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How To Keep Your Hoses And Fittings In Good Working Order

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Hoses, fittings, pumps and air compressors are often found in rough working conditions. Whether you're managing an industrial process or working at a repair shop, a lot of the tedious, hard work can result in some careless mistakes or simple accidents that could lead to expensive replacements and repairs. As you look through your maintenance practices, consider a few ways to keep hoses and hose fittings in good working order by knowing what could go wrong.

24 August 2015

Top Questions About Making A Change To Aluminum Compressed Air Piping Systems

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If you are the owner of an industrial or manufacturing business, compressed air that you have flowing through some areas of your building is vital to daily operations. While traditionally metals of copper and even steel have usually been used in these systems, a lot of modern business owners are making a change to aluminum compressed air piping systems. If this is a change you are considering because it has been recommended to you by an engineer, it is likely that you have a few questions.

13 August 2015

3 Tips To Prepare Your Industrial Air Compressor For Winter

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In your company's industrial setting, you probably use your air compressor all day, every day, no matter what time of year that it is. If you want to ensure that your air compressor keeps working at its absolute best all year long, it's important to properly prepare it for the winter. Luckily, doing so is simple, and you should be able to do it in-house. Just don't forget to follow these steps before the winter comes to avoid problems with your air compressor this season.

21 July 2015

Top 6 Warehouse Organization Tips

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Warehouses can get messy and disorganized quickly, especially during the slow season. The overflow of merchandise can make your warehouse feel claustrophobic and it becomes difficult to find what you need. Here are six tips for organizing your warehouse: 1. Group popular items together. When it comes to warehouse organization, follow the 80-20 rule. In your business, 80% of your sales come from 20% of your merchandise. Identify the SKU numbers of these items, and group them all together in your warehouse.

12 July 2015

Fiber Optics: The Best Methods For Keeping Them Clean

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Fiber optics are used everywhere: in the medical field, in the military, in transportation, even under the sea. The uses for fiber optics are endless. But with all of the advanced technology that has been developed in the field of fiber optics, there is one thing that everyone struggles with, and that is contamination. Contamination on the endface of the fibers can result in failure of either the individual piece or the entire system.

1 July 2015

3 Important Considerations For Your Compressor Seals

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When it comes to compressor seals, there are a lot of different types used in industrial equipment and supplies, including bronze seals and aluminum seals. Because of the importance of these components, you will need to be sure that you understand some important tips for getting the most out of these parts. With that in mind, read this guide and use the tips outlined accordingly, to give you the opportunity to get the ideal efficiency and performance out of your compressors.

24 June 2015

DIY Compost Sifting Screen

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If you have a compost bin for your garden, you already know that the finished compost isn't always ready for use. Large pieces of vegetation, pieces of cornstalks and twigs often take longer to compost that kitchen scraps and grass clippings. Before using your compost, you will need to screen it to remove these. Making your own sifting screen will save you time and make using your compost easier. Supplies

19 June 2015

Steel: A Timeless Value

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In the 17th century, steel began to be used as a material more frequently. In the 19th century, more efficient production methods helped steel become cost effective. Today, steel's quality and production process is improving more rapidly than ever. It is one of the most crucial materials in all of the world and it sits at the crux of large industries such as construction, transportation, and automobiles. Many people view steel as the chief economic indicator for progress within any given country.

21 May 2015

Maintaining Your Septic Tank

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Septic tanks are an excellent option for sewage disposal if you live in a rural area or an area that lacks a cheap distributed plumbing option. Since a septic tank is a self-contained purification system, your are entirely responsible for every step of the process. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you maintain your septic tank, so here's a breakdown on the do's and don'ts: Waste Disposal The most important thing to understand about your septic tank is that it will receive any and all waste that you put in your drains, toilets, or sinks.

31 March 2015

How To Prevent Damage From Industrial Hose Failure

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Over a long enough period of time, industrial uses for hoses will often wear them out. If this happens at the wrong time, it can cost thousands of dollars in damage and even threaten an entire operation. Here are a few preventative measures you can take to keep this hose from failing in your industrial factory beforehand. Smart Hoses There are some industrial hoses out there, such as smart hydraulic hoses, that can actually monitor the health of the hose in real time.

31 March 2015