3 Reasons To Get A Professional Sound System Installed In Your Bar, Restaurant, Or Nightclub

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you own a business like a restaurant or nightclub where a lot people gather to relax or have fun in the evening, then making sure your guests stay entertained is probably one of your top priorities. To that end, playing music or broadcasting a sports game has always been a great way to get a large group of people to engage with each other in public. If you are looking for ways to improve the experience you provide your customers, it might be time to finally get that sound system installation you’ve been thinking about. Here are three benefits a new professional sound system can provide for your business. Customers Seek Out Reliability If you’re a sports bar owner or anyone who broadcasts games live for an audience, your nightmare scenario is probably having your old technology cut out right in the middle of the bottom of the 9th inning or with 2 minutes left in the football game. It only takes one negative experience for a customer to decide that maybe they don’t want to go back to that establishment again. By installing a new, professional audio system, you’ll be increasing the odds that your technology will hold up during the moments that really count. Pro Sound Systems Can Adapt to the Performer If you regularly play live music in your establishment, you likely have a wide variety of performers stopping in. But what if your old sound system sounds OK for pop music but can’t put out the strong bass needed for the local rap artist that just made it big? Professional sound systems today are highly adaptable to the needs of the performer. Regardless of what type of music you plan on playing, you will have a sound system that will be able to accommodate the situation. This will also keep the performers themselves happy, which could lead to repeat performances and additional business. Lower Your Energy Footprint If you technically already have a pro sound system installed, but it’s been 10 years or even longer since it was considered to be “brand new,” you might be missing out on a lot of recent innovations. More importantly to your bottom line, you might also be spending more money than you have to in order to keep the system turned on. Power consumption is something that goes down over time as technology advances. Switching to a new system could dramatically reduce the amount electricity you need to pump out every night, saving you money on your energy bill. If a big part of your business is keeping your customers entertained, a professional sound system can go a long way towards making sure everyone goes home happy. Even...

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Common Questions About Tank Coatings Addressed

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Storage tanks can be essential for enterprises ranging from small farms to large industrial facilities. However, it is a reality that many business leaders will overlook the need to protect these tanks from the elements. In particular, the application of corrosion-preventing coatings can be an excellent investment for extending the usable life of your storage tanks. To help you better understand how these coatings can help your business, it may be wise to learn the following few commonly asked questions and answers. Do You Still Need Tank Coating If Your Tanks Are Stainless Steel? There is a common misconception among some people that they will not need to have their storage tanks coated because they are made from stainless steel. While it is true that stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, it is still possible for it to suffer this damage from prolonged exposure. While corrosion on stainless steel will take far longer to cause structural problems, it can severely compromise the appearance of your tanks as well as create a risk of tetanus for workers. What Is The Process Of Applying A Tank Coating? Fortunately, the process of having these coatings applied to your storage tanks is fairly simple. Typically, the exterior of the tank will need to be thoroughly cleaned as the first step. This is necessary because dust and dirt can prevent the coating from properly bonding to the tank. Once the tank has been cleaned, the coating will be evenly sprayed over the entire exterior before taking several hours to dry. Some individuals may want to avoid the expense of hiring a professional for this work. However, if you make the mistake of missing a spot, the protection from the coating will be compromised, which can lead to expensive repairs. Will These Coatings Require Any Maintenance? Fortunately, a tank that has been coated with a protective sealant will not require much more additional maintenance. Generally, the only care that these systems will require is to wash them on a regular basis to remove dust, leave or any other materials that have collected on the exterior. By removing these substances, you can help any water that gets on the tank to dry as quickly as possible. When washing the tank, you will simply need to thoroughly spray the exterior with a pressure washer to remove these substances. In most cases, you will want to avoid using soap or other cleaning agents as these can gradually weaken the coating. For more information, contact companies like RSR Industrial Coatings...

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Speeding Up Well Drilling With Washout Planning

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you need to get a well drill within a day, get ready to sweat. Without machinery, it’s not easy to dig a hole deep enough to hit the safe, plentiful water table supply in your area. Thankfully, there’s easier ways to dig than just using shovels or a post hole digger to dig deep enough. With a bit of water, some specialty parts that you can create from hardware stores and less work with the post hole digger, you can plan a washout well operation to get the job done faster. Here’s some info on what a washout well does and how you can make it work.  What Does Washout Mean? Instead of digging into the ground with a shovel or other implement, you’ll be using water to both loosen up the earth as you dig and to do a bit of the digging for you. The basic design of a washout well system is a well pipe with a makeshift drill bit on the end, which allows water to run out of the end of the bit. There’s still a bit of prep work needed to get the drilling rig started, and it’s by no means an automated and easy task, but it gets things done faster than digging through dry dirt. This type of drilling assumes that you’re able to transport a few gallons of water to the drilling site, and that the local water table isn’t too far down to reasonably lift and drop a pipe. Make sure to have a site survey of the area before digging. If you plan on digging a residential well in a town or city, you’ll need to check with the city zoning ordnance and water utility to make sure that no underground wires or other systems are in the area that could be damaged. The depth of the water table–the underground area with water deposits you’ll be using–needs to be close enough to dig efficiently. There’s no one length for a good well, but don’t use a washout well if you’ll be exceeding 50-60 feet of pipe. The pipe could be too heavy to lift and push, but that amount of effort is up to you. Assembling The Washout Well Drill Your pipe can be made of any material, but a quick washout well drill design uses a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe that can be left in the ground after being used to drill. At the end of the pipe, cut triangle-shaped notches to act as cutting and grinding teeth that will tear away at the ground as you dig. The digging potential can be enhanced by using a metal drilling bit at the end. This can be any heavy...

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Getting Crafty With Wire Mesh To Create Halloween Headstones

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Halloween is the favorite holiday for many. Some people go all out decorating their properties to create spooky scenes that represent the true horror of the holiday. If you are looking for ways to decorate your property for the holiday that won’t break the bank, it’s time to consider all of the things that you can make with wire mesh, such as from Midwestern Industries Inc, and paper mache. To create outdoor-safe paper mache decorations, you will need a few supplies. Wire mesh Tin ships Zip ties Permanent marker Work gloves White glue – Elmer’s glue or off-brand variants Newspaper Spar urethane sealant Scissors Primer and paint Cardboard Box cutter Now that you know what you need, it’s time to think about what you’re going to create. You can keep it simple and make things like giant jack-o-lanterns and headstones or you can get really creative and involved and create zombies, ghosts and ghouls. The instructions below are for a basic headstone. You can use them as a guide to get more creative with intricate creations like the ghosts, vampires and zombies that you want to make. Step 1: Make a Stencil Draw the shape of the headstone that you want to create on a sheet of cardboard. Carefully cut it out with the box cutter. You can create different shapes and sizes, but you want a stencil to work with so that you get both sides of the headstone equal in size. You will also need a stencil for one piece of mesh to connect the front and back of the headstone. It needs to extend from one side to the other leaving the bottom open. Step 2: Trace and Cut Now, lay the stencil on the wire mesh and trace around it with the permanent marker. Put on the gloves and use the tin snips to cut the mesh leaving each side smooth – no pointy parts of mesh hanging out.   Step 3: Tie it Together Use the zip ties to tie everything all together. Use the scissors to cut off the excess plastic from the zip ties so that it doesn’t poke through the paper machete as you work to complete it. Step 4: Cover with Paper Mache Use strips of newspaper dipped in the white glue to begin covering the wire frame. Using the glue instead of the flour and water mixture will make the headstone more weather resistant. Using flour and water will cause it to fall apart and become crusty and gross while it is out in the rain and dew. Continue working to cover the headstone frame entirely and then let it dry for a day or two. Step 5: Get Painting...

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How Couplers Are Engineered To Resist Wear And Tear

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Couplings are made to connect rotating shafts in a mechanical device. They are also designed to absorb shock. Because of the role of a coupling, they are often placed under strain and will need to be engineered to be resistant to wear and tear that naturally results from their role. No matter how the system is designed, there is a transfer of power between shafts. Therefore, this transfer of power must be accounted for. Flexible Vs. Rigid Couplings The two types of couplings are rigid and flexible couplings. Rigid couplings do not allow for misalignment, while flexible couplings allow for a slight amount of misalignment. The type you choose affects how well the coupling will stand up to wear-and-tear and how long the coupling will last. Replaceable Gear Couplings Gear couplings are designed to be easy-to-replace after they have worn out. This is essential because this type of coupling does not allow for misalignment and will wear out more quickly. Flexible Grid Couplings One type of flexible coupling is the grid coupling. The grid holds together two hubs and absorbs force. Contact between the grid and the groove increases as the amount of force increases, allowing the coupling to perform outstandingly. Fluid Couplings Fluid couplings often have the least wear because there is very little contact between the moving parts of the coupling thanks to the fluid that separates it. Any contact that does occur is cushioned by the fluid. However, the sealing and bearing elements do experience some wear. However, one of the concerns of fluid couplings is that the coupling leaks. Many of these systems will continue to function properly after they have begun leaking, but as the hydraulic fluids deplete, the coupling will cease to function properly and new fluids will need to be added. Leaks also increase the risk that the hydraulic fluid becomes contaminated. Elastomer Couplings When couplings are used in high temperature environments, one concern is backlash. The solution is to use a flexible elastomer coupling that can allow for a few degrees of misalignment. That way, the system can tolerate some degree of backlash. Motion Control If the goal is to incorporate motion control into the couplings, this needs to be conceptualized early in the mechanical engineering process. Otherwise, the motion-control couplings will not meet the complex requirements of your machine. But with careful planning, you will engineer a machine that will stand up to wear and tear much better. For more information, contact companies like...

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3 Safety Tips For Your Pallet Racking System

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Maintaining an inventory of products is essential to the success of many manufacturing plants. Storing excess inventory can be tricky, and most companies rely on a pallet racking system to keep their inventory organized. These storage shelves can pose a hazard to employees, so it’s important that you keep safety in mind when working with pallet racking in the future. Here are three safety tips you and your employees should be mindful of to prevent workplace injuries while working with pallet shelving. 1. Place pallets properly on the shelf. Pallet racking safety begins when pallets filled with excess inventory are placed onto the shelving system. The way in which these pallets are loaded onto the shelves can directly impact the safety of the racking system in the future. Be sure that your forklift operators are taking the time to square each pallet when placing it on a shelf. This will help to prevent an uneven distribution of weight that could result in a falling pallet or failed shelf with the potential to cause serious injury. 2. Reinforce the corners of your racking system. The corners of your pallet racking system are exposed to many dangers in an industrial warehouse. Employees could accidentally make contact with exterior corners while operating a forklift or truck, and this contact could bend the steel frame of your pallet shelving. By reinforcing any corners that will be exposed to open aisles with heavy-duty steel guardrails, you will be able to reduce the amount of potential structural damage your racking system sustains. Preventing damaged corners will help keep your pallet shelving strong, while failure to do so could lead to a serious injury caused by a pallet racking’s structural failure. 3. Inspect joints for structural weakness regularly. Pallet racking systems typically feature a large steel structure with many welded joints. These joints can pose a safety risk when they begin to fail. You should be regularly inspecting welded joints for signs of damage. Be looking for cracks or bends in the joints. Spotting these problems, and correcting them as quickly as possible, will prevent weak joints from causing your pallet shelving from becoming a potential hazard in your warehouse. Safety should always be a top priority when working around pallet racking systems. Proper pallet placement, reinforcement of exposed corners, and regular joint inspection will help you keep your pallet shelving from becoming a safety hazard in the...

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