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The Upside of Better Inventory Control through Industrial Vending Machines

Jeremy KirkpatrickNov 12,2019
Uncategorized

Everyone wants to run lean these days. But few companies actually succeed. It’s no secret that lean management strategies can reduce costs, increase productivity and help companies compete. Yet, many companies fail when trying to implement these strategies in their production facilities. One of the first steps in implementing a

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The Guide to Choosing the Right Saw Blades for Optimum Productivity

Jeremy KirkpatrickNov 12,2019
Educational,Product Information

Choosing the right saw blade is critical to a manufacturing facility or machine shop’s profitability and productivity. Not doing so can lead to shorter blade life or complete blade failure diminishing any potential for efficiency. So, we created a handy guide that can help break down the terminology surrounding saw

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The Rise and Fall of Crude Oil Production and Its Impact on the Permian Basin

Jeremy KirkpatrickOct 15,2019
Educational

All eyes are on the U.S. oil production rates and prices per barrel. Where will they go next?

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Best Practices for West Texas Machine Shops: Machine Parts Right, the First Time

Jeremy KirkpatrickOct 1,2019
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West Texas is home to many machine shops, the same shops that drive our oil industry. Here are some machining tips from cutting tools expert M&M Sales & Equipment to help you machine parts right the first time.

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Aerospace Alert: Run Longer and Cleaner with New TRIM® C390 Coolant

Jeremy KirkpatrickSep 19,2019
New Products,Product Information

The aerospace industry comes with strict requirements when it comes to the use of lubricants, and for good reason. We’re talking about lubricants used in machining components for expensive machinery, often carrying valuable cargo

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Save on Sandvik Coromant Cutter Bodies with Purchase of New Steel Milling Grades, Sept. 9-20

Jeremy KirkpatrickSep 5,2019
Product Information,Promotions

Manufacturers and fabricators know all too well the challenges of working with hard and abrasive steel, especially when working at high speeds or for extended periods of time.

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Is Pessimism Over Oil Well Productivity in West Texas Premature?

Jeremy KirkpatrickAug 20,2019
Educational

You may recall a recent post titled Steady as it Goes for Permian Basin Rig Counts where we shared April 2019 oil rig count data as supplied by Baker Hughes. We also asked the question, “Why has there been a slowdown in oil drilling?” and countered it was likely due

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Tariffs Give Cause for Concern in Texas Manufacturing

Jeremy KirkpatrickAug 15,2019
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If you were to thumb through some accounts of how tariffs are impacting the Texas economy, many would point to continued expansion and growth. According to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey for June of this year, it would appear that Texas factory activity continued to expand and the production index

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What’s Machine Downtime Really Costing You? (And How to Avoid It)

Jeremy KirkpatrickAug 8,2019
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Manufacturers often spend a lot of time focused on machine uptime and not nearly enough time monitoring downtime. Uptime, otherwise known as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), is comprised of three important components:Quality, Availability and Performance, according to SensrTrx. When any of these three are disrupted for any reason, machine downtime

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How to Choose the Right Drill Bit for Your Application

Jeremy KirkpatrickJul 24,2019
Educational,Product Information

It’s important to choose drill bits that are optimized for the application. Otherwise, you’re likely to be replacing the bits and the tools too often. Not only that, but you risk damaging the workpiece and having to start over.

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