There are many ways the world has evolved since the first pair of Klein Tools pliers was forged together for a telegraph lineman in need in 1857. Today, technology and innovation help professionals get the job done in new ways. When combined with skillfulness, and industry expertise, jobsite advancements lead to not only increased capabilities but also improved efficiency.
Check out a few ways technology continues to impact the skilled trades:
- In the construction industry, 3-D printing and drone usage have opened new surveying and building opportunities.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows greater energy supply through centralized networks, with datacommunication installations helping to meet increased power delivery demands.
- Test and measurement tools used across varying fields, including the HVAC/R, plumbing and electrical industries, offer the precision and accuracy needed to help verify successful, dependable installations.
Staying up to date on the latest tech offerings can help save time on the job with innovative solutions designed to solve unmet challenges. For example, Klein’s new AC/DC Voltage Testers (Cat. Nos. ET40, ET45) offer four testing levels to easily check, verify or troubleshoot common electrical wiring and devices.
Early inventors played a vital role in life as we know it today. Specifically, Nikola Tesla has been recognized as a moving force behind modern technology. His discoveries in the industry, including over 200 patents such as electrical meters and electrical distribution systems, drive innovation.
“The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.” –Nikola Tesla
Tesla (July 10, 1856 – Jan. 7, 1943) was dedicated to exploring new ideas while still recognizing the importance of yesterday’s “wonders.” Although he did not receive credit for many of his ideas, he remained committed to society’s transformation. Today, his inventions continue to impact day to day operations.
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