Sep 07, 2016 , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

A metal fabrication facility presents many potential hazards in its workplace environment.  In recent years, the rate of non-fatal injuries within the industry has significantly dropped, indicating both the use of safer equipment as well as the implementation of stricter safety regulations. One practice that has helped facilitate this decrease is the use of proper…

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Jan 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Proper maintenance of your metal working machinery is the key to making your equipment last longer and perform consistently and efficiently. Every piece of manufacturing equipment requires routine maintenance in addition to any occasional repairs the machine may need. Whether you own a press brake, a lathe or a fiber laser, every machine requires specific…

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Sep 29, 2015 Leave a comment

When operating and performing maintenance on your JMT fiber laser, it is important to remember certain Do’s and Don’ts to keep yourself safe and your machine operating properly and efficiently. Below you will find some tips on how to best use and maintain your metal cutting fiber laser. Although this list is not all inclusive,…

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Sep 16, 2015 Leave a comment

In this video, JMT President Jared Peterson demonstrates how to adjust a perimeter safety cable on a JMT plate roll. Safety cables shut off a machine’s operation when they are tripped (if someone bumps into them or something falls on them). This video shows how to set the proper tension initially when installing a plate…

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Jul 27, 2015 , , , Leave a comment

The mishandling of material is a very frequent cause of injury in the workplace. Most material handling injuries tend to be musculoskeletal-related, which can range from minor sprains to more serious ailments like in vertebral disk injuries. Many of these injuries result from bad material handling and lifting techniques. Other factors that cause these types…

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