Factors to Consider When Selecting a Scissor Lift


Many considerations determine the particular scissor lift that you should select for your project. This article discusses some of those factors that inexperienced facilities managers can rely on to select the most appropriate scissor lift from the huge array on the market. Desired Height You can begin to narrow down your scissor lift options by considering how high you would like to lift loads or personnel during a project. Measure how high you desire the lift to reach, and then select a lift that can meet that requirement.

22 May 2017

Top Reasons Why Many Concrete Contractors Are Using Cardboard Tubes to Form Concrete Columns

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

The use of cardboard tubes to pour concrete columns is relatively new in the concrete construction industry. Nonetheless, these tubes are gaining favour among an increasing number of number of concrete builders in Australia due to the many essential perks that they have to offer. Let's discuss some of these perks. They are light in weight. Cardboard tubes are lightweight by design, making them cheap to transport to the construction site and easy to work with.

15 May 2017

Manual vs. Automated Laser Cutting: Which is Best for You?

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Whatever you're manufacturing, laser cutting could possibly be utilised as an important part of your process.  A versatile technique that can be adapted to many material types, scales and capacity requirements, laser cutting is a very precise way of cutting out parts to be assembled later.  But is this process best employed automatically, with a robotic arm and pre-programmed shapes, or by manual handling?  Both these options have their pros and cons depending on what exactly you're looking to do with laser cutting - but here's a simplified guide.

28 April 2017

Sheet Metal Construction: Three Considerations for Fabrication Material Selection

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Sheet metal is an important material in commercial construction and renovations. This material is favored because of its light weight. The property makes it easy to handle during installation and reduces the pressure exerted on the foundation, particularly in comparison to metal plates. Also, sheet metal has numerous applications in buildings such as laminating unattractive structures, building general facades and roofing. If you are planning on using this material in your construction, consider these important factors when choosing the sheet metal.

24 April 2017

Plastic Welding Explained

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

In common with metal welding, heat is the principle agent when it comes to plastic welding. In order to melt two or more pieces of plastic together, they must have the correct thermoplastic qualities. Some plastics, like plexiglass, acrylic and nylon, have these attributes and some do not. Before attempting to weld any two plastics together it is important to confirm their melting points because some won't melt at a point that makes it convenient to fashion a single, connected object.

6 March 2017

Tips to Create Space in Studio Apartments with Used Wine Crates

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

To most graduates, moving out of their parents' homes and finding their freedom ranks high among their priorities. However, with rent rates in major towns at an all time high, settling for smaller studio apartments might be a more realistic option. Despite the small size of most studio apartments, a fresh graduate can make the most out of the limited space with used wine crates. This article offers unique tips that graduates can apply inside their new residence to create more space using old wine crates.

31 January 2017

4 Factors That Cause Pump Guide Bearings to Fail


Some owners of manufacturing plants may blame guide bearings for the pump failures that they keep experiencing. Such people may keep replacing the old bearings with new ones without seeing any change in the frequency of pump failures. This article discusses some of the problems that you should investigate in order to understand the root cause of frequent guide bearing failures in industrial pumps. Inappropriate Strainers  Pumps that pump fluids containing debris, such as solid wastes from manufacturing processes, require large strainers with the correct size of holes to keep the debris from causing the pump to develop clogs.

30 January 2017

Using mesh fencing to raise your chickens or ducks

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Raising chickens or ducks can be a really rewarding experience. Unfortunately, though, chickens and ducks — especially when they are chicks and ducklings, respectively — are extremely vulnerable to vicious predators such as wild cats and foxes. As such, it is imperative that you construct an enclosure to prevent them from the outside world. Mesh fencing or other forms of wire fencing are ideal, as they prevent animals like ducks and chickens from escaping, while, at the same time, preventing their larger predators from breaching the perimeter.

24 January 2017

Water Pump Buying Guide

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Water pumps can be used for several different purposes, some personal and others commercial or even agricultural. Make sure that you fully understand the purpose of a water pump before you buy it and find that it will not help you in what you are doing. Water Pump Purposes Water pumps are used for moving large amounts of water. You can use them periodically like if your basement floods or you can use them more regularly to water your lawn.

23 January 2017

Why Your Stainless Steel Handrails Should Be Blasted With Dry Ice

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Fabricators usually do everything in their power to deliver stainless steel products, such as handrails, that are free from any surface corrosion. However, some surface finishes, such as ground stainless steel surfaces, may develop corrosion spots during prolonged storage. This article discusses why you should ask the fabricator to use dry ice blasting to remove those corrosion spots before the handrails are installed. The Process is Fast Dry ice blasting entails releasing pressurised carbon dioxide onto a surface from which contaminants need to be removed.

23 January 2017