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  • 3 Common Types of Hose Clamps

    3 Common Types of Hose Clamps

    • July 1, 2021

    Fluid-filled hoses are often connected to machinery with a clamp. In a typical car or truck, for instance, clamps are used to connect coolant hoses to the radiator and motor. Clamps don’t just hold the coolant hoses in place; they prevent them from leaking. Even as the coolant heats up inside of the hose, it

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  • Overview of Splice Types for Vulcanized Gaskets

    Overview of Splice Types for Vulcanized Gaskets

    • July 1, 2021

    Vulcanization is a common manufacturing process used to create gaskets. It involves the use of heat, adhesive and pressure to bond two ends of rubber together. The combination of these three elements essentially fuses the rubber together, thereby forming a single and solid gasket. Vulcanized gaskets, however, are available in different splice types. Below are

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  • Employee Of The Month: Sam Hecht

    Employee Of The Month: Sam Hecht

    • June 30, 2021

    Congratulations Sam Hecht on being Employee Of The Month for June 2021 Sam joined the Monroe team on 7/21/20. We brought him in to help our Warsaw store that was struggling from a lack of leadership.  In the last year has has brought stability to the store while instilling our One Monroe core values.  Sam

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  • What Is a Gate Hinge and How Does It Work?

    What Is a Gate Hinge and How Does It Work?

    • June 30, 2021

    When exploring some of the different types of hinges, you may encounter gate hinges. They are commonly used to connect gates to a post or wall. Gates, of course, operate in a similar way as doors. You can swing them open or closed. To support this action, though, gates require a hinge. Some gates feature

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  • An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking

    An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking

    • June 24, 2021

    Metal parts and components are often processed to protect against corrosion. While there are different types of corrosion-inhibiting processes in metalworking, one of the most common is passivation. It’s used with a variety of different metals and alloys, including aluminum, stainless steel and even certain types of carbon steel. To learn more about passivation in

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  • How Does Electrical Grounding Work?

    How Does Electrical Grounding Work?

    • June 24, 2021

    Electrical wiring applications often require grounding. Most automobiles and airplanes, for example, are designed with grounding. It’s an essential safety mechanism that protects against arching, which could otherwise cause fires or injuries. What is electrical grounding exactly, and how does it work? Overview of Electrical Grounding Electrical grounding is the process of creating an efficient

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