The Beginner’s Guide to Flange Gaskets

When connecting two or more sections of pipe together, you may want to use a flange gasket. Flange gaskets offer a reliable mechanical seal. Thanks to their flared or “flanged” design, they cover a large surface area — all while … Read More

5 Facts About Permanent Magnets You Need to Know

Permanent magnets are found in countless consumer and commercial products. You can find them in stereo speakers, computer monitors, data storage devices, medical equipment and more. Like all magnets, they produce a magnetic field. Permanent magnets, however, produce a permanent … Read More

When to Use Square Nuts: What You Should Know

Not all nuts have six sides. While most of them do, in fact, have a hexagonal shape, others have a square shape. Known as square nuts, they are used in conjunction with a bolt to hold two or more objects … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Gas Spring Dampers

Gas springs have become a popular alternative to wire springs. Like all springs, they are designed to store mechanical energy. While wire springs are made of coiled-metal wire, however, gas springs feature a different design. Gas springs leverage a cylinder … Read More

Plastic Hinges vs Living Hinges: What’s the Difference?

When most people think of hinges, they envision metal door hinges. Door hinges feature a traditional style consisting of two leafs and an integrated knuckle. They are typically made of metal, such as stainless steel, brass, copper or even bronze. … Read More

Employee of the Month: Elton Davis

Congratulations Elton Davis on being Employe of the Month for February 2023 Nomination During the course of more than two decades, Elton Davis has been employed at Lyn-Tron. During the course of twenty+ years, he has never missed a beat … Read More

How to Choose the Right Flat Springs

Shopping for flat springs can be daunting. Unlike mechanical springs, they don’t feature a traditional coiled design. Flat springs can still store mechanical energy, but they feature a flat design. Flat springs are manufactured from flat stock. As shown in … Read More

6 Common Materials Used for Rod Ends

From steering links and tie rods to control ends and more, rod ends are used in a variety of applications. Also known as Heim Joints, they are mechanical joints consisting of a shank and bearing. Like with other mechanical joints, … Read More

6 Common Types of Leveling Feet You Need to Know

Leveling feet are commonly used on machines, equipment and furniture. Also known as leveling mounts, they are adjustable pads. You can mount them on the bottom of machines, equipment and furniture. When properly adjusted, they will level the object on … Read More