Dust Collectors at HGR

Blue Dust Collector UnitAir quality in the workplace when in an industrial or commercial setting is a necessity. Dust collectors are used to collect all of the dust and other impurities from the air in an effort to increase the quality of breathable air for your employees. These dust collectors are designed to handle a very large volume of dust or other impurities and typically consist of blower, a filter, a cleaning system, and a removal system. These are not to be confused with air purifiers that use disposable filters to remove dust. 

Modifications of the dust collector using attachments like mist collectors and fume or smoke collectors. Mist collectors remove particulate matter in the form of fine liquid droplets from the air. They are often used for the collection of metal working fluids, and coolant or oil mists. Mist collectors are often used to improve or maintain the quality of air in the workplace environment. Fume and smoke collectors are used to remove sub-micrometer-size particulates from the air. They effectively reduce or eliminate particulate matter and gas streams from many industrial processes such as welding, rubber and plastic processing, high speed machining with coolants, tempering, and quenching. 

HGR currently has over 200 items in the dust collection category. This includes mist collectors, air cleaners, filters and more. Some of the top brands include Donaldson/Torit, Jet, Cleantron, and other industrial branded dust collectors. With new arrivals coming in daily and items being sold so fast, the inventory amount will fluctuate up and down. This also means if you see an item, you should move fast. It may be gone the next time you look for it. 

HGR has Won The Cleveland Rotary Club’s Quality Service Leadership Award

The Rotary Club of Cleveland held their 24th Annual Business Leadership Awards meeting. This year’s meeting was held online May 21, 2020 amid current safety precautions. The Business Leadership Awards were founded in 1997 by a former members of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Robert L.Minter, and William A. Nite III. This year, the awards were co-sponsored by Cleveland State’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and MAGNET. 

At the awards, HGR was awarded the Quality Service Leadership Award for meeting the criteria set forth by MAGNET. One of the factors they considered was the planning process the company used to achieve a continuous effort to satisfy customers needs. They also looked at the process that company used to determine requirements and expectations of customers based on feedback. MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network was founded in 1984 and is an organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and compete in Northeast Ohio. Some of the other factors that went into this award were how the company selected and managed information to support key processes to improve company performance. 

Watch the awards presentation video here. The award for HGR begins at 4:31 of the video and is presented by MAGNET. You must enter this password to view it: 7o%z0K@?

Sales Office at HGR After Construction
Sales Office After Construction

HGR is proud to accept this award and will continue to strive to do what it can to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. In effort to do so, HGR has undergone major construction to the sales office over the past two years, and is currently undergoing a change to the front entrance. This change should help direct the flow of foot and vehicle traffic safety, and improve upon the appearance of the building facing Euclid Avenue. Currently HGR is open to the public but does have some precautionary measures listed on the site to ensure that everyone’s safety is the number one concern above all. HGR has 12 acres of industrial machinery and surplus supplies. There are hundreds of new arrivals daily so you never know what you will find from day to day. 

Bridgeport Machine at HGR

Walk down aisle 5 at HGR Industrial Surplus and you are sure to see one of HGR’s most popular and best selling brands. Bridgeport makes a variety of machinery, but you will find that Vertical mills and CNC machines make up the majority of the aisle. Bridgeport is a trusted brand that has been around for quite some time which resulted in their popularity.  

vertical mill diagramIn 1938 a company in Bridgeport, Connecticut started selling their small and medium-sized vertical milling machines. Their machines became famous for an iconic form of quill-equipped multiple-speed vertical milling head with a ram-on-turret mounting over a knee-and-column base. Their machines became so popular that all vertical milling machines were called Bridgeports, no matter who their manufacturer was. Bridgeport adapted with the times to embrace computer numerical controls, but still manufacturer manual operated machines to this day. 

Bridgeport wasn’t the first company to make milling machines, however. One of the first true milling machine was created in 1783 by Samuel Rehe. Years later in 1795, Eli Terry began using a milling machine to produce tall clocks, making hims the first to produce interchangeable parts in the clock industry. Others came after to modify and change the machine throughout history, to now see it where it is today. 

As of May 19, 2020, HGR has 40 items that are manufactured by Bridgeport. Browse through the link and see if there is anything that your company can use. Visit our homepage and see what else HGR has to offer. There are more than 20 categories of items available for some of the lowest prices you’ve seen. 

Category Spotlight – Heat Treating Equipment

One of HGR’s lesser known categories is the Heat Treating category.  The types of items you will find here include Industrial Ovens, Furnaces, Environmental Chambers, Vacuum Chambers, and more. Currently HGR has more than 150 items stocked in the Heat Treating category. Not sure if your company could use anything we have listed? Browse through through some items or visit our home page to see what else there is to offer.

Industrial Oven

Industrial Ovens are used for a variety of applications including drying, curing, or baking components. These ovens are used in different industries like chemical processing, food production, and electronics. Curing ovens are used to cause a chemical reaction in a substance at a certain temperature, like powder coating. Drying ovens are mainly used to remove moisture and are sometimes known as kilns. Baking ovens combine the function of curing and drying ovens. 

Environmental Chamber

Environmental Chambers are enclosures used to test how different materials, products, or devices react to specific environments. The chamber replicates conditions which machinery or materials might be exposed to. Chamber testing involves testing and exposing products to various environmental conditions in a controlled setting. Climatic Chamber testing and Thermal Shock testing are part of chamber testing. Climatic Chamber testing is a broad category of ways to simulate climate or excessive ambient conditions exposure for a product or a material under laboratory-controlled yet accelerated conditions.

Vacuum Chamber

Vacuum chambers remove air or gas by using pumps to pull it out of the chamber. This results in a low-pressure environment within the chamber, commonly referred to as a vacuum. A vacuum environment allows researchers to conduct physical experiments or to test mechanical devices which must operate in outer space or for processes such as vacuum drying or vacuum coating.

HGR has a wide variety of items in our inventory including over 19 thousand items in our 12 acre showroom. You can browse through all of our categories from our home page. 

Used Machinery New Arrivals for May 2020

Buying a used machine can help the initial cost needed for your business. Very few companies have the resources to buy a brand new machine, and for them, HGR has become a great resources for buying used machinery. The new arrivals category is one of the most popular searched for our new and return customers. The values it holds are to deny and is one reason HGR has become a lead source for used machinery nation wide. 

What’s New AT HGR

A few highlighted items from our new arrivals category are items that just came in. HGR gets hundreds of new items daily for our new arrivals category like Lathes, Routers, Vertical Machining Centers and Horizontal Machining Centers. 

First up is a used HTC 8 foot Shear and has a capacity of 1/2 inches by 96 inches. The model number is 500-8A Shear is used for things like Metal Cutting, Aluminum Cutting, Fabrication, Blanking, Parting, and more. The wide selection of HTC-Hydra Tool Shears can provide the exact balance between wear resistance and shock resistance necessary to extend edge life for your specific requirements. Matching the knife to your application means higher productivity from your power mechanical or hydraulic shear, and more profit for your business. These items go fast so use the link in the video to see the product listing. If the product is gone,. Use this link to see other shears you may be interested in. 

This Kern Laser Engraver just recently came in and was manufactured in 2007.  The model number is KER52100-G150 HSE and has a capacity of 52 inches by 100 inches. You can find the manual for a similar to this here in case you would like more info about the company. This unit comes with dust collectors and a coolant unit. Submit a purchase request if you are interested in this item form the product page. The link is in the video description. 

Horizontal Machining Centers have a spindle in the horizontal orientation. This machining center design favors uninterrupted production work. One reason for this is that the horizontal orientation encourages chips to fall away, so they don’t have to be cleared from the table. HGR just got in a used Averex/Akari Seiki CNC HMC with a capacity of 15 3/4 inches by 15 3/4 inches. The model number is HS-450i and this item was manufactured in 2010.  This unit comes with a Fanuc Series 31i-model A Control, Coolant Unit, Pallet Changer, Feet, Chip Blaster, Manuals, Panels, Chip Conveyor and a 220 Position Tool Changer. Get more info in the video and subscribe for the latest product videos. 

Curious to what else is in our new arrivals category? Use this link to see what has just come in within the last two weeks at HGR Industrial Surplus. 

Granulators at HGR Industrial Surplus

Close Up of a GranulatorHGR has over 20 thousand items in stock currently and our featured products are used granulators in our plastics category. Here is little info about granulators if you aren’t familiar. 

Plastic granulators are machines that are used for size reduction, which is an important part of plastic recycling. Plastic granulators have the ability to break down plastics like plastic bottles, crates, and films into small pieces called “regrinds” or “flakes”. Some cases, it’s the only step required before being reused in manufacturing new plastic products. Recycling of plastic scrap requires much more resources in sorting and separation, size reduction, washing, and pelletizing.

Granulators come in many sizes and shapes designed to granulate specific parts or plastic chunks. The granulator may be integrated into the extrusion system, grinding edge trim for recycling to the extruder. Using an air conveying system, the edge trim is fed into a suction nozzle, where it is conveyed to a chipper or small granulator that cuts the trim into flake and conveys it to a hopper to be reintroduced into the extruder. Some plants use a separate process where scrap (start-up waste, off-spec parts, start-up parts) is taken and reduced in size to chip. Black concentrate can be added to colored and/or natural products and extruded into a black product.

HGR has popular brands of granulators like ConAir, Polymer Systems, IMS, and Cumberland available for less money than buying new. HGR also offers a 30 day return policy on items that may not be in working order. Make sure you check back often too. There are truck loads of items coming in daily, so you never know what you may find. See our new arrivals to see the latest inventory. 

Inspection Equipment at HGR

Inspection Equipment Uses

Inspection Equipment is an essential part of the manufacturing process. This equipment allows you to inspect the product to ensure the quality of what’s made. There are a few different major types of inspection equipment used. All of these machines play an important role ion the success of your company large or small.

Visual Inspection Equipment

When measuring product conformance and packaging integrity, visual inspection equipment is imperative. Things like code validation, checking closures of the tamper seals, content levels, and counting the items. Visual inspection systems may have been around, but modern improvements in technology mean they are better now. The systems are faster, more robust and can handle a large range of inspection tasks per camera. Cameras also take better and more clear images, which are needed to identify possible defects. The higher the resolution of the image, the less likely the vision system is to reject something falsely.  

Weighing Your Way

No matter what the product is, most likely the weight has something tot do with it. Mass producing items and shipping them will need to utilize a Check-weigh system can help reduce the overall waste and overfill, as well. These systems in place will help your company save money in the long run. 

Metal Detection for Practical Use

These aren’t the metal detectors we all love at our local airport , but equally important to our safety when consuming products. Metal detection systems only inspect products for metal. They are ideal for inspecting dry products (think flour, salt, sugar) and frozen products, plus also give very good results on a wide range of other products. Metal detection systems sit towards the end of the line in most cases and check the “final product”.

HGR has inspection Equipment for Less

Now to the sales pitch. It isn’t a heavy one. We just ask that you browse through some of our products and sale if anything could be of use to your company. HGR is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. but do have some precautions in place for the safety of our customers and employees. 

COVID-19 UPDATE – HGR is open to the public for necessary visits, but has a total capacity of 150 people including employees. If capacity is reached, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until another customer leaves. Please shop and purchase online whenever possible. HGR will be closed on all Saturdays until further notice. Regular Hours are M-F from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

** COVID-19 Precaution: Effective 5/4/2020 all employees and guests are required to wear face masks while on site at HGR. Customers at high risk please call for an appointment. **