It’s a week into January – raise your hand if you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution. Well, you’re not alone. It’s been reported that 80% of resolutions get broken by February. So this year, instead of the usual New Year’s resolutions- be healthier, quit a bad habit, finally learn how to do that one thing you’ve always said you wanted to do– let Phase IV help you make some New Year’s resolutions that you can […]
The holiday season is upon us! Here’s our ultimate holiday gift guide with ideas for what our customers tell us they really want to make their work lives a little easier in 2024.
For the plant reliability engineer who is tired of excessive downtime Wireless Downtime Monitor and Production Counter
A downtime monitoring sensor is just what a manufacturing operations manager or reliability engineer needs to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) on […]
Kaizen’s principle is “Be visible: performance and improvements should be tangible and visible.” And Phase IV couldn’t agree more.
But what is Kaizen? Ultimately it is a method that when implemented, creates a system of continuous improvement. The word “kaizen” comes from the Japanese meaning “change for the better.” In English, we think of Kaizen more simply as “improvement”. Specifically with manufacturing, the goal of Kaizen is to “go lean” by improving current standardized processes and […]
Shigeo Shingo, an industrial engineer who pioneered the Toyota Production System (TPS) said, “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” Manufacturers are on a never-ending quest to identify and eliminate waste. The more efficiently a factory runs, the more profitable it will be. The key is identifying the waste and turning it into an improvement.
This is exactly why […]
We say it all the time: “Our sensors are up and running in just five minutes,” and we really do mean it. When we designed the Leap Sensors system, we knew one key would be to ensure the installation process was as streamlined as possible. That’s why our wireless sensors arrive pre-configured and ready for “plug and play” installation. We’ve removed the hassle of pulling wires and time-consuming software setup. Adding additional sensors to the Leap Sensor system […]
Ensuring Compressed Air Quality with a Wireless Pressurized Dew Point Sensor: A Game Changer for Industrial Applications
In a factory, compressed air is as essential as electricity and water. It powers pneumatic pistons, tools, cleaning equipment, and more. The challenge, however, is keeping the lines moisture-free, since air in the lines can easily form condensation
What is Pressurized Dew Point?
There’s always moisture present in the ambient air (think humidity). When the air temperature drops, the moisture condenses and forms dew. Dew point is defined as the temperature at […]
Renowned mid-century designer Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” At Phase IV, we couldn’t agree more. We’ve worked hard to refine our Leap Sensors system to meet the specific requirements of our industrial clients. Today, let’s delve into some of the unique details that “make the design” of our Leap Sensors transceiver nodes.
One standout feature in our sensor transceiver nodes is the switch with […]
In a world that keeps us constantly connected to all of our wants and needs, it’s easy to forget that all of that information – 2.5 million terabytes daily – needs to be stored somewhere. Data centers are the“brains” that keep our connected world running smoothly. Interruptions to these systems can range from inconvenient- you don’t get your package delivered on time– to catastrophic- an airline system goes down and thousands of travelers […]
Subs, hoagies, grinders, heroes. Whatever you call them, what could be more ideal for a summer picnic? Everyone enjoys delicious cold cuts piled high on a bread roll. And we can take for granted that it will be safe to eat, thanks to regulations regarding proper cooking and cooling of meat and poultry during processing.
USDA regulations for commercial cooking of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products require monitoring and recording of the internal […]
We’ve talked a lot about how the Leap Sensors product line was designed with user-friendliness, improved maintenance, and a high level of modularity in mind. What we haven’t talked as much about is Leap Sensors’ potential to improve productivity by tracking Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
OEE is one of the most effective ways to measure manufacturing productivity. OEE is an important metric because it provides manufacturers with a comprehensive view of how well their equipment […]