Swing Handles: A Convenient Alternative to Pull Handles

Not all handles are the same. In addition to traditional pull handles, there are swing handles. Swing handles still require a pulling force to open the doors or objects with which they are used, but they feature a different design … Read More

What Is a Bridge Clamp? Get the Facts

Hydraulic clamps are commonly used to hold and secure workpieces. As their name suggests, they leverage hydraulic pressure to press against a workpiece. Hydraulic pressure is achieved with liquid, such as oil. There are different types of hydraulic clamps, however, … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Flat Springs

Springs come in different shapes and sizes. While most of them consist of coiled pieces of metal, others do not. Some of them consist of a flat, ring-shaped piece of metal. Known as flat springs, they can store mechanical energy … Read More

Employee of the Month: Russ Powers

Congratulations Russ Powers on being the Employee of the Month for April 2022 Nomination Russ recently joined OneMonroe in late 2021. He hit the ground running taking on big projects including overhauling our blog sections and developing a new Titan … Read More

Dowel Pins vs Dowel Nuts: What’s the Difference?

When assembling furniture, you may have to use dowel pins and dowel nuts. Many couches, chairs, tables and countless other types of furniture feature these fasteners. Dowel pins aren’t the same as dowel nuts, however. What’s the difference between dowel … Read More

Bearing Creep: What You Need to Know

When using bearings to protect moving parts from friction-related damage, you should be conscious of creep. Bearings can fail. One of the most common forms of bearing failure is creep. If left unchecked, it can shorten the lifespan of bearings … Read More

An Introduction to PTFE O-Rings and How They Work

O-rings are one of the most common types of mechanical seals on the market. Like all mechanical seals, they are used to seal passages and protect against leaks. O-rings, however, are available in different materials, including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)  What Are … Read More

How Heat Affects Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium magnets are recognized for their superior strength. A type of rare-Earth magnet, they are comprised of a neodymium alloy. While there are other types of rare-Earth magnets — samarium cobalt — neodymium is the strongest. A typical neodymium magnet … Read More

7 Common Types of Industrial Handles

Industrial handles are commonly used to control machines and equipment in the workplace. You can grip and turn an industrial handle to engage the machine or equipment to which it’s connected. Some of the most common types of industrial handles … Read More