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Silicone O-Rings

O-Rings

An O-ring is a round elastic loop that is used as a seal for static and dynamic applications. Their main purpose is to serve as a seal between structures such as pipes, tubes, in pistons, and cylinders. O-rings are...

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape

Adhesive Tape

Pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes consist of a backing material film coated with an adhesive intended for relatively low-stress applications. Light pressure, usually done by the fingertips, is applied to initiate the binding. In the sticking...

Thermal Oxidizer

Oxidizers

Oxidizers, or incinerators, are pieces of equipment used to treat waste gas or plant emissions that contain harmful pollutants by thermally decomposing them into simpler, many stable compounds. Oxidizers act like burners...

Industrial Shredder

Industrial Shredders

An industrial shredder is a piece of heavy duty equipment designed to shred dense and light materials to prepare them for recycling or for the destruction of unusable products. They are an environmentally...

Perforated Sheet Metal

Perforated Sheet Metal

A perforated metal is a piece of sheet metal that has been stamped, fabricated, or punched to create a pattern of holes, slots, and various aesthetic shapes. A wide range of metals are...

Compression Springs

Metal Springs

Springs are a flexible machine element that store mechanical energy when subjected to tensile, compressive, bending, or torsional forces. When the spring is deflected, it stores...

Rack Storage Systems

Warehouse Racking

Warehouse racking, also known as storage or pallet racking, is a material handling system suitable for mass storage of goods unitized on skids or pallets. It allows efficient utilization of...

EMI Gaskets

EMI Shielding

EMI shielding is a technique of creating a barrier that prevents leakage of strong electromagnetic fields that can interfere with sensitive devices and signals. They can be installed to isolate...

Pressure Switches

Pressure Switches

A pressure switch is a mechanical or electronic device activated by the pressure of the process fluid upon reaching a certain threshold or...

Heating Element

Heating Elements

A heating element is a material or device that directly converts electrical energy into heat or thermal energy through a principle known as Joule heating. Joule heating is the phenomenon where...

Gasket

Gaskets

Gaskets are a type of mechanical seal that inhibits leakage by filling the gap between static mating surfaces. It takes advantage of the compressive force that drives the gasket...

Cordage

Cordage

Cordage is a series of intertwined fibers, strands, strings, or fabric that are joined by twisting or braiding to form a larger more formidable whole. The combination of the materials makes the final...

Wire Rope Lanyards

Wire Rope Sling

Wire rope is constructed of multiple strands of wire that are twisted and braided together to form a spiral design or helix. Once the separate wires are shaped into a solid...

Baler Machines

Baler Machines

A baler is a piece of equipment used to compress solid industrial waste or recyclable materials (e.g., paper, plastic, foam, cans, etc.) to achieve better material handling and storage. Eliminating empty...

Lost Wax Casting

Lost Wax Casting

Lost wax casting is a casting process that uses a wax pattern to create a ceramic mold for creating a part or product design. It has been known over the years as lost wax or precision casting due to its accuracy...

Rubber Tubing

Rubber Tubing

Rubber tubing, also known as rubber hose or rubber piping, is made of natural and synthetic rubber and is used to circulate and transport liquids and gases for household and industrial uses. The natural or synthetic...

Blister Packaging

Blister Packaging

Blister packaging, or blister packs, are pre-formed packaging materials composed of a thermoformed plastic cavity and a pliable lid. In this type of packaging, the product...

Linear Slides

Linear Slides

Linear slides, also referred to as linear guides or linear-motion bearings, are types of bearings that allow smooth and near-frictionless motion in a single axis. Machine tools, robots, actuators, sensors...

Cleaning Brush

Cleaning Brush

A brush is a tool with bristles made of hair, wire, metal, synthetic fibers, or various natural materials that are attached to a handle made of wood, plastic, wire, or metal. Some varieties of brushes are...

Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless steel tanks are widely used in food, beverage, dairy, medicine, cosmetics, and other manufacturing processes where cleanliness and purity are important. These are also used in...

Rotational Molding

Rotational Molding

Rotational molding, commonly referred to as “rotomolding”, is a plastic casting technique used to produce hollow, seamless, and double-walled parts. It uses a hollow...

Plastic Coating

Plastic Coating

Plastic coating is the application of liquid polymers or plastic on the surface of a workpiece by dipping or immersion. The result is a thick plastic finish for protective and...

Deburring

Deburring

Deburring is a secondary operation of a machining process that enhances the final quality of the product by removing raised edges and unwanted pieces of material, known as...

Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a non-traditional machining method that uses an intensely focused, coherent stream of light called lasers to cut through...

Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabricated buildings, or prefabs, are buildings with components (walls, roof, and floor) that are manufactured in a factory or manufacturing plant. These components can be fully...

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning is a type of cleaning process which uses cavitation induced by alternating compression and rarefaction cycles at ultrasonic frequencies. Ultrasonic frequencies are sound...

55 Gallon Drums

55 Gallon Drums

A 55 gallon drum is a cylindrical container made of a variety of materials designed to hold 55 US gallons or 208 liters. They are used for...

Palletizers

Palletizers

A palletizer is an automated material handling machine used to stack and orient several individual products into a single load for...

Die Cutting

Die Cutting

Die cutting is the mass fabrication of cut-out shapes by shearing a stock material such as paper and chipboard using tooling called a...

Three-Phase Transformers

Three-Phase Transformers

An electrical transformer is a passive machine that transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another using a magnetic flux to induce an...

Graphite Crucibles

Graphite Crucibles

A graphite crucible is a container used for melting and casting non-ferrous, non-iron metals such as gold, silver, aluminum, and...

Bevel Gears

Bevel Gears

A bevel gear is a toothed rotating machine element used to transfer mechanical energy or shaft power between shafts that are intersecting, either perpendicular or...

Quartz Glass

Quartz Glass

Quartz is one of the most abundant and widely distributed minerals in nature. Quartz is the only stable polymorph of crystalline silica on the Earth’s surface. It is found in all forms of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. It becomes concentrated...

Wastewate Evaporators

Wastewater Evaporators

A wastewater evaporator is a method of removing water from water-based waste by converting the water in the waste to a vapor and leaving contaminants. The function of a wastewater evaporator is to reduce the volume of....

Thermoforming

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is the process of heating thin plastic sheets to its forming temperature and stretching it over a mold which takes its shape. After cooling and...

High Shear Mixer

High Shear Mixer

High shear mixers, also known as high shear reactors (HSRs), rotor-stator mixers, and high shear homogenizers, are used to emulsify, homogenize, disperse, grind and/or...

Wire Forming

Wire Forming

Wire forming is a method for applying force to change the contour of wire by bending, swaging, piercing, chamfering, shearing, or other techniques. The various techniques for wire forming can produce any type of shape, form....

Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

A plastic bag is an unwoven single piece poly fabricated receptacle for storing, carrying, packaging of a wide variety of items and materials. Though they are very thin and...

PHOTOCHEMICAL ETCHING

Photochemical Etching

Photochemical etching, also known as photochemical machining or metal etching, is a non-traditional, subtractive machining process in which photographic and chemical techniques are used to...

Hose Reels

Hose Reels

A hose reel is a mechanism for storing and use of a hose on a barrel for easy access. It is a system designed to make hoses, cords, flexible tubing, and wire conveniently available for...

Plastic Tubing

Plastic Tubing

Plastic tubing is a form of tubing that is manufactured from a mixture of a polymer with a variety of chemicals to form a material that can be solid or...

Carrying Cases

Carrying Cases

A carrying case is a way of conveniently organizing and transporting a collection of similar or dissimilar items for future use. There is a type and kind of carrying case to fit...

Urethane Casting

Urethane Casting

Urethane casting is the process of injecting polyurethane and additive resins into a soft mold usually made of silicone elastomer. The casting process is similar to injection molding; injection molding differs by using hard, metal molds. Urethane casting is...

Solenoid Valves

Solenoid Valves

A solenoid valve is an on/off electromechanically operated valve which consists of an electromagnetic actuator (solenoid) and a valve body. The solenoid-plunger assembly is...

Hinges

Hinges

A hinge is a machine element that connects two bodies allowing angular movement about a fixed axis of rotation, all the while preventing translations and...

Conveyor Systems

Conveyor Systems

A conveyor system is a method for moving packages, products, supplies, parts, and equipment for production, shipping, or relocation. The different types of conveying systems include...

Chillers

Chillers

A chiller is a cooling mechanism designed to produce fluids that can lower temperatures by removing heat from the fluid. The type and use of a chiller depends on the required temperature and kind of refrigerant which can be...

Parts Washers

Parts Washers

A parts washer is a mechanical device designed to remove grit, grime, oil, miscellaneous debris, dirt, paint, and other contaminating substances from parts in preparation for their use in assembly operations, packaging, or...

Workbenches

Workbenches

A workbench is a sturdy flat, smooth, molded surface that comes in a variety of sizes designed for specific tasks. They can be very complex for engineering design work, complicated machining, and...

Bowl Feeders

Bowl Feeders

A bowl feeder is a mechanism for supplying small parts and components to a production line or for sorting bulk items for rapid use. A self contained bowl feeder system has a bowl that sets on a spring loaded base that...

Load Cells

Load Cells

A load cell is a transducer which converts mechanical energy (tensile and compressive forces) into electrical signals. There are different transducer operating principles that can...

Forging Press

Forging Press

A forging press is a process that uses a vertical ram to apply gradual controlled pressure to a die holding a workpiece. The process is similar to drop forging but uses...

Alumina Ceramics

Alumina Ceramics

Alumina, Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3), is an industrial ceramic that has high hardness, is long wearing, and can only be formed by diamond grinding. It is manufactured from...

Check Valves

Check Valves

Check valves, or non-return valves (NRV), are a safety device designed to allow fluids and gases to flow in one direction. Under pressure, fluids enter the valve at the inlet and exit through the...

Cooling Tower

Cooling Towers

Cooling towers are specialized heat exchangers that remove heat from water mainly by means of latent heat loss from evaporation while coming into contact with an airstream. Aside from evaporative cooling, water is also...

High Pressure Boiler

High Pressure Boilers

High pressure boilers are a shell and tube heat exchanger that use boiled water to create steam or high pressure hot water. Using water filled tubes in a metal tank or...

Industrial Thermocouple

Thermocouples

A thermocouple is a transducer that converts thermal energy into electrical energy and is constructed by joining wires made from dissimilar metals to...

Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium Magnets

A Neodymium (Nd-Fe-B) magnet is a common rare earth magnet composed of neodymium (Nd), iron (Fe), boron (B), and transition metals. They have superior...

Central Vacuum System

Central Vacuum Systems

Industrial central vacuum systems are built into a building for ease of use, access, and maintenance. Vacuum and pressure are created by a centrally located motor to remove dirt, dust, and...

Alnico Magnets

Alnico Magnets

An Alnico magnet is a permanent magnet made of aluminum, nickel, and cobalt. They come in isotropic, non-directional, or anisotropic, mono-directional...

NEMA Connector

NEMA Connectors

A NEMA connector is a method for connecting electronic devices to power outlets. They can carry alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). AC current is the typical current found...

mass flow meters

Mass Flow Meters

A mass flow meter is a way of measuring the volume or mass of a gas or liquid passing through a system at a specific point in the flow system. They are used to measure linear, nonlinear, mass, and...

hydraulic lifts

Hydraulic Lifts

A hydraulic lift is a device for moving objects using force created by pressure on a liquid inside a cylinder that moves a piston upward. Incompressible oil is pumped into the cylinder, which forces the piston...

Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatic conveying uses compressed air, or gas, to transfer bulk materials, like powders and granules, from one processing center to another. Material is moved through an enclosed conveying line or...

mezzanine

Mezzanines

A mezzanine is an intermediate floor installed in a building between the main floor and the ceiling that is partly open to the main floor. They have a low ceiling and project out over the main...

linear actuator

Linear Actuators

A linear actuator converts rotational motion into push or pull linear motion, which can be used for lifting, dropping, sliding, or tilting of machines or materials. They provide safe and clean motion control that is...

Industrial Oven

Industrial Ovens

Industrial ovens are used to create extremely high temperatures to heat treat parts, condition metals, and cure metal coatings. Common functions for industrial ovens include...

Immersion Heater

Immersion Heaters

Immersion heaters are a fast, economical, and efficient method for heating liquids in tanks, vats, or equipment. Known as bayonet heaters, they have heating elements that can be...

Test Chamber

Test Chambers

A test chamber is a managed and controlled environment used to test the endurance, stability, and practicality of equipment, products, and chemicals. They are a controlled enclosure that...

Roll Forming

Roll Forming

Roll forming uses a set of precisely placed rollers to perform incremental bending to a continuously fed strip of metal. The rollers are mounted in sets on a consecutive stand with each roller...

Cleanroom

Cleanrooms

A cleanroom is a specially designed enclosed space where airborne particulates, contaminants, and pollutants have been limited or removed. They are used by industries that require...

Cold Forging

Cold Forging

Cold forging is an efficient and economical metal deforming process for the production of high volumes of parts at low cost.

Die Casting

Die Casting

You will learn everything about Die Casting by reading this extensive article - which covers what Die Casting is, the processes of Die Casting...

Die Stamping Press

Die Stamping

The die stamping process, also known as pressing, includes a number of techniques such as punching, blanking, piercing, coining, and several other operations...

Infrared Heater

Types of Electric Heaters

The term electric heaters or space heaters has gained a negative reputation due to the types that were produced years ago. The poor quality of the early version of electric heaters has been enhanced...

Types of Brushes

Types of Brushes

The types and kinds of brushes are growing as new applications and needs arise. As with all tools, it is important to make the right selection of the correct form of brush for the work to be completed.

Types of AGVs

Types of AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles)

AGVs are guided computerized vehicles that use computer software to determine their positioning, movement, and location.

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