NAHAD will host its HSI Hands-On (formerly Regional Training) on October 16-17. This program by the Hose Safety Institute promotes and develops an understanding and adoption of HSI guidelines and best practices in hose design and fabrication. Attendees will participate in a series of interactive presentations, visit distributor locations for hands-on exercises, and tour a manufacturer’s warehouse.
Registration will open the week of August 7.
Attendees will participate in interactive classroom learning and hands-on experiences in a variety of hose types. Training will be conducted in both a manufacturing and distributor environment. Activities at each site will showcase and demonstrate how HSI guidelines are used in practice.
This program is designed for those newer to the industry, inside and outside sales, and customer support personnel.
A full agenda can be found online at nahad.org but includes the following presentations on day one, featuring the following discussions:
- Manufacturers Panel: Emerging Markets and Technologies
- HSI Workshop: Helping End-Users Develop a Safety & Preventative Maintenance Program
- How Its Made — Hose Manufacturing Methods
- Mounting Technology & Line Routing
- Failure Analysis: How and Why
- About the HSI Program: Its Importance to the Industry and to You
Networking opportunities will include lunch and an evening reception.
On day 2, on-site visits will be held offering hands-on training. Participants will be divided into two groups and loaded on buses for a unique experience at each of the following three sites:
Abbott Rubber: Hands-on and classroom. Abbott Rubber has been in business since 1951 and serves the OEM and distributor marketplace. They are one of the original members of HSI and they are a source for a broad range of customers around the world. The classroom topic for this visit will be a deep-dive into STAMPED.
Uniflex: Hands-on and classroom. Founded in 1972, Uniflex is a system provider in hose production. They produce innovative, reliable, and durable hose crimpers, cutting machines, pinprick tools, skiving machines, marking tools, test systems, software, and cleaning machines. The classroom topic for this visit will be a presentation by Ultra Clean.
Kuriyama: Warehouse Tour and classroom. The Kuriyama of America group of companies includes eight subsidiaries and six distribution centers, as well as numerous distributors, providing a complete line of thermoplastic, rubber, and metal hose products and accessories including couplings and fittings, for use in industrial and commercial applications. The classroom topic for this visit will be a presentation on new product development and production.
Sponsors for the event include Tribute, PT Couplings and More, and Flexaust. Day one’s presentations will be located at the event hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont.
Visit nahad.org for more details and to register the week of August 7.