The World of Industrial Equipment and Supplies

Does Your Warehouse Need Rapid Inventory Cycling? Switch To FIFO Picking And Gravity Flow Pallet Racking

First in, first out (FIFO) warehouse systems are perfectly suited to warehouses that need quick inventory turnover. In this type of system, the items arriving at your warehouse form a queue – items that have been in your warehouse the longest are picked first from your racks.  You avoid losing inventory to spoilage or having your inventory become outdated while sitting in your warehouse since a FIFO system forces your oldest inventory to be selected first by your pickers.   Read More...

Rubber Grommet Basics For New Industrial Facility Managers

One of the biggest problems encountered in industrial environments is vibration inside the machines. This vibration can cause excessive wear and tear, leading to increased down time for necessary repairs. It can even lead to unexpected equipment failures that become costly in both lost production time and the associated repair costs. One of the things you can do to minimize this type of damage is to keep up with replacing the rubber grommets inside the machine.   Read More...

What's In A Hose? Materials That Line Chemical Hoses And The Protection They Provide

There are thousands of chemicals in this world. Some are extracted from nature while the rest are man-made. Most are dangerous if absorbed, inhaled, or swallowed. As such, these chemicals require special vats and chemical hoses in the factories where they are made and/or extracted. There are dozens of different chemical hoses, and they are all lined with different materials for different levels of protection.  Metal Metal-lined chemical hoses are perfect for cleaning chemicals as the metal will not corrode, crack, or leak.   Read More...

Retail Mapping Systems: Four Benefits

As a retailer, you're likely always studying customer behavior, particularly if your company has stores in multiple locations. Continued growth and pleased customers are regular goals as you explore software and other tools that should improve business, but retail mapping may still be a mystery to you. How might mapping software boost profits? 1-Better Customer Tracking When retail mapping software is integrated with your own retail app or the Wi-Fi access you offer customers, tracking is much more efficient.   Read More...

5 Thread Gage Details For Your Facility

Working with metals often includes a variety of materials. Focusing on welds, metal panels and parts could take attention away from the actual "nuts and bolts" used in projects as well. These pieces, along with screws, must fit well together and thread gages often make that possible. Measuring "threads" of screws and nuts ensures solid fitting, and gages are the tools you'll need. What gage details are needed to use them?   Read More...