Used Material Handling Equipment Needs are on the Rise

used material handling equipmentIn today’s current situation, used material handling needs are on the rise due to consumer demands in deliverable products. Warehouses, in some cases, are around the clock. They are constantly moving products in and out of their facility to keep up with the demand. Used material handling equipment can help meet the rising demands while costing less than new material handling equipment like forklifts, pallet jacks, conveyors, wire decking, racking and more. HGR has a large category full of these items that you can see here.

Forklifts are a large part of HGR Industrial Surplus and the used material handling category. The need seems to outweigh the availability over the past few months, so while their popularity is on the rise, it may be tough getting the one you want if you don’t jump on the opportunity quickly. HGR gets in hundreds of items daily and turns them over almost as fast. If not, they would have run out of room a long time ago. You can see what types of forklifts are available at HGR Industrial Surplus here.  Remember to check back frequently because the site is updated as the items come in. 

Conveyors are a great way to move product from one stage tot he next. Having one of these conveyors go down can really slow up the process and bring things to a halt. Why not have a. Used conveyor as back up to prevent that stoppage? You could use the conveyor for parts or to simply replace the malfunctioning one. At low costs that HGR provides, this option is more realistic than first thought. Browse through the conveyor category to see if any of the items can help keep your company going when machinery goes down. 

Are you a start up business looking for used material handling equipment to help cut cost? HGR not only has the material handling equipment you need, but the shop equipment category can also provide lower cost options for shelving or MRO supplies. Browse the shop equipment category here to see if you can equip your company with the supplies it needs to run efficiently. Get a look at some more of HGR’s products by watching some videos on our channel and subscribe for the latest updates. 

Used Fabrication Equipment Like Roll Formers and Coil reels At HGR Industrial Surplus

Drilling machineFabrication equipment can be expensive and when a machine goes down, your production can come to a halt. Buying a new shear or press brake can really tax your budget, so buying used machinery may be a great option for your fabrication business or machine shop. While band saws, shears, and press brakes may crowd the fabrication equipment category, there are plenty of other items to be found. There are also hundreds of items coming in daily so you never know what you may stumble across when browsing HGR Industrial Surplus. 

A quick category search came across a few power rolls, roll formers, a riveter, and a coil reel. Not to mention your typical fabrication equipment. Let’s look at a few. 

Man working a roll former

Roll formers are used in a process of the continuous bending of sheet metal, strip or coil stock. This process allows operations like notching, punching, and welding to be performed in-line. Roll forming has been around for a very long time, dating back to as early as 600 BCE in the areas of the Middle East and Southern Asia. They were using the basics of what we would come to know as a rolling mill. The more streamlined mills that are more familiar today started to surface from DaVinci’s drawings and were created across Europe and Britain. This history has set up the industries in which roll formers are used today. 

Coil reel in use

Coil reels are another great item you will come across in HGR’s fabrication category.  According to Warehousemachines.com – Coil is a type of conductor wire, such as copper, in a form that is cylindrical. It is wrapped around an iron core which creates an inductor or electromagnet that stores magnetic energy. Companies that focus on coil processing solutions cater to various metal-working industries around the world since they are aware that one size does not fit all. In process applications, it is the energy transfer efficiency that is the most important performance factor for coils. You can see what types of coil reels HGR currently has in stock to help your company. 

If you don’t see anything in our fabrication category today, maybe there are some other categories that may help you find ways to increase production for less cost than buying new industrial machinery. On our homepage you can see the category filter to the right. There are more options than machinery type, including new arrivals, inventory date, price range, and items currently discounted. Make sure you check back daily because the inventory is updated hourly and hundreds of new items come in daily. HGR can be your number one source for used machinery and surplus supplies. 

Used Lathes, CNC and Gap Bed Lathes at HGR Industrials Surplus

HGR has been buying and selling used machinery for more than 20 years. Lathes have been one of the most popular items that have come and gone through the 12-acre showroom. Whether you are looking for a Hardinge, Monarch, or a Mori Seiki, there is a good chance that HGR has one. There are quite a variety of lathes as well and you can bet, they have been bought and sold here. CNC lathes are the most popular but you will see plenty gap bed lathes and spindle lathes. If you have never browsed through our selection, then do so here. Let’s look more at what type of machinery is available. We will look specifically at gap bed lathes and CNC lathes.

Gap bed lathes have similarities to toolroom lathes. The major difference is that gap bed lathes have the ability to adjust the diameter and longer workspaces. By moving the bed away from the headstock, you can increase the swing. The swing, is the largest diameter of work that can be carried between the centers of the lathe. See what Gap Bed Lathes HGR has to offer here.

CNC Lathes are versatile machines used in a wide range of industries. Some of the most common uses are in glass working, parts reclamation, metal spinning, metalworking, woodturning, and more. Haas, Miyano, Daewoo, and Hitachi Seiki are few of the brands you will find here. Currently there are 322 items that come up when searching CNC lathe. These could include the machines themselves or parts and accessories that fall under those specifications.

HGR has so many items in stock, that these are just going over a few. You can always go to our  and type in what you are searching for and browse through the results. On the side of the homepage, there are categories and other filters that will allow you to search for items by your need. 

Atlas Copco Products Available at HGR Industrial Surplus

Atlas Copco manufactures a variety of equipment and HGR Industrial Surplus comes across this brand quite often. Here are some of the industrial tools and equipment currently available and they include; air compressors, nutrunners, servo drives, air dryers, and many more. Check out what is now available from Atlas Copco here. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, we decided to take at look at their history , so if you’re curious, read on.

Atlas Copco History

We decided that their story can best be told on their site, but here is a snippet.  “When Atlas Copco was founded it made products for railways, but the core of our business dates back to the early years of the 20th century, when the first compressors, tools and rock drills were manufactured. Today, we are a world leader in these and many other areas.” – Atlas Copco Group You can read their full history there and it’s a good read, so I recommend it. 

HGR Atlas Copco Nutrunner

While it is nice to get to know the manufacturer, we can see how it relates to HGR by talking about some of the items that are available. Currently, as of this writing on 7-21-20, there are more than 8 factory sealed Nutrunners available. Nutrunners should be used when you need to tighten a screw or bolt to a specific torque. This tool is an essential piece of equipment to have for most industrial machinists and manufacturers. 

Atlas Copco air compressors are also a frequent visitor at HGR, but they don’t tend to stay long, and for good reason. There are only a few available now and by the time you reads this, they may be gone. You can find out here.  If you are in need of an Atlas Copco drive, then you are in luck. Here is a list of what is available. There are too many different drive models to get into so you should browse through the inventory and see if you can save your company some money on the items you need. 

Don’t forget to check back often at HGR’s Homepage. There are constantly new items or supplies coming in by the truckload. You never know what you will find next. 

Currently HGR has some precautions for your safety. Please see what they are below and call with any questions. 

COVID-19 UPDATE 7-8-20 – Cuyahoga County is in a Red Zone – Masks to be worn at all times in public for Customers, Employees and Vendors. 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: All employees and guests are required to wear face masks while on site at HGR. Customers at high risk please call for an appointment. Customers with children unable to wear masks are asked to please make an appointment or refrain from coming when possible. **

Kira Corporation Machinery at HGR Industrial Surplus

HGR just inventoried a few different items manufactured by Kira Corporation. These items include tapping centers and vertical machining centers, which are items HGR frequently stocks, even if Kira Corp. isn’t one of the brands we often see. To provide a little insight, we wanted to look at who Kira Corp is as a company and a little of its history. If you want to see machines similar to these that are currently in stock, view our currently inventory here.
Kira Corporation has been in the business of manufacturing for more than 80 years and is based in Japan. Kira Corporation is a machine tool company and their products range from CNC machining centers, to high speed drilling and tapping machines and drilling machines. Kira’s contribution to manufacturing has had as its central focus serving the automotive industry. Kira has provided engineered manufacturing solutions to customers by designing and building complete manufacturing systems using their Kira CNC production centers as the platform for these systems.
One of the products that HGR currently has is a Kira PC-30W Tapping Center in used condition. This unit comes with a Fanuc Series Oi-md Control, chip conveyor, hydraulic unit, chiller, platform, and a 21 position tool changer. PC-30W achieves precision curved surface and smooth surface finish for medical, aerospace, electrical, watches, jewels, and glasses. Its direct drive and temperature controlled 15,000rpm, 20,000rpm, or 36,000rpm spindles provide state of the art performance on large or very small parts it can drill small holes as small as 0.1mm(0.004”) in diameter.
Another item is a Kira Kdm43vcd CNC Vertical Machining Center. Vertical machining occurs on a vertical machining center (VMC), which employs a spindle with a vertical orientation. With a vertically oriented spindle, tools stick straight down from the tool holder, and often cut across the top of a work piece. The one currently in stock at HGR has a Fanuc Series Oi-md Control, Chip Conveyor, Pallet Changer , W/tombstone, and a 40 Position Tool Changer.
See what all HGR has to offer on their homepage or use the category bars on the side to filter out the items you are interested in. Make sure you check back frequently for new arrivals. HGR gets in hundreds of items daily and you never know what you will find next.

Clausing Lathes at HGR Industrial Surplus

Clausing is one of many manufacturers you will come across when browsing through HGR’s robust inventory of used machinery and surplus supplies. Currently, the inventory boasts more than 20 thousand items available for purchase.  The inventory includes Lathes, CNC Machines, Drill Presses, Maintenance Supplies, Woodworking Equipment, and too many others to name. Let’s take a closer look at Clausing and their history. 

Founded by Paul Clausing in 1931, there were three factors that motivated him to enter the lathe industry. He purchased a South Bend Lathe and used it as a hobby lathe and began thinking. First, he believed he could make a better lathe than South Bend Lathes. Second, was the thought the his current career in the Monarch Film Company didn’t have a viable future. Finally, Paul clashing decided he wanted to be his own boss. So, Paul found a small business in Ottumwa, Iowa and began making hobby-sized lathes that were sold at Sears. 

Paul didn’t do this alone however. In March of 1932, Otto moved to Iowa to work with his brother. Otto was three years older than Paul and had a string mechanical aptitude at an early age. When he was around 11, Otto would take apart his parent’s tabletop clock. This model in particular was called a grandfather’s clock, meaning it had a pendulum. Taking it apart may not be out of the ordinary for children, but putting it back together, and in working order, before his parent’s return was impressive. It was this that made him essential to his brothers business. 

The original factory was a meager 2,000 sqft. And housed a few pieces of light machinery. The great depression took it’s toll however and this lead to Sears cancelling their orders for the hobby lathes they were creating. The primary product they began manufacturing was a lathe attachment called a slide rest. They were supplying these slide rests to a company called, Duro. With finances being dire and the business battling the depression, it wasn’t until 1935 that they were able to purchase a planer. This would allow Otto to plane the first lathe beds for woodturning lathes. In 1936, Clausing broke through with what would become a mainstay of their business. It was a screw-cutting lathe, that later evolved into the Series 100. 

The history of Clausing is interesting and is worth the read. You can finish the rest of the history here, but if it’s Clausing Lathes you are interested in, check out HGR’s used inventory of Clausing products. Maybe you just want to browse our selection of lathes instead? Use this link to see what lathes there are currently in stock. Note that HGR has a 30 day return policy in case you aren’t sure in purchasing used machinery. 

HGR has been selling used machinery since 1998 and currently brings in hundreds of new arrivals daily. HGR strives to be your go-to source for used machinery and surplus supplies. Be sure to check back often if you can’t find what you are looking for. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to use the live chat option on our website.

Used Machine Shop Equipment at HGR

machine shop exampleUsed machine shop equipment at HGR Industrial Surplus can be a great way to save money on getting the machinery or industrial equipment you need. One of the biggest hurdles in the machine shop industry is the capital it takes to start one or maintain one. Milling machines can cost an average of $60,000 according to Manufacturing Tomorrow.  How can HGR help? Let’s look at some of the items currently at HGR. 

One of the most common types of grinding process is, surface grinding. A surface grinder can be used for metal and non metal objects that are refined in the finishing process. Surface grinders have a few basic types, horizontal-spindle, vertical-spindle, single and double disc grinders. HGR currently has over a hundred items labeled under Surface Grinder. This search could include the machines themselves, parts, or tools.  

Drilling machines, or drill presses, are primarily used to drill or enlarge a cylindrical hole in a workpiece or part. The chief operation performed on the drill press is drilling, but other possible operations include: reaming, countersinking, counterboring, and tapping. They are also a very popular item at HGR Industrial Surplus. Currently there are more than 300 items in this search. They could be drilling machines or parts, so it’ best to browse through our options. 

Make sure you check back often because HGR gets in hundreds of new arrivals daily. You can browse certain items by using the category filters on the side of the website. You can sort items by price, date of inventory, and more. Currently there are more than 20,000 items in stock. Be sure to see how HGR can help your business. 

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 Close Up

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!

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. **

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