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Advancement in Industrial Technology

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Date: August 8th 2016


If you are a local manufacturer of industrial machinery products, knowing the latest trends and expectations for the future is important. The knowledge can help you make decisions about how you should run your business and with whom you will be competing. Future Expectations The size of the industrial machinery market is expected to grow by 6% from now until 2023. The reasoning behind this is that the number of people who are rising from poverty is higher, and those in the middle class have more disposable income. The demand for cars is one thing that is rising quickly. This will benefit the robotics industry along with metal workers and rubber producers. Additionally, people, now that they have a bit of extra income, are going to be investing it in companies to receive a part of their profits. Moreover, as machinery becomes more efficient, products can be sold at a more inexpensive price. Because the products are less expensive, more people will be making purchases, serving both themselves and those producing the industrial machinery. When a company diversifies its line of products, it is also more likely to be successful as it will have more interested customers. However, along with these changes, it is also likely that the manufacturing of the products will be outsourced to other companies. Companies with foreign investors in the Philippines, Japan, or Singapore are some examples. How will that affect local manufacturers? Your Part in the Future One way to keep yourself from losing business but being able to benefit from the rise in purchase of industrial machinery products is to stay up-to-date. Continually develop your business and provide something unique that makes your business stand out from others. If you simply sit back with your current business techniques and try nothing new, thinking that it has worked for you in the past, you will not be able to grow with the changing industry. Manufacturing Technology World is holding a conference regarding the industrial sector from August 18th to August 20th. The conference focuses on displaying some of the machinery that is new and improved along with teaching those who come in seminars. The seminars will help you grow in your awareness of the advances being made in technology. You can get a broad view of the world’s advancements as a whole and understand what investors are looking for and what customers need. Joining together […]

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Natural Fencing Materials You Could Consider For Your Property

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Date: July 20th 2016


Homeowners will have a variety of reasons to install your fencing. Your primary use of your fencing is what would dictate the type of materials best suited for it. As such, you will find there are an array of fencing materials that you could choose from. Not knowing what the different pros and drawbacks are can make the task of selecting fencing materials quite daunting. Here are some of the things you should know about natural fencing materials for your property. Timber fencing One of the biggest reasons why homeowners choose classic timber fencing is the rustic appeal that it adds to your residence. Timber fencing comes in a multitude of species so you can rest assured that you can get fencing that complements your individual property. However, just as timber fencing comes in an array of options, the different species come with their own individual benefits and drawbacks. Some wood species such as cedar, teak, and redwood tend to be more expensive than other timber counterparts. This is because they have naturally occurring oils that protect them from succumbing to pest infestations, decay, and even structural problems due to exposure to changing weather patterns. On the other hand, you can choose for economical wood species but you would have to contend with taking regular precautionary measures such as sealing and chemically treating your timber fencing to prevent them from succumbing to premature wear and tear. Bamboo fencing Another natural fencing material that you could consider is bamboo. This is an ideal option for homeowners who are looking for environmentally friendly fencing materials, as this is an abundant grass species. As such, it is considered a renewable resource. One of the main benefits of bamboo fencing is its ability to withstand the harshest weather conditions without having its structural integrity compromised. Additionally, it does not require treatments such as painting or sealing to keep it structurally sound. This makes it a convenient option for homeowners looking for fuss free fencing that can be erected and stays virtually maintenance free. It should be noted that bamboo is one of the more expensive natural fencing options that you could opt for. However, it should be treated as an investment for your property. This is because not only will it enhance the value of your residence, but it will also remain structurally sound for a significant period of time without requiring expensive repairs […]

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Reasons Why Car Buyers Should Consider Plastic Intake Manifolds over Metallic Manifolds

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Date: June 30th 2016


A few decades ago, the use of any other material in the car engine apart from metal was a far-fetched thought. However, in recent years, engine suppliers and automakers have discarded this old engineering rule by embracing plastic components to decrease automobile weight. Under your car bonnet, you are likely to find plastic intake manifolds made with a blend of nylon and other materials. Despite the many challenges that faced the plastic intake manifold system in the early years, current systems have improved designs and composites. This article highlights four reasons why buyers should consider this type of intake design.   Resistance to Elements — The world inside a car bonnet is a harsh place characterized by continuous vibration and elevated temperatures, which generate stress on many engine parts. Engine components are in constant contact with brake fluid, grease, transmission fluid, water, petrol, ice, dirt, salt, and dust among other elements. Furthermore, extreme temperature fluctuations often affect metallic engine components. The plastic air intake manifold withstands all these fluctuations, and because of its wear resistance quality, it could fit in any terrain and environment. Cost Savings — The corporate-average fuel economy (CAFE) guidelines require that without giving up on cost and safety measures, automakers ought to maximize their standard fuel economy by at least 40 percent before the year 2020. With this demand for enhanced fuel efficiency, automotive engineers are exploring the use of plastics to save on these costs. Engineers have designed plastic manifolds to aid in downscaling engines while improving fuel economy. Due to this quality, plastic intake manifolds are a smart purchase. Durability, Strength and Weight — Most of the air intake manifolds made of polymeric materials are lighter and durable than metallic designs. There is an ongoing cascade, by automakers across the globe, to reduce the weight of vehicles. Molding air intake manifolds from plastics, instead of metal, ensures a significant reduction in automotive weight.  Such a reduction goes a long way in saving a potential car buyer significant fuel costs. Because of their durability, plastic manifolds are also designed to endure all pressures and loads under the bonnet for a lost time without the need for replacement. Engineers optimally blend fiberglass with plastic to offer improved strength and durability. Sound Dampening — Thicker construction of plastic intake manifold systems, fortified by aluminum and fiberglass, offers superior load-bearing and sound-deadening acoustic capability. The acoustic quality eradicates […]

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Factors to Consider When Buying an Industrial Air Cannon

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Date: June 10th 2016


Air cannons are flow aid equipment used in industries to ensure continued flow of materials. Materials can get stuck to each other so that they form a bridge across the length of a bin or silo and slow down the flow of the product. An air cannon can be fitted to the side of a silo, bin, or rail car to blast these materials with a shot of pressurized air, so they separate and begin flowing again. If you are looking for a good air cannon for industrial use, there are various factors you should consider. Types of material blockage When you go shopping for an air cannon, you will be asked about the kind of material blockage that occurs in your bin, silo, or rail track. Material blockage usually occurs in the form of bridging, ratholing, and arching. •    Bridging occurs when materials clump together across the width of the silo or rail track, so that they create a bridge-like barrier. The barrier prevents material above it from flowing. •    Ratholing occurs when material sticks to the side of the bin and creates a void or dead storage area. Although this does not prevent flow, the rate of flow is significantly decreased. •    Arching is where material sticks at the near the dispenser or above the sloping section of the silo preventing further flow. For bridging, you will want a cannon which allows a wide dispersal of air to reach the width of that bridge. Ratholing and arching problems require a smaller section of air, but with greater pressure to break the concentration of material in a particular area. Weight and capacity of material The pressure of the air dispensed by an air cannon is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). Heavier material such as stone chips, raw coal, and pebbles require an air cannon with high PSI. However, for lighter materials such as cereals, a cannon with lower PSI will be suitable. To get the best value from your air cannon, you should purchase one with adjustable PSI. That way, the equipment will be versatile to production changes. Material of pressure vessel The pressure vessel is the part of the cannon that exerts air into the silo or rail truck. It is ideal to choose a pressure vessel with a durable and quality material such as steel. Material such as plastic may be affordable, but you will […]

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Commercial Cabling Support: Material Options for Cable Ladders

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Date: April 20th 2016


Electrical and data cabling upgrades can improve the efficiency of your commercial operation by supporting appliances and telecommunications more effectively. However, the improvement will present a challenge with regard to organising and supporting the new network of wiring. One of the most advantageous options that can resolve this problem is the cable ladder. Basically, the cable ladder network is fabricated be connecting rungs to side rails. The platform created will be strong and can support long and heavy cable lengths. Here is a short description of primary types of cable ladders in terms of fabrication materials. Fibre Reinforced Plastic Generally, fibre reinforced plastic is formed as a composite material which consists of a polymer base mixed with fibres. The incorporated fibres can be diverse and usually include materials like glass, basalt and even carbon. This type of cable ladder is favourable because the plastic material does not conduct electricity. Therefore, the use of the product will not interfere with the electrical signals passing through the cabling. The plastic is also not vulnerable to corrosion from humidity and even chemicals, so this is an ideal choice for an industrial setup. In addition, the fibres in the plastic increase the strength of the cable ladder, preventing stress damage and accelerated wear. Steel Steel cable ladders are suitable for commercial cabling support because the material is strong. Steel is not prone to damage from mechanical impact or even extended stress from heavy wires. If you are worried about physical damage during the activities in your premises, this is a suitable choice. On the other hand, steel can be easily damaged by rust if the cable ladders are installed in moist or corrosive environments. Therefore, if you choose this type of product, you should ensure that the surfaces are galvanised thoroughly for protection. Alternatively, you can purchase stainless steel ladders which can withstand adverse environments without damage. Aluminium Aluminium cable ladders are advantageous because they have natural resistance to corrosion, unlike normal steel. Therefore, you will not need to purchase specially-treated cable ladders to get good performance in humid, saline and corrosive environments. The material is also lightweight, so it is easier to lift and set up during the installation process. Unfortunately, aluminium is not as resilient as steel or fibre reinforced plastic. The ladder might become prone to damage if the surfaces sustain mechanical impact. Therefore, you should ensure that the cable support […]

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About Me

Hi, my name is Howie, and I have worked in restaurants since I was seventeen. Over the years, I have cleaned and serviced every type of food service equipment from meat slicers to potato peelers. I have helped my bosses buy equipment and figure out the best protocols for servicing, maintaining and repairing that equipment. If you have questions on food service equipment or other types of industrial equipment, you should be able to find the answers you need here. Please, get comfortable and explore these posts. I have loved my time in restaurants, and this blog takes me back to them in a virtual sense. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

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