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Steam Fittings

April 4, 2024

What do a gallon of gasoline, a ream of paper, and a can of corn all have in common? Each of these items requires steam for production. From oil, gas, and paper, to food, beverages, and textiles, steam is an…

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Why Choose Forged Over Brazed Fittings?

March 22, 2024

Producing forged steel fittings includes cutting and heating billets, then using a pre-formed die that creates the desired shape under high pressure on the heated billet. The part is then trimmed and shot blasted to remove any flashing. This process produces a…

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Guide to Dust Collection Hoses for Woodworking Industry, Metal Fabrication, & Cyclones

March 14, 2024

Poor air quality can be a serious problem in high-volume manufacturing, metal- and woodworking, furniture building, and other dusty applications. From industrial and commercial wood and metal shops down to the hobbyist’s home workspace, dust particles can quickly build up…

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JIC vs. SAE Flare Fittings

March 7, 2024

Overview of Flare Fittings Flare fittings are a type of compression fitting used with a flared piece of tubing. They are secured in place with a sleeve and nut to create a pressure and leak-resistant seal. The tip of the flare fitting…

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Considerations for Proper Hydraulic Component Selection

February 29, 2024

Proper Component Selection Ensuring hydraulic system components and their functions are leak-free begins with the design, which involves selection of the correct hydraulic fittings, hoses and other components for the application.  This could be a hose-end connection, hose or tube…

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WHAT IS PASSIVATION IN STAINLESS STEEL HOSE REELS?

February 23, 2024

To begin answering this question, let’s take a deeper look at what stainless steel is comprised of. While stainless steels are naturally corrosion-resistant, they are not entirely protected from corrosion. Stainless steel derives its corrosion resistant properties from its chromium…

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OSHA Compliant Products

February 8, 2024

A safe workplace is a productive one. Taking proactive measures to reduce the potential for workplace hazards is imperative for the success of an operation. Organizations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) play a vital role in ensuring…

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Hydraulics in Mega Snowplows and Other Essential Snow Equipment

February 1, 2024

Winter presents significant challenges in regions with moderate to heavy snowfall– not only on roads and highways, but airports and rail lines are usually the most difficult for snow removal. In these areas, the operation of mega snowplows and other…

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Hydraulic Thumb for Excavator Plumbing Solutions

January 25, 2024

The hydraulic thumb for excavator and mini-ex equipment is a valuable attachment for operators, giving versatility to easily pick up bulky materials such as big rocks, debris, trees, and logs. The Hydraulic Thumb Simplifies Lifting and Moving Tasks Using a thumb attachment…

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PTFE Hose and Fittings

January 18, 2024

     What do non-stick cookware, the atomic bomb, and hoses have in common? They all utilize PTFE. But what exactly is PTFE and why is it used? Keep reading to learn more. What is PTFE? Polytetrafluoroethylene, known as PTFE, is…

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