Monthly Archives: April 2014

CNC Machine: An Introduction

Many machines that are still in use today are actually those that underwent several re-inventions through the years. A good example is the sewing machine. This device’s origin is not all that clear, but some historical accounts say that the first real sewing machine was invented by Englishman Thomas Saint back in the late 1700s.

Saint’s sewing machine barely resembles the one you are familiar with today, but both were produced based on the same purpose: to eliminate the need for hand-sewing and therefore establish efficiency and higher productivity. Today’s CNC machines work around the same purpose as well—the difference is that these machines work on a computer numerical control (CNC) and therefore don’t require human assistance. Continue reading

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Keeping the vertical turbine pump functioning

Vertical turbine pumps are usually deployed in sump-based applications. Vertical turbines are the practical choice when the water flow is clean and the volume is too large to be accommodated in a standard centrifugal flow pump. However, even the best pumps out on the market do break down from time to time. Their large size often requires taking the device off-line and sending it to a shop for repairs. Continue reading

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