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Conveyor Solutions: A Focus on Backlighting

Increasing operational efficiency in today’s workplace is the goal of companies across the globe. Thanks to automation and technological advancements, manufacturing and production facilities are now working smarter and faster than ever.

One way both human and robot operators are improving efficiency in the workplace is by backlighting conveyor systems.

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Food Processing, Safety & Conveyors: An Overview

Food manufacturers must meet stringent guidelines when it comes to safe handling and processing of food and other products consumers will eat or use. Failing to do so can result in production loss, recalls and hefty fines.

Rules to prevent contamination, the spread of disease and illness are in place thanks to agencies established to ensure public health needs are met.

This push is critical as 1-in-6 people in the U.S. gets sick each year from a foodborne illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A Look at Machine Guarding in the Factory

Dangers in the factory setting are a very real concern. The combination of heavy machinery, moving parts and a fast paced work environment, create a need for extra safeguards to protect workers. Legal requirements and OSHA standards also ensure these measures are met so that operators are safe.

Machine guarding keeps the various hazards presented by operating machinery under control. To do so, physical guards are used to create a barrier between dangerous parts of the machine and a worker’s ability to have contact with those areas. These guards must be secure, durable and tamper resistant and they must allow workflow and productivity needs to be met.

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Employee Spotlight: Julianne DeMello, Accounting & HR

As part of our 30th anniversary at mk North America, we’re taking the time let you get to know some of our employees better. Some of the individuals you will meet in these blog posts have been with mk for a number of years, while others are just starting out. But regardless of how long they have been with the company or what their role is, they are all a vital part of the organization, lending to mk fulfilling its mission and its promise to provide not only a better product, but also a better solution.

This month, I had the chance to sit down with Julianne DeMello. Julianne’s current position at mk is Accounting & Human Resources Assistant.

Julianne DeMello began her tenure at mk North America in June 2010 as a Sales Assistant. With her impeccable attention to detail, within six months Julianne moved into the Order Entry department at mk. While working in Order Entry, Julianne was immersed into the internal processes of the company and was able to work, alongside her Manger and fellow coworkers in that department, to implement lasting positive changes for the company-at-large.

Julianne DeMello, mk North America Employee Spotlight

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Conveyor Solutions: The Problem with Carrying Hot Products

Conveyors play an integral role in many industries. The systems are used for assembly, in processing facilities, and so much more.  

Because there are so many different possibilities when it comes to what’s being conveyed, understanding your specific needs and requirements is critical in getting the job done right.

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