Many of our modern vehicles rely on the combustion of a mixture of fuel and air to power their engines. As a result, they generate a lot of heat which can damage surrounding components if not properly managed. Several techniques exist to combat this issue, including engines which are designed to be air-cooled, oil-cooled, and liquid-cooled. In this blog, we will examine the various differences between these methods including the advantages and disadvantages of each.


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When choosing wheels for a vehicle, it is important to find the right tool for the job. Because of their excellent shock absorption, pneumatic tires are often your best bet for standing up to the challenge of uneven terrain, making them a dependable choice in many outdoor applications. This blog will discuss the benefits of major types of pneumatic tires and where they are commonly used.


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Roller bearings are critical components that find use in countless machines. When roller bearings become damaged, other machine parts or the products they are intended to produce can become compromised. Similar to ball bearings, roller bearings are designed to carry loads and reduce friction between parts. As such, it is common for them to experience some abrasion over time that necessitates replacement or repair.


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A marine diesel engine is a common type of engine used to power a ship. In general, diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines and produce less pollution. In addition, marine diesel engines are designed to withstand harsh conditions at sea, such as saltwater, high winds, and waves. Therefore, they are built to be durable and reliable. They are also designed to run on heavy fuel oil, which is less expensive than gasoline. Diesel engines have many advantages over other engines which is why they are preferred for powering ships.


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If it were not for industrial pins, countless instances of fastening, aligning, integrating, and assembling two or more working components of machinery would not be possible. In fact, the various industries that rely on machinery for daily operations would quickly suffer without proper solutions to keep assemblies together and secure. It is remarkable to think how modern industries' most basic structural units are simply metallic, low-cost fasteners meant for the secure alignment of two discrete units.


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The right fan can make a big difference between the operation of heating and cooling systems. There are many different models, but it pays to research before buying one. The wrong type of fan could lead to underperformance and high operating costs due to the lack of efficiency or even more significant problems, such as excessive noise levels from an ineffective motor. There are several types of fans available, and the most commonly used fans found in HVAC systems are:


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When you are working with fasteners and assemblies, it is always useful to have the right tools for the job so that operations can be completed quickly and efficiently. Depending on the type of fastener in question, there are numerous tools one may use for installation and removal. For nuts and bolts, the socket and ratchet tool is quite useful, featuring a socket that is placed over the head of a fastener and a handle that allows for turning or loosening. The most important element of a socket and ratchet tool is the ability for it to be used without making full revolutions around a fastener, allowing for the tightening and loosening of such components in more compact spaces.


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Temperature transmitters are electronic devices used to send a temperature measurement over two wires to a separate processing unit. Utilized in industrial manufacturing as a means of process control, temperature transmitters provide feedback regarding heat measurements at varying stages of the manufacturing process. To do this, these transmitters pick up small electrical signals from the temperature sensor, such as a thermocouple, and convert them into more readable signals to calculate heat levels.


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Industrial air compressors are versatile devices that provide pressurized air for a myriad of industry applications. They work by utilizing either an electric motor or a diesel or gasoline-powered engine to convert power into potential energy that can be stored in pressurized air. As industrial compressors are used for many operations, it is important to select an air compressor that can deliver the desired results. With this in mind, we will provide a brief overview of industrial air compressors, how they work, and the various types currently available.


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A valve is a device that is common to fluid applications, serving to direct or control the flow of fluids within a system. To do this, valves may open, close, or obstruct various pathways, and they come in numerous types and designs to accommodate a diverse set of needs. Ball and globe valves are both primary types of valve components, each of which differ from one another in terms of operations and design. To help you best find an optimal fit for your particular fluid applications, we will discuss both in this blog.


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When operating heavy equipment such as tractors or cranes, the power necessary for moving such weight is made possible through the use of hydraulic pumps. With a hydraulic pump, oil and fluids may be forced through hydraulic chambers or a hydraulic engine to create mechanical power. As a result, a hydraulic machine can lift, lower, open, close, and turn machine segments with power that would be impossible to achieve through human strength alone.


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In hydraulic systems, accumulators serve as pressure vessels that are capable of storing and releasing energy within the system as needed, similar in operation to battery chargers. Hydro-pneumatic accumulators are a specific type, taking advantage of compressible nitrogen for the means of storing pressurized fluids. Commonly found in the global fluid power industry, hydro-pneumatic accumulators may serve pulsation dampeners, emergency power sources, thermal expansion, transfer barriers, prefills, noise attenuation, leakage compensators, dispensers, and much more. In general, there are various designs for maintaining the separation of gases and fluids, the primary types being bladder accumulators, diaphragm accumulators, piston accumulators, and float accumulators.


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Essential for any machinery powered by a motor, motor mounts, also known as engine mounts, are used to connect a motor to a chassis. Maximizing shock absorption, sound absorption, and limiting vibrations experienced by an engine system during operation, differing types of motor mounts are designed to give every engine the security it needs. To familiarize yourself with the various types of engine mounts, we will discuss what common options are available, their pros, and cons.


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Milling refers to the process of removing materials from a workpiece with the use of rotary cutters, and it may be conducted with a wide range of machinery. In modern applications, computer numerical control (CNC) systems are regularly used to carry out such operations, taking advantage of automation to efficiently and accurately achieve desired results. CNC milling relies on CNC machine types to automate rotary cutters for completing a piece, also often being capable of switching out tools to minimize the need for manpower. With their method of operations, CNC milling can be considered the opposite of CNC turning. In this blog, we will discuss the common types of milling cutter equipment and tools that are commonly used in manufacturing processes, providing a brief explanation of each so that you may understand their functionalities.


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Industrial valves come in a wide range of designs to fit various handling needs. Though they are commonplace for residential and home use, irrigation, HVAC systems, and various other processes, industrial valves are ideal for systems that require a higher threshold for pressure demand. Commonly composed of a valve body, valve bonnet, valve actuator, and valve trim, these parts work together to create what is commonly known as a valve.


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A pneumatic system is a system that uses compressed air to transmit and control energy. Pneumatic systems are used in a broad range of industries, where they rely on a constant supply of compressed air to function. In this blog, we will discuss the most common pneumatic system components and their function.


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Hydraulic accumulators, most simply put, are energy storage devices. They are similar to rechargeable batteries within electrical systems, except that they store and discharge energy in the form of pressurized fluid. The accumulator itself is a pressure vessel that holds hydraulic fluid and a compressible gas, most commonly nitrogen. The shell or housing of the accumulator is made from materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and fiber-reinforced composites. Within the device a flexible barrier, such as a piston or rubber bladder, separating the oil from the gas.


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Filters are components that are regularly implemented within vehicles for their protection. As fibrous mesh materials that are installed within various assemblies, automotive filters function to capture particles of matter such as dirt or sand so that they are removed from systems before they cause corrosion or damage. Due to the high importance that automotive filters serve for the overall health of an automobile, it can be useful to be aware of the most common types that may be found within them.


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When machining metals for various industries and applications, cutting tools serve as one of the most crucial aspects of the process. While metal cutting tools have existed for ages, improvements to such equipment pieces have allowed us to achieve high-grade production like never before. Whether one is cutting, welding, drilling, profiling, bending, or milling a metal piece, some type of metal cutting tool will be required for machining. In this blog, we will discuss some of the common types of cutting tools and how they are used, allowing you to best determine what you need for your operations.


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