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GearsA Guide to Simple Machines
This is a guide to simple machines.
ECM MotorUsing ECM Motors in HVAC Systems
The role of ECM motors in place of PSC motors in HVAC systems can be energy-efficient and cost-beneficial.
Crimping toolCrimpers Buying Guide
Crimping involves the deformation of a substrate material in order to join it to another material, often wire on metal. Because of the wide range of crimping operations there are many differences to consider when purchasing a crimping tool.
Milling machineHow Milling Machines Work
Milling machines are tools that can be hand or power driven to machine a variety of materials, incorporating dynamic movement and orientation to achieve superior tolerances.
Bench ViseA Guide to Vises
This guide gives you the information necessary to make an informed Vise purchase.
Air Compressors
Air compressors are used to convert electric energy into kinetic energy in the form of compressed air, which can be used for a broad range of power needs.
Compressor Buying Guide
An overview of standard types of compressors, their functions and key terms associated with each device is summarized in this guide.
Ball BearingsGeneral Types of Bearings and How They Work
This article explains how bearings works and offers a general overview of the different types of bearings.
Metal SpringHow Springs Are Made
There are many types of springs available for load-bearing and energy storage and transfer applications. Spring manufacture is a relatively simple process that, given the proper equipment, can be performed by an individual or, in longer runs, by automatic machinery.
How Wood Chippers Work
Industrial wood chippers are essential in wood manufacturing processes and for the production of marketable woodchips. Here we examine various types of wood chippers and how they work.

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