Material handling is a crucial aspect of any business, serving for the management of goods and warehouses throughout the entire lifecycle of products. Material handling will often vary based on the type of business that one is running, but it generally covers operations such as inventory storage and processing, product packaging and protection, material transfer and storage, warehouse management, and much more. Whether your form of material handling leans more toward storage and handling or taking advantage of engineered systems, it is important that one has all the handling equipment they need to be successful.


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Drilling refers to a cutting process where a drill bit is used to cut a circular hole in material, and it is a common practice for establishing assemblies and accessing areas underneath a surface. Depending on the application in question, the operating environment, the material being drilled into, and other various factors, there are numerous types of drills and drill bits that one may take advantage of. Spade drills and indexable drill inserts are both common options for many different operations, and the two are often compared to one another in terms of their design and capabilities. To help you determine which type of bit or tool is best fit for your individual needs, we will provide a brief overview of each and how they work. 


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Industrial hose assemblies are present in a variety of equipment systems, utilized for the means of transporting fluids and other media within a robust, yet flexible, tube. While industrial hose assemblies are an important element in a wide variety of applications, they are often given little attention when it comes to inspecting and maintaining equipment components. As a failing industrial hose or hose hitting can easily lead to various dangers & hazards, unplanned downtime, expensive repair costs, and time loss as a result of cleaning, there is little downside to maintenance. In this blog, we will discuss how one may maintain hose assembly components, allowing you to be more familiar with how to uphold the quality and integrity of such items. 


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Coolants are an integral part of machining, grinding, milling, and turning. They help extend the service life of machinery tools and produce an enhanced surface finish on the parts being machined. Used widely for a number of industrial operations, coolants are available in various types and serve different roles. To better understand their importance, this blog will cover the critical functions of coolants in machining. 


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From household to industrial uses, pressure washers are utilized for countless projects. Regardless of the task at hand, one must ensure that they are selecting the right pressure washer for their operations. With so many to choose from, becoming familiar with the most common types can make the selection process easy. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of pressure washers and the applications that benefit from their use. 


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Abrasives are a type of substance or material that is capable of shaping or finishing a workpiece by creating wear through friction. Within industrial applications, abrasive kits are quite common, allowing for woodworking, metalworking, and other processes to be carried out with ease. By relying on different abrasive types and a machine or manual labor, wood or minerals can be removed from a workpiece to create a sleek, finished appearance that matches the requirements of a given application. In this blog, we will discuss the various abrasive types that are available for industrial use, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your individual needs. 


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While many are familiar with the role that HVAC equipment serves for cooling a building, such systems are also crucial for maintaining heat during winter months. As seasons begin to change, it is important to ensure that your unit has been well inspected and maintained to guarantee optimal operations before it is too late. Generally, it is recommended to conduct semi-annual checkups, one being conducted in the fall prior to the start of winter. Through proper maintenance, one can both improve the service life of their system and reduce heating costs upwards of 40%. In this blog, we will discuss the basic steps carried out for HVAC inspections, ensuring that you know how to best care for your investment. 


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All businesses, regardless of the industry, should have a number of tools and equipment readily available for minor repairs or maintenance. While you can opt for calling a team of technicians or professionals to help sort out any minor problem, some things can be handled without outside intervention. As such, it is helpful to have basic tools for completing various small repairs. From power tools to hand-operated devices, this blog will give you a brief overview of some of the essentials you should have handy in your toolbox. Some of these essentials include cordless drills, industrial grinders, saws, and more.


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Water heaters are used in countless commercial and residential buildings, supplying heated water for various uses. Water heaters typically operate through the use of either gas or electricity, ensuring that they have the ability to increase fluid temperatures as required. With average expected life spans of around 8-12 years, water heaters must be maintained as needed to ensure that their service lives are not cut short by various issues. To help you best care for your water heater, we will discuss how they can be cared for when various common issues come about. 


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Adhesives are commonly used substances that assist in the binding of surfaces, ensuring that two or more components are secured together with separation resistance. Depending on whether adhesives are required for a simple task or a robust industrial process, there are numerous types on the market that may cater towards different applications. As different adhesives present varying levels of adhesion and characteristics, having a basic understanding of common types is recommended before making a purchase. 


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The flooding of a building or space can be extremely detrimental, posing the risk of damaging appliances, drywall, flooring, electronics, and much more. With flooding also comes hefty repair bills for water damage, thus it is important to mitigate the accumulation of water as much as possible. In order to prevent the damages and costs associated with flooding in at-risk areas, one may use what is known as a sump pump. As a common pump type that may come in a few primary variations, it can be useful to have an understanding of each and how they may be used for implementing protection in a building or space.


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Whether to cool you down or to diminish heat from a surrounding source, air conditioners (AC) are complex systems that utilize several components in order to produce climate controlled air. To operate at peak performance, air conditioning units need regular maintenance and cleaning. Without routinely completing any inspections, even the highest quality of materials can degrade and malfunction over time. Commonly built with filters, coils, and fins, these components comprise most HVAC products and may require frequent inspection to prolong product use and keep the system in working function. Below, we will highlight a few of tips and key components you should check when inspecting your air conditioning unit for potential faults.


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Items are shipped out every single day all over the world. They are carried from place to place in parcels or packages, but these containers themselves are not considered protective packaging. Protective packaging refers to materials specifically designed to shield shipped items from physical damage. During the shipping process, packages are often dropped, mishandled, and moved from place to place. As such, there are many instances where packages could be subject to damage. Protective packaging materials for shipping are used to ensure that damage is kept to a minimum, if not eliminated entirely. The most common types of protective packaging are packing peanuts, padded divider sets, bubble bags, packaging foam, and packing paper. Let's take a look at each.


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Tools and equipment supplies can be useful for a number of industries, allowing for individuals to take care of minor maintenance or repairs. While a toolbox may be something that one thinks is only important for construction, the basic hand tools offered in such toolboxes can regularly be used by individuals even for basic procedures such as assembling a desk or hanging a whiteboard of a standard office. Depending on the industry or application, there are many hand tools that one may use, though we will discuss the most common ones that should be procured by every business. 


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For any welding job, no matter how simple or complex, there are a few basic pieces of equipment you can’t go without. These are divided into two categories: personal safety equipment and basic welding tools. Personal safety equipment includes an auto-darkening welding helmet, a jacket or welding apron, welding shoes, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs, and a mask or respirator. Welding tools include welding clamps, welding magnets, an electrode, an angle grinder, and a metal brush. In this blog, we will discuss each piece of equipment and its importance.


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Industrial painting jobs can be highly complex. Each job will differ based on what is being painted, and the materials and environment will have a major effect on how the job is done. Despite this, there are a few things needed for jobs of any type or size. This blog will cover the ten commercial painting supplies needed for every job.


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For any commercial business, facility costs make up a massive amount of yearly spending. Aside from rent or mortgage costs, energy expenses are the biggest contributor. In fact, the total energy costs of U.S. industrial facilities exceed $400 billion each year. As such, facilities are constantly looking for ways to lower their energy bill. One of the best ways to do this is by properly maintaining your HVAC system to ensure it is in tip-top shape. 


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Adhesive tape comes in many varieties for a range of industrial projects, especially those for which glues and epoxies are not suitable. Knowing which tape is best for your intended applications involves identifying the strength of adhesion required, the roughness or smoothness of the surface to be taped, and whether or not specialty tapes are needed. Most industrial tapes are pressure sensitive, as opposed to tapes whose adhesion is activated by heat or water. The most common types of tape include masking tape, flooring tape, duct tape, electrical tape, packing tape, painter’s tape, and double sided/mounting tape. This blog will cover each type and provide a description of its properties and uses.


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From the operation of construction machines to large aircraft, hydraulics serve a diverse set of applications for the conveyance of force. Hydraulics are extremely beneficial for a number of uses, due to the fact that they may utilize the incompressible characteristics of fluids within an enclosed system to provide optimal forces for actuation and operations. As such, hydraulic hoses, pumps, and industrial couplings may be found within the systems and apparatuses of many industries, and thus understanding their functionality and implementation can be very useful for anyone operating such devices.


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Dealing with cleanliness in any work environment may seem like a tedious errand, particularly when you are working with stockrooms, labs or different warehouse offices. In addition to being concerned with the wellbeing and security of your employees, you may regularly have clients or guests on location that you will have to mind and ensure for their sake that everything is clean and safe. This is why you should prepare your cleaning staff ahead of time before you begin operations and open your space to clients. In this article, we will go over some of the important things that you need to know and have handy when you are cleaning in times of covid. 


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There are a variety of different cleaning solvents that you can use to sanitize your home, office, and other surroundings, but it can be difficult to choose when you have so many options. Some solvents are specialized to tackle certain grime, while others are designed to be used in only specific areas of the building. Using a toilet cleaner, for instance, on your floor, wouldn’t be ideal, may not have the same effect, and may even be harmful to the flooring. This helpful guide brought on by ASAP Industrials can help you understand the differences between cleaning materials for janitorial use, cleaning products for office, and generally the basic differences between cleaning solvents anyway.


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Both mechatronics and industrial automation have important roles in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. While mechatronics and industrial automation are two fields that share certain similarities, they have many distinct differences as well. This blog will explain both of them and how they benefit the industrial and manufacturing sectors.


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Industrial automation refers to the process in which a procedure or operation is conducted with minimal human assistance. Within the realm of manufacturing and production, industrial automation tools have revolutionized our capabilities, bringing advancements to efficiency and safety alike. As industrial automation continues to improve and develop in the modern era, it may be helpful to be fully aware of the types of automation that are presently used, as well as the types of systems that are implemented for manufacturing.


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Fasteners are critical components for a number of applications, allowing for two or more components to be mechanically joined or affixed to one another, either in a permanent or non-permanent manner. Fasteners often range in complexity and grade, varying on what they are used for and the environment they will operate in. In an industrial setting, it is important to ensure that the industrial fasteners that are utilized for assembly and operations are of the correct material and grade to ensure optimal performance, service life, and more.


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