HardWIRED is WAI’s monthly e-mail newsletter which features a short, original video on an educational or training topic. The goal of these videos is to provide practical value that can translate directly to better performance on the shop floor. Below is the latest five episodes of HardWIRED, to see other previous episodes, please visit our YouTube Channel. If you have limitations to watch videos on YouTube, please watch the WAI HardWIRED videos here.
Introduction to WAI's HardWIRED
WAI President Andy Talbot welcomes readers to the inaugural edition of HardWIRED, WAI’s new e-mail newsletter for the wire and cable industry. In this brief video message, Talbot describes what readers can expect from this new publication, including featured videos on current and educational topics.
S2:E10 - Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations: Part 1
This first part of two videos examines five of the top ten violations most frequently cited by OSHA in spring and wire product manufacturing. OSHA safety consultant Greg Sipos breaks down topics like guarding and lockout/tagout to explain how each can be corrected.
S2:E9 - The Competitive Advantage of Digital Manufacturing, Part 2
Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies returns in this second of two videos on Industry 4.0. In this installment, he outlines the financial and practical benefits of using the cloud in automated data collection.
S2:E8 - The History of Wiredrawing
This video examines the rich history of copper and wiredrawing, tracing developments and techniques through the ages. Dr. Horace Pops leads the discussion, which also includes some details on the development of continuous casting.
S2:E7 - The Competitive Advantage of Digital Manufacturing, Part 1
In this first of two videos, Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies details the stages for building intelligence into a system, and describes the potential for Industry 4.0 to improve production, increase efficiency, and eliminate waste.
S2:E6 - Annealing of Electrical Conductors, Part 2
The second part of a two-part series, this video discusses continuous online strand annealing. Dr. Horace Pops returns to examine the effects of time and temperature on final properties.