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  • Welding Safely with Translas Products

    Welding Safely with Translas Products

    At Innovair Industrial you can always count on us for responsive service and supply, innovative applications and the latest in welding and cutting equipment technology. Through our new partnership with Tranlsas, we are excited to bring new innovative welding products to Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Translas is a high-quality Dutch welding gun manufacturer that specializes in innovative safety technology to improve each welder’s environment; making Translas’ products the perfect addition to Innovair's existing offering. ...

  • Industrial Hygienists On Managing Welding Fumes

    Industrial Hygienists On Managing Welding Fumes

     

    The welding process, the joining of metal parts by melting the pieces and filling the joint with molten metal, creates a toxic plume of metals, smoke and gasses. Fortunately, this risk to health can be controlled with good work practices, good equipment, improved ventilation, and appropriate respirators where required. The methods that will control the biggest hazard, the metal fumes, will also control all airborne hazards.

    The following is a summary of the readily available controls for “welding ...

  • Industrial Hygienists On The Hazards of Welding

    Industrial Hygienists On The Hazards of Welding

    Welding is found in many industries. It is a method of joining metal parts by melting the pieces and filling the joint with molten metal. This requires high temperatures of 3,000 - 25,000oC.

    The high temperatures needed for welding results in many toxic materials being released into the air. The source of the toxic materials includes the base metals being welded, electrode metal, flux material, coatings, residues, oils, rust inhibitors, solvent- based paints, and primers on the base metal. This airborne ...

  • Vendor Managed Inventory Systems: More Than Meets The Eye

    Vendor Managed Inventory Systems: More Than Meets The Eye

    In the world of manufacturing, inventory and throughput are inextricably linked. Any interruption in the former can mean shortcomings in the latter, resulting in decreased efficiency, profits and customer satisfaction. This has led some of today’s most innovative companies to incorporate vendor managed inventory systems (VMI systems) into their daily operations.

    We sat down with production and operations managers from K-Tec Earthmovers and Novid Inc. to discuss the implications of integrated VMI and ...