What Is Civil Engineering?

You have likely seen on ours, and many other engineering blogs, the words Civil Engineering. But, you may not be aware of what this actually is. Today, we are going to share with you all of the basic facts about Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering focuses on everything that has been built around us. Including things like roads, railways, schools, offices and bridges to name a few. The main role of a civil engineer is to create products that help to connect the world around us. They are creating the products that we take for granted and would be hard for us to now live without. These are the type of people who can complete a large array of tasks and engineering jobs. They spend years training to be able to... Read More »

Electric winches are widely seen as essential lifting equipment!

In the last decade or so, electric winches have developed from basic machine drive systems to be more complex machines with considerable power output and lifting capacity. The development of high-power-density electric motors has been a key factor in this process, as they allow for the increase in performance that is an essential requirement for modern production facilities. The electric winch is one particular component that has evolved considerably in recent years. They make light work of lifting heavy items. Load capacities range from 3,500kg to more than 15,000kg. The electric winch is an electrically powered machine that can be used for lifting and lowering loads in construction yards or on building sites. They are typically mounted on a boom (a telescopic arm), which makes them able to extend up... Read More »

what is the history of the bearing?

The first rolling-element bearing was invented in Nuremberg, Germany by Peter Henlein (1504–1558). Rolling-element bearings are the most common type of bearings used today. Other types include a plain bearing, an elastic bearing that uses a spring to support objects under load; and fluid bearings which use fluids such as oil or water instead of grease. the bearing is such an important item in so many everyday things. Many engineers don’t know it but they would be lost without rolling element bearings. Almost everything around you has at least one small part that includes this technology. For example, modern cars have over 12 different bearings on each wheel alone. They are usually hidden away out of sight so they don’t get shown off like other features. But they do so... Read More »

Advantages of Thermoplastic Bearings

There are many different types of bearings, with them all coming with their own advantages and disadvantages. Today, we are going to look into the advantages of Thermoplastic Bearings. Sharing with you the main reasons why you may choose to use this type of bearing. Corrosion FreeOne of the main benefits of thermoplastic bearings is that they are corrosion free. Meaning they will last longer as the amount of damage they receive by corrosion is considerably less if not completely eliminated. If you are looking to use longer lasting bearings, thermoplastic bearings will be one of the best choices for you. Low WeightThermoplastic bearings weigh much less than other bearings of the same kind. This is due to the material that they are made from being more lightweight. This is... Read More »

Common Issues With Overhead Cranes and How To Avoid Them

Like everything, overhead cranes still come with their common issues. They are still safer than other options, but you should look out for these common issues and not operate your crane if you notice them. Today, we are going to share with you some common issues with overhead cranes and how you can prevent and avoid these from occurring. Damaged HooksOne of the most common issues with overhead cranes is the hooks becoming damaged. These hooks have been designed in a way to hold onto heavy loads, so it is important to look out for them becoming damaged. One way to avoid your hooks becoming damaged is by only using them for the weight limits they are designed for. You should also complete inspections of your hooks, and stop using... Read More »