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Is It the Starter, the Battery or the Alternator? What's Wrong with My Car?

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If you jump into the car, turn the key and nothing happens, you might be wondering whether it’s a faulty alternator, battery or starter. The three major electrical components of the car work together in tandem to provide the right amount of power to kickstart your engine. As they work closely together, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which part is faulty. What do you need to know about determining the true problem?…

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Maintenance and Servicing Tips for Fire Alarms and Smoke Detection Systems

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Fire alarms and smoke detection systems are meant to protect your property and valuables, prevent casualties, and facilitate prompt response in the event of a fire. It is essential that these systems remain in good working condition all year round as you can never know when an emergency will occur. However, it is impossible to tell if these systems are fully operational by just looking at them. Their components can degrade over time and compromise the systems’ operations.…

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Extreme Weather Hazards That New Crane Operators Should Know

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Overhead cranes are often set up and operated in challenging situations. Experienced operators know how to spot or counter those adverse conditions so that lifts can be completed on schedule. However, less experienced crane operators may not know when a risk is too high, resulting in jobsite accidents. This article discusses some extreme weather hazards that novice crane operators should look out for. Extreme Cold: Loss of Tensile Strength Cold weather can cause the lifting cables to lose their tensile strength.…

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Which Form of Acetal Is Suitable for Making Handling Baskets?

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Are you planning to make customised handling baskets for your industrial plant? Read on and discover the key differences between two common forms of an engineering plastic called acetal. Use this information to make an informed decision about the most appropriate form of acetal (homopolymers or coplymers) for your application. Hardness The hardness of the engineering plastic that you select will have a bearing on how durable those handling baskets will be.…

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How to Select the Best Air Cannons for Your Application

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Have you been experiencing material flow problems in your cement manufacturing plant? Read on and discover some of the key features that you should look out for when selecting air cannon systems to use as flow aids at your facility. High-Speed Valves Some models of air cannons have valves that discharge large volumes of compressed air from large tanks. Such valves are wasteful because a lot of energy is usually used to expel that large volume of air in order to dislodge any material that is stuck within the material flow system.…

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4 Timer Relays You Can Choose From

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Timer relays help to protect industrial equipment from various issues, such as the effects of high starting voltages. However, such protective effects can only be possible if the right timer relay is selected for the application. This article discusses how timer relays vary based on how they can be installed in a panel. Use this information to select timer relays that will be easier for you to install on your industrial equipment.…

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Why Choose Wooden Crates for Your Packaging?

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To make sure your merchandise is delivered to customers in the same condition you packaged it at your premises, it is important that you use good packaging products. One such product is wooden crates. There are lots of good reasons why you should use wood crates to meet your packaging requirements. Read on to learn about a few top benefits of opting for wood crates for your packaging.  Wooden crates can be made-to-order…

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If You're New to Woodworking, What are the Top 5 Power Tools You Need?

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Congratulations, you’ve just taken up a new hobby and are looking forward to many a pleasurable hour as you learn the skill of woodworking. You should make sure that you have the right equipment, however, and there are some power tools that you need to pick up to get started. What do you need to consider, especially if you’re working with a fixed budget? Circular Saw The circular saw can be used in many different situations.…

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