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  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Wing Knobs

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing Wing Knobs0

    Wing knobs offer a simple and ergonomic fastening solution for machinery, furniture and other objects. They are known as “wing knobs” because they have a wing-like gripping surface. Like wing nuts, wing knobs are affixed with a perpendicular gripping surface on the top. To tighten or loosen a wing knob, you grip the top and

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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Springs

    The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Springs0

    Of all the different types of springs, compression is the most common. They consist of a single piece of coiled metal in a helical shape. They are known as “compression springs” because they apply a compressive force. Even if you’ve used them in the past, though, you might be wondering how compression springs work. This

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  • The Antimicrobial Properties of Silver

    The Antimicrobial Properties of Silver0

    Silver doesn’t just offer a lustrous and shiny appearance; it has antimicrobial properties that protect it from bacteria, fungi and viruses. You can often find pull handles, hinges and other objects made of silver for this very reason. With a silver construction — or even a silver coating — objects become antimicrobial. To learn more

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  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Lifting Magnet

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Lifting Magnet0

    Lifting magnets offer a safe and effective way to lift, as well as move, heavy objects in the workplace. Also known as magnetic lifters, they consist of a controllable magnet. When turned on, lifting magnets will produce a magnetic field. When turned off, this magnetic field will dissipate. While all lifting magnets can be used

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  • The ABCs of O-Rings: 7 Terms You Need to Know

    The ABCs of O-Rings: 7 Terms You Need to Know0

    When researching O-rings, you may encounter some unfamiliar terms. O-rings are seals that offer a leak-proof mating surface. They are typically used in machines, vehicles and other types of mechanical equipment. With O-rings, fluids or gases will remain confined to their respective passage. To choose the right O-rings, though, you’ll need to learn some basic

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  • What Is a Recessed Pull Handle?

    What Is a Recessed Pull Handle?0

    Pull handles are commonly used on cabinets, drawers, vehicles, appliances and other products. As their name suggests, they allow you to pull open the products with which they are used. Not all pull handles, however, feature the same design. There are recessed pull handles that are distinguished from all other pull handles by their concealed

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