Staying Safe When Using A Press Brake

Press brakes are excellent at molding and bending sheet metal, but don't be fooled by their seemingly straightforward operation. Mistakes can happen, and big pieces of sheet metal -- as well as the powerful press -- can leave nasty injuries. For new workers, a well-operating press may seem like not that big a threat, but they still need to start off with full safety gear. And a lot of long-time workers, who might be a bit too comfortable with the machines, could use a refresher training talk. [Read More]

Essential Equipment To Handle Your Industrial Drums

Storing liquid chemical for long periods of time can pose a challenge. You want your chemical reserves to be easily accessible, but also stored in containers that won't break down over time or use up a lot of space in your warehouse. Industrial drums make a great chemical storage option because these containers are versatile and can be stacked to maximize storage space. Handling filled industrial drums can be difficult, but investing in the right equipment will allow you to move your drums around the warehouse with ease. [Read More]

Protecting The Threads On Drill Rods And Casing

The threads on the end of a piece of casing that is used in an oil or another well are critical. If the threads are damaged, the collar that connects the pieces of the casing may not screw on, and it can slow down or even stop the drilling process. The same is possible if the threads on the drill rod are damaged. There are ways to protect the threads and ensure that the process continues along if you use them. [Read More]

Shopping For Current Sensors

When working with electrical currents, being able to measure the existing voltage is a vital part of the work process. Once you're aware of the voltage present, you can be guided toward appropriate maintenance tasks or solutions for your problems. If a voltage is too low, for example, the system can be repaired. If safety is a concern and a voltage is too high because of overloaded circuits or other issues, they can be safely cut off before an emergency if there is a measuring tool in place. [Read More]