. There are a number of application methods which you can use to apply the cleaners,…Continue Reading “5 Methods For Cleaning Food Manufacturing Facilities”