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Seven PPE Tips That Will Protect the Safety of Every Agricultural Worker During Harvest Season

September 21, 2020 10:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Harvest season is here, which means farms across the country will be kicking into high gear to handle the oncoming workload. Part of a successful harvest season includes keeping yourself and your workers safe while you process crops. OSHA estimates that almost 250 workers suffer from injuries every day during harvest season—injuries that cause them to lose time at work, and in some cases, may be permanent or even fatal. Injured workers lower morale, open the company up to significant financial risks and cut into your productivity. Be sure to use personal protective equipment for safer harvesting in Lubbock, TX.... View Article

Ethanol Plant Equipment and COVID-19

September 2, 2020 11:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As other verticals slowly begin to bounce back, the ethanol industry continues to feel the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ordinarily-busy summer travel season, ethanol-related businesses experienced unprecedented market slowness as people stayed home to reduce the spread of the virus. With production practically on hold, there’s never been a better time to perform maintenance work on ethanol plant equipment in Lubbock, TX. What’s happening right now? Our country’s entire agricultural supply chain has felt the impact of the pandemic. Reports indicate that half of the biofuels companies that we relied on went offline earlier this year. Many... View Article

Take Advantage of Efficiency Maintenance on Cotton Equipment

August 19, 2020 11:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been quite a year. From challenges presented by the pandemic to unfavorable growing conditions, 2020 continues to take a toll on the cotton industry as the summer rapidly comes to an end. While some see this downtime as a hurdle, experienced cotton farmers and equipment operators may take a different view. Take advantage of the quiet time and perform efficiency maintenance tasks on your equipment, such as your cotton gins in Lubbock, TX. Why now? A brutally dry, hot summer has taken a toll on the current cotton crop. The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates... View Article

When Should You Maintain Your Conveyor System?

August 18, 2020 11:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It is important to know how to maintain conveyor systems in Lubbock, TX, as a breakdown literally stops production in its tracks. Your maintenance schedule depends on use, normal load weight and any problems you notice, so it will vary between industries. It’s normally recommended that you take a close look at conveyor systems at least every six months. Here are six key elements to your conveyor system maintenance routine: Alignment: Conveyor systems can become misaligned. This leads to products falling off the belt to the floor, or inefficiency as belts move items to other belts. Misalignment shows wear and... View Article

How Electric Motor Drives Work

August 11, 2020 9:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Selecting the appropriate electric motor drive in Lubbock, TX for your application is crucial if you are to achieve the best possible performance and efficiency from that motor. Consider the fact that the motor drive dictates the speed, direction, torque and horsepower produced by a motor—this makes it an extremely important piece of equipment. DC drives generally control shunt-wound DC motors, which feature separate field circuits and armature. AC drives, meanwhile, control AC induction motors, while also controlling speed, horsepower and torque. Let’s take a closer look at how electric motor drives work and what you should know about them... View Article

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