Technology

How to Care For Anilox Rolls

Anilox rolls are an essential component in many modern flexographic printing systems because of their ability to deliver a precise amount of ink to printing plates. They are cylindrical in shape and often coated in ceramic with a core made of steel or aluminum. The surface of the anilox roll is covered in millions of tiny cells that determine the

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Top 4 Reasons To Use an Offset RDO Mount

If you've attached a high-powered scope to your rifle and can see targets in the distance very well, you may start to notice diminished performance with close-range targets. Rather than suffer these weaknesses, you can use offset non-magnifying red dot optics on your weapon to give you a close-range edge.  In a standard configuration, you have a magnifying scope mounted for your

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Technology

Tips for Beginner Welders

If you're a beginner welder or into custom machining, here are some things you'll probably need. There's a lot to learn about welding and it can be very confusing for someone who's not familiar with it. By following these tips, you will be able to become a skilled welder in no time. It is a fun and rewarding career, but it

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Technology

Understanding How Fire Hydrants Work

The sight of billowing smoke and the smell of something burning sparks panic in anyone. When something’s on fire, you depend on the fire department to take care of the emergency right away. To do that, they need a steady supply of water. You may have seen them spraying high-pressure water onto a fire or noticed water pouring out when testing

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Business

3 Advantages of Dedicating a Phone Number for Your Small Business

A dedicated phone number can help a small business and its employees in a number of ways. Here are three advantages of dedicating a phone number to your small business. 1. Customer Connection Your business-dedicated phone number is likely going to be the easiest and most direct way for customers to contact you. Some businesses, particularly those with regional, national or

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Technology

How Does an Ultrasonic Probe Work?

You've probably heard that ultrasonic welding has become popular for plastic. Ultrasonic plastic welding works when a vibrating tip connects with the workpiece. Energy from the tip flows through the workpiece and generates heat. This melts the plastic to form a weld. Although this seems simple enough, ultrasonic boosters and other parts make this complex welding machine work.  Transducer The transducer provides ultrasonic vibrations

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Technology

What You Need To Know About Caster Anatomy

Whether you are looking at Albion casters or a different brand, all of these wheels will have similar anatomy to meet safety regulations. Here is an overview of everything you need to know about the anatomy of casters.  Kingpin Bolt Unless they are Kingpinless, all caster types will have a Kingpin bolt. This is designed to hold the caster together. In heavy-duty models,

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Technology

What is Electronic Recycling?

The U.S. throws out nearly 200,000 personal computers every day. Add to that cell phones, tablets, and all of the bits and pieces in each and you have a lot of trash. Enterprising minds have found ways not only to keep much of this trash out of the landfills but to make a lot of money off of it. The

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