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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 are the latest five episodes of HardWIRED, to see other previous episodes, please visit our YouTube Channel.
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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:E12 - Optimizing performance and life of wire die and other plant lubricants

Richard Janosky from MRG Laboratories discusses the focus on optimizing performance and life of the wire die and other plant lubricants with periodic sampling and analysis. Including a case study at IWM International LLC for further explanation on best practices.

S2:E11 - Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations: Part 2

This second of two videos looks at more of the violations most often cited by OSHA in spring and wire product manufacturing. OSHA safety consultant Greg Sipos offers more advice on correcting issues that include personal and respiratory protection as well as lift trucks.

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.

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