Every industry houses familiar terms and idioms and the construction and industrial equipment industry is no different. So, we’ve created the Definition Recognition series to help those less familiar navigate industry terms/phrases, with the purpose to educate and facilitate informed decisions. In part three of Definition Recognition, we cover some of the most common service-related terms in the industry.
Field service– service in the field. Field service technician jobs may include responsibilities that entail providing services and customer support through dispatched visits. Field service technicians regularly handle any installation, repair and maintenance tasks required by customers. Bottom line, field service technicians are dispatched to customer locations to diagnose issues, determine proper solutions and (often) fulfill any necessary repairs.
Preventative maintenance (PM)– preventative maintenance refers to precautionary work performed on equipment with the express purpose of limiting the possibility of unexpected failure. Equipment owners can schedule planned preventative maintenance visits to keep their equipment running optimally.
Telematics– telematics is a relatively new technological advancement that is transforming the way fleet managers maintain their equipment. Telematics has streamlined methodologies from equipment maintenance, reporting, safety/training procedures to operations and more. Telematics combines telecommunications with data processing, storage and retrieval systems.
ASE-certified– ASE, or Automotive Service Excellence, certification refers to technician certification through the independent organization. ASE works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.
In addition to passing an ASE Certification test, technicians must have two years of on-the-job training or one year of on-the-job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification. To remain ASE-certified, professionals must retest every five years.
Resident technician– the term resident technician refers to technicians who are on-call to serve the remote markets in our service regions.
Every industry houses familiar terms and idioms, maybe not so familiar to others, and the construction and industrial equipment industry is no different. So, we’ve created our new Definition Recognition series to help those less familiar navigate industry terms/phrases, with the purpose to educate and facilitate informed decisions. In part two of Definition Recognition, we explore what articulating and telescopic mean and the differences associated with each kind of machine.
Articulating Versus Telescopic
Articulating refers to a lift’s ability to hinge, or articulate, allowing increased entry to areas needing accessed. Articulating boom lifts are ideal for projects requiring access to tight or hard-to-reach areas. The special features of articulating boom lifts include:
- Ideal for confined work areas.
- Great for indoor spaces.
- Can be maneuvered and positioned in a myriad of ways.
Articulating boom lift
Telescopic refers to lifts which are engineered to extend up and down and resemble high-reach forklifts but include booms attached to them. Telescopic boom lifts are perfect for projects requiring materials be lifted to inconvenient heights, like roofing projects. The special features of telescopic boom lifts include:
- Ideal for smaller job sites.
- Perfect for working from a distance.
- Increases jobsite efficiency.
- Can be used on rough terrain areas.
Telescopic boom lifts
Every industry houses familiar terms and idioms, maybe not so familiar to others, and the construction and industrial equipment industry is no different. So, we’ve created our new Definition Recognition series to help those less familiar navigate industry terms/phrases, with the purpose to educate and facilitate informed decisions. What does telescopic mean? What does articulating entail? Telematics? We’ve got the answers in our new Definition Recognition series.
In our inaugural edition of Definition Recognition we delve into the ins-and-outs of air compressor “CFM” (cubic feet per minute), what it means for users/owners and how to choose a compressor with the appropriate CFM.
CFM is a measure of air flow and refers to the amount of air a particular unit can expel depending on the pressure valves in use and other considerations, like atmospheric pressure and humidity levels. Sometimes CFM is also referred to as standard cubic feet per minute, or SCFM, because of the potential for slight variation.
When selecting a compressor for the project at hand, CFM is an important consideration. If the compressor will be used to power continuous-demand tools, like pressure washers or similar apparatuses, users should search for compressors that feature a higher CFM.
CFM describes the volume of air a compressor delivers at specific pounds per square inch (PSI, a unit of pressure) levels. The CFM value changes as PSI changes. As you lower the PSI output, CFM increases. A compressor with a higher CFM rating can deliver more air and is better suited for heavier applications such as operating air wrenches and framing nail guns.
Generally, users should calculate the required CFM needed so that each tool/machine can operate then choose a compressor that features a CFM slightly above that number so as to support efficient operation and avoid downtime. Basically, it’s essential to know what the compressor will power before one can select the right compressor for the job.
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