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Archive for July, 2016

Repairing Your Gearbox can Save Time and Money

Automatic gearbox repair

One of the most common problems that can occur in industrial machinery is a problem with the gearbox. Though the first inclination when an industrial gearbox fails is to replace it, gearbox repair can be an option. If you can have your gearbox repaired, it can save you 40% or more compared with the cost of getting it replaced.

Gearbox repair is more likely to be an option if you get your gearbox looked at at the first sign of a problem rather than waiting until it fails totally. To do that, you have to know what to be on the lookout for. Excessive noise, vibration, oil contamination and fluid leaks are among the top causes of gearbox problems, so if you see any of these signs, you should have your gearbox checked out immediately. Not only is Read more ...

Want to Make Your Own Beer? Here Are Some Tips to Help

Chemical pumps

Craft beers are very popular in the United States. In 2015, more than 24 million barrels of this kind of beer were sold around the country. That same year, the craft brewing industry grew 12.2% by volume and 21% by dollar share. This has inspired people across the nation to brew their own beer. There are now 1.2 million people who take part in this hobby. The impact on the economy has been great. From the sale of supplies such as magnetic drive pumps and beer pump accessories to beer making classes and the like, home brewers only add value to the economy. But how hard is it to brew your own beer? Here are some tips for the novice beer brewer:

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Putting It All Together, Piece by Piece

Machine level

Think for a moment about the development of tools over time. If you consider where we as a species first started out when it comes to the types of tools we fashioned for our use, it is astounding to realize where we have ended up in such a relatively short amount of time. From banging rocks together and learning to sharpen stone and bone edges for piercing and cutting purposes, to the discovery of rounding out a wheel, all the way through the industry boom to today, with the constant whirring of factories run by machines. We use cranes to build towers high into the sky, and heavy duty drills to burrow deep into the earth. And it does not end there.

Breaking down the basics of tooling manufacturing
As our way of life continues to evolve, so do our machines and technology. Most pe

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How One Little Compound Can Be Used in So Many Ways

Industrial coating services

When it comes to compounds, it can be difficult to identify for those who do not often work with certain substances, and even for those who do, it can certainly be a mouthful to use the full names of some of the substances and compounds that they work with. Take for example, polytetrafluoroethylene. Most people would have no idea what it is, but luckily these things are easily abbreviated for our convenience. Instead of stumbling through the linguistic acrobatic jungle of a word like polytetrafluoroethylene, it becomes much easier to talk about the compound best known for its applications in Teflon when it is shortened down to PTFE.

The vast and varied applications of PTFE coatings
Since its discovery back in 1938, there have continued to be discoveries for more a

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How Donating Used Clothing Can Help Veterans Charities and the Environment

Donations to purple heart

How can your used clothing donations help others? If you’ve never thought about donating your used clothes and household goods, you might be surprised at the answer. Charity organizations like wounded veterans charities raise funds for their programs through sales of used clothing. And when you donate clothes, you’re keeping them out of the landfills. Reusing and recycling clothes is the environmentally friendly choice.

Recycle old clothing instead of discarding
Used clothing and textiles can be reused and recycled, but mostly they just get

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