Handling ENT Conduit From Warehouse to Jobsite
Electrical nonmetallic tubing — ENT — is a popular conduit choice for low-voltage wiring raceways in homes, commercial buildings, offices, and more. Compared to rigid metallic conduit, ENT offers electricians a few distinct advantages:
What Is a NEMA 4 Rating, and How Does It Apply to EV Chargers?
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops standards for electrical products, including charging equipment for electric vehicles (EVs). If you’re shopping for an EV charger, odds are you’ll run into claims about at least one of these standards: NEMA 4.
How to Use a Stretch Wrap Turntable to Secure Pallet Loads
Manual wrapping requires awkward positioning, stretching, and bending, which can raise the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A stretch wrap turntable makes the job much less difficult (and much more efficient).
The Two Categories of Battery Acid Spills, According to OSHA
Is your facility prepared for a battery acid spill?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards for handling and containing hazardous waste. Battery acid certainly qualifies as hazardous — and given that lift trucks (and their lead-acid batteries) are commonly used in industrial settings, employers should understand how OSHA categorizes battery spills.
Benefits of Container Dumpers in Parcel Handling Systems
In operations that depend on package handling or parcel distribution, efficiency is key — and effective automation is vital for optimizing throughput.
Retractable EV Charging Cables Vs. EV Charger Reels
No electric vehicle (EV) charging station is complete without a cable management system. These accessories keep cables off the ground, so cars don’t run — and people don’t trip — over them. Cable management tools also make it more convenient to plug in vehicles: No hand-coiling or uncoiling necessary.
Utility Electric Vehicle Programs: The Role of Utilities in EV Infrastructure
In August 2021, a U.S. Executive Order set an ambitious goal for the nation’s transition to electric vehicles: Fully half of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. must be electric, hybrid, or powered by fuel cells by 2030, the Order stated.
Tip Dumpsters, Dump Hoppers, and Self-Dumping Hoppers: What's the Difference?
The waste management industry tends to use different terminology for nearly identical products. The terms tip dumpster, dump hopper, and self-dumping hopper generally refer to the same bulk material handling equipment. Some manufacturers use other terms, including forklift dumper and metal hopper.
Can You Use a Cable Reel Trailer for Payout?
As every construction electrician knows, cable pulling can be slow, challenging work, particularly on greenfield projects. Cable must sit on a flat surface, and workers can’t rush the payout process. Doing so could create serious ergonomic hazards or damage the product.
The Bin Dumper FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About the Better Way to Dump Bins
Bin dumpers are specialized material handling equipment (MHE) that safely lift and empty trash cans, bulk ingredient containers, and other receptacles. They’re commonly used for industrial and commercial applications in Europe, Australia and Asia, but in recent years, they’ve become essential equipment in many U.S. industries.