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Gear Reducer Lubrication: What are your levels?

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Not all gear reducer lubricants are the same.  Many of the newly manufactured reducers are coming from the factory with synthetic oil, or synthetic grease.  While synthetics are often superior to mineral based lubricants and offer longer change intervals, one should always keep an eye on the lubricant level, regardless of type. Keep a list of the...

Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Parts and Fasteners

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Stainless steel does not easily rust, corrode, or stain as ordinary carbon steel does when exposed to air and water.  Stainless steel is used where the strength of steel and a high resistance to corrosion are both desired, as well as for decorative purposes, most often in public view.  Many architectural applications utilize stainless steel, such...

Unified’s Summer Volunteering

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Unified Supply is proud to announce a charity that we recently became involved with. Every summer Grace organizes a volunteer program that feeds the children lunch everyday during summer break.  A lot of these children are on a government program at school which funds their lunch meals.  Unfortunately, for the summer they don't have that option....

Polyurethane and Rubber Baggage Conveyor Parts

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Over the years, polyurethane has replaced rubber as the material choice in many component applications.  Baggage conveyor guide wheels and support wheels are now mostly made of polyurethane.  Many steel crescent pallets are now covered in polyurethane, as well. Polyurethane is chemically produced, and can be more tailored to a specific application....

Powder Coating vs. Conventional Paint

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Powder coating is a type of finish initially applied to metal components as a powder.  The dry powder is either a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. The powder is applied electrostatically to a clean, grounded metal part by a gun, and then cured by heating the coated part to around 390°F in a large oven.  The heat causes the powder to flow and...

Belting vs. Belts

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What is the difference between the terminology of “belting” and “belts” in the baggage conveyor industry?  Since the terms seem to mean the same, one must understand the difference implied by the slight difference in wording. “Belting” refers to the flat, moving surface driven by the drive pulleys, and spans the width and length of the...

QD® and Taper-Lock® Bushings

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Tapered bushings are used in a variety if applications throughout the baggage conveyor industry.  Typical uses are for the attachment of power transmission components to drive shafts, driven shafts, as well as the shafts into pulleys and rollers.  The wedge-action tapered grip of the bushing allows a locking method without having to deform the shaft,...

Back to the Future

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Have you thought about what things will really be in the next 50-100 years?  We used to think we would have flying cars by now.  Here is a great article and video of how the future Airbus is perceived to be.   To go to the article and video, please click here. 

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