How To Buy Pre-Owned Packaging Equipment For Maximum Value

If your company is looking to buy pre-owned packaging equipment, that is a smart move. You can get several pieces of packaging equipment that will save you thousands of dollars because it is gently used and not brand-new. However, before you start buying up equipment randomly, here are a few shopping tips to make sure you are getting the maximum value for your company's dollar. Buy Used Equipment That Is No Older Than Five Years   Read More...

Safety Tips For Operating A Hydraulic Press Brake For The First Time

If you are just starting to learn metal fabrication and will be working with a hydraulic press brake machine for the first time, then use these safety tips to protect yourself from injury. Safety Tip: Ensure the Safety Beams are Working Correctly Before Using the Press Brake All press brake machines have laser beam safety devices to prevent the machine from accidentally injuring your fingers. Before you bend the first sheet of metal, check to ensure the safety beam system is working as designed.   Read More...

The Horrors Of Horizontal Welding

Welding two pieces of metal together is by far the most effective and permanent way to join them. However, as anybody who has tried it knows, there are certain types and positions of welding which are easier than others. There's flat position welding, otherwise known as downward welding, there's vertical welding, and then there's horizontal welding. This last position is arguably the most difficult, and requires an extensive amount of practice to get right.   Read More...

Processes For Testing And Maintaining Water Meters

Water meters are important tools used for measuring water usage for conservation. Utility companies use water meters to determine how much a resident should be charged. Therefore, a water meter should be used for all essential water production processes. Water Meter Testing and Calibration Make sure that your water meter is tested and calibrated regularly to make sure that it is correctly recording the amount of water used. Water suppliers are responsible for having a plan in which all water supplied is properly metered and recorded.   Read More...

3 Features To Look For In A Mechanical Back-Up Wrench

In serious projects when having a nut completely tight and stable is absolutely imperative, sometimes the regular tools just won't do the trick. In these situations, having a good back-up wrench in place ensures that the hardware that absolutely cannot budge stays absolutely still for the process. However, it can be difficult to determine which back-up wrench is the best and has the ability to function as you need it to.   Read More...