What Are Threaded Tube Ends for Leveling Feet?

Leveling feet offer a simple leveling solution for otherwise uneven machines and equipment. They are adjustable feet that are designed to level the objects with which they are used. After installing a set of leveling feet on the bottom of … Read More

Breaking Down the Parts of a Pillow Block Bearing

Pillow block bearings are commonly used to support a rotating shaft. They feature an inner hole in which a rotating shaft can be inserted. Like plain bearings, pillow block bearings will reduce friction. The shaft will be able to rotate … Read More

Employee of the Month: Robert McLaughlin

Congratulations Robert McLaughlin on being Employee of the Month for September 2022! Nomination Rob had the challenging task of filling the shoes of a Lyn-Tron shipping department veteran. However, he has flourished in his new position as Shipping Lead. He … Read More

What Are Hood Latches?

Under the hood of most cars, trucks, vans and even tractors is a latch. Known as a hood latch, it temporarily holds the hood down. Hood latches are connected to a handle. When you pull or engage the handle, the … Read More

O-Rings vs Lip Rings: What’s the Difference?

O-rings and lip rings are two of the most common types of mechanical seals for machinery. Machinery often features pressurized liquid or gas. The mating surfaces for pressurized liquid or gas may feature an O-ring or lip ring. The O-ring … Read More

What Is a Distribution Box?

Distribution boxes are commonly used in residential and commercial electrical systems. Also known as a distribution board, it’s responsible for distributing the electrical power throughout the home or building with which it’s used. To learn more about distribution boxes and … Read More

Eye Bolts vs Hoist Rings: What’s the Difference?

Many people assume that eye bolts and hoist rings are the same. After all, they are ring-shaped fasteners. You can connect equipment or objects onto eye bolts or hoist rings. They may feature a similar design, however, but eye bolts … Read More

5 Facts About Flexible Magnets

Flexible magnets have become a popular alternative to traditional, rigid magnets. As their name suggests, they are flexible. You can bend flexible magnets without breaking them. Even when bent or otherwise deformed, they will continue to produce a magnetic field … Read More

What Are Concealed Hinges and How Do They Work?

Hinges play an important role in many pieces of furniture. Cabinets, dressers, chests of drawers and nightstands often feature hinges. These mechanical bearings allow their respective doors to swing open. Rather than using standard hinges, though, some furniture pieces feature … Read More