The start of a new year is a perfect time to check your entire operation for equipment that needs replacement, repair or relocation. Equipment and processes that require power, data and signal can potentially benefit from retractable cord reel solutions, driving efficiency and safety improvements.

A New Year, A Perfect Time to Check your Cabling


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The Organized Assembly Station: Leveraging Retractable Cord Reels

The importance of organization in an assembly operation can’t be overstated. Organized workstations increase efficiency and safety. Retractable cord reels are a great way to keep cabling for power, data and signal neatly stored when not in use, and easily accessible when required.


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Ergonomics, Safety and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

OSHA asserts that work-related musculoskeletal disorders are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. Prevention requires an ergonomic approach to safety.


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The Difference Between Waterproof and Submersible Cord Reels

Some “waterproof” cord reel solutions are simply designed to fail-safe, not to keep operating while wet.


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Avoiding OSHA Fines and Keeping Employees Safe by Preventing Falls

Retractable cord management for power can be an important and effective workplace safety choice for those wanting to keep their employees safe and avoid hefty OSHA fines, as outlined in this Construction Dive article.


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Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injury claims every year. Some ways to prevent them.

In an article in Reliable Plant Magazine, we’re reminded that around 25% of reported injury claims each fiscal year are from slips, trips and falls, resulting in more than 95 million lost work days per year.


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When Low Voltage Rules: Retractable cabling for devices needing less than 50 volts

All power needs are not created equal. Some of the vital digital and telecommunications equipment used in commercial and retail facilities needs much less than the standard 120 voltage, which is standard in the United States.


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How to Find the Best Cord Management Solution for Outdoor Use

When looking for cable management solutions for outdoor use, there are several factors that have to be assessed. Simply finding a “waterproof” solution or finding a product that claims to be “rugged” is not enough. Below are some questions you should ask.


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The Dangers of Worn Cables and How to Prevent Them with Retractable Cord Reels

Cords left to lie on the floor leaves them susceptible to being stepped on, run over and general increased wear and tear, which, in turn, can make exposed live wires a serious concern.


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Konnectronix Cord Reel Platforms Support Industry 4.0

With the rise of connectivity, automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more, “Industry 4.0”, or a movement toward smart factories, is constantly moving forward.


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Proactively Addressing the Aging Workforce with Ergonomics & Safety Measures

As noted by the IndustryWeek Article, “What to do About the Aging Workforce?”, almost 25% of the manufacturing sector's workforce is 55 years old or older.


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Pivoting in a Pandemic: Have a Flexible Production Setup

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to pivot; some businesses have had to quickly re-tool production lines to deliver on the demand for goods needed by first responders while others are looking to make adjustments during reopening.


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State-of-the-art tech for detecting and minimizing the spread of Coronavirus is exciting, but simple solutions are also smart.

At KonnectronixTM, we’re also working with customers to create solutions with our patented cord reel technology to reduce human-to-human contact.


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The Real Cost of Downtime... and How to Avoid It

When equipment fails, it has a real cost involved that can include lost productivity, impact on safety and other operations, as well as monetary outlay for the repairs needed.


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