What Exactly Is Custom Forging?

What Is Forging? Forging is a manufacturing process that goes back centuries—all the way to blacksmith days.  It involves heating a metal alloy and shaping it into different configurations. Today, however, forging is a precise science that requires a high degree of skill and specialized machinery.  It is used primarily to create stronger parts and […]

ACEolator Line of Products | Reduced Vibrations for Longer Tool + Machine Life

Things go wrong when machines experience heavy vibrations.  The new ACEolator line of products by ACE Controls, Inc., was launched in 2013 to reduce the vibrations of machines and other equipment in your plant. More: A Fast New Way to Check Machine Health “Machines and system applications can underperform with too much vibration,” said Tracy […]

Little Giant Ladders – No Need to “Tie Off”

Now your employees don’t need to tie off if they climb to heights over 6 ft. tall—thanks to the popular new aerial Cage ladder from Little Giant Ladder Systems. While OSHA requires you to be tied off if you are more than 6 feet off the ground, the new, lightweight safety ladder includes a self-enclosing […]

Dura-Line Uses Yaskawa Vector Drives for Pipe Extruder Production

In 2006, Corporate Maintenance Manager J.R. Sell bought drives to run 11 different extruder manufacturing lines at Dura-Line’s Mountain Grove, Missouri facility.  The company is known around the world for their high-quality HDPE conduit, smoothwall, polypipe, and pressure pipe. Today, in 2014, only 1 of those original drives is still running without repair or replacement.  […]

MCR Safety Vests | Choosing the Right High-Visibility Apparel

Who Needs an MCR Safety Vest? All workers who are exposed to vehicle traffic, work vehicles, or construction equipment—including emergency responders—should wear high-visibility safety apparel that meets the Performance Class 2 or Class 3 requirements of ANSI/ISEA Standard 107. Why Use an MCR Safety Vest? “The dangers of not using the proper safety vest are […]