Used Generators at HGR Industrial Surplus

The manufacturing industry is dependent upon the production continuing under any circumstance. In order to maintain this, there needs to be a constant flow of power. Industrial generators are large enough to keep some of the necessary functions going. These backup generators are essential to keeping things running like clock work. If you are in need of one, see what HGR has to offer. Buying a used generator can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. HGR has a wide variety so feel free to browse our category or read on below for more details. 

A quick look at the history and how the generator creates electricity provides some interesting insight. In 1831, scientist Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of wire, an electric current flows in the wire. An electricity generator is a device that converts a form of energy into electricity. Generators operate because of the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Generators that convert kinetic (mechanical) energy into electrical energy produce nearly all of the electricity that consumers use.

A common method of producing electricity is from generators with an electromagnet—a magnet produced by electricity—not a traditional magnet. The generator has a series of insulated coils of wire that form a stationary cylinder. This cylinder surrounds a rotary electromagnetic shaft. When the electromagnetic shaft rotates, it induces a small electric current in each section of the wire coil. Each section of the wire coil becomes a small, separate electric conductor. The small currents of the individual sections combine to form one large current. This current is the electricity that moves through power lines from generators to consumers.

HGR has some of these generators in stock currently including Generac made generators. Generac is also known as Generac Industrial Power and they are one of the largest suppliers of power generation equipment in North America. Generac has been around for more than five decades and have designed generators that use diesel, natural gas, or bi-fuel. Browse through HGR and see if any of the items have value to your business. 

Detroit Diesel is another brand of generators that have come and gone through the doors of HGR. Detroit Diesel began in 1939 during the great depression. General Motors created the GM Diesel Division, the origin of today’s Detroit Diesel Corporation. They have been a successful company through the years, and continue to expand and produce reliable, heavy-duty trucks still today.

While browsing through HGR’s site, Kohler is a brand you might stumble across. The company started in 1920 to expand their brand from making plumbing parts to automatic power and lighting. In 1929 Hollywood adopted Kohler as the supplier of power to the film and sound crews. They kept expanding their brand and by 1966 Kohler produced its 1 millionth engine. In 1995 Kohler was granted a contract from the FAA to provide electrical back up power to airports across the US.

Make sure you check out all the HGR has to offer. There are hundreds of new items arriving daily so, check back frequently. 

ABB Robotics for Sale at HGR Industrial Surplus

HGR frequently gets in robots of all makes and uses. One of the more popular brands is ABB Robotics and currently there are over 150 items in that category.  There are so many uses for robots in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, that you are most likely going to see something of use for you when browsing our robots category.  In case you aren’t familiar with ABB Robotics, here is a little history about the company and who they are.

ABB is one of the leading suppliers of industrial robots, robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. They are at in 53 countries and have installed more than 400,000 robots, supported by the broadest service network and offering in the industry. For more than 100 years, ABB and its predecessor companies have set the pace for innovation in technologies to harvest energy, improve productivity, safeguard the environment, increase profits, and more. Our modern-day power and automation technologies are derived from the efforts of dozens of leading companies and thousands of talented individuals worldwide. Although certain brand names have changed, the spirit of innovation from these leading companies and their employees remains at the core of ABB. In celebration of this heritage, we offer here a brief history of some of the companies that have contributed to shaping ABB – and a quick guide to the technologies that they continue to influence today. – excerpt from ABB About Us Page

In manufacturing, the use and need for robots has increased over time. In the past decade, the global sales volume of industrial robots tripled, reaching about 400,000 units in 2018. The tremendous growth in worldwide shipments of industrial robots is largely driven by the automotive sector, which accounted for almost a third of new installations in 2018. Consequently, the prevalence of industrial robots is particularly high in countries with a strong automotive sector. In South Korea, there are nearly 800 robots per 10,000 manufacturing employees. In the automotive sector, this figure exceeds 2,000 installations per 10,000 employees.

Make sure you keep an eye on our robot category. With hundreds of new arrivals daily, you never know what you will find.

 

 

Komatsu Products for Sale at HGR

Komatsu Vintage First PressThe Komatsu brand was in the mining industry when it decided to manufacture the machines it needed to support that industry. By building the machinery in-house, it allowed them to control costs. It was in 1924 when they manufactured their first press. It was a 450-ton sheet-forming press. After years of research, in 1935 they began producing high-grade castings and sheet materials. By 1948 they were producing large hydraulic presses, they introduced the D50 bulldozer, and began diesel production.

Currently Komatsu has a wide array of items they manufacture and sell from construction equipment, forklifts, machine tools, and eximer lasers. With a catalog of items this large, you can be sure that HGR will have a few of the items in stock. This brand tends to sell fast however, so if you see something, act immediately. There is a very good chance it won’t be there the next time you look for it.

HGR has filters on the side that can assist you in finding what you need. One of them is a manufacturer search option. Here you can type in the brand you are looking for and it will return all of the options HGR currently has available. As of June 18, 2020 there 7 items available including a propane forklift, a few presses. and a CNC press brake. If you do miss out on an item, never fear, there may be another one tomorrow. Most likely there is a similar item in stock, so you can use the search bar on the HGR home page to see if we have any in stock.

 

Here are a few videos of the Komatsu items currently in stock. Use the links in the description to see the full product listing.

 

Amada, Miller Welding, and Clark are a Few Brand Names at HGR

HGR is home to one of the largest showrooms full of industrial equipment and supplies. It’s 12 acres of machinery used in industrial applications and manufacturing processes. There are truckloads more coming in daily. With so many items and the randomness of what’s coming in, there are too many brands to list what all HGR has in inventory. Let’s take a look at a few of the manufacturers currently in stock at HGR Industrial Surplus.

The AMADA Group makes multiple items and any one of these may be in stock at HGR on any given day. These items could include, press brakes, tooling, laser cutters, and punch presses to name a few. The AMADA Group was founded in 1948 and then made their headquarters in Nakano-ku, Tokyo in 1953. It was two years later when they completed their first vertical band saw. The AMADA Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machines and tools for sheet metal processing and is among the internationally leading companies in the industry. Now some of these machines sit in HGR’s showroom and are ready to be put back in to work.

Miller Welding in synonymous with welding equipment and supplies. This brand is very popular at HGR and currently have about 102 items in stock under that manufacturer name. These items range from the welders themselves, to supplies needed within that field. A little about the company, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. became the first U.S. welding equipment manufacturer to comply with the ISO 9001 standard. That effort was designed to improve processes and achieve consistency, which ultimately leads to higher levels of quality and a more satisfied customer.

Material handling is a popular category at HGR and Clark is one of the brand names you will see a lot of when browsing the site. Worldwide, Clark has one of the broadest product lines in the industry with five major lines. Trucks ranging from 1,500 to 18,000 pound capacities, LPG, gasoline, dual fuel, diesel, narrow-aisle stackers, electric riders and powered hand trucks. Browse through HGR’s site and you will most likely come across some of these items that are affordable for your business.

Make sure you check out HGR’s homepage and see all of the categories offered. If you are in the manufacturing or industrial sector, there is a great chance that HGR could be a valuable resource to your business.

Upcoming Auctions in June and July at HGR

So you heard about an auction at HGR, and you’re not quite sure what that means. First, HGR isn’t hosting the auction or running it. HGR partners with a few different auctioneers and helps market and advertise the auction.  The equipment isn’t on HGR property, it is held at the location is was used in. Most of these auctions have inspection days set for you to come in and view what’s up for auction in person. Each auction may have its own set of details, so it’s important to check their sites for more information. Speaking of auctions, HGR has a few lined up and here are a few details on them.

 

On June 10 and 11 HGR has partnered with New Mill Capital for the auction of a large chemical processing plant in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company was a photochemistry liquid processing and packaging plant. If you are in the area of Rolling Meadows during June 5 though 9, you can set up an appointment to view the items and see which ones you are targeting for bidding. Some of the items listed for auction are included below. 

Highlighted Auction Items

  • (90) SS Jacketed and Single Wall Processing Tanks
  • Mixing and Storage Tanks to 16,000 Gallons
  • (7) Liquid Filling Lines
  • Drum Filler
  • Pumps
  • Maintenance
  • Laboratory
  • Spare Parts
  • Pallet Wrappers
  • (15) Forklifts
  • Boom Lifts
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Floor Scrubbers
  • Air Compressors
  • Boilers
  • Compactors
  • Balers 

On Monday, July 16 an auction opens on a high precision machining facility and the first lot begins to close on Thursday, July 23 at 11 a.m. This auction is located Portsmouth, New Hampshire and has appointments available for inspection on Monday July 20 in 30 minute slots. HGR partnered with The Branford Group for this auction and there are some high quality items available. See some of them listed below. 

Highlighted Auction Items

CNC LATHES

CNC LATHES

•2013 Mori Seiki Model NLX2500SY/700 CNC Lathe, Full “Y” and “C” axis, programmable tailstock, LNS Chip Conveyor, Model # Turbo HB 

2005 Haas SL-20T CNC Lathe

CNC Swiss Type Turning Centers

•2006 Star Model SR-20RII Swiss Turn Lathe, Fanuc 18i-TB control w/ IEMCA Bar Feed Model Genius 120

•2004 Star Model SB-16 Swiss Turn Lathe, Fanuc 18i-TB control w/ IEMCA Bar Feed Model Genius 120

CNC Vertical Machining Centers

•2016 Haas Vertical Machining Center, Model VF 4SS, Super Speed, High Speed, 4th Axis, Coolant Through Spindle, Renishaw Probe, Rotational Scaling, Rigid Taping, 1200 RPM, 4th Axis Enabled, 16 Meg Memory 2016 Haas Model HRT210 Rotary Table

•(2) Haas Vertical Machining Centers Model VF 4 & OE, 4th Axis Rotary Tables

•Matsuura Vertical Machining Center Model MC 760V2

Large Quantity of Tooling , Live Tooling, & Toolholders for each Machine, Vidmar Cabinets, 4th Axis Rotary Tables – Complete Photos and Asset Listing Coming Soon

Haas Machinery at HGR Industrial Surplus

Haas is a widely known brand in machinery that has four major product lines it manufactures : vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and rotary tables. All of the products at Haas are manufactured in Oxnard, California in an expansive facility, which is the largest modern machine tool manufacturer in the United States. That’s impressive considering they only began in 1983. Haas gives a glimpse of their beginnings on their site. 

Haas Machinery Triptect

“Gene Haas founded Haas Automation, Inc., in 1983 to manufacture economical and reliable machine tools. The company entered the machine tool industry with the first-ever, fully automatic, programmable collet indexer – a device used to position parts for machining with very high accuracy. The patented Haas 5C collet indexer was a huge success, and over the next four years, the company expanded its product line to include a wide selection of fully programmable rotary tables, rotary indexers, and machine tool accessories.” (Haas Website)

They decided in 1987 to develop their first vertical machining center to perform operations like drilling, tapping, and boring. They were able to manufacture a machine that had costs competitive to their overseas counterpart. In 1988 they had completed the prototypes. They were met with skepticism that a machine made in American could be sold for less than $50k. Haas delivered on their word and were able to meet demand to much success. 

Haas Machinery White Background

HGR frequently has Haas machines in stock. As of June 3, 2020 there are 36 listed while searching under the manufacturer tag, Haas, or using the the search bar to type it in. Different models like the VF-1, VF-0, TM-1, and more. Make sure you browse here to see if there is anything you may be able to add hat helps take your business to the next level. If you don’t see something, it may be the next day you do. HGR gets in hundreds of items daily, and you never know what will come in next!