WHY ARE ACTUAL LADDERS AS IMPORTANT AS THE HYPOTHETICAL LADDERS OF SUCCESS?

The humble ladder (which is our trustworthy partner in fixing and repairing all lights and appliances when things go wrong) has actually an entire post dedicated to it.  And here I will be telling you, why the ladder itself is now becoming an important component to be considered properly before buying.

As we all know, climbing the ladder to success is a tough and thankless job. But on reaching the top, we learn to appreciate the steps that finally took us there. And if any of the hypothetical rungs of the ladder were weak, we would have fallen flat on our endeavours and could not have reached so high. If so much is true for this philosophical outlook of life, how much attention do you think we ought to consider for an actual ladder, which takes us to new heights without a hitch for any homely or industrial purpose.

It has been recently estimated that as of 2017, in the USA, 43 percent of the occupational fatal falls and injuries have involved a ladder.  Since potential safety rules involving a ladder are ignored especially at construction sites and such, their Occupational Safety and Health Administration is literally promoting a national campaign to avoid such falls at all major industrial workplaces. So, clearly, it is seen that industrial ladder safety is an important matter and choosing the right ladder is not just a matter of casual choices.

Here are a few tips to be on a lookout while actually considering for a ladder:-

  • Check the material. Wrought iron, stainless steel, aluminum and mixed alloy ladders are available in many shops and companies. Choose wisely according to your need.
  • Choose a ladder which has wide space for keeping the feet firmly and properly. Thin rung ladders are more dangerous.
  • Keep in mind that the ladder has a good center of gravity and is not tilted favorably towards any particular direction.

Of course, a major tip just to avoid accidents would be to holster yourself to the ladder and keep a secondary support if you feel uneasy or wobbly. In this age, industrial ladders have become a common sight in factories, construction sites, hotels and almost all tall buildings. They are also used by various window cleaning services as well. There are so many good companies and websites that promote ladder safety and provide good ladders for the people in need, like falcontradingco.com and much more. Check out these websites to get further details. And definitely, do promote and follow ladder safety.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of aluminium ladders suitable for your commercial and home uses which makes for a great addition to your tool set. To know more about our full range of commercial grade aluminium ladders in Bahrain, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

 

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Choosing industrial bandsaw blades made easy

Band saw cutting blades come in an assortment of widths, tooth plan, materials, and configurations. We discuss how to select bandsaw blades for your purpose.

Picking The Correct Width.

We utilize the word width but it comes down to two things: The greatest limit your bandsaw can oblige and the base sweep you need to cut. The Manufacturer’s guidelines ought to likewise be consulted.

If you are doing re-sawing, cant or cut-off sawing, utilize the most extreme sharp edge width your machine permits. This will keep the cuts pleasant and straight and you’ll get a decent feed rate without breaking sharp edges.

On the other side of the scale, if you contour sawing, you will need to utilize a cutting edge that is sufficiently restricted to cut the desired range. The chart beneath demonstrates the connection between blade width and the base span it will cut.

Edge Width Min. Span
1/8″ 3/16″
3/16″ 5/16″
1/4″ 5/8″
3/8″ 1 1/2″
1/2″ 2 1/2″
5/8″ 4″
3/4″ 5 1/2″
1″ 7″

Bandsaw Blade Thickness

Picking the best possible thickness of the bandsaw blades is vital. Persistent flexing, warming and cooling causes metal weakness and at last, disappointment.

The thickness of the edge relies upon the diameter of the wheels, and the work to be finished. Thick edges withstand additional cutting strain from straight cuts however will break all the more effortlessly from the bowing and bending activity. Slender, sharp edges are suggested for lighter work. The accompanying chart shows the cutting edge thickness for different wheel breadths.

Wheel Diam. Sharp edge Thickness
4 – 6 inches .014″
6 – 8 inches .018″
8 – 10 inches .020″
11 – 18 inches .025″
18 – 24 inches .032″
24 – 30 inches .035″
30 inch and over .042″ .050″ .063″

 What number of Teeth?

Getting a balance between a good finish and decent feed rate are the two targets in deciding what number of TPI or teeth per inch you need to utilize. More teeth make a smoother however slower cut. Less teeth take into consideration speedier cutting however with a somewhat rougher wrap up.

For any sort of exactness cutting, the dependable guideline is try to keep no less than 3 teeth in the material constantly. This includes soundness and precision and applies to cutting in both metal and wood.

At Falcon Trading Co., we deal in some of the best in class bandsaw blades suitable for large construction and industrial uses in The Kingdom of Bahrain. For more such tips visit our website at www.falcontradingco.com

INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVES

Adhesive is basically used for sticking two objects together which resists their separation after joining. It is used interchangeably with glue, or cement.

An industrial adhesive is anything that is used in a fastening or bonding application in a manufacturing industry. There are different types of adhesive that are used regularly – epoxies, hot melt, sealants, acrylics, thermostat and silicon adhesives. Cement and mortar are considered to be industrial adhesives.

Adhesive has binding techniques which helps in sewing, mechanical fastening and thermal bonding. They efficiently bind materials together and distribute the stress across the joint. Adhesives are found naturally and can also be made synthetically.

Types of adhesives

Different types of adhesives have different properties and different applications. Few adhesive have good bonding properties like hot melt adhesives which can be repeatedly softened and hardened by alternate heating and cooling.

There are pressure sensitive adhesives which need only very slight pressure to adhere to surfaces. They are available in water, latex and solvent based forms. UV curing adhesives gives a strong and permanent bond without the use of heat, as they use ultra-violet light, or other sources of radiation. Some of the UV curing adhesives bond instantly, while others require a longer time.

Some industrial adhesives are defined by their chemical make-up like acrylic, silicone, rubber and polyurethanes. Acrylic adhesives have a faster setting time than most other resins, and also offer excellent resistance to the elements. Polyurethanes offer durability, flexibility and high resistance to impact.

Rubber sealants and adhesives are widely available and have different advantages. Rubber adhesives are usually based on compounds such as nitrile or butyl which offer a strong yet highly flexible bond between surfaces. Epoxy adhesives are known for their ability to resist chemical and environmental damage, as well as their general versatility in many areas.

APPLICATIONS

  • Use of adhesives greatly eliminates the corrosion associated with dissimilar metals joining with different galvanic potential like steel or aluminum.
  • The use of adhesive as bonding material does not produce any deformation in the materials or substrates, eliminating metal grinding processes thereby reducing the manufacturing cost and improving the aesthetics of the product.
  • It does not produce any mechanical aggression to the substrate, avoiding any damage to the structure of the material.
  • Reduction of the product weight, in the case of traction vehicles .Weight reduction is directly linked to reducing energy consumption and pollutant emissions to the environment.
  • Increasing fatigue resistance using elastic adhesive thus increasing reliability and durability of the product.

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The use of adhesives

Adhesives are compounds that are used to stick two different surfaces together. They are available in various forms such as liquids, paste, strips etc, but their operation are same. Historically, they were desired from gums and resins of plants coupled with a variety of other materials to increase the additive properties. However, modern adhesives are made of synthetic materials that are developed extensively for varying adhesive properties. Industrial adhesives are not the same as commercial or domestic ones.

The uses of adhesives

Adhesives are used in a variety of applications, most of which go unnoticed by regular people. From sealing condiment packets to fitting mirrors, they find uses in all kinds of chemical and mechanical industries. They are also used in modern households to fix broken vases and other such little works. These adhesives are extremely versatile and flexible, which ads to their wide range of appeal.

Commercially, adhesives are widely used in carpentry for fitting together wood pieces, veneers etc. They are also used in manufacture of gadgets and toys, in order to keep no movable parts sturdy.

Adhesive strength

Not all adhesives are of the same strength and composition. Generally, industrial grade adhesives are extremely strong and ought to be handled with caution. They also tend to be more toxic than the commercial adhesives. Domestic adhesives are not as strong, but are only designed to have good enough adhesive properties suitable for casual works.

Household use

From sticking envelops to fixing toys, there are multiple household needs for adhesives. It is also extensively used in the binding industry. Using glue instead of biding papers will reduce production costs and will also result in increased production.

Adhesives have a variety of uses, depending on their needs. At Falcon Trading, we deal in some of the best quality adhesives for commercial needs. For more information about our full range of products, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

A brief note on aluminium tapes

More popularly known as foil tape, for their reflective, foil like finish, aluminium tapes are used extensively in electrical, construction and HVAC industries.

These are more popular in applications that require resistance from moisture and heat. They are also showcase properties of electrical and thermal insulation, and hence suitable for industrial grade adhesive use as well.

Aluminium tapes offer excellent adherence even in low temperature. They effectively block out all moisture and odour, thus suitable in a multitude of applications. Certain types of tapes such as the polymer coated tapes and flame resistant aluminium tapes offer excellent thermal resistance, and can be used in relatively hot applications as well.

These tapes are used in a variety of industries, including HVAC, construction, electrical cable coating, duct bonding etc, which stands testament to their superior strength and versatility. Their sturdy and rugged nature gives them an added advantage over traditional adhesive tapes.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in some of the best in class aluminium tapes in Bahrain. For more information about our full range of products, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/

What separates metal cutting from metal fabrication?

Metal cutting and metal fabrication are two completely different things. However, certain elements overlap in both kinds of work, yet their intended operations are different and their intended key clients are also different.

Metal fabrication traditionally involves working with metal sheets and metal bars in order to create strong, sturdy structures that are capable of bearing heavy loads easily. Fabrication also involves creating intricate metal equipment such as designer hand railings, staircases, windows etc. Depending on which metal is used and how it is to be contorted, different kinds of shaping and cutting equipment are used to achieve the necessary results.

Metal cutting however, does not involve fabricating metal furnishings from a single metal piece. Instead, it involves manipulating the shape of the metal by trimming/ cutting away the unnecessary parts. This also involves grinding, lathing, machining and other removal procedures used to shape and polish the edges into usable textures.

However, both operations use specific fabrication, cutting and shaping tools to achieve their determined results. Not all specialists are capable of handling both these operations with equal finesse.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of highly robust metal cutting and metal fabricating equipment in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/contact-us.html

Pocket Tape Rule- an essential measuring tool

The standard Pocket Tape Rule is an indispensable part of anyone working in the construction industry. Although it might not be precise, it offers a reliable measure to suit basic, everyday needs such as quick estimates and quick calculations. From measuring the right hole size to a fairly precise estimate of wall length/ floor dimensions, these tapes are used regularly for a variety of purposes.

The pocket tape comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, giving the construction professional ample choices when choosing one, depending on its intended use. The standard 6 inch pocket scale is extremely popular and is widely used across the globe. It is quite handy, fits easily inside a pocket and it also comes with a clasp, which makes it easy to be clasped on to the worker’s vest/belt.

These tape rules are made of stainless steel or spring steel, and they are coated with stain resistant paint/ coatings which makes it prone to rust and other disintegration. Thus these tapes have a long shelf life even when used in extreme dust and moist environments.

The steel also gives it a certain degree of flexibility and strength. This ensures that you can use the tapes in tight corners with relative ease. The robust strength gives it longer life when used in harsh conditions.

At Falcon Trading, we deal in a variety of pocket tape rule in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at http://www.falcontradingco.com/about-us/the-company.html