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Is Your Company Ready for Enhanced Inventory Control?

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You rush to the parts bin for a customer in need. Maybe you’re working on a tight manufacturing deadline. A worst-case scenario quickly unfolds: you’re completely out of a critical part. Every business in the world has gone through these situations. It seems as if it’s impossible to keep up with inventory needs. There’s either …

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Salt Lake City: We’ve Moved!

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FIND US AT 3544 WEST DIRECTORS ROW. Back in October we announced our acquisition of a Salt Lake City-based company with two locations: Intermountain Hydraulics & Automation and Intermountain Hose & Fittings. Now, we’ve combined forces. We moved out of our old space, so now we have just one Salt Lake City location – at 3544 …

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Product Spotlight: Helac Rotary Actuators

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The physics of machines is deeply defined by many scientific principles. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it simply changes form. This statement is particularly true when it comes to rotary actuators in manufacturing and other industrial applications. These components make it possible to move machines in unique trajectories on a regular basis. Get to …

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These Top 3 Signs Indicate a Bad Fuel Pump

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Every gasoline-powered engine has a fuel pump. This component simply moves the fuel to the engine for steady power. Whether the fuel pump resides in a sporty car or industrial application, these components keep the machine running day in and day out. If there’s an issue with the pump, however, you’ll notice a few symptoms. …

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Parker Cylinder: What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Cylinder

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Picking the right cylinder can be tough if you’re not sure what to even look for. Even if you use the best Parker cylinders available, you still have to know and understand which cylinder is the best for your system. By understanding your equipment and the options available to you, designing the perfect solution is …

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Hydraulic Assemblies and Hoses: Keeping the Pressure Alive in Your System

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Hydraulics make heavy loads easier to move. From lifting huge assemblies to controlling a precision tool, hydraulics are found in countless industries. The hydraulic power comes from internal pressure provided by liquids and their hoses. Because hydraulic hoses are so critical to any system, they must be inspected, replaced and maintained on a regular basis. …

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O-Ring Details: Mastering the Art of the Seal

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O-rings seal every transition area that you can imagine. If you work in or manage any industrial business, you’re familiar with o-rings. These critical parts look just like rubber bands, but they play a much greater role in the world of pumps, hoses and hydraulics. This fact includes internal seals that you may not even …

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Supply-Chain Management: Finding a Degree Program That Works For You

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The world of logistics is fascinating and complex. Moving products, managing supplier relationships and guaranteeing a profit margin are difficult tasks that can only be completed by highly skilled professionals. If you’re interested in improving your career outlook, the supply chain management world may be your best option. Obtaining a degree should be your main …

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What’s That Sound? Understanding Hydraulic Power-Unit Failure

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Running machinery on a tight schedule means every component must work during each second of the workday. That knocking sound emanating from a hydraulic component isn’t welcome in any industry. There’s an issue with the hydraulics that must be addressed. If you ignore the sound, further damages occur in rapid succession. Explore the common causes …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Storing Your Snow Plow

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Winter is slowly coming to an end which means it’s time to put away all the snow toys and tools that have been pulled out. One of the biggest tools you’ll need to give some extra pre-storage attention to is your snow plow. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just shove the plow in the …

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Small-Business Management: Is VMI Right For You?

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If you sell or service any tangible products, inventory is part of your business world. From steel housings to tiny screws, inventory parts are necessary components to a thriving company. Managing that inventory, however, can be a major cost and frustration. If you’re running a small business, it’s time to take a hard look at …

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Trimming the Waste: How Some Are Saving With 3D Printing

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Look at any random product or appliance you use on a regular basis, like a toaster or cellphone. Each product has its own set of parts that were initially created by engineers, and then subsequently by manufacturing processes. It’s a fact that making any part is an expensive endeavor. From tooling to metal supplies, everyday …

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