Here at AZ Industries we’ve talked a bit about Foreign Object Debris (FOD) before. Given the critical nature of FOD to airports and many other industrial environments, we figured it’s never a bad time to refresh your memory!
FOD refers to any material that is somewhere it shouldn’t be. This can include rocks, sand, fragments of pavement, nuts, bolts, tools, and even wildlife. FOD can be found anywhere, and poses a risk in any location. (Even running over your child’s bike in the driveway is technically an encounter with FOD.) However, it is particularly dangerous in the aviation industry. With such large numbers of personnel and passengers present, and the severity of the damage that can be done to and by airplanes, taking precautions against FOD in airports is of the utmost importance.
The risk of injury is not the only potential consequence. According to officials at major airlines, damage from FOD costs airlines and airports millions of dollars each year, and costs the aerospace industry at large around $4 billion annually.
With enormous financial risk, and worse, the threat of bodily harm, it is essential to have the best FOD removal equipment available. That is why AZ Industries is proud to offer the FODMaster Rocksweeper. The FODMaster makes sweeping easy by carrying up to 60 pounds of material with easy removal and return. Your FOD removal costs will drop, and so will the time it takes to get the job done. With four different models and various attachments to customize the FODMaster to your needs, you can feel secure knowing that your FOD removal is being done by the safest, most efficient equipment available.
To learn more about what the FODMaster can do for the safety of your workplace, click here. While you’re at it, take a look around our website, and be sure to check out all of our other top-quality magnetic products. From flexible magnets to hoist magnets to hand magnets, we have all your industrial magnet needs covered! Still have questions, or ready to place an order? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.