The carbon brush is a crucial piece to keep machines operating efficiently. However, “the little brush gets all the blame” is a statement commonly heard in the industry, but the blame is usually misdirected. One common problem is sparking at the brush face, which is usually the first symptom of trouble elsewhere.
When implementing a lubrication program, the Monitor & Control phase can make or break your...
September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting...
With operations and partners worldwide, Hypertherm was experiencing significant growth, however...
Undoubtedly, maintaining material handling equipment requires an investment of time and money, however, the alternative cost for not maintaining equipment will be much higher since it will lead to the following issues: lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.
Although the price to acquire the equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the equipment purchase price that buyers should also take into account before finalizing their purchase.
Perhaps someday all motors will be built so well that there will be no more electrical bearing damage. Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs, commonly known as inverters).
Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry.
In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is.
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.
Contact the only U.S. manufacturer who can provide storing, lifting and guarding solutions.
It’s not clear how the unnamed dinosaur died 100-120 million years ago, but it’s been only 30 since he finally encountered a predator he couldn’t outrun: Atlas Copco equipment.
Light weight aluminum track profiles, exclusive EMH t-slot design, anodized enclosed rails and anti-kick-up nylon wheels are all contributing benefits that provide maintenance-free workstation solutions.
Air Technical Industries, Inc. has developed the Port-O-Giant Mobile Crane with special features to provide increased lift height and available features for outdoor use or hazardous applications.
Featuring zero offset for added stability and safety, SJE Series casters are designed for building and refitting scaffolds.
The new JOBOX cabinets take fire safety to a new level by combining fire resistance with exceptional safety, durability and security.
Plastics maker igus is presenting a range of new products specially developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry.
This new gate, The G Series, is available in galvanized carbon steel, carbon steel with safety yellow powder coat and stainless steel.
In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.
Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.
This reusable, system-ready tote injects a high-level of user-friendly mobility into the supply chain — driving sustainability and optimization and reducing costs.
Following is a sample of some of the newest conveyor technology that’s available on the market right now, including food-safe options, control system and maintenance kits.
These colossal, yet maneuverable workhorses are designed to handle the daily rigors of trailer and forklift impact loads.
The specialty filter press hopper by Jesco Industries is used after the waste water has been eliminated and the filter cake is left.
The lift is powered by an electric motor with lifting action by machine or ball screw instead of hydraulics.
Caster Connection rolled out a new, more client-friendly version of its website in order to better serve current and prospective clients.
In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.
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