Utility Carts: Old School Tools With Many Different Applications

Utility Carts: Old School Tools With Many Different Applications

A cart is a vehicle on two or more wheels that is pulled or pushed by one or more individuals and is meant to carry items within it. The specific characteristic of the cart that is being used is the deciding factor on what kind of items can be transported, as well as their number and their size. There are many different carts that serve an important role in a number of places and professions, like certain types of utility carts for example. (more…)

Why All Food Equipment Needs Some Old-school Elbow Grease to Maintain It

Why All Food Equipment Needs Some Old-school Elbow Grease to Maintain It

If you are trying to get into the culinary industry or have succeeded and have just started your own restaurant, then you will know how difficult it is at first. Not only because of the amount of money you have to spend upfront, but also the fact that you will be new to this and that feeling of being in over your head will stay with you for quite a while. The good news is it will pass eventually and you will learn the ropes, but the one thing that you don’t need to learn but should just start doing immediately right after you serve your first dish is maintain your food equipment.

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History and Benefits of Spiral Mixers

History and Benefits of Spiral Mixers

If you’re in the business of making pastries, bread, cakes, or pizza, you probably understand the huge importance of having a good dough mixer for your business. Truth be told, buying the right mixer can be a bit intimidating – it is a hefty investment, and if you’re a local business you need to spend your money wisely to ensure further business growth. Therefore, there are really many considerations to bear in mind.

With that being said, there are two popular dough mixers for commercial settings that produce high-quality dough consistently. However, the right model for your business will mainly depend on the type of products you’re producing. For products like Artisian breads, pizza and bagels, it’s hard to debate against the spiral mixer.

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The Different Types of Wrapping Machines and Their Modus Operandi

The Different Types of Wrapping Machines and Their Modus Operandi

In today’s technologically-driven and rapidly-moving business world, a secure and quick delivery of your products can make all the difference between delighted and dissatisfied customers. With that being said, wrapping machines can be essential to many businesses for securing their products with a strong, clear, spiral film. This is especially true for businesses that produce irregularly shaped and bulky items that need to be packaged and labeled before being shipped.

Spiral FilmAmong the four industries that immensely benefit from wrapping machines are: businesses that involve building products and require an e-commerce solution for quick filling, packaging and labeling; businesses in the automotive and aerospace industries that manufacture products for national and international transit; woodworking industries which manufacture heavy, large and bulky items, such as doors and cabinets; and logistic and transport businesses, like warehouses.

However, the term “wrapping machinery” includes a broad family of machinery and wrapping styles. What they all have in common though, is the fact that they utilise a spiral film, a band or aluminium foil in the wrapping process. Some of the most popular wrapping machinery include: the spiral wrapping machine, the bending machine and the fold wrapping machine.

Spiral Wrapping Machine

These tightly wrap spiral film around the products in a series of turns. The product moves throughout the spiral wrapping machine as the device which feeds the PVC stretch metal spirals around it. Once wrapped, a tube of film is formed around it, which is cut by a blade at the end of the product. This style is ideal for wrapping long items like ladders.

Banding Machine

These basically wrap a band of material around a product and then seal it with glue or heat. The paper or film needs to be stiff or thick like high density polyethylene. Most banding machines utilise a single reel of heat seal-able paper or film up to 10cm wide. The product that needs to be wrapped is positioned with either a pusher and held stationery, or an in-feed conveyor. However, the downside of this process is that it’s really slow.

Fold Wrapping Machine

These machines utilise aluminium paper or foil around the product without any heat sealing. They are used where there’s a danger of heat damaging the product. However, they still achieve a tight-fitting wrap. Fold wrapping machines operate by passing products through a single sheet of paper or foil. Then, a series of tucking and folding operations take place, after which the product is wrapped. If speed is a concern, some fold wrapping machines utilise a turret which enables more than one folding operation to be performed at the same time.

Cutting Discs: Thin But Mighty Tools with a Widespread Use

Cutting Discs: Thin But Mighty Tools with a Widespread Use

You know those ingenious tools created to be multi-purpose, thus save you effort, time, as well as money? Well, the angle grinders and stationary devices have something in common: the cutting discs. It’s these specific ingenious tools that have sparked my interest, particularly their widespread use, and you’re about to find important things there are to know about them by reading further through this post.

Their widespread use comes from their specific design, created to come in handy with cutting, and grinding a variety of materials, from wood, stone, and concrete, to the different types of metal alloys (e.g. aluminium, stainless steel, steel) among others, as well as with polishing. You can count on cutting discs being the tools that make for a valuable purchase because they were invented to allow for greater mobility, and ease of use when it comes to cutting or grinding materials, along with saving up your time and effort. (more…)