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Improve Your Data Centre Efficiency with a Server Lift

  • Posted on May 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Keeping your data centre maintained can be difficult at the best of times; however there are some options that can certainly help. One of those options that is available to you is the SL500 server lift. The old way of moving heavy rack mounted equipment was by man handling the equipment; however it is so much easier to use a mechanical server lift. The SL500 server lifter offers many benefits, here are a few.

The lifter can easily manage a 500lb lift; it also has a reach of 8 feet, which helps getting to higher U spaces within the racks. So with the height and weight statistics, the server lift can easily manage most servers. Of course, you are not limited to only utilizing the SL500 server lifter for servers, as you can also easily manage a number of other products that would be necessary to regularly lift, such as heavy batteries or UPSs.

You will also find that this server lifter is a very convenient choice as it has a rather slim footprint. The server lifter is only 24 inch wide, which means it can easily manoeuvre down slim isles and tight areas; it also means it does not take up much room whilst in storage or whilst being charged. The lift itself is less than 6 feet high, and although it has the ability to extend 8 feet, the fact that it is at a lower height while you were manoeuvring it makes it easier for you to see over or around the lift.

Of course, you’re not only going to enjoy the fact that this server lift helps you to put things in place easily; it also helps you to remove them from the racks as well. Simply manoeuvre the lift into the area and position the platform with the smart controls that are available on the lift. Once you are at the desired position, the server lifter side moving shelf assists with the final push in to the racks, and then just fasten the equipment in to the cabinet before moving the lifter away. This is not only an excellent way to remove the equipment from the area it is also one that helps to reduce the likelihood that injuries will occur from lifting these heavy items.

You do not require any specialist training to operate a server lift or indeed require any sore of licence, and the lifter come pre-assembled ready to go. You can easily request a quote for one of these items, and in a very short time you will be up and running with this impressive lift.

There is lots of equipment that are a must in data centres, the SL500 server lift should be one of those. It can provide you and your workforce with lots of benefits, as it takes care of the lifting and moving of these heavy servers for you.

Science Experiments For Kids – How Plants Drink Water

  • Posted on May 24, 2018 at 9:51 am

Encouraging your children to enjoy science can have benefits far away down the line. What parent doesn’t want to brag about their rocket-scientist son or daughter?

The key to getting that passion for science ignited is to start early and educate often! But usually, if you tell a child they’re about to learn, they won’t get too excited. Thankfully, an experiment can fix that. A simple one is helping them understand how plants “drink water.” Let’s learn how to proceed:

1. Provide a Basic Introduction and Background

If your child seems completely unsure about the situation, it might be best to start by simply getting a family plant. Keep it on the windowsill, and have him or her water it everyday, and note that it gets sunlight. This will provide them with at least a little background on the magic at hand. Eventually, they might ask where all the water is going. That’s the sign that it’s time for your experiment to begin

2. Hypothesize and Test

Have them write down a list of questions they want the answers to. Maybe it’s “How do plants drink water?” Or even “Why do plants drink water?” It could be “Do they drink water like humans do?”

If they’re older, they might have heard words such as molecules or photosynthesis before. Be prepared to answer questions about definitions should they be ready. Once all the questions are written down, the experiment can begin.

Select several kinds of flowers
Get a few samples of each, and place them into different cups.
You’ll now want to put a small amount of fresh water in 1/2 the cups, and a larger amount in the other half.
Dividing those two sections in half, add food dye color to 1/4 of the cups, and 1/4 to another fourth in a different amount of water section. Blue food dye typically works best.
Water the plants with the exact amount as needed throughout the length of the experiment
After each water, have your child takes pictures and make notes about each pictures status.

After about two weeks, you can call your experiment complete! And these point, the four different sets of flowers should look very different, and provide your child with the kind of results needed to at least answer some of their questions. If they still have unanswered questions, work with them to find the answers on the internet.

I’ll answer the first one for you: The name of the process you just tested? Transpiration. You have to answer the next set of questions on your own!