Strategies for Managing your Inventory of Critical Machine Spare Parts

If you work in manufacturing or on a commercial jobsite, you’ve likely found yourself in the middle of a project when you realized that you don’t have the spare parts on hand to get the job done. You’re stuck. You’re facing costly downtime while you track down and secure what you need. The project is […]

Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set & Forget Procedures

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with […]

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Custom Enclosure Modification Minimizes Human Error and Cuts Lead Times

An off-the-shelf solution has its advantages. It’s often the quickest and most affordable way to get what you need. But when selecting electrical enclosures, off the shelf doesn’t always cut it. Historically, that meant panel builders, OEMs, and end users had two options for making modifications to their enclosures or back panels. They could custom […]

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Choose the UPS & IT Monitoring System that Works as Hard as You

You’ve come to rely on solutions from APC to provide “Certainty in a Connected World.” You need tools, resources, and partner solutions that ensure your business is able to respond and perform exactly when needed. Now, the certainty and innovation you count on from APC is even stronger with new power and monitoring solutions that […]

Industrial professionals wearing work gloves that meat the standards of ANSI ISEA 138

ANSI/ISEA 138: Everything to Know About the New Hand Impact Standard

Hand injuries are all too common on the job. For that reason, there have long been standards in place for measuring a particular glove’s resistance to cuts, abrasion, heat, and puncture. These standards help us select the right glove to protect a wearer performing a specific task, in specific conditions, with specific hazards. But when […]

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Prevent Brain Injury Incidents with Proper Head Protection

According to the CDC, about 166 Americans die from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each day. While anyone can experience a TBI, people who work in construction, industrial, and transportation settings are among those with a higher risk than average for suffering a traumatic brain injury on the job. For that reason, OSHA mandates that […]

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Build an Organized, Secure Plant Network with Network Segmentation

On a recent blog, we discussed best practices for industrial network design, reviewing the structure and benefits of Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) network design for combining information technology with operational technology in a secure and organized manner. A primary method for organizing a plant network lies in proper network segmentation. At Agilix Solutions we understand […]