Pascal’s Law and Fluid Automation

Consider for a moment the beauty of fluid automation. Don’t laugh! While we can’t pause Fluid-Automation-Steiner-Electricto enjoy every flower, it is still wise to enjoy the occasional sample. That’s because the experience is a treat for the mind, an invitation to cultivate a sense of wonder.

So, let’s cultivate our wonder of fluid automation and the physics principle called Pascal’s law. Continue reading “Pascal’s Law and Fluid Automation”

Tool Trade-In Event Ending

Steiner Electric’s special power tool trade-in event is almost over. Even if you are content with your current tools, you probably have an old beater power tool taking up space in a bin or box somewhere. Dig it out and trade it in. That old thing gives you the perfect excuse to trade us for what’s going to be your new favorite tool: a solution from the M18 FUEL lineup by Milwaukee Tools.

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Safety Gear and Safety Training are Easy Investments

A safe working environment demands attention to detail. That’s true inside the factory and its true out in the field. Personal safety gear coupled with a complete understanding of best practices are the foundations of a safe working environment. Yet, while the climate-controlled industrial environment requires a broad array of protection supplies, the hazards underneath a roof are reasonably predictable. Continue reading “Safety Gear and Safety Training are Easy Investments”

Asset Accountability is Good for Business

inventory_managementThere are few things as crucial to any business, big or small, as inventory management. Properly tracking assets has a significant impact on profitability. There are many reasons for this. Consistent customer service, for example, is only possible if you can maintain the right amount of inventory to meet demand. For most industries, running out of stock is simply not competitive. On the other hand, stock that sits on shelves too long wastes capital that could be better invested elsewhere. Continue reading “Asset Accountability is Good for Business”

Replace “Ol’ Betsy”: Trade-in Used Tools!

If you are someone who works with your hands, be it at a construction site or a kitchen, you know that a dull blade is more dangerous than a sharp one. Not only is a dull blade less likely to provide you with the results a true professional requires, it is also more likely to malfunction and lead to injury. Even the extra effort a dull edge requires from your muscles or the motor in your power tools makes maintaining your edge a good idea.
Just as you should repair or replace a dull blade, it’s important to replace an old power tool that’s well past its prime.Tool Promo Continue reading “Replace “Ol’ Betsy”: Trade-in Used Tools!”

Energy Conservation Is a Great Investment

Interest in energy conservation has grown in recent years, thanks to rising energy costs energy_starand state-sponsored initiatives throughout the developed world. This has led to a thriving market of energy-sipping products. Both industry and individuals can take advantage of the energy efficient technologies of today to enjoy immediate financial and environmental benefits. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Is a Great Investment”

Endless Twilight Looms Over City Nights

Imagine a thriving new fast-food restaurant moves next door or across the street from where you live. Along with the scent of grease and the sound of crackling speakers comes an assault on the night’s darkness. Headlights pull in and out of a new parking lot that’s lit up like a stadium. A glut of crisp light crashes through every window in your home, and the curtains close.United-States-Lights-At-Night Continue reading “Endless Twilight Looms Over City Nights”

The Holiday for Tools!

Worship of Tools Day is March 11. St. Patrick’s Day and the First Day of Spring tend to get all the attention in March, but this is a holiday that deserves to be noticed. It’s the perfect excuse to tend to your tools. Use the day to get your snow blower ready for summer storage, put your lawn and garden tools back within easy reach, or spend time on that neglected corner of your workbench. Continue reading “The Holiday for Tools!”

The Illusion of a Wireless World

We live in a wireless world – or so it seems. Technologies like Bluetooth allow us to talk on the phone hands free in the car or the office without the static of a speakerphone. Free Wi-Fi signals are virtually obligatory in any restaurant, retail store, library, or school. Despite the personal security risks associated with connecting to public Wi-Fi signals, they are a tempting resource.

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Entertaining and Inspiring with Light

Encoded within light are the secrets of the universe. Yet, nothing is more intrinsic to our modern way of life than light, as easy to take for granted as the air we breathe. Somewhere between the unfathomable and the practical lies the inspirational. From fireworks that take months to choreograph to psychedelic light shows set to classic rock to a fierce round of Laser Tag at a child’s birthday party, light does more than simply illuminate our entertainments.

Light can actually be our entertainment.Laser-light-showLaser-tag

If nothing can impress like excess, Las Vegas is one of the most impressive cities in the world. That is the home of the Fountains of Bellagio, where light, water, and sound are mingled into one of the most complex fountain choreographies ever conceived. The Dubai Fountain, the largest dancing fountain system in the world, is equally impressive and in a city that is every bit as excessive. Watch for the skillful integration of light with the jetting water streams, which suggest a cadre of dancers flitting across the surface of the lake.

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Of course, most people will not be using light as whimsically on such a grand scale. However, everyday uses of inspirational lighting is more important in the long run. How people choose to accentuate the environments of homes, businesses, and public places has a significant and enduring effect on day-to-day life – especially compared to the fleeting, albeit amazing, performances of light in a dancing fountain or a fireworks display. That is why, at Steiner Electric, accentuating environments is one of our specialties.

Fountain Chicago-LightingAn energy audit from our proud Lighting Applications Group is capable of evaluating every lighting concern imaginable, whether residential, industrial, or municipal. While our lighting assessment includes security, efficiency, and productivity considerations, our design professionals are also experts in the aesthetics of environmental lighting. In addition to providing you with the many practical benefits of an energy audit from Steiner Electric, we can also advise you how to best coax your space to excite, inspire, or simply impress. And when we have a child’s birthday party as an excuse, some of us will even play a round or two of Laser Tag.