Protect Your Hydraulic Hoses With These Five Life-lengthening Tips

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you use hydraulic hoses on a daily basis, you want to ensure these hoses are as safe and protected as possible. The better treatment your hoses receive, the longer they last and the less money you have to spend. Here are five tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your hoses from damage: 1. Choose your hoses carefully As you know, you cannot just use any hose for any application. When you are purchasing your hydraulic hoses, make sure you choose hoses that have the right diameter and length to handle the job at hand. Also, pay attention to ensure the hoses are compatible with your pressure and temperature requirements. If they are not, they may break just by using them, damaging not all the hose but potentially injuring your employees as well. 2. Always use compatible parts Obviously, the hose is just one part of the assembly. Once you choose your hoses, make sure you also choose the coupling, crimpers and other accessories carefully. All of your parts should be compatible to ensure they work together as designed and intended. 3. Avoid friction and twisting As your hydraulic hoses are being used all day long, they may get twisted, they may rub against metal parts of your machinery or they may be subjected to a range of other abrasions or strains. Avoid these potential injuries by adhering to a strict hydraulic hose protocol. Always have your workers pick up the hose when it is not in use so it doesn’t get run over or stepped on. When the hose is being used, take care to ensure it is stretched straight and carefully, and monitor its position to avoid friction. If possible, look for hydraulic hoses with abrasion resistant coating or purchase a guard or sleeve for extra protection. 4. Protect your hoses with guards or sleeves Whether you use your hoses inside or outside, you can give them an extra layer of protection with guards and sleeves made just for hydraulic hoses. You can buy guards that prevent hoses from twisting, and you can also find guards that cover exposed hoses from the elements or ones that stop internal hoses from being exposed to abrasion within machinery. Buying guards also makes it easier for your employees as they don’t constantly have to be looking out for the hoses and ensuring they are in a safe position. 5. Keep hoses protected from the elements Not every injury threatening your hose is related to friction or twisting. Hoses can also be worn down by the elements. If possible, avoid storing your hoses outside, and if they are used in an application where they must be stored...

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Does Your Truck Have Suspension Problems? Warning Signs to Look for

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When there are suspension problems with a vehicle, it can make that vehicle unsafe to drive. Unfortunately, suspension issues can be some of the hardest vehicle problems to diagnose, and truck suspension repairs can be extremely expensive. The reason why diagnosis can be so difficult is because there are so many parts that make up the suspension system. Each part must be inspected for problems, until the actual problem is found. But, there are some warning signs that will let you know if you may need truck suspension repairs. Read on to learn more. Truck Pulls to One Side If you notice that while you are driving your truck pulls to one side or the other, chances are that there is something going on with the suspension. The simplest solution to the problem could be a wheel alignment. Or, worn parts may need to be replaced. This is something that you need to take care of as soon as possible, because when a vehicle pulls to one side, it causes uneven wear on the tire treads. Bouncing on Bumps When a suspension system is doing its job, you can drive over a bump or a pothole and barely notice it. But, if there are problems with the suspension, your truck is going to end up bouncing and/or swaying at every bump. This is usually due to shocks and struts needing to be replaced because they are worn. If truck suspension repairs are not done, eventually this is going to lead to problems with highway driving, because the truck will be shaky when driven at higher speeds. Knocking Sounds Another problem that you may notice when going over bumps is a knocking sound. This is generally caused by worn strut bearings or ball joints. Luckily, this is one of the least expensive truck suspension repairs, especially if you choose to get the parts from local scrapyards. In fact, you can get many good suspension parts, and save a lot of money. Tilting on Corners When you turn a corner, do you notice that the truck tilts a bit? This is another warning sign of suspension problems. In most cases, this is the result of struts being worn out. This is another problem that is going to cause damage to your tires, and you will know if there is a suspension issue if you notice that there are lumps on the rubber. For more information, contact Complete Laser Alignment...

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Considerations To Make When Hiring A Skip Bin For Your Construction Site

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in the process of hiring a skip bin for your construction site, but want to make the most of the skip bin? Then you’ll need to keep certain considerations in mind such as the placement of the skip bin and the size that you will be ordering. By making the right choices you can increase the efficiency with which you remove waste from your construction site. With that thought in mind here are the top considerations to make when hiring a skip bin for your construction site: Placement of the skip bin: if you have a large construction site then you must place several skip bins throughout it. Otherwise the construction workers will need to travel long distances in order to put waste into the skip bins. That extra effort could be better spent doing something more productive. Size of the skip bins: generally it’s better to get the largest skip bins available because that will ensure that they will need to be emptied less frequently. However, if you want to disperse several skip bins thought your construction site, then having small ones will provide some flexibility. For example, you’ll be able to fit a small skip bin into a location where a bigger one would be inconvenient due to lack of space Portable skip bins: to increase flexibility even further, you could also hire smaller more portable skips that can be transported by a forklift truck on-site. This will allow the skip to be moved to the areas where it is needed most on your construction site with short notice. Permit: in the event that your construction site is of a small size and does not have the space to accommodate a skip, then you might have to park it on the roadside. However, before doing that make sure to get a permit from the local authorities as otherwise a fine will be issued. The granting of a permit can take a few days and for that reason you should apply for the permit before construction work beings. Plan ahead: construction work can come to a halt if there are no available skip bins to place rubbish into. Therefore, make sure to contact the skip for hire service ahead of time to collect rubbish. If you find that there is a lag between the skip being full and an empty one being available for new rubbish then simplify the matter by adding an extra skip bin. For more information, contact a business such as Takeaway...

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Your Commercial Property Maintenance Plan

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As the owner of a commercial property, you are responsible for the upkeep of that property. If there are any injuries or property damage due to owner negligence, you could end up facing lawsuits. This is why it is important to make sure that you keep up with all property maintenance. Depending on the type of property, you may find that it is too much work for one person, and choose to hire a professional building maintenance service. Or, you may decide to hire employees who are responsible for regular building maintenance, such as a building manager and maintenance crew. The first thing you need to do is create a commercial property maintenance plan. Create Your Plan Your commercial building maintenance plan should include every aspect of maintenance that is required for the property. Make a list of every job that will need to be done, and then you can go about hiring your team of experts. The following are some of the things that you may need to include in your commercial building maintenance plan: Plumbing Heating and Cooling Electrical Janitorial/Cleaning/Waste Disposal General Repairs and Maintenance Elevator/Escalator Maintenance and Repairs Hire Your Team It is a good idea to hire a team, so you have people with a variety of skills for every job. Many property owners choose to hire professional services, because all of the services they need will be available from one service and there is no need to hire additional workers. There may be several members of your commercial property maintenance team. For instance, you may need one person who can take care of wiring and other electrical issues. Then, you will need someone who can do all of the plumbing. If there are elevators in the building, you will need someone who is experienced in elevator maintenance. Be Actively Involved in Overseeing all Work Done As any work is being done on your commercial property, it is important that you oversee the entire process. Whether you choose to hire a building maintenance service (such as Western Australian Building Maintenance Services) or salaried employees, it is not enough to simply hire people and letting them be in charge of maintenance. You need to oversee all of the work that is done, so you are aware of everything that is being done and what is still needed. This is an ongoing job, and it is a good idea to get into the habit of visiting the property regularly to make sure that all maintenance is being taken care...

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Why Choose Stainless Steel Handrails

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you are building a new home or are carrying out major renovations, you should consider the installation of stainless steel handrails. It is a popular choice among many homeowners for both contemporary and traditional house designs. While there are alternative materials such as wood and wrought iron, there are distinct benefits attached to the stainless steel option. Quality Performance When installing handrails, it is vital to ensure that the material used has enough strength since it is a safety structure. Stainless steel is recognised as one of the best materials in the construction industry, and it provides structural integrity in many buildings. It has properties that ensure that the handrails have resilience after installation and the resistance against denting limits the risk of breakage and collapse under pressure. Moreover, the products do not easily corrode or rust like the iron counterparts, even when the conditions are unfavourable, so they are ideal regardless of the local climatic conditions. Beneficial Investment Though the initial investment into the handrails is relatively high, the long-term costs are quite low, and the returns are high. This installation will raise the value of your property, and you will get a substantial profit if you decide to sell the home as long as the work is beautiful and professional. The maintenance required to keep the rails in the original state is minimal, especially when compared to alternatives. Wooden handrails typically require frequent painting, oiling and staining, which is time-consuming and expensive. With stainless steel, dusting and periodic polishing will ensure that the handrails give long-term service at minimal cost. Style There is a wide range of stainless steel handrail designs available in stores. With enough financial resources, you can get customised railings from a skilled fabricator to match the style in the rest of the house. Common choices for homeowners include contemporary and modern looks as well as abstract configurations. Different shapes and symbols can be incorporated into the feature, giving your living space a truly unique ambiance. The finish can either be matte or reflective and the choice is mainly based on personal preference. Eco-friendly Material If you are eco-conscious, stainless steel is a perfect material for your handrails. Like other metals, it is fully recyclable and can therefore be used indefinitely if you choose to replace the structure. This reduces the demand for landfill space, energy resources and raw materials from the ore. You can also purchase your products from companies that use recycled steel to further support the green initiatives. For more information, contact a business such as Stainless Steel Specialist Pty...

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Increasing Security With Garage Door Technology

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people have a fear about leaving their garage door unlocked; this can often lead to people checking and re-checking their garage door before leaving for work, or before bed. Usually, aside from a vehicle, other useful family items—while not necessarily valuable—such as bikes or  tools, are stored in garages. This need for increased security has led to the development of garage systems that can interact with your mobile phone to send you text messages about the garage’s use. These new garage systems feature extra security measures as well, allowing a property to benefit in more ways than one by installing such a system. This article examines the benefits of installing a new garage door system. In The Know Once you have set up the system, it uses a laser beam operation that determines when the garage door is opened or closed. The system then issues a text message direct to your phone, informing you of this. When you are away, for example, at work, or on vacation, you will still get a text when the door has moved. This keeps you informed every time the garage door is used. If, for example, you are at work, and you know that your partner is also out of the house, and you get a text saying that the garage door has been opened, you are then in a position to investigate further. To receive the text messages, you only need install an app. Information comes with the system regarding how to install the app to your mobile phone. Lights Most of the new garage door systems come with sensor operated lights. These are designed to detect when you arrive near the garage door, and provide light for you while you park. When you are away from the property, they can be used in conjunction with a timer for enhanced security. The lights will activate when movement is detected and stay on for a set time, before deactivating, or can be set to come on with an in built timer without the need to be motion activated. This can give the appearance of someone at home, and deter potential intruders. The Door The actual garage doors themselves are usually made from reinforced metals. Due to the way they are lifted—many manufacturers use a system which lifts the garage door as a whole into space in the roof—they can be made from one piece of material, which offers increased toughness and security. The doors don’t need to roll, and can be strengthened because of this. Many property owners view installing a new garage door system as an investment, and a way to benefit from the advantages they can bring. For more information,...

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