27 February 2017
If a piece of machine or if your assembly line requires valve actuators to control the flow of a certain type of liquid or gas, you're usually left with the option of installing pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric actuators. Electric valve actuators are relatively new to the market; however, they are quickly becoming some of the most popular parts for a variety of reasons. If you're on the fence regarding which type of valve actuators might be most compatible for your system, take a look at the following 3 benefits that you can get from installing electric valve actuators.
28 March 2016
Steel casters provide you with more strength than casters made of many other materials, and they can help you move heavy loads across your facility easily. However, there will be times when you don't want your cart to move at all, and in those cases, you need accessories that will hold your casters and your cart in place. Take a look at these tips: 1. Add caster brakes If your steel casters don't have brakes built into them, you can add them.
31 January 2016
Pipeline metering stations are essential for tracking and managing the flow of natural gas over long distances, and the design of the station plays a big role in how well the equipment functions over long periods of time. A few simple mistakes can result in far more repair calls than usual as extra wear and tear causes the metering equipment to break down or even damages the pipeline itself. Design your metering stations right from the beginning by avoiding these four common mistakes to reduce what you spend on repair and maintenance over the lifetime of the each station.
21 December 2015
In 2009 it was estimated that approximately two million miles of American roadways were unpaved. This means that the roads were either made of dirt or gravel, rather than cement or asphalt. The primary reason for this is that cement and asphalt roads are expensive to lay, and on roads that aren't heavily traveled, a dirt or gravel road is sufficient. Unfortunately though, as cars drive over these unpaved roads, dust kicks up.
5 November 2015
Have you been considering the addition of a pond in your backyard? A pond can transform your backyard from boring to beautiful. When you relax outside with the sound and sight of your pond, you are transported to a magic oasis from the comfort of your home. However, there are a few maintenance myths you need to be aware of regarding pond pumps. #1: Natural ponds do not have pumps, which makes them unnecessary for manmade ponds.
28 September 2015
A dumpster is a valuable investment if you have a commercial property. The dumpster provides you with a single point for disposing of your bagged waste. It's important that you understand, though, that dumpsters are also a safety concern. Recognizing the safety risks associated with a dumpster can help you protect your company and your employees. Here are some things you should keep in mind when you're renting a dumpster.
6 August 2015
Cutting and grinding is a given when it comes to prepping sheet metal for fabrication, whether it involves sizing metal pieces for fabrication, cutting out welds or prepping surfaces for welding through grinding. Hand-held grinders outfitted with specialized cutting wheels are an increasingly common tool for these tasks thanks to their versatility and portability. When using cutting wheels, you want to make sure you're using all the right best practices for safety's sake.
21 November 2014
The numerous advantages of synthetic rubber over natural rubber make it the material of choice for a number of applications. Its higher thermal stability, widespread availability, and capacity to be fine-tuned to a specific purpose with additives have made it the material of choice for car tires, mechanical belts, footwear, and many other industries. Here is an explanation of the modern synthetic rubber manufacturing process. Polymerization Synthetic rubber is formed through the polymerization of the raw materials 1.
21 November 2014
If your dental clinic uses a compressed air system to dry the surfaces of your clients' teeth during treatments, you may want to examine the stability and performance of your compressed air machine's filter. Using the wrong compressed air filter during your treatments could potentially put your clients at risk for bacterial infections of the mouth. Your current air filter may not have the capabilities to remove contaminants, such as bacteria, from the machine.
20 November 2014
As the owner of an agricultural hay making business, you know that farmers depend on your product to feed their livestock. If you supply a good product and you can deliver quickly, you're on the right track. If your hay making operation isn't as resourceful as you'd like it to be, below you'll learn how you can take your operation up a notch or two. Upgrade Your Equipment If you're still using a sickle bar mower to cut your hay, you could have a more efficient operation if you used a mower conditioner.