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  In this Ask Hytrol video, we’re going to talk about how to install Hytrol’s E24™ 3.0 card. The E24™ 3.0 card offers increased versatility and reliability over the previous generation. To install this technology, follow proper lock-out tag-out procedures and then mount the control in a location where the motor cable reaches the connection header, but does not strain the cable connector or header. Select the motor you will be using by matching the control settings to the motor in use. Turn switc...
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Editor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight." -- About Samantha Levy I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering in December 2012 at the University of New Orl...
Editor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight." -- About Quinton Woodard I am from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I've been at Hytrol for four years. When I'm not at work, I like to spend my time reading and playing wit...
In today's Ask Hytrol video, we're going to demonstrate how to set the speed using the dip switches on the E24i™ motor.  There are six numbered dip switches located on the E24i motor. When the dip switches are aligned on the right, they are in the ON position. When they are aligned on the left, they are in the OFF position. Switches 1 and 2 are read only at power up, which means any changes to the switches will not work until the power is cycled to the E24i™.
One of the foundational cornerstones of workplace safety is good housekeeping. In simple terms, you need a well-organized, clean workplace that is free of clutter and congestion. The 5S methodology is foundationally the same as the principle of good housekeeping. In fact, these two cornerstones have very much in common. Just as you cannot achieve true workplace safety without good housekeeping, you will never achieve true implementation of all Lean principles without 5S. The 5S methodology is an...
Editor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight." -- About Sherrod "Rod" Schofield I'm from Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, I'm a focus factory manager and the manager of manufacturing/controls engineers and the fi...
Editor's Note: In honor of this year's Loberg Day festivities celebrating our late founder and the values he held dear, one of Tom Loberg's children, Ruth (Loberg) Poston shared her thoughts about her father and his legacy.  — What was Tom like as a father? How was he at home and/or at work? He was a hardworking, responsible father. Strict, but loving. He was honest and wanted to set a good example for us. He would never ask us to do anything that he wasn't willing or capable of doing himself. T...
  Today, we're going to demonstrate how simple it is to replace a drop-in pulley. With its quick-change capabilities, this pulley's drop-in design allows for minimal downtime on the production floor. This style of pulley can be found on the induction units of models ProSort 100, ProSort 400, before and after the divert buckets on the ProSort SC, and on the model Gapper. Here's how to replace a drop-in pulley:
Companies execute acquisitions so that each can create more value more quickly—it's risky, since about half of those fail before they get off the ground. But, even in the case of successfully being acquired, there can be pitfalls for a company and its customers. It's because of those pitfalls that Hytrol has never considered being acquired. It's not just the risk involved—you don't find the success that we've had without taking risks. It's because we know exactly how we create value for our cust...
Editor's Note: The Employee Spotlights are monthly blog posts highlighting one of Hytrol's employees presented in a Q&A style format. We want to showcase how Hytrol's company culture is fueled by our great employees. If you would like to nominate a Hytrol employee, please email info@hytrol.com with the subject line "Employee Spotlight." -- About Cliff Mullis I am from Jonesboro, Arkansas and have spent most of my life here. When I was younger, I lived in McCleansville, North Carolina for five ye...
We've all been there before: calling into a support center expecting a live person to answer when an automated voice answers instead. After following the vocal prompts and being misunderstood by the machine and redirected elsewhere to where you just hang up the phone, you end up right where you started--frustrated.