Lakeland Labs Blog

  • Using Wireless Technology to Monitor and Avoid Frozen Pipe Disasters at My Home

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:30:00 PM

    By: Nathan Entinger

    In suburban areas surrounding Minneapolis, you’re basically in the bulls-eye capital of cold in the Midwest and things can happen quickly when the temperature drops. The problem I was trying to prevent was when the pipes under my home freeze, the pressure can drop in the pressure tank and cause the well head to turn on and start pumping; but it can’t pump through … more

  • Hazard Monitoring: Beware Sources of High Temperatures

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:30:00 PM

    Effective hazard monitoring in grain environments is something that’s easy to take for granted. Yet, despite a long-term decline in explosions, injuries, and deaths, we still see about seven grain elevator explosions a year. In fact, there was a recent explosion in Omaha a few months ago that may have been caused by a grain dust explosion in which 10 people were hospitalized and … more

  • Lakeland Experts Advance Sensing and Automation Technologies for Grain Handling at GEAPS Exchange

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:47:00 AM

    Thanks to the attendees, exhibitors and coordinators, the 2014 GEAPS Exchange set an all-time attendance record at 3,379 -- not too shabby considering this was the show’s 85th year!

    Grain processing professionals from every aspect of the business were in attendance this year, and Lakeland played a prominent role in sharing insights on industry innovations and best practices.

    During the … more

  • Fluke's CNX 3000 Wireless Multimeter Brings Test Tools to a Whole New Level

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:45:00 PM

    By: Doug Mangan

    Industrial environments often times have general upkeep and data logging practices that rely on the taking of temperature, amperage, voltage readings, and more. In the past, there was a risk associated with using the meters because it exposed engineers and technicians to high energy electrical circuits, thus greatly increasing their exposure for injury. Today however, we have new … more

  • Mobile Visualization: Tablet Based SCADA a Growing Trend in Process Visualization of Automated Systems

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:00:00 PM

    By: Chad Tverberg

    Imagine that you are in the control room of an industrial factory and it is your job to monitor that everything is functioning normally; when suddenly, an alarm starts blaring, indicating an overheating bearing. What do you do?

    Like most people, you would want to learn more about the problem so that you could solve it. In the factory automation industry, that means … more

  • Fiber Optic Cable Connections: New Tools, Better Communication Speeds

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:51:00 AM

    By Mark Spindler

    From a copper cabling perspective, the longest cable run between a device and an Ethernet switch is about 100 meters. At The Lakeland Companies, we do a lot of work in the grain industry and to install Ethernet in a grain elevator typically means exceeding this 100 meter limitation. To remedy this, we often use fiber optics for these longer Ethernet runs. And while we’ve … more

  • Hazard Monitoring Systems in Today’s Grain World: What Validates Your Claim of Safety?

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:05:00 AM

    By: Jason Grahek

    Most grain industry professionals will agree: hazard monitoring systems -- which identify operational “hotspots” like belt slippage, hot bearings and misaligned belts -- are paramount to the safe day-to-day operations of every facility. And yet, we see a number of facilities that put up with nuisance trips and unreliable sensors. This very dangerous apathy can lead … more

  • The Lakeland Companies at the ARC World Industry Forum: “The Internet of Things”

    Monday, February 25, 2013 4:00:00 PM

    By Mark Spindler

    I recently attended the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando, FL.  This year’s forum was entitled “Achieving Breakthrough Performance with New Processes and Technologies”, and brought in thought leaders from manufacturers and suppliers to discuss ways to collaborate. It specifically focused on emerging methods and technologies in controls and … more

  • Welcome to Lakeland Labs

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:00:00 PM

    Welcome to Lakeland Labs. We are excited to introduce our new blog site. At Lakeland, we are proud to be a leading innovator that brings impactful solutions to industry through the collaborative efforts of our highly talented engineers. Expect to find a variety of interesting topics related to the controls and automation industry. You will see insightful posts on: 

    • Innovative … more