10 Things to Know Before Flying Your Drone

- Article By: Alex & Brandon
10 Things to Know Before Flying Your Drone
  • Drones
  • Safety

Drones are sure to be the hot item this holiday and the year to come, and while they can provide hours of airborne fun they can also be potentially dangerous. This has led recommendations from the FAA and other organizations to create regulations to protect people and aircraft from potential harm.

The thing to remember with drones is that they are just a machine, a very fast moving machine with sharp propellers. Like any machine they can malfunction or behave unexpectedly. This can lead to damaging your brand new (likely expensive) toy, objects around you such as windows or cars, and even injuring people or animals near by.

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Keeping Harvard Safe

- Article By: Brandon
Keeping Harvard Safe
  • Drones
  • Safety

At any other time, one would see the photo on the right and think it captured baseball players huddled in a dugout as camera men photographed something on the field.

Nope.

This netted area is to allow spectators to feel like Superman and still stay safe as they watch the first open-air demonstration of speeding drones zooming past them.

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How do you know when to replace lifting slings?

- Article By: Ed
How do you know when to replace lifting slings?
  • Lifting Slings
  • Safety

We at U.S. Netting asked our customers how they knew when their lifting slings needed to be replaced and the answers were chilling. One of the most common answers in our casual survey was “when it breaks”.

One of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in use on manufacturing floors, by house movers and by shipping companies of all sizes are damaged lifting slings that break under an appropriate load or using the wrong load sized sling to do a job.

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Special Effects of Shade Cloth

- Article By: Brandon
Special Effects of Shade Cloth
  • Shade Cloth
  • Home and Garden
  • Agriculture

Shade Cloth netting has been studied by horticulturists since 1992. Those early studies focused mainly on the effects on plants that were grown under shade cloths in both the field and in greenhouses.

Woven shade cloth is available in black, white, red, green, violet, decorative brown and Aluminet [a specialty metalized knit fabrication]. Shade cloths are available in different densities of the weave— from 22% to as much as 90% —dependent on the color of the cloth.

Peculiarities of Black Shade Cloth

Netting the World with Stainless Steel

- Article By: Brandon
Netting the World with Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel Nets

When you think of stainless steel netting chances are you think about their industrial use such as netting for fall protection or its use as a barricade for driver safety in the mountains. But there are other uses that architects and garden designers are finding for this material in commercial and residential use.

The Gabion Wall at the right [courtesy of Susan Cohen Gardens] shows one of the latest applications of stainless steel netting in the residential arena.

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