Employee of the Month: Brandon Wolgast

Congratulations Brandon Wolgast on being Employee of the Month for January 2023 Nomination Brandon joined the Monroe IT team in November of 2015. When he first started, his primary role was to be our first IT Support Specialist for the … Read More

6 Common Types of Seals and How They Work

Seals are an important part of many machines. They are commonly used around fluid- and gas-carrying hoses. As the fluid or gas inside of a hose heats up, it will expand. This thermal expansion can cause the fluid or gas … Read More

The Benefits of Press Fit Plungers

Not all plungers have a threaded shaft. Some of them are designed with a smooth shaft that’s devoid of any external threading. Known as press fit plungers, they are used for indexing and positioning. Press fit plungers feature a ball … Read More

What Is Ballizing and How Does It Work?

Tubes and other hollow passages often require ballizing. Also known simply as ball sizing, it’s a roller burnishing process. Roller burnishing processes are designed to remove superficial imperfections. While most roller burnishing processes involve the use of hardened rollers, ballizing … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Floor Brackets: What You Should Know

If you’re looking to install a partitioning wall, aluminum frame or other tall objects in your workplace, you may want to use floor brackets. They offer a simple and effective anchoring point for vertical structures. What Are Floor Brackets? Floor … Read More

6 Common Myths About Nuts

Nuts are commonly used to secure parts together. They are threaded fasteners that connect to a mating fastener, such as a bolt. To secure two or more parts together, you can drive a bolt through the parts, followed by twisting … Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Door Hinges

Hinges are commonly used to connect doors to frames. Typically consisting of two leafs and a pin-secured knuckle, they allow for a limited angle of rotation. You can connect a door to the surrounding frame with a set of hinges. … Read More

What Are Spinner Knobs and How Do They Work?

Industrial knobs come in a variety of styles, one of which is spinner. Spinner knobs aren’t ordinarily T-shaped handles. Rather, they feature a unique design that allows them to spin during use. When shopping for industrial knobs to use in … Read More

Drawer Slides and Travel Distance: What You Should Know

When shopping for drawer slides, you may come across the term “travel distance.” Drawer slides are commonly used in cabinets, tool benches and other storage solutions. They consist of rails with ball bearings. As their name suggests, they are used … Read More