The last of the grayish snow heaps are melting away, the grass is already mocking me, the hedge is winking at me with it’s now tiny green leaves promising a massive trim job in only a few weeks and the truckload of mulch will be delivered this weekend. Ahhhh….spring is here at last. Time for the battle to begin.
Equipment maintenance will be on my mind this weekend, or more likely under my fingernails, as I clean and sharpen my tools of battle.
“Where the heck do I start?” you might ask. Installing an industrial network can be a big fat headache, but there is help out there. I just read this really great article in Automation World (a useful website, by the way) that breaks this process down into five steps. Here’s a helpful link for you: http://www.totallyintegratedautomation.com/2010/10/the-five-easy-pieces-of-network-installation/.
If you need your industrial network PLC repaired or PAC repaired, our expert tech team is ready to help. Call our helpful customer service reps at 800-605-6419 or check out our website at www.acsindustrial.com. Meanwhile, enjoy the article “The Five Easy Pieces of Network Installation”.
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This image may be comical, but safety violations are just NOT funny. Take a gander at OSHA’s top 10, most frequent violations for FY2010 and either pat yourself on the back for NOT being on a top 10 list or get your house in order if you DO find yourself on this list. Just sayin’… No names listed of course, violations only…
- Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
- Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
- Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
- Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
- Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
Wow. Loose connections…now that’s a “loose” term if ever there was one!
Connection problems are indeed responsible for many non-functioning electronics of all sorts.
Note the key words are connection problems because the problem may very well NOT be looseness at all. So step away from the torque wrench or worse-yet the screwdriver.
What seems like a “loose” connection could be just that, but electronic problems are more often the result of bad connections caused by:
- Oxidation of contacts
- Corrosion of contacts
- Dirty contact surfaces
- Cross threading
- Wrong bolt or screw