Not all bolts are made the same and they are not necessarily interchangeable. You need to know what type of tension will be placed on the bolt before you pick the right one to use in any application. A weak bolt can break and cause damage to equipment and people. Here is a brief guide on bolt grades and what they mean. Grade 2 Grade 2 fasteners are the softest and cheapest bolts made.
4 February 2016
If you have any sort of concrete fixture on your property, it pays to do all that you can to learn the best ways to care for it. So whether you have a concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or other fixture installed on your property, you'll get more longevity and efficiency out of it when you follow some critical maintenance. Follow the tips illustrated below so that your concrete continuously serves you.
2 December 2015
Lathes, for anyone that does not already know, are machines that spin a raw material on a horizontal or vertical plane while a cutting tool applies force to remove some of the raw material. There are many different kinds and brands of lathes, but the most commonly used types are wood lathes and machine shop lathes. They share some similarities as well as some major differences, and the following information will help you better understand their uses and applications.
30 October 2015
If you have an idea in creating a piece of machinery that you believe may be beneficial to those who use it, you may want to consider pursuing your invention so it becomes a useful tool that can be used by many. When you have an idea for an invention there are a few steps you need to take before it can be manufactured and sold, giving you a hefty profit in return. Here are the steps you need to take when pursuing making your invention a reality.
23 September 2015
Manually lubricating conveyors can be a time consuming process. Manual lubrication is dependent on the operator and is susceptible to human error. By switching to an automatic lubrication system for your conveyors, you will save time, reduce waste and increase the safety of your operation. More Efficient If you're a manufacturer, your ultimate goal is efficiency and automatic lubrication systems can help deliver that. Automatic lubrication systems can be built or added to an existing line.
26 August 2015
Dirt roads provide a rustic touch that perfectly complements a rural area, and they're much lower in maintenance than paved roads are. However, they do have a dirty side, in the form of dust clouds that appear whenever a car comes by. Dust is a natural occurrence on dirt roads; it's just the smallest of the various rocks that compose the road. However, there are ways to minimize the amount of dust that a dirt road kicks up.
29 July 2015
If you live in a home that has an older model boiler system in place for heating and hot water, you should consider yourself lucky. Even though the boiler may be one of the older forms of home heating systems, it is still one that is very efficient and simple in its design. The large pressurized tank holds water that is heated, the produced steam is used for heating, and the heated water is available for use with your water supply.
29 June 2015
When installing aluminum fencing, one of the questions that you will face is what finish you want. The two most common reasons people choose powder coating are how durable and environmentally-friendly it is. So what is it that sets powder coating apart from liquid paint in these areas? Is Powder Coating More Durable Than Liquid Paint? There's a lot of debate out there about whether liquid paint or powder-coat is more durable.
29 May 2015
If you want to be sure that you are able to stay comfortable no matter what temperatures you experience outside, it pays to take good care of your air conditioner. The air conditioner that you have in your home will need some credible maintenance, so that you are able to keep a quality flow of air and avoid the stifling heat from outside. In order to do this, you'll need to learn some of the tips that will let you keep your air conditioner parts in the best working order.
30 April 2015
Standardization is taken for granted sometimes, and as new technology companies buck against tradition and conventional design, you may become an unintended victim. Devices that are too small or too different in shape to fit into traditional 19-inch computer racks can ruin an already limited amount of storage area. If you need a customized solution, consider a few ways that a steel fabricator could enhance your data center with customized builds.
3 April 2015