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  • CalCo has Training Aids Available for All Situations

    Posted on December 5th, 2013 admin No comments

    Visual aids have been proven to increase understanding which is why an actual product can be extremely helpful during training, especially in a mechanical training environment.  At CalCo, we have created all kinds of training aids to help students, employees and customers better understand products and processes.

    Cutaways, Animation and Videos from 15 seconds to full length, Training Easels, Circuit Boards, Point of Purchase Displays, 3-D Printing/Prototyping and  Banners are a few examples of training products that we can create.

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    Use the examples above as a guideline for how we can help with your needs but our goal is to customize the training to your specific environment and product or process. Call us for more information at 847/639-3858 so we can discuss your training needs and how we can help you meet them.

  • New Fire Pump Cutaway Banner Available from CalCo

    Posted on February 7th, 2013 admin No comments

    It is here!!

    Fire Departments have had great success using our Hydrant Cutaway Banner for training and to meet ISO standards.  We have had many requests for a Fire Pump Cutaway Banner and we are pleased to be able to offer this new banner to help meet those training needs.

    The Fire Pump Cutaway Training Banner is 6 ft tall by 2 ft wide and is in full color.  It comes with a portable stand but it can also be mounted on a wall.  The banner is vinyl so it will last for years.

    The cutaway banner will give your trainees a clear idea of how the fire pump operates.  There are multiple cutaway sections and enlargements so your instructor can show the details of the pump.  This banner may be able to fulfill the ISO requirement for a fire pump cutaway.  While the final decision ultimately lies in your inspector’s hands, many times this type of solution is valid, and at a fraction of the cost, only $195.00 with a portable banner stand included!

    Be sure to check with your inspector or local ISO/State (or whichever organization is running the inspections) to see if this solution will qualify for your location, and then call 847-639-3858 to order. Our hydrant banner, seen below,  is available too.

     

     

     

  • CalCo has Training Aids to Help You Teach your Employees Effectively

    Posted on September 11th, 2012 admin No comments

    How do you properly train your employees? Especially on complex or technical applications? CalCo has several ways. First we offer hands on training aids like cutaways, simulators, motorized examples, lightweight models  or large banners. It has been shown that having a physical model to touch and explore can help people understand an idea better.

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    We offer many levels of finishes to meet your training needs.  They are based on the complexity of the product, the training needs and your budgeting issues. The picture on the left is our basic training finish and the one on the right has color coding and passageway paint to designate the functional areas.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    If your training takes place in multiple locations it may make sense for you to have online training or training videos. CalCo can create both.  We can create an animation of your process or a full length video describing your product so your employees can understand it. Some animation examples are shown below, just click on the photo to view.

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    If we can help you with any kind of training aids please contact CalCo at 847/639-3858 or visit our website at www.CalCoCutaways.com. We are also on Facebook.

  • On-Site Training Simulators, To Go

    Posted on December 13th, 2011 admin No comments

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    Real world training is so important to a product’s performance, longevity and operation. Without the proper tools to make something work correctly, time and money that could have been saved may fly out the window.

    Training tools range from in-person classrooms to at-home virtual instruction and everything in between. Many times a simulation needs to be set up, whether with actual equipment or using virtual simulations, and every instance is unique.

    In the above shown example, Honeywell came to CalCo with a need for an on-location demonstrator, inside a semi-portable carrying case for easy use during training, and easy storage all other times. By the end, the case was a working representation of a product group that works together in a building. A trainee could walk through the various instances and operations of each mode and test for proficiency.

    The case was designed for strength and longevity with 2 wheels on one end and telescoping handle on the other. The removable face plate is texture painted aluminum diamond plate, and fabricated to fit all pieces securely.

    When looking into a training simulator for your team, you will need to consider the audience, the location and the information that needs hands-on simulation. This is something your team will make great use of in the education of your employees, distributors, customers, service technicians and sales people. The more people that are familiar with the operation and maintenance of your equipment, the better experience will be had by all.

    Click here for email information and be sure to reference this article and the scope of your project.  Or call 847/639-3858.  Find us on Facebook too.

  • CalCo Can Help Create Training Programs and Training Aids For Your Company

    Posted on November 4th, 2010 admin No comments

    Dealer Programs

    Better Production through Proper Training

    Your organization may have the best people around but without proper training even the best people can be underutilized and less productive.

    CalCo offers several ways to train your personnel. One is through e-learning programs. The benefit of these on-line or DVD training sessions is that they are customized to your company and they ensure that all employees are taught the same information and procedures to increase knowledge across the board. Testing can be included to monitor retention and understanding.

    CalCo also offers hands-on training aids.  Some types include actual cutaways of your product showing functionality,  light-weight models which can be easily shipped or moved from one location to another, training boards, animation showing a process or product in action, displays or booths.   Most people respond to a hands-on approach and can get a better understanding of a product when they can look at it and explore it on their own. Training aids help to give a visual, tactile and more complete understanding of a product or process.

    If you need help with any kind of training aids contact CalCo to start a discussion.  Call 847-639-3858 or click here or on the envelope icon at the top right of the page for contact information.

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  • A Hydrant Cutaway for the ISO Crowd

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 admin No comments

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    Due to the increased attention to CalCo’s hydrant cutaways, spurred on by the Mueller fire hydrant cutaway photo on the Internet, CalCo has produced their own Hydrant Cutaways to be available for lease or sale.This is a significant savings over having just one display created at a time, plus the hydrant cost is included!

    These impressive displays accurately show the inner workings of this familiar roadside friend, and are useful training aids for fire and community servicemen across the country.

    Photos can be provided for ISO verification of compliance, as each inspector has final say on all requirements for any location.

    Click here to contact CalCo or call 847/638-3858 to discuss your needs.