Mechanical Training

Safety and Maintenance Training Essential for Efficiency

April 12, 2012

Industrial safety training is no joke. While accidents are inevitable, manufacturing managers should do all they can to prevent them. Aside from offering the safest work space possible, they can also provide industrial employees with the opportunity to take part in safety training. Manufacturing training which focuses on plant safety alone is critical to ensure safe practices during production. However, implementing quality maintenance training is equally as important. A workforce with a...

When Productivity Slows Industrial Training Picks up the Pieces

March 13, 2012

Washington recently reported that U.S. employers added nearly 227,000 jobs during the month of February. The spike in hiring continued the greatest three month rise of job creation since the recession. The Labor Department noted that the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent during February, staying at its lowest percentage within the past three years. During the past three months the U.S economy has created an average of 245,000 jobs. A survey...

Another Month of Growth Shows Promise for 2012 Manufacturing

March 1, 2012

Thus far into the new year, the economy has seen promising growth. Factories have been fulfilling more orders, retailers have been making more sales and more jobs have been created as a result. On Wednesday morning, the Federal Reserve reported all 12 of the banking districts have seen growth all through January as well as during the first half of February. Thanks to the positive economic growth the manufacturing industry has also...

Slowing in Productivity Could Mean an Increase in Hiring

February 8, 2012

This past Thursday the United Sates Labor Department stated that worker productivity in the final three months of 2011 rose relatively slowly. During the October to December quarter the annual rate reached only 0.7 percent. This rate was significantly lower than that of the previous quarter which reached nearly 1.9 percent. The recent slow in productivity could potentially mean increased hiring if the economy picks up. Productivity is defined as the amount...

A Time to Teach

January 27, 2012

Despite tough economic times the United States is still the leading manufacturing nation in the world. This past Tuesday night President Barak Obama spoke to millions of viewers in his State of Union address. In his speech he reminded the American public that manufacturing has long been the backbone of the American economy and if invested in, the industry can boost our economy back to stability. While there have been struggles over...

Industrial Training Tips

November 17, 2011

When it comes to training industrial employees, creating a program that is tailored to your organizations specific needs is key. If your training initiatives are not planned with your employees in mind, there’s a good chance you will not achieve your desired outcome. As a manager your priority is to make sure the implemented training program is effective and maximizes your return on investment. Here are a few tips to ensure your...

Air Compressor and Pneumatic Tool Safety

August 25, 2011

Air compressors are used in a wide variety of fields, from manufacturing and industrial plants to commercial businesses and households. Among their many functions, air compressors are used to power pneumatic tools. These air tools utilize tough flexible hosing to connect to an air compressor that channels 60-120 pounds of air per square inch. The compressed air moves pistons back and forth that in turn power the pneumatic tools. While air compressors...

With manufacturing technology up, can your workforce keep up?

April 28, 2011

In February, the Association for Manufacturing Technology released a survey that found that manufacturing technology consumption was up 138.1 percent since February of 2010. Companies looking to up their output are investing in technology to expedite and streamline the production process. “The dramatic year-over-year growth further underscores the manufacturing renaissance that is taking place,” said Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT. To get a detailed report, you can check out the full...

What is SCORM?

March 17, 2011

What does SCORM compliant mean? SCORM stands for Sharable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM), which is a set of specifications that, when applied to course content, produces small, reusable e-Learning objects. A result of the Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative, SCORM-compliant courseware elements are easily merged with other compliant elements to produce a highly modular repository of training materials.

Mechanical Training– Bearings

August 23, 2010

Bearings are used in a wide variety of manufacturing plants, and when bearings fail they can cause the machinery to break down or the entire plant to grind to a halt. Most failed bearings have a story to tell. It can help mechanics to identify the cause of the problem, maintenance issues, bearing selection errors, and other important issues. For instance, since a paper pulp processing plant will probably use bearings everyday...

Mechanical Training

June 17, 2010

Since the industrial revolution, our society has becomes more and more dependent upon the use of machinery to power and operate our plants and factories. Today, there is an even greater dependency upon those individuals that are skilled at keeping those machines running smoothly. It’s the mechanics, hydraulics technicians, electricians, and operators who are the unsung heroes that keep everything from the power plant machines to electrical systems running smoothly. What would...

Training for Simple Mechanical Skills

May 7, 2010

Hand tools are commonly used in everyday life by everyone. We use them to change a flat tire, repair the sink drain, and put the bookcase together. But this doesn’t mean that your employees don’t require mechanical skills training. Some of the hand tools used by mechanics in an industrial setting are used in a different capacity and are even held differently. A few of the topics covered by ITC Learning’s mechanical...

Pneumatic Mechanical Training

March 10, 2010

An incredible amount of manufacturing systems use the force and power of air to run their machinery, which is why pneumatic mechanical training is so important. In pneumatic training, employees are taught to understand the system operation as a whole to determine how the different components affect the system. Because all pneumatic systems have a common basic function, our curriculum teaches employees the skills to deal with any pneumatic equipment. It’s important for...