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Savage Engineering & Sales: Job Engineered Presses

Savage Engineering & Sales is recognized as an industry leading manufacturer of laminating presses, straightening presses, C-frame presses, and many other hydraulic presses. We have a well-established reputation for constructing and supplying reliable, durable, and ruggedly constructed presses for diverse industrial applications. With over 50 years of experience, we have the expertise to design and manufacture presses to perfectly match customer requirements, and we employ some of the most knowledgeable and skilled craftsmen in the industry. Customers can expect to receive only the highest quality, “job engineered” hydraulic presses for their applications.

The Artist’s Touch and Artist Brushes

Artists have a way of finding magic in the everyday world. They have a gift that allows them to take something ordinary and make it breathtaking. A talented artist can make you really open your mind, and begin to think and feel for what their art stands for. Not everyone is meant to be an artist, but those who are should embrace it and share their gift with the world. To do this, they need the best tools. For painters, this means artist brushes, usually hair bristle brushes that have high elasticity to keep the brush from losing its original shape.

Worm Gears Explained

Worm gears are highly useful gear types that allow for enormous control over the speed and movement of a gear system. These gears can provide a large amount of gear reductions in a system, from about 20 to 1 to over 300 to 1, which is highly useful in delicate systems that require precise control. Worm gears are designed so that the worm part of the system can turn the gear, but the gear cannot turn the worm part on its own. This makes the gear safer, and will prevent forcible breaks and turns in the gear system if the gear tries to shift or move on its own.

Exploring Mast Lifts

Lift tables come in all sizes and shapes for a variety of different uses. One of the main types of lift tables is the scissor lift, which uses a cross lift section to raise and lower the level of the table. A lift table is used for a variety of different tasks, from helping employees reach different levels to hauling products and machines up and down short distances.

Lifting the Massage Table

Lift tables have a variety of uses in industrial, commercial, and construction settings. Often, a lift table is used to help facilitate the movement of an object or machine from one level to another. Lift tables are also used to raise equipment or personnel up to a level where work can be done. However, there are also additional uses for lift tables as well.

4 Types of Hydraulic Lifts

A hydraulic lift is a type of lifting machine that uses the power of hydraulic liquid to raise and lower a platform without jerks or the use of complicated elevation equipment. The liquid power in a hydraulic machine is a complicated component that has made lifting objects and people easier than ever. Hydraulic lifts are used in many industries from factory production to medical equipment. When used properly, these lifts are idea for transporting objects and people of various weights to heights ranging from just a few feet off the ground to over 100 feet in the air.

Safety Tips for Hydraulic Lifts

Hydraulic lifts have uses in a variety of industries, from window washing, to firefighting. Before using any kind of hydraulic lift, it is important to ensure you follow all safety procedures to avoid injuring yourself or other people while you use the equipment. Always read the instruction manual for the equipment before use, and if certification is required, do not use the machine without proper training and certification. In addition to these steps, also follow these common-sense safety practices to ensure you remain safe through every activity.

Keeping Cool With Hydraulic Lifts

We recently moved into a new apartment that has proven to be quite an upgrade from what we were used to. Besides the increased space and cathedral ceilings, not to mention the open floor plan and large kitchen, it also offers a few extra amenities that caught our eye while we were on the first tour of the property. The apartment complex offers an onsite gym, a car wash station, and, my personal favorite, a large swimming pool and hot tub. I have never lived at a place with a swimming pool before, so the idea of having a relief from the sweltering heat was enticing.

Sick Of Roof Construction

I recently had to spend a couple of days at home after being diagnosed with a bad case of strep throat. I camped out on the couch with a pillow and blanket, watched a few hundred hours of cable TV shows and pigged out on yogurt and ice cream, these being the only things my tender throat would allow me to eat.

A Lesson In Car Safety

I was recently driving home from the grocery store when I saw a terrifying site. A man was in his driveway, doing repairs on his car. Now that might not sound so scary, but it was the way he was attempting to do the repairs that caught me off guard. He was lying under his vehicle while his car was propped up on what looked to be a very unsteady set of jacks. I’m all for saving money and time, but if that means putting yourself in danger then I think there needs to be a serious reconsideration to one’s priorities. What this man doesn’t know could eventually end up killing him if he isn’t careful.

Appreciating Turntables and Tilters

When I think of turntables a dance club comes to mind. While club-goers are meeting one another, dancing with one another, ordering drinks from the bar and moving around a lot, there is one person responsible for keep the beat moving in the building, the DJ, or disc jockey. He (or she) stands behind the speakers and computer sitting on the table. He mixes the beat and shuffles the songs using only his hands and a turntable. This is why it’s so loud and you can never really get to know anyone at a club, but it sure is fun to go!
Turntables also serve a purpose in industry. While industrial turntables are significantly bigger, they still serve the purpose of rotating something. In the industrial world turn tables are assisting in the movement of material goods, not a music disc.

High Travel Lifts Give Access to High Places

I once lived in a rental house that had very impractical cabinets. The cabinets had three shelves, two of which were out of my reach. I swear that the tallest shelf was about 9 feet above the ground (no joke). Who has the height and arm reach of 9 feet? No normal person has that kind of reach. There were 3 kitchen cabinets like this in the house. My roommate and I kept items we did not use very often on those shelves, a flower sifter, a muffin pan, the electric pancake griddle and the mixer, for example. Every so often we did need those items and it was difficult to get them, even with the assistance of a chair. Sometimes, life in that kitchen would have been a lot easier with access to a high travel material lift.

Construction is Easier with High Capacity Lifts

Think of all of the heavy items and objects that must be lifted in order to complete a project. Windows and other building materials for sky scrapers, pieces of the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower, pianos into upper level apartments, fire fighters go up on a lift in order to help put out a fire or rescue someone, the list can go on and on. These thoughts also provoke thoughts of how lifts would have been helpful in the past, before the industrial revolution. How helpful would it have been for the Incans to have a hydraulic lift when then built Machu Picchu or for the Mayans or Aztecs when they built Chichen Itza or Teotihuacan? What about the Egyptians and their Pyramids, I bet lifts would have been helpful there as well.

Dock Lifts: Making Maneuvering Easier

I used to work for a newspaper and when it would come time to publish and print the paper it was a whole process. Aside from digitally putting the newspaper together the printing press was a whole lot of work. The printing press would get fired up and the pages would zip by on the machine and would be pieced together. A printing press technician would go up in a lift to make sure everything was working okay. After it was all printed, the papers would be bound into groups of 20 by rope and set aside for delivery the next day. They would rest on a lift that would lift the materials into the truck for delivery. It was a relatively fast and easy process.

Hydraulic Lifts are Useful Across Many Industries

Everyone knows that brakes in a car are extremely important. I am incredibly thankful I have good, reliable brakes every single time I have to stop suddenly because my life and another person’s life may depend on it. I am also thankful for my brakes in the winter. You never know when you need to stop because someone else can not stop. Car brakes give me peace of mind. Car brakes use hydraulics in order to slow down and stop.

Scissor Lift: A Common, Sturdy Lift

In seventh grade my classmates and I competed against each other in a toothpick bridge building contest. The object was to build the strongest, sturdiest bridge using mathematical equations. There were certain criteria the bridge had to meet such as it had to have some sort of symmetry and it had to be built proportionally to what an actual bridge would be. My idea was to build a strong bridge with the toothpicks criss-crossing, one on top of the other. I did not win the competition, but I placed in the top 10.

Electric Lifts Good for Small Applications

In order to position, lower and raise work tables or platforms one must use a lift. The three typical types of lifts are electric, hydraulic and pneumatic. Electric lifts utilize electricity from a power source such as a battery or an electric motor. This electricity provides mechanical energy, such as the lifting and descending motion, to the lift’s components.

Vehicle Lifts Help Repair Cars

A 1990 Buick Century was my car in high school. It was 15 years old by the time I got the keys and it had been driven by my Grandpa and brother. Needless to say it was beat up and should not have been working. It was, however, a car for which I did not have to pay at my disposal, so I really can’t complain. And I didn’t have to pay for the repairs, as it found its way to the mechanic’s every other week or so. Every time my mechanic lifted the car up on the vehicle lift I hoped and prayed he would say it couldn’t be fixed so I could get a different car. In the end, it was sold to a junk yard for $40.

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