John Reid

John Reid is the managing director of RoboVent, 37900 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310, 888-914-4774, Fax: 586-698-1801, info@robovent.com, www.robovent.com

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Millennials in Manufacturing: Recruiting, Retention and the Factory Environment

If you work in a manufacturing environment, chances are when you come to work you see lots of grey hair. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than half of skilled manufacturing workers are now 55 and older – and getting closer to retirement every day.

How Clean is Clean Enough? Evaluating Air Quality

Is your shop clean enough to fabricate components for medical devices? A proper diagnosis is necessary to solving an OSHA or FDA particulate problem. But before installing an air quality remedy, it helps to know your current particulate levels, exposure profile and airflow patterns. Let’s take a closer look at this evaluation process.

A Sticky Situation: Four Mistakes in Oil Mist Extraction

Coolants and lubricating fluids are essential to metalworking operations. But if they are allowed to accumulate in the air, they can become a significant health and safety hazard. What can you do to minimize your risks?

What’s the True Cost of Clean Air?

You know the price of your ventilation or dust collection equipment, but do you really understand all of the ongoing expenses involved in maintaining indoor air quality for your shop? Time for a sanity check.

Automating the Factory Environment

Imagine whole-plant environmental automation data feeding smart control systems in your shop that respond in real time and learn over time to anticipate and respond to the needs of the humans in your shop – perhaps even better than the humans can. It’s time to start thinking about your environmental systems in a whole new way – or maybe stop thinking about them at all. After all, they’ll soon be able to take care of themselves. 

It Only Takes a Spark

Sparks may be unavoidable in your operations, but fires are not. Effective spark arrestance and fire suppressant technologies can dramatically reduce your potential fire risks. Here’s how.

Is Source Capture Enough? Looking at Ambient Options

You already have source capture systems in place for your welding operations. Do you also need an ambient air quality system? If your air isn’t as clean as it should be, you might want to consider it. 

Clean Air, Productivity and the Bottom Line

Poor concentration. High error rates. Absenteeism. Do your employees seem to have their heads in the clouds lately?