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Sitting Is Killing You!

Serving the better good of industrial automation means a lot of time sitting at a desk in front of a computer.  Whether programming a PLC or detailing a panel layout, I sit almost the entire work day; not to mention the over 2 hours I spend commuting each day in my car.  You’ve probably heard about the dangers of sitting too much on long flights, but did it ever really occur to you that sitting at your desk is the same thing?  You do that every day!  The statistics don’t lie as you can see for yourself below in a graphic depiction of the dangers lurking right around the corner.  If you follow my other blog Running for a Cure, you’ll know that I am in the process of training for the 2011 NYC Marathon on Nov 6th.  This is a two part plan: 1. to raise awareness of rare cancers that are killing people every day and 2. to get back into shape and avoid the lurking killer under my rump.  My suggestion, from one sitter to another: Get up; jump up; do cartwheels; do whatever you need to do to stay active and lower your risk.

Sitting is Killing You

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A Little About the Author

Mark graduated from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering and Management Institute) in 2003 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. During his college career, Mark enjoyed three years as a co-op working for a ‘big three’ automotive manufacturer learning all aspects of a manufacturing facility such as plant safety, work cell design, robotic programming, and plc control. In 2004, Mark started with The Knotts Company (Berkeley Heights, NJ) as a CAD technician designing and specifying aluminum framing and guarding for industrial, and sometimes residential use. A couple of years in, a position was created to develop new business and fortify the current market for the Knotts Company’s automation controls offering; Mark jumped for the chance. This position was inclusive of being the product specialist for manufacturers of industrial electronics, robotics, and HMIs. Since accepting this position, the author has completed several machine integrations including being co-designer and lead programmer of a complete turn-key packaging machine that included vision guided robotics, conveyor controls, and material handling logistics.

Mark has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 5 years and two children ages 6 months and 2-1/2 years, respectively.

Hello Automation and Controls World!

Thank you for taking the time to visit M Guida Consulting.  Here you will find thoughts and discussions on the new trends in automation and controls for industrial manufacturing and packaging.  I will focus primarily on this market, but the basic principals are the same for other industries.  I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you in the near future!

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