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The best wheels and casters maintenance tips experts recommend
August 2, 2014 by Mr Roller Inc.

Wheels and casters work synergistically to help your cargo move. Wheels are the yin to the casters’ yang. Together, they work in tandem with the wheel as the circular disc, turned by the…

Shot peening: separating facts from fiction
August 1, 2014 by Obertec Limited

Shot peening is a metalworking technique used to improve the look and finish of surfaces. The modification of metal properties is achieved by shooting sphere-shaped beads (referred to as media) with extreme force…

The top three picks in industrial air tools and hydraulic equipment: if our favourite brand names were superheroes
August 1, 2014 by McBurney Sales & Service

Industrial machine shops must rely on professional, well-established and trusted air tool equipment that can deliver consistently high quality results each and every time. Selecting prime industrial equipment is a skill especially when…

Industrial sheet metal cutting: the insider’s quick and dirty version
August 1, 2014 by Matritech Inc.

Industrial sheet metal cutting is a specialized application that offers the greatest results in accuracy, appearance, flexibility and speed. While the machine cutting options used by manufacturers of industrial sheet metal fabrication can vary (CNC…

Why your gas sensor placement is missing the mark (and how to fix it!)
August 1, 2014 by Arjay Engineering Ltd.

The proper location of a gas detector can mean the difference between safety and danger when harmful gases are leaked within a confined area. Factors such as the source and density of gas,…

Back to basics in electroplating
August 1, 2014 by Lasalle Plating Inc

Electroplating is the chemical application of a metal coating onto a conducting surface (such as metal, for example) that helps enhance the protection, appearance and surface properties for a smooth and lasting exterior…

Kill your hydraulic system guaranteed by doing these three things
July 30, 2014 by Higginson Equipment Inc.

While the headline seems counterintuitive, this tongue-in-cheek article is meant to advise you on ways to allow poor cylinder performance in hydraulic components and systems to occur. Keep the hydraulic system looking slick with…

Why your tractor tire chains may be your weakest links
July 30, 2014 by Walco Equipment Ltd

Agricultural tractor tire chains need to perform without a hitch as an all-seasonal necessity for the serious farmer — whether in the driest or in the coldest conditions. Rain, sleet, snow or ice cannot…

Mechanical fasteners: the nuts and bolts behind what makes or breaks them
July 30, 2014 by Advance Fasteners Ltd

Mechanical fasteners are hardware components used to join one part to another, which has the main function to transfer load of the two or more objects. While there is an array of fasteners…

Buying an industrial grade blower? Here’s what to look for!
July 30, 2014 by Northern Industrial Supply Co. (NISCO)

Blowers are mechanisms that move gas and air. Centrifugal, axial, rotary and positive displacement blowers are only a handful of industrial blowers circulating in the market. Need to find a high-pressure blower in…

How to install positive displacement blowers like a pro
July 30, 2014 by Aerzen Canada Blowers Compressors Inc.

It’s like Christmas morning as you open the box of your new positive displacement blower. You marvel at its gleaming silver finish. Next, you admire the three lobe construction, which is a thing…

Four industrial dust collector facts your boss needs to know
July 30, 2014 by Johnston Machinery Sales

Trying to convince your boss that the sudden symphony of sneezing isn’t a bout of seasonal allergies? The absence of clean air is detrimental to the health, safety and output of employees in…

The ultimate advanced sealing products cheat sheet
July 30, 2014 by Canada Rubber Group Inc.

So, you received a large gasket order from a discount supplier for your automotive business. You expected that bulk buying would lead to cost saving — only to find out that the quantity…

Blown an industrial gasket? Top three ways you can tell
July 30, 2014 by Specialty Gaskets Inc

Faulty gaskets are a common occurrence in older model vehicles, industrial machinery and heavy equipment. Gaskets are made from materials such as fiberglass, metal or plastic, which are used to ensure that a…

Why we love mechanical springs (and why you should too!)
July 30, 2014 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

Everyone loves to have a spring in their step. Why not put a mechanical spring into your next project to help improve its performance? At Bohne Spring Industries Ltd., we love to make high quality…

Hydraulic clamping basics 101
July 30, 2014 by Amtec Hydraclamp Inc

Get schooled on the basics of hydraulic clamping to make yourself an informed consumer when deciding which supplier to contact for your industrial hydraulic clamping needs. What is hydraulic clamping? A hydraulic system is compressed…

Five custom metal spinning myths
July 30, 2014 by Crown Custom Metal Spinning Inc

Making a meal that is worth a second helping starts with the most important ingredient:  the cookware. Take your traditional cookware and bakeware for a spin.  Make your next bakeware or cookware your…

The hydraulic valves, oils and fluids beginner’s cheat sheet
July 30, 2014 by Alco Valves Inc.

Valves are designed to control the flow of liquid through a system of ducts or pipes. While there is a diverse range of valve products based on the different purposes they serve, below…

Mobile electrification systems: what the world would be like without them
July 30, 2014 by Conductix-Wampfler

Ever wonder what it would be like if we were left on our own devices to move ourselves from point A to point B? Mobile electrification systems are what get people and objects…

Customized extruded and moulded rubber parts: if you read only one article about these, read this one
July 30, 2014 by Vicone High Performance Rubber Inc.

Whether you wear it, drive it, stand on it or apply it, rubber and rubber-made products form a part of our everyday lives. From that brand name belt you bought as the perfect…

Industrial cloths and wipes: five things you don’t want to hear
July 30, 2014 by Walter Surface Technologies

Ensure that your equipment and machinery perform at its peak by sticking to industrial grade cleaning solutions, which will pay large dividends for your business in the long-term.  The industrial cloth market is…

How to solve your industrial racking problems
July 30, 2014 by Econo-Rack Storage Equipment

Racking is a storage structure, similar to shelving, that demands holding a higher amount of mass. A rack is constructed with frames and beams, which is designed to hold a larger capacity of…

Sprockets by the numbers
July 29, 2014 by Tsubaki Of Canada Ltd.

Sprockets are wheels with saw-like teeth constructed to fit and move an indented object. Typically, sprockets comprise of four main types: one-piece sprockets (the most widely used kind), two-piece split sprockets, bolt-on-tooth sprockets…