Smart Solutions

Message from Parthiv Amin, M/SC Chair: Safety = Success

This issue of Smart Solutions includes insights on promoting safety as a key component of maintaining productivity. For example, Murphy Company relies on MILWAUKEE TOOL for novel safety features that prevent over-rotation. Ridge Tool Company describes how to avoid injuries on the job. LAARS, a Bradford White Company, and the United Association partnered to establish advanced learning labs to build a workforce committed to safety, quality, and productivity.

With productivity a top priority, The Severn Group leveraged the Victaulic grooved copper system to beat a tight timeline. Morris Group International helped Southland Industries design easy-to-transport portable toilets to save money and time. Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc. used Novarc Technologies Inc.’s cobot to dramatically increase welding capacity and quality. With its Watts Specialties, LLC pipe cutting machine, AMS Industries, Inc. slashed setup and cutting time. Letsos Company found an easy-to-install option for a historic building thanks to SPX Cooling Tech, LLC. Through its preventative maintenance program, F.W. Webb Company found and fixed a power plant’s oil leak, avoiding a prolonged shutdown.

Among the growing number of contractors relying on digital technology is Modern, which adopted MSUITE technology to manage fabrication operations, and Preferred Mechanical Group, which selected ServiceTrade software to build an efficient, technician-centric company. Thanks to OpenSpace, U.S. Engineering’s managers can keep tabs on projects remotely. Crockett Facilities Services uses XOi Technologies to improve customers’ experience and technicians’ access to guidance. Mazza Mechanical implemented nClarity’s predictive maintenance platform to streamline business operations.

In this issue, Copeland explains how the next generation of oil-free compression technologies can achieve efficiency and support the transition to more sustainable refrigerants. Faro Technologies, Inc. describes how to pair 3D reality capture solutions to optimize your workflow. Xylem, Inc.—Bell & Gossett outlines technological advancements that have improved heating and cooling pump performance and efficiency and yielded smaller, easier-to-install products. NIBCO INC. outlines its free specifications review to ensure that your specs meet current standards. CNA presents the latest season of Risk Control e-Talks online, highlighting cybersecurity. SLOAN introduces new smart systems that allow facility managers to monitor and maintain products remotely. Learn more by visiting our manufacturer/supplier partners in person at MCAA24.