Mike Hamilton, A&M Ergonomics Product Manager worked with a local manufacturing company to help them solve their pressing issue. Employees in production areas standing all day were unhappy with the existing floor mats. Mike explained to them that they were using cheap matting ordered from a catalog, while real ergonomic mats would be more durable and provide greater benefits. After buying some as a trial, they came back and purchased more.
Ace Manufacturing had been running another coolant with far less than desired results. They were experiencing multiple problems: “tap break and a real terrible tool life”, along with problems with foam, shop uncleanliness, rust on machines, and foul odor.
Within weeks of beginning their trial of MicroSol 690XT on three CNC machines, they reported tool life was dramatically improved. The highly lubricious MicroSol 690XT was keeping the machines lightly oiled, rust-free, and definitely cleaner without any residue build-up.
A local gun manufacturer had been struggling with ways to productively manufacture a new product because every time they work on drilling the barrel of a batch of 6 guns, they would have to scrap 3 because of defects created in the two-step drilling process. The problem was that when drilling 8” deep the runout was sometimes as much as 0.008”, on a tolerance requirement of 0.005” max.
To start off the year A&M Industrial Inc., acquired Industrial Tool Specialist (ITS), an industrial distributor headquartered in Springfield, VT. ITS has built their 45-year reputation in the metalworking industry as a leader in providing application support and technical assistance to manufacturing companies throughout New England. Then in March, A&M Industrial negotiated an agreement with Springfield Tool Supply (STS) also of Springfield, VT to move all their industrial cutting tool business thru A&M as well.
Thermal imaging cameras are devices that translate heat into visible light to analyze a particular object or scene. The image produced is known as a thermogram and is analyzed through a process called thermography. Thermal imaging cameras take measuring temperature to the next level; instead of getting a number for the temperature you get a picture showing the temperature differences of a surface.
Our Petromarine division is a premier source for high quality petrochemical gauging and sampling products, gas detection monitors and SCBA equipment. To make it easier to select and buy these items a new website was developed offering items like Plumb Bobs, Gauging Tapes, Samplers, Gauging Pastes, Thermo-Hydrometers and Gas Meters as well as common safety items used with these like Eye, Ear and Foot Protection, Coveralls and Rainwear. Petromarine is also a great source for SCBA fit Testing, Certifying Gauging Tapes and Bobs and is an Authorized Service Center for SCBAs and Gas Detection Equipment.
A&M is hosting the Safety Symposium with a combination of OSHA information updates, latest technical solutions to improve safety and on-site certified training. Technical Presentations will highlight the day:
Lockout/Tagout & Arc Flash Awareness
Ladder Safety and Certification Training
Introduction to Fall Protection and Fall Arrest (with a live demonstration)
Our storage experts configure and install safe, ergonomic storage systems to meet OSHA standards, improve loss prevention and increase operational efficiency. They develop, create and provide custom CAD drawings to identify flow, plan and elevations that meet your unique specifications.
When a local flavor and fragrance company contacted A&M they knew their energy costs for steam generation for their facilities were rising, but needed help getting them back under control. As with many manufacturing facilities operating a steam plant they needed some regular maintenance and some troubleshooting to help them determine what needed to be done. A&M activated the A&M Steam Team to do a site audit to identify problem areas and viable solutions.
Environmental cleanup is a complex business that requires many tools. One local company involved in this process has their specific requirements that need to be met for their truck hoses, and when existing hoses decay, they need new ones right away. The hose shop at A&M is their resource for these precious hoses, often providing same-day service on customized hose.
Workers want respirators that are comfortable, lightweight and convenient. You want quality products from a supplier you can depend upon. 3M developed the first filtering facepiece respirator to receive NIOSH approval in 1972.
The essential information in a nutshell that you need to consider to intelligently shop for an infrared camera. Now it’s up to you to do your homework. Put together a list of features that you know you’ll need and a wish list of features that may be outside what you think is your price range, but could be beneficial to you in the future. Gather up a list of the questions you have about specific camera performance relating to your application. And ask for a demo in your work environment. Why?