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5 Steps to stop your Coolant going off in your machinery

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5 Steps to stop your Coolant going off in your machinery

When cutting steel, Coolant is essential to producing a high quality finish. The purpose of coolant is to cool, lubricate, and wash swarf away from the cutting tip, along with being a fundamental part in extending blade and machinery life. Problems can occur when the coolant is not maintained properly, causing bacteria growth. This can result in problems such as; foul odour, skin infections and respiratory difficulties. Following are some useful tips that will assist with maintaining and prolonging the life of Coolant; 1. Firstly, start with a clean tank. It is the essential first step to ensuring that bacteria...

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4 Solutions to fix the most common bandsaw failures.

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4 Solutions to fix the most common bandsaw failures.

With an earlier blog, ‘four simple steps to revolutionise your blade life’ we covered some basic set up procedures, to assist with extending blade life. Now let’s look at some of the finer points, and clues for the guarantee of a dependable precision cut. 1.Worn Wire Wheel. Problem – The majority of bandsaw machines have wire wheels fitted. The wire wheel has a crucial function in removing swarf, (chips of the material being removed during the cutting process). Any build-up of swarf in the gullet must be cleared. If this material isn’t cleared out as the tooth re-enters the cut, there...

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[Video] Excision. The Story.

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[Video] Excision. The Story.

The story of Excision began in the early 1950’s when Ernest Thomas partnered with two others to set up a small foundry. They focused on manufacturing pipe and valve fittings, quickly growing the organization to a workforce of over 120 employees. Metallurgist David Thomas, son of Ernest took over the business during the early 1970’s. The business was sold to Tubemakers during 1977, while the foundry was at its peak. David proceeded to make the most of his skills acquired through many years of experience in metallurgy setting up a business specializing in saw sharpening. From the start David focused...

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Everything about welding fumes your boss wants to know.

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Everything about welding fumes your boss wants to know.

Driven by better appreciation and backed up by tightening regulations, today’s industrial workplace increasingly demands cleaner air, a dust, pollutant free and safe working environment. Especially in the metal-working industry, clean air in the workplace is a growing topic of concern. Clean air is important for efficient production processes, answering rising environmental issues, and most importantly for the health of employees. New concerns have been raised around the health of employees’ due to welding fumes. There is a wide range of short term effects caused by welding fumes, however the long term and chronic effects are difficult to directly link...

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How does a punch and die actually work?

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How does a punch and die actually work?

Using Punch & Die tooling to perform a cutting operation on various metal parts provides a more efficient means to cut into metal. Punch & Dies allow greater flexibility with regards to size, dimensions and efficiency.  Drilling alternatives can be limited by the size and the dimensions of the hole needing to be drilled. Larger diameter holes require pre-drilling and greater motor drive.  Punch & Die operations, on the other hand, allow a vast array of shapes and sizes to be cut out, for example a square or oval shape. The punch operation separates the metal pieces by causing a...

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