Category Archives: Machinery

Maximising The Battery Life Of Power Tools

Many power tools use battery packs in order to keep them powered. It’s possible to improve the lifespan and battery life of power tools by keeping their battery packs in good condition. Maintaining A Battery Pack Battery packs are often charged on some kind of charge station, or directly plugged into a mains power supply. These charge stations often charge the battery to 100% capacity, the same is true if the power tool is plugged directly into the mains. To improve the life span of a battery pack it’s recommended to not charge the battery to 100%, but to around 85-95%. Charging the battery to 100% can cause it to lose cycles, and as a result lose power capacity. So charging to around 90% can actually increase the cycles, maintaining¬†it’s... Read More »

The Different Designs Of Construction Site Cranes

Construction cranes are used for many different purposes and as such are desinged in different ways. Overall though constuction site cranes can be divided into two different catagories: mobile cranes and mower cranes. Mobile cranes are designed so that can travel between lifting sites, as such they are mounted on either trucks or crawlers. Articulating cranes are mobile cranes which make use of a joint between two sections of the boom, allowing it to move in a way similar to a knuckle in a human finger. When articulating cranes are used it’s often so that they can lift and move objects over short distances. However the advantage of an articulating crane comes in the form of its wide range of motion. Telescoping cranes are designed so that two or more... Read More »

Using Industrial Cranes On Engineering Sites

Industrial cranes are most often employed on industrial sites that see a lot of incoming or out-coming production. They are designed to remain permanently in one location and provide hauling services as and when it is needed. Cranes of this specification are generally designed to remain permanently in one location, although some models will have a small level of mobility around the site. The cranes are suited to heavy, repetitive tasks that can be automated. An example¬†of a widely used industrial crane is the bridge crane. Traveling on tracks attached to two horizontal beams, a bridge crane uses a trolley system that enables a varied degree of movement. The bridge itself can be moved along a pair of parallel rails, allowing the crane to reach different areas. A bridge crane... Read More »