Glenda Long

3 Reasons To Use Barges To Transport Your Company's Products

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

When it comes to hauling freight, many business owners never think beyond using semi-trucks. After all, having a truck driver who is driving a large truck and trailer move your products from one town or state to another might seem like the obvious choice for transporting your company's products. However, using a barge—which is a large, flat-bottomed boat that is actually designed for hauling cargo—is actually an even better way to transport items from one place to another.

5 November 2018

4 Industrial Applications For Hitachi WJ200 Series AC Drives

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

The Hitachi WJ200 Series AC Drive is an alternating current drive that helps control power flows for many different kinds of machines in a number of applications. Because it is both programmable and manually controllable, you can choose how to make this device work for you. In an industrial setting, it becomes a really vital component in daily operations. In fact, you may want to order more than one drive to help you fully automate most of the plant!

2 October 2018

3 Reasons To Use Solid Body Inserts

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Fasteners play an important role in the construction and function of many items. Military fasteners are considered to be the most durable type of fasteners available. One type of specialized military fastener you might want to consider using in your own applications is a solid body insert. These inserts can offer a number of benefits that commercially made fasteners cannot. 1. Simple Installation Some specialized fasteners can be difficult to install.

26 August 2018

Retroreflective Tape: Big Questions Answered For Industrial Business Owners

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Workplace safety practices come in many different forms, but sometimes it is the smaller items that make the most difference. Retroreflective tape is one of those small types of safety equipment that really does not get a lot of attention, but it is important in a workplace setting. Take a look at some of the most common questions about retroreflective tape and the answers you need to know.   What is the difference between reflective and retroreflective tape?

25 July 2018

Why Crane Rental Makes More Sense Than Buying

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

If you run a small construction or landscaping business, then you know just how important it is to make every dollar count. But sometimes, when you bid out a job, it can be hard to account for every expense beforehand; like equipment rental. Although it may be tempting to buy your own skid steer or crane, renting a crane from a crane services company may be the better choice. Here's why. 

8 June 2018

4 Reasons Your Business Should Take Advantage Of Scrap Metal Recycling

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

If your company creates a bit of scrap metal from time to time, it might interest you to know that it is possible to recycle this waste product. Recycling your company's scrap metal can help the environment in multiple ways and might even help your company's bottom line in the long run. Here are four reasons why you should start recycling scrap metal today. Reduce Mankind's Energy Consumption While the exact amount of energy saved will depend on what kind of metal we are talking about, you should know that in general, recycling metal uses far less energy than creating new metal from scratch.

24 April 2018

2 Benefits Of Electric Valve Actuators

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Electric valve actuators can be used across various industries as a means of turning off the supply of water, air, electricity or anything else to your equipment immediately when needed. With an electric valve actuator, you can actually turn off this supply from a distance in mere seconds. These are a few reasons why this can be a better option than having to manually do it yourself. 1. Focus on Safety

19 March 2018

3 Reasons To Use A Nylon-Bristled Brush When Finishing Metal Products

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Metal is used to create a number of valuable components and products that consumers rely on each day. In order for manufactured metal items to be safe for public use, they must undergo a finishing process. This process eliminates any burrs or imperfections from the surface of the metal. One of the most common finishing practices when it comes to metal manufacturing is the use of an abrasive brush to help smooth out metal surfaces.

22 February 2018

Gaining A Deeper Understanding Of Deep Drawn Parts: Manufacturing And Uses

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Most consumers would have no idea what you are talking about if you tell them you construct "deep drawn parts." In fact, they might think that you are talking about something in art, rather than something to do with sheet metal and metal parts manufacturing. To help those around you gain a deeper understanding of what deep drawn parts are, how they are made, and what they are made for, show them the following:

16 October 2017

3 Keys For Your Shoring Project

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

When you're dealing with a shoring project of any kind, it's critical that you put together all of the pieces of the puzzle. In doing this, you'll want to hire the right shoring engineer, follow some safety tips and ensure that you're doing your due diligence in protecting the entire operation. When this is something that you're interested in, start by following the tips below: #1: Bring a shoring engineer that is credible and experienced

13 September 2017