Here are two safety tips for factory owners who've recently bought air cannons.
They must instruct their staff to never stay inside a blocked chute while the air cannon is in use
In addition to being effective at keeping the materials inside a factory's chutes moving forward at a steady pace, an air cannon can also be used for the dislodgement of blockages in chutes. It is very important for factory owners whose staff will be using this equipment for this purpose to tell these employees not to stay within a blocked chute while the air cannon that's attached to it is switched on.
Because the chutes in large-scale factories need to carry a lot of materials, they are often large enough for a person to fit inside them, and in some instances, it may be necessary for a staff member to go into a chute to manually break apart the materials that are clogging it up. However, if a staff member tries to do this while they're simultaneously using the air cannon to remove an especially stubborn blockage, this could lead to an injury. They could, for example, be pushed over by this equipment's air jet, in which case they might be hurt by their fall or by landing on the materials that are in the chute. There is also a chance that some of the loose materials in the chute could go flying toward them due to being carried forward by the air cannon. As such, factory owners who use this equipment must never permit their staff to climb into a chute when this equipment's in use.
They must ensure that their staff never try to use an air cannon for any purpose other than the ones it's designed for
As mentioned, air cannons that are used in factories have two main purposes; they can dislodge blockages in chutes and can help to keep materials in them moving along at a good pace. It's vital for factory owners who have just bought this equipment to ensure that their staff never use this equipment for any other reason.
For example, air cannons should never be used by staff members to gather up materials that have been spilt on the floors, as there is a risk that the equipment could get accidentally pointed at a person (and cause them to fall over or get flung towards some large machinery). It could also get accidentally directed at another piece of equipment that's also in use, such as, for example, a conveyor belt with valuable materials travelling along it. This could result in lots of half-finished products or expensive raw materials being damaged.Share