What Is Stainless Steel Galling And What Causes It?

Galling can be the most frustrating part of using stainless steel hardware and can even cause the threads to completely seize, sometimes to the point of no-return!
With all the benefits of stainless steel materials, you don’t need to avoid them because of galling. Being aware of its challenges and taking precautions when using stainless steel parts, you can avoid the hours of headache and rework.

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What is the reluctance to use the standard phonetic alphabet?

In my business we use letters and numbers to call out part numbers or model codes. Many times when we are speaking on the phone words are used to represent letters, but people seem to make up their own words like using September for “S”, when most people know that the only calendar designation is “N” for November? If people are making up the word designations then there must be a need to clarify a letter clearly, right? If you were in any of the armed forces around the world you surely used a standard set of words to represent the alphabet.

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Often Overlooked Hydraulic System Diagnostics

One of the often overlooked elements of hydraulic system design and implementation is the gathering of system diagnostic information. This can help identify any flaws or shortcomings in the system design details and also help to protect the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) from unfounded warranty claims, as well as aiding with predictive maintenance plans and system life expectancy.

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Top 10 Companies that Focus on the Next Generation of Autonomous Mobile Robotics

Intelligent machines seem to be taking over the world, and with the rise of the autonomous robots, the game is changing considerably. This next generation of mobile robots is being used already in various fields like healthcare, automotive, aerospace, and the gas and oil field. The wide deployment of these robots is being used in areas like scouting, logistics operations, and even improvised explosive device handling.

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My thoughts after reading: True North by Bill George

In a recent book I just completed, True North, the author (Bill George) touched on just that… being excited about your future. Finding your  “True North” or true passion in your work. We’ve all seen videos where an average person lifts a car off the ground the save a child. Or maybe it’s Will Smith’s comment about being willing to die on a treadmill if you’re trying to outlast him.

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How Pneumatic System Contamination Causes Failures

Are your pneumatic systems having frequent component failures costing you expensive downtime? Have your pneumatic valves been sticking in their position and not shifting? Are you finding water in your pneumatic components? If so, contamination is likely the main source of your failures and removing these contaminants is key to getting your systems operating more reliably for you.

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Are you Robophobic? (Part 1)

At RG Group we sell automation and robotics, and in the back of my mind there’s a niggling little voice that whispers “but what about the jobs…? Have I become a “Robophobe?” So, to shut up that annoying little voice, I decided to do what I always do and research the subject. I needed to dispel some of my own fears about robots and the future of automation.

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New ISO 9001:2015 Certification Announcement for the RG Group

We are thrilled to announce the upgrade of our ISO 9001 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. After a rigorous certificate renewal and transition audit being successfully completed in November 2017, we received our updated ISO 9001:2015 certificate, stating that “RG-Group operates a Quality Management System for the Design, Service, Repair and Distribution of Motion Control and Fluid Handling Products and Systems.”

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