Three Types of AC Linear Solenoids and Their Basic Properties: Laminated, C-Frame and D-Frame

There is a large range of AC solenoids available from industrial equipment manufacturers, suitable for use in a wide range of different applications. Each solenoid is designed with a set of specific properties, and may be used in more than one application. While standard solenoids are readily available, custom built solenoids are also an option if a certain set of non-standard properties are sought after. When an electric current is applied to an electromagnetic solenoid, the resultant magnetic field drives a metallic slug or armature in the centre, pushing or pulling it to create mechanical action. [Read More]

4 Tricks for Restaurant Managers to Get the Best out of their Commercial Ovens

Commercial kitchens require basic appliances such as oven and refrigerators in the day-to-day operations and preparation of food. Notably, ovens are vital in baking all kinds of meals such as pizzas, cakes and bread. Therefore, you need your commercial oven to be functional at all times for optimal business performance. Apart from the maintenance regimen in the user manual, you need to adhere to the following tips to get the most out of your commercial ovens. [Read More]

Basic Guidelines to Lubricating a Vibrating Compactor Properly

Lubrication is an important aspect of maintaining an electric compactor. One essential function of lubrication a vibrating compactor is that it keeps the bearings moving smoothly thereby ensuring the machine runs in optimal condition. Lubrication also ensures that the motor does not overheat because lubricants help moving parts to dissipate generated heat. Due to these essential functions and many others, proper lubrication must be a priority if longevity of your compactor is desired. [Read More]

5 Benefits of Nylon as an Engineering Plastic

Nylon is growing in popularity as an engineering plastic, and it's used in applications from timing screws to snowboards. Wondering if nylon is right for your next engineering project? Here's a look at some of its key advantages. 1. Corrosion Resistance If the final product is going to be used outside or in a factory setting where it may be exposed to a lot of chemicals, you need the corrosion resistance of plastic. [Read More]