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NEMA is a common term used in the manufacturing industry, it stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing electrical products, equipment, or wiring in industrial facilities. By creating a defined set of standards, NEMA helps alleviate any miscommunications that could occur between the manufacturer and purchaser.

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Heat-related illness can take many different forms, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Heat-related illnesses often occur when people are exposed and actively working outside during periods of high temperatures and humidity.

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In manufacturing, workers frequently operate in hot, cramped environments. Heatstroke begins to set in when a body’s core temperature reaches 104°, resulting in fatigue, dizziness, and if untreated, loss of consciousness. To keep employees comfortable, safe, and productive, employers turn to Vortec Personal Air Conditioners (PAC).

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Choosing the right type of spray nozzle for your application can be tricky. To make it easy, we developed this guide to outline the main difference between our offerings.

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Our applications engineers often field calls with woes of compressed air products not functioning to their fullest capacity. Many companies struggle with compressed air issues, and we're here to help you through it. 

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Have you noticed you're not getting the full effect of your compressed air products? Here are some of the first places to check when you are having trouble with air supply. 

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Nothing in life is ever as simple as ‘set it and forget it,’ but if there was, compressed air enclosure coolers are about as close as it gets. Once you install the cooler on your enclosure or cabinet, attach the compressed air line, and you are in business. 

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All hazardous locations face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety, and prolonging equipment life. When it comes to providing clean* and efficient cooling solutions in these environments, Vortec's hazardous location line of enclosure coolers (HazLoc, ATEX, and ProtEX) are unrivaled in functionality and reliability.

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The winter months bring a buildup of Holiday Cheer - along with a buildup of dry air and the ensuing static electricity. More than a simple shock, static electricity challenges manufacturing companies and plants during the winter months, particularly in their packaging and labeling processes where plastic surfaces hold a high resistance to electricity and work as insulators, causing static buildups.  Static may prevent label liners from neatly respooling or cause them to stick to each other and other equipment, damaging labels or disrupting the application process. In some cases, accumulation of static electricity can cause anywhere from a light shock to electrical sparks and even risk of a fire. For this reason, tools that can kill or neutralize static, like Vortec’s ionizing Air Knives, are increasingly important in the winter months. 

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Ionizing Air Knife Removes Static GraphicStatic electricity is a common problem that affects a variety of industries and manufacturers around the world. Anyone from packaging plants, bottling facilities and plastic producers need to control and reduce static electricity. As these industries continue to increase the speed of their lines and move towards more synthetic materials, all to increase production and decrease cost, the effects of static electricity greatly increase. This leads to a number of quality, productivity and safety issues, anything from dust contamination to potential fire hazards.

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