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Reader's Choice: Our Top Buying Guides for Selecting Equipment

March 27, 2024
Making a purchase can be tough, but knowing what to pick doesn't have to be. These guides will help you choose whether it's valves, CNC machines, or torque wrenches.

Stuck on an equipment purchase and don't know what to choose? These three articles will help you figure out how to select a valve, what type of CNC machine is best for your application, and what torque wrench will get your job done.

Tight Shut-Off Applications: What to Look for in Valve Selection

Tight shut-off refers to the condition where there's no fluid leakage when a valve is in the closed position. This is vital in flow systems where isolation is necessary between the upstream and the downstream. The isolation could be required as a safety measure or for maintenance activities to be carried out on downstream equipment. Shut-off valves are fitted into the flow systems to achieve this isolation.

There are many shut-off valves with unique characteristics and it's important to select the right valve for the intended tight shut-off application. Here are some of the factors to consider when selecting a valve for a tight shut-off application.

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8 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Torque Wrench

Purchasing a torque wrench may seem simple but it can get overwhelming if you don’t know what features to look for. Since it's a precision tool, you need to focus on key factors that will determine its durability and functional accuracy.

Regardless of your choice, remember that calibrating a torque wrench is essential for accuracy.

Keep these factors in mind and purchase the torque wrench best suited for your needs.

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Which is Better? 3-Axis, 4-Axis, and 5-Axis CNC Machines

Milling, one of the more crucial processes in CNC precision machining, is used in manufacturing several mechanical parts for industries, including aerospace engineering, medical sciences, complex machinery, and more.

Before understanding which axis machining is the right choice for you, it is essential to understand the fundamentals by delving into their definitions.

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