Archive for October, 2018

Lab Safety Mantras Never To Be Underestimated

Written by Technology Magazine on October 19th, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

As a laboratory supply store, we’re well aware of the potential hazards of our wares. You, requiring the necessary tools and laboratory supplies for research and experimentation, are also aware of the dangers of scientific inquiry.

In the United States alone, there are more than 500,000 people employed in laboratories. As with any profession, care and safety are important parts of any given day. However, complacency slips in after a certain level of comfort is reached and it can cause all sorts of problems. Lapses in safety protocol due to complacency can have disastrous results.

There are certain laboratory conduct mantras that should always be observed when entering a lab, regardless of your level of familiarity. Let’s break a few of them down.

Don’t touch

If you’re shopping for lab supplies, that’s one thing. If you’re entering the lab where those supplies are actively being utilized, don’t touch anything. Familiar or not with the lab, you don’t know what other work may have progressed while you weren’t there or what’s currently in progress. Make sure to check with others before you set to work or shifting things around. You wouldn’t want familiarity to bungle an experiment because of your assumption. Wait, ask, then work.

Heed instructions

You may have noticed that science lab supplies, equipment, and rooms are plastered with written notices. They are there for you to read and heed. Apart from written instructions, spoken instructions are equally important. It’s unsafe for you, and the others around you, to ignore posted warnings, safety guides, and instructions. Take a moment or two, listen to what you’re being told, then absorb the lab postings all around you. Do this before every process you’re about to begin.

Buddy system

We like this one because it’s been a well-engrained piece of foundational safety since childhood. Never work in the lab alone. Between safety and accountability, working with a partner or two ensures that if something does accidentally go wrong, there won’t be one person to deal with it alone. Plus, science thrives in a collaborative environment, so you should work together!

From the laboratory supply store to empirical research, safety is priority number one. It’s not difficult to stay safe in the lab. Remember these mantras and they’ll guide your lab safely as your research aims to change the world.

NASA Takes The Lab Closer To The Sun Than It Has Ever Been

Written by Technology Magazine on October 11th, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

NASA has been doing work lately. Their most recent achievement certainly required some materials not carried by any odd laboratory supply company. In about a month, an unmanned NASA spacecraft called the Parker Probe will come closer to the sun than we have ever come before.

Why? In the name of science, of course. The sun is hot, we know that. Its core is millions of degrees, while the surface simmers somewhere around a comparatively mild 10,000 degrees. Further away from the surface, in a place called the corona, the temperature is back into the millions and we’ve never known why. NASA is confident that the Parker Probe will provide some insight into the corona.

“I like to tell people: ‘What would you do if you lit your campfire or a fire in your fireplace, and as you walked toward it, it got colder?’,” said Bill Matthaeus, mission planner and physics professor from the University of Delaware.

This goes against every terrestrial idea we have on heat, so they’re excitedly curious as the Parker Probe loops its way closer to the hottest seats in the galaxy. As it does get closer to extreme temperatures, people are also wondering how the probe itself will be able to withstand such heat.

Physicists postulate that the sun’s corona is very low density, there aren’t many particles, and those particles are moving extremely fast, thus not having time enough to create a heat transfer of millions of degrees. Still, the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins created a shell for the craft that can easily withstand the predicted temperature of 2,500 degrees and beyond, giving the probe and the necessary tools ample protection while collecting and transmitting data. Not stuff you find lying around in your everyday science lab supplies.

By 1,000 B.C. civilizations were using technologies and theories that would become the basis for various branches of science. Now, by 2025, the Parker Probe will be a few million miles from the sun, likely the closest it will ever get. What we’ll find from the data it collects will be a mystery for a while, but such is the adventure of science.

Our laboratory supply store might not be able to fit you with sun proof composite coating built for deep space exploration, but our lab supplies will have you well fitted for plenty of experiments while NASA takes apart the mysteries of the cosmos.

Air Clutches 101: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Written by Technology Magazine on October 5th, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

Many industrial clutches used in heavy machinery work in similar ways. Each clutch works to synchronize two rotating shafts. They do this by locking them together to spin at the same time or by decoupling the shafts to get them to spin at different speeds to stop the car.

But different clutches exist for different purposes. That said, what exactly is an air clutch and what does it do?

Air Clutches: What They Do And Why They Do It

Industrial air clutches are used in heavy machinery to transfer power (or torque) in relation to the engine. Your average engine has an output shaft. You can see this shaft on a car engine at the flywheel position.

A clutch is a system of either plates or grabbing disks that are used to engage the power from the flywheel. From there, it transfers the power to the transmission of the vehicle.

Power takeoff shafts (PTO) are capable of performing the same function and are often used in farm machinery or other heavy construction equipment. The engine clutch will engage with the PTO shaft. This causes it to spin.

Instead of hydraulic oil, air clutches use compressed air to regulate the contact between two power shafts. A signal is sent by a sensor when the shifter mechanism is activated. When the shifter engages the clutch, the magnetic valve assembly is activated.

The compressed air is moved through the valve to the air clutch, which uses it to couple two shafts. The more air used in the process can sometimes cause an up-shift. In contrast, a reduction in air can cause a downshift.

The compressed air used by the air break comes from an onboard compressor tank. In some systems, it comes from a routing from the engine’s exhaust system.

Where can I find an air clutch brake near me?

It’s no secret the industrial clutch and brake market is growing fast. In fact, Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing industrial brake market with a CAGR of 8.4%.

Whether you’re looking for an industrial clutch and break, air clutch brake, a disc brake caliper, or engine driven products, WPT Power has what you need. To learn more about our air clutch brakes and high torque clutches, contact WPT Power today.

What Qualities to Look For in a PCB Assembly House

Written by Technology Magazine on October 3rd, 2018. Posted in Pcb board assembly, Pcb printing service, Printed circuit board assembly

Printed circuit boards help the majority of our technology to even exist. You’ll find them in almost every industry. From our smartphones and computers to healthcare monitors to industrial and automotive equipment, and so much more, printed circuit boards are just about everywhere. If you consistently need high quality printed circuit boards (PCB’s), you should reach out to a PCB assembly house to get a PCB assembly quote. PCB manufacturing companies can provide you with quick turnaround and lower prices, especially if they’re machine-assembled versus hand placed. Other manufacturers may be more helpful in terms of small batch PCB assembly or low volume PCB assembly, depending on your needs.

What Kinds of PCB’s Do You Need?

The answer to this question will likely depend on who you’re supplying and what the application they’re using their PCB’s for is. There are double-sided circuit boards and multilayer boards. Generally, multilayer boards come in four, si

5 Benefits of Installing a Home Security System

Written by Technology Magazine on October 1st, 2018. Posted in Security cameras omaha, Security system installation omaha, Surveillance system installation

Many homeowners are well aware of the benefits of installing a home security system simply for the security. More than two million home intrusions are reported each year in the U.S. with a little more than one-third entering through the front door and a little less than one-third finding entry through an unlocked window or door. Aside from providing security for your home, there are other benefits of having home security systems installed in your home. Read below to see the other sometimes unfamiliar benefits of having one installed.

Fire

Many people do not realize that when they have home security systems installed, their homes are protected from fire. Knowing that if a fire breaks out authorities will be notified helps to give homeowners peace of mind. This is great when everyone is at work, and no one is at home. It is beneficial while on vacation, and it can be extremely beneficial during the overnight hours. This single feature could easily be the dif