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Heavy Machinery Must-Do Maintenance Tips

Heavy equipment and machinery are the backbone of every industry. These valuable pieces of equipment are used for every plant’s daily operation. Since they perform demanding labour every day, this type of machinery requires regularly scheduled, preventive maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Prevent expensive downtime by creating a proactive maintenance schedule. Detect potential mechanical issues …

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Heavy Equipment Safety Tips to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Using heavy machinery and equipment can pose a variety of hazards for both operators and other employees. Workplace injuries are not uncommon, and some can be fatal. Injuries can and should be avoided at all costs. Ensure that workplace accidents are prevented by strictly implementing safety protocols when handling heavy equipment. Keep your employees safe, …

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10 Steps for Managing a Successful Plant Turnaround

When managed properly, a plant turnaround has the power to positively affect a company’s morale, efficiency, safety, and bottom line. A turnaround is a period of non-production where day-to-day operations stop temporarily and the focus shifts to maintenance (e.g. cleaning, inspections, repairs, and necessary equipment replacements). Managers and employees — as well as outside contractors …

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What is Plant Optimization (and How to Achieve It)

What is plant optimization, and how can you achieve it? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, optimization is “an act, process, or methodology of making something (such as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible.”  Simply put, it is a way for owners to get the most out of their …

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How to Winterize Your Heavy Equipment: Nine Useful Tips

Winterizing your heavy equipment before winter hits will help you avoid costly repairs. Freezing temperatures can lead to serious maintenance issues come spring, and you may have to replace or repair parts to get your machinery functioning again. Tips for winterizing heavy equipment are similar to those for winterizing your home. Create a checklist to …

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Why Cold Weather Affects Your Machines and Equipment

Winter has its own unique set of challenges for machinery and equipment. It can cause mechanical components to malfunction causing operational delays. Such impediments can dramatically affect timelines and profits. However, there are ways to avoid such slowdowns and stoppages. Many equipment failures occur during the winter, especially when temperatures fall below freezing. Without proper …

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Things to Consider When Moving to a New Facility: 12 Tips for a Smooth Move & Protected Equipment

Few things in life are as stressful as moving, whether it be a one-bedroom flat or a 500,000 square foot facility. It’s safe to say, though, that moving a gigantic manufacturing plant or warehouse takes more coordination than moving belongings from a home or apartment. Making sure that you consider all possible eventualities will pave …

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Digging the Rigging: Essential Tools for Your Biggest Jobs

In factories, warehouses, shipyards, cargo ports, ship decks, and construction sites, machines hoist massive objects into the air and place them in precisely the correct position. In order to securely transport these heavy and complex objects, industrial rigging is essential. In its early days, rigging described a man-powered system of ropes and pulleys that hoisted …

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Dispose of Electronic Waste before a Move: Good For You, Good For the Environment

Relocating your plant or business is a huge job. It takes months (even years sometimes) to plan a plant or business relocation, It involves everyone from real estate agents to the heavy transport service that will be responsible for your move. It can definitely be a stressful time, but it’s also a time that’s rife …

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Halloween Mayhem in Mississauga & Markham: Fun Local Fall Activities for Kids of All Ages

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with the whole family. Check out all the community events happening in Mississauga and Markham including their most popular Halloween “spooktaculars”. In Mississauga Streetsville Spooktacular Streetsville’s annual Spooktacular event will take place on October 27 at the Vic Johnston Community Centre. Bring your costumed witches, ghosts, …

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