Used Mori Seiki Machinery at HGR

Mori Seiki MachineryMori Seiki manufactures and sells machine tools and machinery. It is based out of Makamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan. The company was formed in 1948 and has grown into one of the largest machine tool builders. In 2009 Mori Seiki partnered Sith Deckel-Maho-Glidemeister and have recently reported that they look to buy out their German partner. What are some of the things HGR stocks from Mori Seiki? Use this link to take you to our manufacturer search option. 

Mori Seiki has a large catalog of items they manufacture. Turning and Milling machines are only the tip of the iceberg. They also boast a strong line of additive manufacturing products. Throughout the company’s existence, they have created over 200 models of CNC lathes and machining centers and have 29 subsidiaries and 6 associated companies.    This growth has led them to be one of the more trusted and reliable brands for your machinery. 

HGR frequently inventories used Mori Seiki items and currently has more than 20 pieces of used machinery from this maker available here. Most of these items are used CNC lathes but there is a Horizontal Machining Center currently in stock. If you need parts for your machine, there are a few motherboards available in case that is something you need. More boards and other electronic components can be found in our Electronics category. 

HGR is your number one source for used machinery and surplus supplies. Browse through our massive inventory online of 19 thousand items or more. You can strap on your walking shoes and come to our 12-acre showroom in Euclid, Ohio f you are able to. Walk up and down 14 aisles of machinery large and small from all makers and manufacturers. It is something you must see for yourself to believe. We also receive hundreds of new items daily, so keep checking back to see if that hard to find or vintage machine becomes available. 

Used Motors Keep You Running at HGR

used motors at HGR Industrial Surplus

Used motors for all of your industrial needs can be found within the 12 acres of HGR Industrial Surplus in Euclid, Ohio. This is one of the more robust categories at HGR featuring over 1,300 items on any given day. The category is split into two sub categories to help break down the search results. We will take a look at each of the sub categories in the paragraphs below. The sub categories are motors and gears drives. 

Motors is the first sub category we will view. This is where you will find all of your used motors in various makes and models. You can browse through all of them or you can search by the name of the manufacturer using the option on the left side bar or you can type in some keyword info at the top search bar. Servo motor is one example of some keyword info that you can inout into the search bar to help narrow down your searches. There are a lot of different makes and models of used motors, so it would be hard to go through the list of everything HGR has in stock. Some of the more popular brands are Lincoln, General Electric, Reliance, and Fanuc to name a few. You can search by those brands by using the manufacturer filter mentioned previously, or by typing it into the search bar. The majority of the used motors will have their horse power listed in the capacity section for faster location. This category constantly has new arrivals so check back frequently to see what just came in. 

Gear Drives is the other sub category listed in the used motors category. Here is where you will find all of the used gear drives sorted in the same fashion as the motors were. You will find brands like Master, Kuenie, Sumitomo, and many other popular machine makers. Most of the gear drives have their horse power also listed in the capacity section. 

In either sub category you can search for products with a few different modifiers on by using the filters to the left in the sidebar. These include new arrivals, which are the newest items to come into HGR in the last two weeks. One of the other options is the Markdowns section. This will include items that are marked down from their original listed according to a times schedule. Last is our Last Chance Closeouts. This will be all of the items that are about to be out of the inventory and no longer available at HGR Industrial Surplus. These are the items that have the lowest price and may be negotiable before they are gone. This section is a great one to find great deals on hard to find items. HGR typically has more than 20 thousand items in stock so many will fall through the cracks and not be seen due to such a high volume. This means bargain hunters are more than able to grab some high ticket items at rock-bottom prices. 

Used Welders for Sale at HGR Industrial Surplus

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Used welders for sale by brands like Lincoln and Miller are at HGR Industrial Surplus and more are arriving daily. Arc welders, spot welders, and more fill the 12 acres of industrial surplus in Euclid, Ohio. If you haven’t been to the warehouse or can’t make it in, the HGR homepage is you number one source for used machinery and industrial surplus supplies.  Used welders for sale aren’t the reason to browse our welding category. Welding curtains, current controls, and wire are also available at lower costs than buying a new welder or welding supplies. Be sure to see what all we have. Here is a little more about the types of welders in our sub categories. 

Spot welders use a process called resistance welding. This process uses heat from an electrical current, and by applying pressure. Typically this process is used weld two or more pieces of sheet metal together. One of the major benefits to spot welding, is the ability to send a large amount of energy to a small spot in a short time. This lets the particular weld reach high temperatures without causing the heat to travel across the whole piece of metal. The resistance between electrodes and the magnitude of the duration of the current determine the amount of heat delivered. 

Arc welders also use electricity to create heat, and this heat is used to melt the metal and when it cools, the metal binds to each other. There is an arc between the welding stick and the base material at the point of contact which causes that reaction. The weld area is typically protected by some sort of shielding gas, vapor, or slag. Arc welding was developed in the 19th century and was a pivotal part of ship building during the Second World War. 

Seam welders are used to make gaseous or liquid joints for applications in sheet metal. This welder also uses a roller instead of using a stick. This method is mainly used on a variety of metals in pipes including its use on auto mufflers. HGR has all of these types of used welders in stock and ready to go. Look through the website and see for yourself. Mae sure you check back often. New arrivals are coming in daily. 

Fabrication Equipment in Essential Times

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Fabrication equipment has been one of the bright areas during the pandemic. With machine shops being deemed essential in Ohio, some business are working like nothing ever happened. Besides social distancing and wearing masks, the days go on how they used to. Production is up for many places and fabrication equipment is getting more traffic for many dealers and this includes used fabrication like HGR sells. Formers, press brakes, shears and more await you in HGR’s Fabrication category. Let’s talk more about the items you will find here. 

Bandsaws use a blade that is continuously moving, while the piece being cut, is move through the blade. The blade powered by a drive wheel and an idler wheel. HGR has a variety of vertical and horizontal bandsaws currently available from maker like Peerless, DoAll, Amada, and Hyd Mech all listed in the fabrication category. DoAll was founded by Leighton A. Wilkie, who invented and manufactured the first metal cutting saw in 1933. The company was built off of innovation when Leighton and his father developed an automotive connecting rod alignment machine. New bandsaws can cost ten of thousands of dollars. By looking through HGR’s selection of used bandsaws, you can help grow your production by adding another machine. 

Press Brakes are pressing tools used for bending sheet and plate material. The most common of these being sheet metal that it forms by clamping the material between a punch and die. As to why they call it a press brake, I was curious and read an article at the fabricator.com that got into more detail add history than I was ready for. As for HGR, the fabricating equipment category Is full of brands like Amada, Wysong, Cincinnati, LVD, and almost all other major makes and models. Make sure you browse through a few pages to see the variety and selection. Sue the filters to get more detailed on what you want to search for. 

Used Industrial Equipment at HGR

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Used industrial equipment doesn’t always jump to mind when you are looking to expand your company or repair essential equipment that goes down. It may be one of the best options though. Often times used industrial machinery can be bought at a savings, making it worthwhile to salvage parts from. You have to have extra room to store these machines, so there are a few drawbacks. Maybe you need to expand your business and want to find a machine fitted for the jobs you need to get done. HGR can help with all of this and more including surplus supplies. When we say we buy and sell everything, we mean it. Make sure you check out aisle 1, and you’ll see what I mean. Markdowns at HGR

A good place to start looking is in HGR’s Markdowns. Great items can be found at discounted prices. Most items are discounted due to the specificity of the make or model, or possibly being outdated. This is one of those great opportunities for you grab that spare machine to salvage parts for if you have an operating one on the line. Just because it’s discounted doesn’t mean it doesn’t work either. It may work better than yours, but HGR does not test the items. This shouldn’t persuade you in any way however, there is a 30-day return policy on items that do not work. See if there are any items here that can help your business grow and stay working without stoppage. 

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 New Arrivals are a great way to be the first to see what just came into HGR. With hundreds of items coming in daily, you and I have no clue what comes out when the trailer doors open. Boom lifts, lathes, and mills were the popular ones last time I checked, but the website is updated as they come in, so by the time you read this, it’s all new. There were a few HAAS that came in recently, but you can browse all that HGR current has in stock here. Mori Seiki and Fanuc are also very popular within HGR and frequent the new arrival sections. 

There are more than a few absolute deals to found in the Last Chance Closeouts category. Currently more than 4,000 items sit and wait for your best offer. This is where you can find quality items at rock bottom prices. HGR frequently stocks more than 20,000 items with each being categorized. There are bound to be items that are well undervalued due to product count. With 20 pages of CNCs, will you make it past 13? Will the other guy? Here are all of those items that fall between the cracks. Browse through to see the variety of options and available items. You are bound to find something that can assist you in some way. With 12 acres of used industrial equipment and surplus supplies, it’s almost impossible to not find something. 

HGR has categories on the side filters to always assist your searches. Each category of used industrial equipment will have sub categories on their page to help narrow down your searches. There is a lot to take it, and so much to browse through, make sure you come back often to be the first to see what just came in. 

Used Lathe – 3 Reasons to Buy One

cincinnati lathe for sale at HGR Industrial SurplusLet’s face it. The cost of doing business isn’t cheap. Every chance you get to save a few dollars is worth investigating. There are probably more than 3 reasons to buy a used lathe, but let’s keep it simple. One of HGR’s most popular items are used lathes. When it comes time to upgrade, replace, or expand, it would benefit you to search through HGR Industrial Surplus’ website to see what used lathes are available. If saving money isn’t a big enough driving force, how about 3 reason to buy a used lathe. 

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Fitted for a Purpose

When buying a used lathe, you may have an intended purpose in mind. When looking at lathes, you may com e across one that has already been fitted for the purpose you intend to use it for. There may be some adjustments, but the lathe has the components you would have to add on if you purchased new. In a lot of cases the machines needs al little maintenance and you’re off and running with little downtime. 

Available Now

The great thing about used lathes is that with the right transportation, you can have some control over how fast you want to get the item to you. Places like HGR have a department to assist in arranging transportation at reasonable rates, but you can always bring the right truck with you for transport the day of inspection, purchase it, and get it loaded at the earliest opening. Buying new, isn’t as fast, so expect some delays, especially when dealing internationally. 

Brand Availability

Used lathes and used machinery dealers will often have a wide variety of makes and models in stock at any given time. Just browse through HGR’s lathe category and you’ll see a variety of names pop up like, Cincinnati, LeBlond, Monarch, Southerner’s Bend, and too many more to name. When buying a new lathe, you will only be viewing what the manufacturer has to offer. You may miss out on a machine more optimal for your size business or needs without overspending. 

Ultimately it comes down to the needs of the end-user and other factors like cost. At the end of the day, maybe you prefer to buy new, and that’s ok. But do you and your company a favor by seeing if used machinery is an option for you. While you’re here, why not look through HGR Industrial Surplus and over 20 thousands items currently in stock. There are more than used lathes available including categories like Machine Tools, Fabrication, Welding, Robots, and plenty more to search through. On the left hand side of our homepage there are filters available to help you find the items you are looking for faster and more efficiently. If you don’t see something you are interested in, check back often. HGR gets in hundreds of new arrivals daily so you never know what may come in next. You can see our new arrivals here and look at what just came in. There are also frequent monthly sales to keep an eye out for. Why not save more, right?

 

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. 

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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.

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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 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. **

What are Some Types of Things HGR Sells?

HGR Industrial Surplus is known for their diversity in inventory and amount. There may not be a bigger showroom full of industrial machinery and surplus supplies. Here are some of the more popular items that frequent the pages and carts of hgrinc.com .

Dual Spindle Lathes boost a companies productivity by performing “one and done” operations, reducing the time it takes to set up and make the parts it needs to faster. To further enhance productivity, these machines can be combined with robotic part feeding and extraction, or with bar feeders for long, unattended part runs.

Grinders come in all shapes, sizes, and uses. HGR has about 141 items in this category alone. Surface grinders, disc grinders, center less grinders and more fill their inventory. This could be a good chance to grab used machinery and cut the cost of having to buy new. 

Vertical Mills are one of the more popular items that HGR frequently stocks, They come and go fast though, so if you see aanyhting in the link, contact a sales rep before it is gone. One of the great things about Hgr is how fast the inventory goes. While you may miss one thing, something else is coming in the next day, and no one knows what it is before it is posted to the site. 

Horizontal Mills are another popular item in the Machine Tools category at HGR. HGR stocks the major names like Cincinnati Milacron, Kent-Ownes, Browne & Sharpe, and others. Don’t worry if you can’t find the one you are looking for, it may be there tomorrow. Check back often to stay up to date on what HGR gets in and when. 

HGR has 12 acres of used machinery like CNC, Lathes, Mills, Welding Supplies and more. Sign up for HGR’s newsletter to be the first to see new arrivals and notices on flash sales. 

Material Handling Means Forklifts and More

Material Handling BlogForklifts, cranes, conveyors, and the list goes on when talking about HGR’s material handling category. As of April 21, 2020, there are more than 1700 items in stock for this category. Any warehousing or distributing needs can be met at HGR. Maybe you need a new pallet jack and storage racks for your machine shop, but you don’t want to spend new money. That’s what we do. We buy and sell used machinery, surplus supplies, equipment, and more. 

One of the more popular items in our material handling category are conveyors. There are different types of conveyors at HGR including chip conveyors, belt conveyors, powered roller conveyors, as well as different parts or attachments for semi-automated  equipment. Mayfran and Turbo Conveyor are a few major brands that are often stocked at HGR. That stock does change daily when they are purchased, or new trucks of items coming in. Items are constantly coming and going so make sure you jump on something you want. Often times waiting means t won’t be there. 

Forklifts are probably the most popular items in our material handling category. There are electric and gas powered options available. Clark and Hyster lifts will occupy most of the page, but you’ll also find Toyota, Yale, Daewoo, and more. There are even a few forklift carriages and forks available. 

Pallet racking and other storage solutions round out the majority of the items in the material handling category. HGR has quite a few options when it comes to styles of racking and shelving units available. The best bet is browsing by keywords like shelves or pallet rack to get the most related search items. 

HGR gets in hundreds of new items daily so if you don’t see it now, it may be there the next day, next week, or next month. If you want to see the newest material handling items in, you can do this 2 different ways. You can use the new arrivals option while in the material handling category to see what just came in. You can also set the search by date to look back as far or recent as you would like. 

You can also subscribe to our email blast that has the most recent items delivered to your inbox. 

New Arrivals at HGR

HGR is known for having a 12-acre showroom filled with more than 18,000 items currently. New arrivals are a big part of what makes HGR so appealing. In the week of April 6th alone, 807 items were inventoried, averaging roughly 161 items per day. What types of items come in at HGR? Some of the more popular items include shears, injection molders, lathes, granulators, air compressors, and hundreds more industrial or manufacturing items. 

Where does the stuff come from? 

HGR has equipment and machinery and equipment buyers located in multiple states on the east side of the Mississippi River. These buyers go to the prospective sellers to evaluate what they want to sell and make them an offer. Once the offer is accepted, HGR arranges for the item to be picked up and delivered to their showroom in Euclid, Ohio. Here, it is put into inventory and transported to the 12-acre showroom to be placed into its proper aisle. Customers then can come and view these items in-person to inspect it to see if it is a worthwhile purchase for them or their company. 

When does it come in? 

Items come in daily, so it is helpful to frequent our site and see what’s new often. As for what comes in, you never know. HGR gets the items in, takes their pictures and has them online within a few hours. So when you click on the new arrivals link, the results could be different from just a few hours ago. It’s like a treasure hunt of new arrivals every time you click the link. 

Where Did That Item Go?

So you’re checking HGR’s site and see an item you are interested in. You write down the number and think about it, before briefly bringing it up to the person you need to for approval. You go back to the site and can’t find the product? Most likely it is sold. It happens that fast. A lot of HGR’s customers are locked into the new arrivals category and are trying to get the jump on the best items as they are listed. HGR also sends out a daily email blast with new items in different categories. You can sing up for that here. 

Finishing Equipment Spotlight on Surface Grinders

Grinding Wheel
Surface Grinders are a common piece of finishing equipment. It is an abrasive wheel is used in the finishing process to provide a smooth surface metallic or nonmetallic materials. This gives the materials a refined look by removing oxidation and impurities on the surface. Some of the different parts of the surface grinder include a wheel, a chuck, and reciprocating table. The chuck is used to hold your material in place while you are working on it. There are chucks that use magnets to hold the material in place, and there are others that use a vacuum or a mechanism. The grinding wheels can also be composed of different material.

Types
The two common types of spindles used are a vertical spindle and a horizontal spindle. A vertical spindle design has a spindle that’s pointing straight up and down. The grinding wheel itself lays flat on its face at the bottom of this spindle so that the wheel’s full width can be utilized in grinding the object. A horizontal spindle design has a wheel that’s suspended over the table. Only the wheel’s flat, outside edge will come into contact with the object that’s being secured by the chuck.
There are also two types of surface grinding machines. Planer grinders keep the grinding wheel in one place while the worktable around it is being moved, creating a reciprocating back-and-forth motion that can be controlled either manually or via a mechanic or hydraulic drive mechanism. The spindle that’s used to rotate the grinding wheel can be placed either vertically or horizontally. Rotary-type grinders have circular shaped worktables that revolve, as does the grinding wheel itself. They can be either vertical or horizontal.

HGR Has Them
No matter what type of surface grinder you need, chances are, HGR has one for less. Buying one used can help manage overhead and avoid the high-cost of buying new. Currently there are over one hundred items on our surface grinder search. This could include wheels and other tools or attachments as well as machinery. Some of the more popular brands in stock are, Brown & Sharpe, Thompson, Blanchard, Kent, DoAll, and Cleveland Grinding. HGR offers a 30-day return policy on all items, so you can purchase with confidence. Browse our inventory of surface grinders or just visit our home page to see what else HGR offers in their 12-acre showroom.HGR Surface Grinder

Tooling Around at HGR

tooling at hgrTooling Around at HGR

An important part of each project or job, is having the right tools to accomplish the task at hand. Sometimes standard tools may work great and be what you need. Other times special tooling is needed. The size and cost of this tooling varies per application and per machine, but buying used tooling may be a way to get what you need for a fraction of the cost. What does HGR sell? Let’s find out. 

No Tool’s Gold Here

Okay, that pun was bad. Borderline offensively bad, but let me dig deeper. See another mining for gold joke there. I will stop now, maybe. Currently HGR has over 800 items in the Tooling category. Tooling is the main category, but it breaks down further to subcategories like; Bearings, Dies, Nutrunners, Linear Slides, Spindles, and Machine Parts. Some parts are individual, while others come in lots that may include multiple tools. This is where the fun begins at HGR. It is like a treasure hunt. You need that one piece of tooling that comes in a lot, so you buy it all. You come to find out the uses for the other pieces and have now diversified your output. That’s why it’s beneficial to routinely browse our inventory. With hundreds of items coming in daily, and the speed in which we sell them, you may miss out on a great deal.  

types of tooling HGR sells

Tool Be or Not Tool Be

Thou shall broweseth our siteth…”Reign in the Shakespeare young man, you’ve gone too far” (Morgan Freeman voice). Is there something at HGR for you? I’m not sure, but if you are in the manufacturing or industrial sector, I am willing to bet a cold chilly dog that you can find something of use at a cheaper cost than buying new.  You can even let your sales guy know that you are interested in tooling, and we can make sure you get the updates we send out weekly on certain categories. 

Injection Molders in Manufacturing

Plastic injection molding is a process used in fabricating items from cell phone cases, water bottles, or even automotive parts. Almost all of the plastic items we use currently were made using the plastic injection molding process. Currently, companies have geared their manufacturing efforts to assist in making plastic parts for masks to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak. While they may be a current mainstay in manufacturing, they are nowhere near new and have been around for quite a while. 

A Little History of Injection Molding

The first injection molding machine was patented in 1872 by John Wesley Hyatt and his brother Isaiah. The machine looked different back then and was simplified, resembling a hypodermic needle that used a plunger to inject plastic through heated cylinder into a mold. The progress in the industry was slow at first making collar stays, button, and hair combs. In 1903 they used the first soluble form of cellulose acetate that was less flammable than cellulose nitrate which led to usage in powder form. 

How Does it Work?

An injection machine is made up of three primary components – the feed hopper, the screw and the heated barrel. Plastic granules for the part are fed into the heated barrel by a hopper. Plastic that is placed in the hopper is usually in powder or granular form although some resins, for instance silicone rubber, may be a liquid and might not entail heating. The material is then melted utilizing the frictional action of a reciprocating screw accompanied with heater bands. The molten plastic is then injected through the nozzle and into a mold cavity – it may seem easy, but injection molding is actually a very complex process. While in the mold cavity, the material cools and solidifies to the configuration of the cavity. When the part has hardened, the moveable platen that the mold is mounted opens and the part is ejected using ejector pins.

Buying an Injection Molder

Are you in the market for an injection molder? Buying one used could be a way to keep your output going for less money. HGR has used injection molders for sale like Engel, Cincinnati Milacron, Sumitomo, and more. Browse some our inventory here or see what’s on sale in our upcoming online sales event. 

Used Band Saws Cut Costs

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Photo Credit: MIT.edu

Band saws are versatile tools that may not be the first thing you purchase for your woodworking shop. Once you get one though, you realize that you can no longer live without it.  All band saws are not created equal and the industrial band saws are bigger and beefier than their end-user counter parts. Band saws have been a staple to multiple industries since conception. 

Vintage Band Saw
Photo Credit: First & Prybil Machinists

History of the Band Saw

In 1809, a British patent went to William Newberry, but he had issues with blade durability which delayed the mainstream use until France native, Anne Paulin Crepin devised a welding technique to overcome this hurdle. It was 1846 when she applied for the patent and then sold it to manufacturer A. Perin & Company of Paris. It was here that they combined new steel alloys and her advanced tempering techniques resulting in the fist modern band saw. 

Why Buy Used

Have you ever bought a new car and drove it off the lot?  We all know what happens to the value the moment that happens. This is the same for machinery. Once they get the new equipment, the value has dropped significantly.  Buying used saves that original mark up and your overall costs. There is also how fast you will get the machine. If you were to buy used, and had a method of transportation, you could walk into a place like HGR a buy one today and leave with it. Even if you need help with shipping, it will be no where near the amount of time it takes for a new machine to be manufactured, 

Used Band Saws

HGR has over 150 used band saws available currently. Popular brands like Amada, Takisawa, Bosch, Hyd-Mech, Clausing, DoAll, and more. There are different types of saws available like Horizontal Band Saws, Vertical Band Saws, Up Cut Saws, and too many more to name. You will just have to browse the inventory to see. From industrial grade saws that cost $20,000 down to end-user hobby saws. HGR also carries blades for saws, but are limited to supply. Being a surplus dealer, sometimes you can’t tell what will be coming in stock until it arrives. 

 

 

Surplus Supplies Provide Savings for Companies

 

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These are unprecedented times we face as humans, let alone as businesses. We have more knowledge and technology available than ever, but our economy has been crippled by a widespread virus. Finding new ways to keep your business going while keeping cost low has never been more important than right now. Surplus supplies provide savings for companies HGR is an essential suppler of surplus supplies and used machinery to do just that.

What Do You Mean Surplus?
As manufacturers become more fluid and changing in what they produce, they may have left over supplies form a previous run. Ideally they would like to recoup any cost possible from this. I don’t mean a few half-empty cans of paint. I am talking pallets of obsolete media, or truckloads of equipment that no longer serve their purpose. A lot of cost may have been recovered in production, so that means whatever leftovers that are sitting in your warehouse become profit. Instead of paying to have someone remove it, a company like HGR will come, inspect it, and make an offer. This includes removal.

HGR Building, Euclid, Ohio

What Does HGR Do With The Surplus?
After purchasing, HGR has it brought into their warehouse in Euclid, Ohio where they inventory it, take pictures, and post it to their website. That is when the customers can browse online to view the inventory, or come into the 12-acre showroom to inspect the items themselves. This is where the savings come in. HGR resells all of that surplus to you at pennies on the dollar. Leftover supplies from one company, could be the thing that pushes another company into profit on a job. It could be something like nitrile safety gloves, safety glasses, or other MRO. Why pay the high prices for new, when HGR may have new, in-the-box items that simply were no longer needed, for prices that can’t be beat.

Does the Machinery Run?
HGR also sells used machinery that was purchased from companies similar to surplus. One of the questions we always get is, “Does it run?” And the answer is, we don’t know. One of the reasons HGR is able to offer such great prices, is the unknown running condition. There is a 30-day return policy if it doesn’t, although HGR does not cover shipping for obvious reasons. You may get a machine for a percentage of the costs and it runs great. Winner winner chicken dinner for you, bud. But what if it doesn’t? Even with the cost of repair, you may most likely still be significantly under the cost of a certified used machine, yet alone a new one. Not testing the machinery allows HGR to keep the cost to our customers as low as possible.

How Can I See What HGR Has?
Easy! Just visit us online at hgrinc.com and browse through the categories. If you have any questions, please use our live chat option in the top left of the screen. If you would like to purchase an item, submit a purchase request to one of our sales staff and they will contact you for shipping and payment info. HGR does not accept payment online. Cash, Check, Credit over the phone, or Wire Transfer (not Western Union) are all methods of payment that are acceptable. Surplus Supplies Provide Savings for Companies.

COVID-19 Respiratory Masks Being 3D Printed

3D printed 3d printed respiratory mask to help fight COVID-19 spreadCOVID-19 Respiratory masks are being 3D printed to help meet the current demand. 3D printing is a rising field of additive manufacturing that  has opened the doors for creative minds to find creative solutions. The Chilean-based team over at Copper3D has a global initiative in place called Hack the Pandemic. They use a nano-copper additive in the production of it. This nano copper helps work as an antimicrobial agent, as well as blocking out 95% of small particles. 

3D printed respirator

Who is Copper3D?

A startup company from Chile that specializes in antimicrobial nano-composites that are used to “hack” the materials and eliminate microorganisms. One of their first products was called PLACTIVE, a high quality PLA polymer. They also created a medical-grade material called NANOCLEAN, a PETG polymer with additive concentration of 1% aimed at more specific purposes in medical devices. PLACTIVE was also clinically tested in 3D printed prosthetics for U.S. war veterans and currently is tested by NASA for 3D printed applications in long term space missions. Now COVID-19 Respiratory masks are being 3D printed

What is 3D Printing?

The term additive manufacturing is currently buzzing around and it pertains to 3D printing different materials. The history of 3D printing is fairly recent, with the earliest record of it being used was in 1981. Hideo Kodoma was a Japanese inventor credited with creating a product that used ultraviolet lights to harden polymers and create solid objects. This is a stepping stone to stereolithography (SLA). From there the story leads us to today’s important use in the creation of devices like N95 respirators to help battle the outbreak of COVID-19 or the coronavirus.

Who can use 3D Printers?

Anyone with the right computer and software can purchase a 3D printer and use it for multiple applications. There are smaller consumer-aimed models and large scale manufacturing models that make airline parts. A few popular companies using 3D printers are General Electric, Boeing, Ford, Nike, and many others. While GE makes airplane fuel nozzles for Leap jet engines, Nile was making 3D printers cleats for the 2014 Super Bowl to help get exposure for this rising technology. They also released a line with 3D printed uppers. 

Where Can I Get One? 

The answer depends on what type you are looking for and the uses. HGR Industrial Surplus is your number one source for used machinery and currently have different makes and models available for purchase at a discounted rate. Click here to see a few of them. Quantity may vary so please reach out to sales staff for inquires. Currently there are multiple Envisiontec available if needed, so please inquire. Smaller, new consumer models can be purchased in person at places like Microcenter or online with sources like Amazon.  

Be sure to check out our online options if you’re a business that uses these to help with crisis management, like respirators or parts, please reach out to HGR and see if we have anything in stock to help in this time of need. There may be some other categories you find useful on our site as well like; Chemical Processing, Plastics, Packaging, Ultrasonic Welders, or our home page for more options. 

 

Ultrasonic Welding In The Spotlight For Medical Necessities

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Branson ultrasonic welder at HGR

Most people don’t think about the craft of welding in everyday life. The fact of the matter is, no matter where you are in the developed world, you are always within 50 feet of something that has been welded together. This expanse of welded objects includes items like sewer pipes, street lights, electrical transformers, ductwork etc… Gowelding.com puts it simply when they point out, “Did you know that welding is done everywhere ranging from the bottom of the ocean to outer space and everywhere in between!” Lincoln Electric, with its headquarters down the street from HGR, is a fantastic example of a company that puts tremendous focus on welding.

There are a few different categories of welding that use different techniques. Among these different types is Ultrasonic Welding which was popularized in the 1960s. Wikipedia notes that, “Ultrasonic welding is an industrial technique whereby high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations are locally applied to workpieces being held together under pressure to create a solid-state weld. It is commonly used for plastics and metals, and especially for joining dissimilar materials.” The applications for ultrasonic welding are vast and include uses in many industries. Computer and electrical industries, for example, use ultrasonic welding to help create semiconductor devices, transistors and diodes. Tiny microcircuits can be bonded together with thin aluminum wires using this specialized type of welding. Working on such a small scale requires extreme precision and sensitivity that can be provided by ultrasonic welding technology.

Coincidentally, another major sector that benefits from the use of ultrasonic welding is in the medical industry. The major benefit for the medical industry is that ultrasonic welding does not produce contaminants like traditional welding machines do. An environment that needs to be sterile, such as an operating room, cannot risk having contaminating particles floating around. A traditional welding machine that uses heat is almost guaranteed to release unwanted particulates that will create an unsafe hospital environment. Ultrasonic welding is commonly used in the production of medical items like dialysis tubes, blood filters and IV catheters. One medical item that is in particular demand right now, the facemask, is another commodity that can be safely manufactured with ultrasonic welding.

HGR is fortunate to have a wide array of ultrasonic welding machines in our general inventory here. Check our website for new item arrivals every day.

3D Printer At HGR from EnvisionTEC

What can you do with a 3D printer? An engineer will probably answer: Almost anything you can possibly imagine. While it may seem like a stretch, it’s actually true to say that when you have the right technical blueprints, you can print anything from carbon atoms to galaxies. The era of 3D printing is still relatively new although the roots of this technology date back to 1983. The 3Dinsider website explains, “Stereolithography (SLA), commonly known as 3D printing, has been around since the 1980s. Those early pioneers called it Rapid Prototyping (RP) technologies. That’s a bit of a mouthful for most of us—hence the term 3D printing was born.” Read the full article here. During the 1990s it was common for most households to have a paper printer. Eventually, 3D printers will be ubiquitous in the same way.

3D printing enables you to produce complicated objects (with or without moving parts) using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. To help understand the capabilities of an industrial 3D printer, image a scaled down operation that includes massive fabrication equipment. HGR is proud to carry some 3D printers among our vast inventory of machines. Recently, we acquired this EnvisionTEC DSP 3 SXGA Printer in our inventory of printing machines. In less than 24 hours we were delighted, but not very surprised, to get purchase offers for this unique item.

EnvisionTEC is a leader in 3D printing technology. Wikipedia notes that, “EnvisionTEC is a privately held global company that develops, manufactures and sells more than 40 configurations of desktop and production 3D printers based on seven several distinct process technologies that build objects from digital design files.” Check out the full wikipedia page for more info on EnvisionTEC and 3D printing technologies.

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a system of creating three dimensional solid objects from a digitally-coded blueprint file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes where the architect creates successive layers of material until the object is complete. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal plane of the eventual object. 3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with, for instance, a milling machine.

Check out HGR’s website to see our full inventory

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EnvisionTEC 3D Printer at HGR

Surplus to sell? HGR is here to buy!

Do you have any machinery that is no longer useful or needed? Chances are you will be able to sell it for scrap metal – and only get scraps in return. HGR has a much better plan for you to help recoup costs and clear up floor space: sell your surplus machinery to us! HGR buys over 4,000 truckloads of surplus a year from companies like yours. Whether you are trying to sell one item or an entire warehouse of items, HGR is eager to work with you. Watch this video for more details. If you need to reach one of our buyers to sell your surplus, please fill out the form on our website here, and we will get back to you a fast as possible.

The buying process at HGR is simple, quick and efficient. It takes about 30 seconds to fill out the inquiry form and get in touch with one of our regional buyers across the country. Within our serviced regions, we can have a buyer at your door for items both large and small. Once we are connected, we will plan an inspection date to view your surplus inventory and construct a bid offer. After you accept our bid offer, a check will be cut and sent overnight to your preferred address. It does not matter if you need your surplus moved immediately or shipped at a later date – HGR can help accommodate your needs. We have over 20 years of experience buying thousands upon thousands of surplus items from companies each year.

So before you think about paying to have any old units disposed of, invest a little time into researching the value of letting HGR purchase your surplus. When you sell your old equipment, the money you receive will boost your bottom line or help pay for an upgrade. Furthermore, we help give big machines and equipment a second lease on life to help other companies thrive as well. The net benefits are great for saving money and creating a better environment, literally and figuratively, for our planet. Head over to HGR’s website and see how easy the process of selling your surplus really is.

View our inventory here

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Sell Your Surplus

Actions at HGR to help combat COVID-19

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HGR Response to COVID-19

You may have noticed some changes around HGR lately. We have been closely watching the global outbreak of COVID-19 and we are very serious about helping to stop this pandemic. Our highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff and families.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus, protect ourselves and help prevent the spread throughout the community. To that end, and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, we are implementing a number of actions intended to slow the spread of the virus.

One of our actions, unfortunately, is temporarily suspending Free Lunch Wednesday. We will definitely let you know when we’re back on for lunch! We will have to suspend our coffee and pastry offerings for the time being. We are also asking to avoid shaking hands between customers and employees at this time. HGR is encouraging you to wash your hands when you arrive and when you leave – we are providing hand sanitizer for your convenience. HGR’s common areas are routinely cleaned.

Customers who have traveled on a Cruise Ship, UK and Ireland, Europe, China, Iran and South Korea within the last 21 days will not be permitted in the building at this time. For our customers shopping we recommend shopping online as an alternative, specifically when you are ill and whenever else it is feasible. When you visit please utilize our hand sanitizing stations. For those customers our Buyers will be visiting, please note that our Buy Team is also following the above protocols, and are open to working with you in any way possible.  This includes the use of technology in replacement of a personal visit if necessary.

Visit HGR’s site for updates on our response to COVID-19

CDC Info On COVID-19

Used Machine Tools at HGR

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Machine Tools at HGR

HGR has high quality used machine tools that you can easily purchase with substantial savings. Machine tools are components for cutting and shaping metal – this may include grinding machines, milling machines, lathes, shearing equipment and more. These machines are absolutely vital in manufacturing and fabrication – it’s no surprise that major corporations like Amada, Haas, Komatsu and Mori Seiki are all deeply invested in creating machine tool equipment. The machine tool industry shows no sign of slowing down as the necessity for metal cutting, precision machining and mass production of goods for global commerce is steadily increasing year over year.

Lathe machines, for example, are a specific type of machine tool used mostly for shaping metal or other source materials. While the lathe category is vast and popular, there are other machine tool items that are also in wide circulation. Milling machines, hobbing machines and gear shapers are also basic types of machine tools you will find in shops. All of these machine tools, and more, can be found at HGR’s public showroom. HGR receives used machines by the truckload every week – a good portion of these items fall into the category of machine tools. Within this category, HGR splits up the used machine tools among grinders, lathes, mills and electrical discharge machining items. Shaping metal with a used machine from HGR has never been easier or more affordable.

What kind of tools do you use on a daily basis? If you regularly need to shape metal or ceramics, then you will absolutely need certain cutting tools like the ones described here. Encyclopedia Britannica’s website notes, “Hundreds of varieties of metal machine tools, ranging in size from small machines mounted on workbenches to huge production machines weighing several hundred tons, are used in modern industry.” In other words, modern industry is rather dependent on the use and maintenance of these machines tools. HGR is proud to be the conduit for giving machines a second life and saving resources for our customers.

Our 12 acre public showroom in Euclid, Ohio is brimming with all kinds of machine tools for sale. With several truckloads of used machines coming in every week, you never know what kind of special deal may be available. Check out HGR’s website for new arrivals, markdowns and last chance closeout items in the wide world of machine tools.

View our entire inventory and sign up for update on our home page here.

Used Vertical Mill Machines at HGR

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Vertical Mill

HGR is prone to receive hundreds of new items every day. Luckily for our customers, it’s all grist for the mill. In other words, HGR can make any item useful for somebody. One item that consistently stays in high demand is vertical mill machines. Milling is the process of cutting or shaping metal using a rotating tool. Vertical milling is a popular type of machine in this class. With these mills, the spindle is oriented vertically so it can easily move up and done while rotating. You will also find horizontal mills that work by moving the spindle from side to side on the alternate axis. These are predominantly used to create larger items with high precision parts such as a manufacturing jig. There are many different tools used with a milling machine to create the type of shape you are going for. There is a large description of milling machine varieties and uses on the dedicated Wikipedia page for milling.

HGR is proud to offer a wide selection of used vertical mill machines. We carry machines from top line brand names like Bridgeport, Sharp, Cincinnati, Southwestern Industries and many more. A machining center operation is not quite complete without a dependable milling machines. The term “machining center” describes a wide array of CNC milling and drilling machines that include an automatic tool changer and a table that clamps the workpiece in place. CNC Mills are able to quicken production and set up time. With a CNC mill you can program your job well in advance – the control memory saves the information for later use; this helps reduce the possibility for operator error.

Milling machines are quite versatile and can be used in several different applications. While they are normally used to create smooth surfaces, they can also produce oddly shaped surfaces with patterns, grooves or specialized curves. A vertical mill can also be used to drill, cut gears, produce slots or create interlocking components that provide structural support to larger items. Machined parts can be found in many common household items today, including dryers, toasters and ovens. You can find a lot of cool items that milling machines create on Pinterest to get a sense of their output capacity. Vertical mills are perfect for technical vocation schools, small parts production, shop classes, and maintenance crews. The only potential downside is the cost of a new vertical mill – they can be rather expensive depending on the model. Luckily, we are here to offer a reasonably priced solution for a used vertical mill. Head over to HGR’s website to view our vast inventory of used machines, including some spectacular vertical mills. You can also find some great vertical mill projects on Pinterest here.

 

Grappling With Unique Items at HGR

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ResQMax Line Thrower

Batman isn’t the only superhero who uses a grappling hook. First responders, firefighters and police departments across the world also need them from time to time. Our modern day heroes aren’t the first people to use grappling hooks – the need for line throwing equipment goes back thousands of years. According to Wikipedia, the earliest example of a grappling hook can be found in ancient Roman times. Soldiers would use hooks to latch onto ships and then wrangle them with rope. Evidence of these grappling hooks can also be found in ancient China. The use of line throwing would continue to evolve from crude humble beginnings into high powered pneumatic technology today. One amazing innovation is called the gravity hook – a type of retractable grappling hook that can open and close to pick up heavy items in hard to reach places. Today, grappling hooks are commonplace and can be found all over pop culture in areas like video games and comic books.

Traditionally, most people think about a grappling hook as a tool to help scale a wall. Rock climbing, mountain climbing and tree climbing are other activities that may require a grappling hook. However there are several additional uses for a grappling hook that may not seem obvious at first. For example, the coast guard has been known to use a grappling hook in order to hold and contain a speedboat fleeing into open waters. The grappling hook can also be used below the water’s surface in rescue operations. Other branches of the military have used grappling hooks to assist with mountain warfare and urban building entry. Navy Seals, especially, have been known to use this technology as Wired Magazine points out in this article about grappling hook technologies.

Line throwing equipment, and especially grappling hooks, aren’t always readily available to purchase at your local hardware store. That is why HGR is excited to offer a new selection of line thrower grappling hooks at our warehouse in Cleveland. These particular throwers are made by ResQmax, a company that makes line deployment and water rescue equipment in Portland, Oregon. The ResQMax website points out that, “The Tactical ResQmax is a pneumatic line thrower specifically designed to deploy a line only, a grappling hook and climbing line, or a grappling hook and ascending ladder to an otherwise inaccessible point in both land-based and maritime environments without putting the operator at risk.” Operator safety is paramount and you will be safer by using a product that relies on air compression power rather than on pyrotechnic firepower to function. Head over to the ResQmax website to get more details on this item and other products.

Head over to the HGR Website to browse our line throwing equipment. We have a few ResQmax throwers in stock but they won’t last very long. Happy Hooking!

HGR partners with RAKE for company charity event

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RAKE Charity Event

It’s always nice to give back! A group of employees from HGR helped to pack 200 lunches for people in need on Friday, February 21. HGR partnered up with Ricky Smith and his organization RAKE – Random Acts Of Kindness – to coordinate the charity event. Over 20 employees, along with Ricky and his representatives from RAKE, spent a part of the afternoon assembling peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with other goodies to pass out. These bagged lunches were supplemented with other helpful items like new socks and toothbrushes. The goal of the event, and the main objective of RAKE, is to help spread kindness around the world.

Having Ricky Smith at HGR’s warehouse was a great experience. A native of Cleveland, Ricky built up the RAKE Organization from humble grassroots efforts. The RAKE website tells the story, “Raised in the Cleveland suburbs of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Ricky possessed a need to excite the world with his off-kilter wit and eagerness to help the needy any way he could.  Through his routine charitable actions, Ricky possessed a sense of randomness.” It only seemed natural to connect Ricky’s random personality with his warm charitable disposition to create RAKE.

RAKE operates in a lot of other cities beyond Cleveland. In fact, Ricky has taken his charitable operations to several different places on tour. Like a proper touring act, RAKE has gone so far as to hit 50 cities in 30 days! From Atlanta to Denver to San Francisco and everything in between, RAKE goes on the road to collect donations and set up charity events all across America.

RAKE is an organization that does amazing work for less fortunate people whenever they can. HGR is proud to help support such a wonderful cause. We would encourage you to explore what the RAKE Organization has to offer for yourself. Please do yourself a favor and get on board with Ricky Smith and RAKE at the next opportunity you have. Follow Ricky and RAKE on his social media channels below!

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Packing lunches with RAKE

Used Machines Create Lasting Savings

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Used Lathe for sale at HGR

The machine industry is big business. Depending on what kind of machine is needed, it is not uncommon to spend six figures, if not more, on a single item for your company. It may be necessary to buy a brand new expensive machine from time to time, however, what if you need a fleet of machines for your operation? Alternatively, you may be a lone practitioner or a hobbyist who needs a sophisticated machine for personal projects. Putting your personal project on Hobby Machinist becomes infinitely easier when you don’t have to spend a fortune to acquire the machine.

Funding for new machinery could be an issue, especially if you don’t want to accumulate massive debt. It’s an issue of time as well. The amount of time put into research and discovery on a new machine does not happen overnight. It could take several weeks, if not longer, to have all of your ducks in a row for this type of major purchase. Most shoppers don’t have the luxury of extra time and money to be frivolous in these matters. Luckily, there is a simple and elegant solution to this type of problem: buying used machinery.

Most people know that when you purchase a new car, the value of that car instantly drops the moment you drive if off the dealership lot. Cars are mobile machines after all – and they can still be sold after 80,000 miles are racked up on the odometer. The same principle holds true for machine tools, lathes, press brakes and other items after they are purchased and run for hundreds of hours. Once your new machine is fired up and operational, that machine is unlikely to command a higher value if resold. This is a double edged sword to be sure. While the new machine investment is sometimes unavoidable, the opportunity to purchase a used machine is ever present and growing all the time. You will be able to see firsthand accounts of these stories on a forum like Chaski’s Home Machinist.

Used machinery is well suited to be resold in a variety of ways. One popular way to sell a used machine is via full service equipment auction. While recognizable names like Christie’s or Sotheby’s may deal in fine art, heirlooms and real estate, other companies like Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers will put a specific focus on selling used machinery. HGR partners up with CIA – who works with BidSpotter – to run several machine auction events each year. Participating in a machine auction is super simple. It doesn’t involve much more than registering for an account, locating an auction and placing bids online. The auction will always have an inspection day if you need to spend some time with the item, or receive customer service information, before committing. The machine auction process may seem intimidating on the surface, but really, it’s not much different from buying an item from Ebay.

In addition to the auction model, a company such as HGR can help facilitate the transaction of selling used machines in a more traditional way. Our 12 Acre Public Showroom is open during regular business hours to browse thousands of used machines in our inventory. The benefits of buying used machinery extend beyond immediate monetary savings. Short term savings may seem like the best reason to purchase a used machine. However, the long term economic advantage is also worth noting. Saving a mere 10% of overhead costs can lead to tremendous positive changes in a company’s bottom line. When these savings are extended over several years it can lead to a tremendous increase in company profits. HGR is proud to help create a marketplace for selling used machinery that gives people (and machines) an extra opportunity to create more potential for less capital investment.

Check HGR’s website for more details on auctions, used machinery and special sales.

Browse CNC Machine Arrivals at HGR

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CNC 

HGR is your best source for used CNC machines. Computer Numerical Control – better known as CNC – is the main architecture behind programming machine movements. The programming of CNC movements creates a structure and blueprints for machines to follow when using CAM or CAD software. Rather than manually adjusting every millimeter of movement in advance, the CNC allows machinists to create a coding diagram that will let a machine work in auto pilot until the objective is complete. The machine can be a milling machine, lathe, router, welder, grinder, laser or waterjet cutter, sheet metal stamping machine, robot, or many others. For larger industrial machines, the computer is generally an on-board dedicated controller. However, the CNC can also be an external computer which communicates with the larger machine for the coding instructions.

The HGR warehouse occupies over 500,000 square feet of floorspace in Euclid, Ohio. Among that massive space is an entire fleet of different used CNC machines. At any given time, it is not uncommon for HGR to have over 100 CNC machines available to browse and purchase. New CNC items arrive every week and get sold rather quickly. When a category of machine has a high demand, combined with a wide versatility of uses, they usually don’t sit around for long before being bought. While it can be intricate to program and run a proper CNC schematic, HGR is happy to simplify the process of acquiring the machine with a significant price reduction. It’s even easier to keep an eye on the new CNC arrivals at our warehouse by checking this page.

HGR is proud to carry top line name brands in the world of CNC machining. You will find items manufactured by major brands like Falcon Chevalier, Okuma, Hardinge, Cincinnati, Tree and others. Many of the machine brands are domestic but we also carry famous international brands from countries like Korea and Japan. There is practically no limit on the potential of uses for a CNC machine that can be purchased from HGR. Whatever your project may be, HGR is confident you will find a proper solution with our selection of CNC machines. Our warehouse is open to the public during regular business hours on weekdays. Of course, you can also browse our entire inventory of machines on HGR’s website here.

In addition to searching on our website, the HGR Facebook page will post information on new CNC machines from time to time.

Going Once, Going Twice? The Evolution Of Online Auctions.

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Auctioneer Gavel

Before Ebay was even a possibility, a traditional auction was an event that had an aristocratic audience and was usually hidden from the general public. Early auction houses date back to the 1700s when aristocrats would gather to bid on a variety of hugely valuable items. Artwork, jewelry, books and furniture were common items featured in auction houses. When items are sold to the highest bidder, the experience becomes something closer to a sporting event more than just a sale of goods. In the early days of auctions, names like Sotheby’s and Christie’s were the only game in town. A couple hundred years later, the entire paradigm of an auction would shift into a digital world of unlimited potential.

In the old days, an auctioneer would swing a gavel to indicate that a lot has sold at auction. In today’s world of auctions, the auctioneer has been replaced by a massive media server that runs millions of auctions every month. Ebay has, of course, become the most dominant auction house in history. And while Ebay gets the lion’s share of all modern auction transactions, it certainly doesn’t get to handle everything.

While Ebay can deal with most general items, it’s a different story when it comes to machinery and specialized industrial equipment. There are too many moving parts, literally and figuratively, when it comes to putting heavy machinery up for online auction. The online auction process becomes a bit more sensitive when the lot costs $10,000 or weighs 10,000 pounds. This is where a company like Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers can jump in and take the lead when it comes to putting heavy machines up for auction.

HGR Industrial Surplus partners with Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers – who works with BidSpotter – to hold a handful of online auctions each year. These auctions feature dozens of items and span the spectrum from basic machine tools to jib cranes that weigh over 10,000 pounds. Each auction has an inspection day built in so bidders have a chance to get up close and personal with the items they bid on. The inspection day is normally held one day before the auction ends.

HGR is proud to add a lot of items up for online auction including tooling, extruders, air compressors, forklifts and much more. Get details on HGR’s current auction, which runs through March 10, with Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers here: https://get.hgrinc.com/westech-aution-via-hgr/

And of course, you can always browse our 12 acre showroom which is open to the public and see our inventory online at our website: https://hgrinc.com/

 

HGR Saturday Sales – Monthly Marvel For Machine Enthusiasts

 

Once a month, HGR is proud to host a massive machine sale that features big discounts on hundreds of items. Our sales are held on the second Saturday of each month. People have been known to line up outside the front entrance as the doors open at 7:30am to begin the sale. Once inside, our customers are eager to browse HGR’s 12 acre showroom which contains hundreds of discounted machines and items.

Products are discounted anywhere from 10% to 40% and include a variety of items like dust collectors, air handlers, welding equipment, motors, pumps, desks, hardware and many more. We have a dedicated team of salesmen here to help assist and answer any questions you may have about the items on sale. From time to time, we will also host special events during the sale such as a raffle giveaway. During our Saturday Sale in January 2020, we gave away 3 tool chests to 3 participating customers during our raffle. Below is an image of one of the winners in January.

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HGR Raffle Winner Jan 2020

You can view all the details for our Saturday Sale in February – including times and discount information – on our sale splash page here.

As an added bonus, we bring in complimentary breakfast at 8:00am from Rascal House Pizza in Euclid. Supplies are limited so make sure to arrive early so you can have a couple slices before they are gone! Our Saturday Sales run from 7:30am to 1:00pm on the second Saturday of each month. And as always, our 12 acre showroom is open to the public on weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm if you want to browse our full inventory.

We are happy to host this sale, and others, throughout the year. View our inventory and stay up to date with HGR’s promotions on our home page. 

Market for Lathe Machines Shows Strong Indicators

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Close up of Lathe machine

Lathes are in high demand and it’s no surprise as to why. These versatile machines can handle a lot of different functions. Whether you are drilling a piece of metal or sanding a piece of wood, the main objective can be achieved by using a lathe. Every kind of major industry that produces physical goods will probably have a need for a lathe at some point – from furniture companies to automotive and aerospace giants.

A recent report by The Insight Partners shines a light on the limitless potential of this dynamic machine industry. The report gives a detailed analysis of several global territories and companies that manufacture lathes such as Yamazaki, Doosan, Dailan and more. A synopsis of the study notes that, “The lathe machine market is experiencing high demand due to rise in the demand from manufacturing and automotive sector. The company’s manufacturing these machines are focusing on the development of more efficient and less energy consuming machines to stay competitive in the market and subsequently attract more customers.” Read the full article here. 

HGR is proud to feature a wide assortment of used Lathe machines from many different manufacturers. These machines range from $1,000 to $100,000 and fall into many different categories of use. Our warehouse is open to the public on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and our stock of lathes is available to see in person. Alternatively, HGR will also buy previously owned lathes if you have any available to sell. See the process of buying and selling on our home page.

Here is a recent addition to our lathe machine family below:

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Lathe at HGR

Woodworking in the spotlight at Cabinets & Closets Expo in March 2020

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Woodworking in a shop

Woodworking fanatics from around the country will convene in Arlington, Texas for the Cabinets & Closets Expo on March 11, 2020. The annual event – which features a full-day conference, plant tour, and exposition – is dedicated to home remodeling professionals specializing in building kitchen cabinets, closets, and other home storage designs. The scope and creativity of the exhibits are a testament to the continued intrigue of woodworking. Get more details on the Expo here.

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Cabinets and Closets Expo

In addition to viewing impressive woodworking pieces for improving your home, the conference will feature speeches from woodworking veterans who can offer unique insights. Will Sampson, a lifelong woodworker and entrepreneur, will be giving a speech about pricing trends in the wood market. Bill Esler of Woodworking Network writes, “Woodworkers also tend to be craftsmen first and business operators second. Another recipe for disaster.” He goes on to note that Sampson says, “It is too easy to overlook business fundamentals while scrambling to get work out the door. But just as no amount of finish will cover up bad preparation on woodwork, there can’t be any profit if your system isn’t in place to build that into the price.” Read the full article here. 

In addition to checking out all the new woodworking innovations and business trends, this Expo will also look to the future generations in woodworking. Most people don’t think of going to college for a major in woodworking. However, there are several ways to open up a career as a woodworker as a sole practitioner or part of a design firm. Young entrepreneurs will get plenty of insight and tips about the best ways to start the journey of a woodworking career. 

This conference helps prove that the interest in woodworking is strong in our modern times. Machines that assist with woodworking, of course, will go hand in hand with this strong interest.  

View some of HGR’s woodworking inventory here

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Champ Fond Shaper

Everybody’s Welding for the Weekend

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Welder Working

The modern science of fusing metals together has been around for over a century. Depending on how far back in history we want to go, one could find evidence of primitive welding in the Bronze Age when common metals were used to create tools, weapons and even currency. In the intervening millennia, welding has grown from humble beginnings into an industry unto itself. Welding is used by many organizations, and in many disparate ways, to create all sorts of unique commodities.

Welding machines can have a long lifespan. In many cases, a welding machine will outlive the factory where it operated. The used machines are highly prized and can be used to benefit in other areas of commerce, such as farming. Agriculture Magazine recently listed some used welders on their website including an ESAB Rebel and a Millermatic 255.

While there is a science to metalworking, there is also an artistic and educational side. The next generation is eager to learn the foundations of what welding is and how it works. The Augusta Chronicle recently reported a story about scrap metal being donated to local schools near Savannah, GA to help train welding students. “Welding programs at high schools and technical colleges in the region surrounding the Savannah River Site (SRS) each received 2,000 lbs. of stainless steel from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at SRS for use in training future welders.” Read the full article here.

If you are in the market for a welder, you’re in luck! There is no shortage of used machines to check in HGR’s inventory

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Welder at HGR

If you are relatively new to welding, our friends at Welding Supplies from IOC have you covered! They breakdown “The Secrets of Buying Your First Welder” on this article here.

And of course, you can be very creative with old welding machines too. Get some inspiration from this video showing a custom welder build on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVt7jnfQCxg

The Future Is Bright For Big Business Using Big Machines

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Big Business Machines

2020 is only a few weeks old, and yet, there are already early indicators that heavy machinery will be steadily increasing in production and usage throughout the decade. With the continuing rise of global commerce, combined with the power of Artificial Intelligence and various automation functionality, many machinery companies are feeling confident that business is going to be booming in the coming years.

Michael Tyrrell – contributor to Production Engineering Solutions – notes that big machine company executives are excited about the future prospects. He reports that Alan Mucklow, managing director UK/Ireland sales division at Yamazaki Mazak, said: “2019 has been an excellent year for machine orders in the UK, with a continuation of the recovery in the oil and gas sector, a strong showing in aerospace and a resilient general subcontracting base that has continued to invest in new technology. I’m also delighted with the performance of our laser division, which continues to build its position in the UK market.” The UK and Ireland are not alone. Many other counties in the developed world are also on board to invest in new machinery.

New technology is constantly evolving and replacing the technology of yesteryear in fascinating ways. Some of these evolutions were anticipated while others caught certain segments of the manufacturing industry completely off guard. Howard Larue of Machinery Observer notes that, “The rise in adoption and utilization of real-time information access is promoting the use of Internet of Things or IoT-enabled devices. This is because IoT devices provide cost and energy efficiency and are capable of tracking the energy consumed, thus providing greater visibility on product schedule optimization and saving energy.” Click here for the full article. 

Advances in technology and engineering have been vital in expanding the potential of what big machinery can help accomplish. One major factor that has been particularly beneficial is the reduction of energy consumption in the creation, and more importantly, the performance of many big machines. The benefits go beyond saving money. As alternative energy sources become more widely available to construct and lend power to machines, the reliance on environmentally toxic energy sources dissipates. The net benefit of this paradigm shift in energy creates a cleaner planet with maximized cost efficiency. It’s a win-win scenario for companies and the general population alike.

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CNC Lathe at HGR

Used Packaging Machinery at HGR

Shrink Wrap Machine

Packaging machinery is used throughout all the packaging processes or operations such as cartoning, cleaning, closing, filling, labeling, and others. Different timing mechanisms are used in the packaging machinery which decides the speed of the machinery. These machines can work manually and semi-automatic or automatically. The end-use industries are progressively shifting towards integrated, sophisticated, and standardized equipment to meet with environmental standards and to reduce packaging waste.

Increase in demand for packaging machinery in industries such as healthcare, cosmetics, food & beverage, and other consumer goods, where the packaging has become more essential for marketing. Transportation is a major factor projected to drive the growth of the global market. In addition, the demand for consumable goods in developing countries owing to the rising population is another factor estimated to propel off the global packaging machinery market.

Among the end-user segments, the food & beverage segment is projected to register the highest growth rate in the global market owing to changing consumer preferences and new packaging formats in e-commerce. In addition, the packaging machinery used in the food & beverage industry provide special chemical, physical, and biological protection and tamper resistance to the products. The pharmaceutical segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate in the global market.

HGR has 12 acres of machinery and a whole aisle of used packaging equipment for you to browse through to see if you can help grow your business without significantly raising your overhead. Some of the more popular items are labelers, staplers, shrink wrappers, sealers, heat tunnels, and more. With more than 250 items in our packaging category, we have a variety of manufacturers like 3M, Titan, Pearson, Auto Bag, and too many more to list.

See if HGR Industrial Surplus can be your one-stop-shop for all of your company or manufacturing needs by visiting our homepage.

Reshoring America’s Jobs

Reshoring America's Jobs

Reshoring America’s Jobs are current buzz words being thrown around and for good reason. It is the practice of transferring your business operation that was overseas and back to the country it was originally located. The new Reshoring Initiative providing $100 million dollars to develop apprenticeship programs, legislation introduced to help close trade deficit, and a Reshoring Initiative president has been appointed to the Department of Commerce Investment Advisory Council. All big steps needed to move this initiative forward.

Back in the 1960s (1) you saw a trend of Offshoring begin within companies, but wasn’t under heavy public scrutiny until the 1970s. The thought process was that Offshoring would grant the companies cheaper labor and lower production costs, not to mention tax breaks and financial incentives. While some of these things may have occurred, it wasn’t without its flaws. Some of the disadvantages were quality control problems, time zone adjustments, language barriers, and effects on jobs where the company was originally based. These issues may have had an effect that led to the new Reshoring Initiative.

The Great Recession of 2008 forced companies to find alternative ways to cut costs by reshoring their businesses to the United States to create jobs for unemployed Americans. Since then, Reshoring has become a political priority with the SelectUSA program being started in 2011 (2) and the urging of major corporations to lead the change by setting the example.

Is your company looking to Reshore or would like some more information about it? Visit http://www.reshorenow.org and see how they can assist your business. They provide various resources like the ones listed on their site below.

The Reshoring Initiative is focused on Reshoring America’s Jobs which is helping companies shift collective thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local reduces the total cost of ownership.” We do this by assisting manufacturers and suppliers in making sourcing decisions by providing valuable tools and resources including:

* Total Cost of Ownership Estimator® — an intuitive online calculator for determining a company’s profit and loss impact of reshoring vs. offshoring
* Case Studies — a collection of reshoring success stories from manufacturers, technology suppliers, and distributors
* Reshoring Library — an online searchable database derived from over 2,900 articles on reshoring
* Webinarsnews items and presentations — archives of past Reshoring Initiative events and articles you can use to inform customers or employees
* Personalized Help evaluating the offshore/reshore sourcing decision

 Other Resources
* Survey data on U.S. consumer preference for Made in America products.
* PowerPoints
* Data
* Economic Development Program
* Skilled Workforce program

 

 

CNC Turning Machines Show Growth Through 2025

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CNC Turning Machines are an important part of the manufacturing process. If you are a machine dealer or own a machine shop of any sort, it is important to keep an eye on the landscape of the business. While no one knows the future, one can look into the past, notice trends, and reasonably set goals that are achievable and sustainable. From a report created by hexaresearch.com they take a look at the upcoming CNC Turning Machine’s projected market value through 2025. Below is a summary. You can see the whole report here.

The US market value in 2016 for CNC Turning Machines was estimated at 7.88 billion USD and has been projected to continue to grow more than 4% from 2017-2025. Automation processes are likely to improve and result in lower human errors that may cause downtime or inefficiency. This increase in productivity should affect growth. There has also been an increase in mass-produced items, so that may attribute and fuel the industry’s growth.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will most likely lead to software being developed that allow CNC machines to be more compatible with PCs and smart devices. This change could eliminate the need for multiple positions or supervisors, which decreases the workforce, but gains profits for the company. With greater connectivity, faster and more efficient outcomes should be the result.

To look deeper at a few different segments within CNC Machining, lathes are expected to maintain their position on top of the hierarchy. Due to being able to handle complex operations, the versatility will make for higher demand in the 2025 forecast period. Milling machines should grow at a faster pace with the increase in the use of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to help improve accuracy and efficiency.

Overall, the world of CNC machining is approaching a very intriguing time and boom in technology. Today’s machines are becoming smarter, faster, and more efficient by the day, and with so many companies out competing for their market share, I don’t expect the growth or innovations to stop any time soon.

When it comes to Used CNC machines, however, look no further than HGR Industrial Surplus. When those companies upgrade their equipment to new machines, they have to do something with their old machinery. They aren’t going to throw it out, and scrapping it involves too many hands and too much time. So what do they do with it? They sell it to HGR Industrial Surplus and maximize their Return on Investment (ROI). Why would you want old machinery when everything is trendy towards new technology? Cost. Not everyone is a major corporation that can follow the current technology trend at the breakneck speeds it moves at. But their need for new technology is your gain. If the machines fit your applications, you can save thousands by using HGR as your resource for used machinery. You may have an older machine that needs to keep running and you’re having a hard time finding parts. HGR may have that machine. Why not have a salvage machine to pilfer parts from when needed? The uses are endless. So don’t waste time and start shopping for your future now! hgrinc.com

 

Robots on the Rise at HGR

HGR has robots and robot arms galore. Small robotic arms for intricate details and giant robotic arms with attachments to make good ole’ Ripley jealous. Not an Aliens fan, it’s ok. You don’t have to be to see that HGR can save you money by offering you used machinery as an option.

For decades human arms did the majority of factory work, but now robotic arms are doing some of the same jobs, but at a higher efficiency rate. In a lot of ways, they work like a human arm would and are usually made up of 4-6 joints for movement. The components are designed to mimic the wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder. They are able to work at a higher speed and do things that human arms would not be able to with great precision and accuracy.

Robotic arms have a few different applications they are used for. Some arms have welding attachments on them and sit on a production line all day. For safety reasons, robotic arms have been deployed for material removal in areas and with matter that may be toxic to humans. Another application would be in the material handling field.

HGR has many of these robots available here and from different manufacturers like Fanuc, ABB, Hirata, and more.

Here are a few Robots HGR currently have in stock.

Fanuc R-2000iB/210F

$6,999

Fanuc Robot at HGR
Fanuc Robot R-2000iB/210F at HGR

See the item here –

 https://hgrinc.com/productDetail/Robots/Used-Fanuc-Robot/07190470074/

This is a Fanuc R-2000iB/210F that is available at HGR Industrial Surplus. It is a robot that is floor-mounted and can function under a very high payload. The typical applications it is used for are material handling, welding, dispensing, and removal of materials. This is one of the slimmer models that allow it to be used in tight spaces, but don’t be fooled by the looks. This arm can do its job.



ABB Robot IRB 2400

$5,999

ABB IRB 2400 Robot at HGR
ABB IRB 2400 Robot at HGR

https://hgrinc.com/productDetail/Robots/Used-Abb-Robot/09190740002/

The ABB IRB 2400 has a wide variety of applications it is used for around the world. Some of those are MIG welding, pick and place, woodworking, and more. It is a 6-Axis industrial robot that was designed specifically for industries that use flexible robot-based automation.


Fanuc S-430iF

$5,999

Fanuc S-430iF at HGR
Fanuc S-430iF at HGR

https://hgrinc.com/productDetail/Robots/Used-Fanuc-Robot/09191270002/

Automotive manufacturing was the aim for this model from Fanuc. It does a great job of spot welding as well as material handling operations. This model is also known for its’ flexibility by utilizing the J-2 axis and allowing the robot to reach over its head and behind it. This raises the bar for usage once optimized to your application.


See more in our Robot Category by using the link below. HGR has over 15 thousand items in stock so make sure you browse our website if you don’t find something in our robot category. With 12 acres of industrial surplus, you never can be too sure of what you might find.

https://hgrinc.com/surplus/robots/?all=0&view=grid&aisle=&from=&to=&markdowns=0&newarrivals=0&sort=p-htl&kw=&per_page=96&min_price=&max_price=&pn=3&search_type&last_chance&slug=

3 Manufacturing Trends to Pay Attention To

3 Manufacturing Trends to Pay Attention To

When it comes to trends, there are so few to really pay attention to. Everyone is fighting for your attention and money and claiming they have the next big thing. They all promise to take your company or performance to the next level and make you rise above the competition. Most of these trends are marketing ploys to line the pockets of corporations, and have little to no real-world use. Every now and then, however, a few of them just seem to make a lot of sense. Some trends not only have real-world use, but the practicality of them makes it seem like a sure-fire, can’t-miss trend to jump on while it is early. Here are a few trends you might want to keep an eye on if you are in the manufacturing sector. 

  1. Smart Manufacturing – Industry 4.0 has provided an opportunity to manufacturers to use advanced manufacturing capabilities combined with informative technology to optimize the lifecycle of the product. Industry 4.0 is a subset of the fourth industrial revolution that pertains to smart machines or cities. The first revolution was mechanizing through water and steam power, which led to the second revolution of mass assembly using electricity. The third revolution involved adopting computers and automation, but the fourth expounds upon that idea by not only automation, but learning-based systems that optimize themselves to perform at high efficiency. The difficulty lies in finding a way to utilize this to maximize your business and production. 
  2. Augmented Reality – While this concept isn’t new, the ways it is being used are, even though it is still in the infancy stage when it comes to manufacturing. The uses could be for training people on machinery or how to repair them. Some places use them for data management by placing you in a visual world of information to quickly comprehend and grab as needed. Imagine being able to train someone on a machine and not have that machine out of commission or performing slower than normal due to training, or imagine scrolling through data with a flick of the wrist as the field fly by your face. The possibilities are endless. 
  3. Additive Manufacturing – Basically 3D printing. Imagine being able to stock 30% more inventory by carrying 0% of replacement parts for it! Instead you have stored media that will be used to print the replacement part when it is needed. The days of obsolete parts are gone and stocking them for years after, are long gone. While this hasn’t taken over yet, the implications of how this could help local, or large-scale manufacturers are endless. What if a machine goes down and you need a part today to fix it? You will be able to just print it. This is an exciting new trend to embrace and be on the cutting edge of. Smart businesses are early adopters to the tech that makes the most sense for their business. 

In closing, there are many ways for you to increase efficiency and production within your company. Take your time to research them and look forward to where your business is going, not to where it has been.

5 Thoughts Before Buying Used Equipment

5 Thoughts Before Buying Used Machinery

Buying used machinery can be an excellent way to grow your business and stay within budget. You could be searching for high-end CNC equipment or a consumer grade drill press, and the chances are, you would save money buying used. The first part of buying used is knowing where to look. Obviously, I would recommend HGR Industrial Surplus given the large inventory and variety of equipment. In the end, wherever you choose, there a few things to keep in mind when buying used machinery. 

  1. Reasoning – What are you looking for in a used machine? Do you want to get a great deal on a working machine without any issues that runs for life without a need for maintenance? Flip another quarter in the wishing well, and throw me in one too while you’re at it. The truth is, used machinery doesn’t come with all of those guarantees and often needs some sort of work done to it before it is in optimal working condition. So, if you have the resources or knowledge to do so, buying used may be an option for you. Do you need to see it in working condition before you buy it? Maybe try an auction on our homepage.  
  2. Financing – Not all machinery dealers offer financing and banks may be hesitant to loan money for used machinery. You may have to come out of pocket for the full cost of the machine and the repairs. While this will most likely benefit you in the long run, you have to have the resources available before making that decision. 
  3. Component Usage Wear – It is important to know what you are looking and where to look when buying a used machine. You may use one of these machines daily and know exactly where to look. For the rest of us, we aren’t hopeless. Luckily smart phones have given us the ability to search the make and model and which components wear out or are frequently damaged. While the damage may not be a deal breaker, it may give you leverage on the price when haggling, so make sure to take a quick search while inspecting.  
  4. Know the Value – Every company is out to make money, so don’t be surprised if the prices aren’t rock bottom steals. These companies have to purchase the machines and then have them shipped into a facility to sit and take up floor space waiting to be sold. There is a cost that builds with each machine. With that said, a little research can give you some buying power by knowing what the machine is worth. It is hard to argue prices, if it is at market value. Knowing what the machine is worth will ensure you don’t overpay and get a fair deal. 
  5. Kill the Deal – Keep in mind that when you go to see a machine in person, you may see things you didn’t in the photos, so make sure you can have someone inspect it, if possible. That person, or yourself, should have “Deal Killers” in mind.  Things that you have decided will detour you from this purchase. It may be specific damage you see, overall condition, storage condition, or a complex repair that is needed. The inner voice in your head says it’s a good deal and I can fix this, but will you ever do it? Know when to say when and decide the tipping point to when this machine is no longer a value. 

Interested in used machinery? See our new arrivals here!

Maybe an auction? Take a look at a few auctions HGR is currently marketing. 

8-14-19 Automotive Stamping Facility Auction

 

By Joseph Powell

5 Reasons to Buy Used Equipment from an Auction

Auctions at HGR
We already know who has the largest industrial surplus showroom in the galaxy, but did you know that HGR Industrial Surplus partners up with Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers to market auctions? These auctions are great opportunities to get working machinery to help support your current business with little to no downtime. Do you want 5 more reasons to purchase machinery from an auction? Consider this list the next time you are ready to purchase equipment.

1.Industry Specific– The majority of auctions are very specific in what the have to offer. While they offer variety in brands, makes and models, they may also have those specialty items only someone in your industry may need. There may be a lathe, drill press, or mill set up with your business in mind. This is a great opportunity to expand your business and grow at a lower cost.
2. Testing the Machine – Reputable auction companies allow potential buyers to inspect the machinery prior to being auctioned. This machinery is typically in current working environment and under power, allowing buyers to see the working condition of the item. This will be valuable information to have before you place your bid, and it eases the tension on bidding on the item, given that you have seen it in working condition. Since you are getting this piece of equipment directly from the user, it most likely will have some maintenance records with it to give you insight into the machines history.
3. Easy to Bid – Maybe the idea of fighting in a room full of people waving your paddle around, while an auctioneer rattles off numbers at an insane speed seems a bit intimidating. I agree, but most auctions currently allow you to bid online and save yourself from being inside of the scrum. After you see the equipment and inspect it, you can sit at home with a cup of coffee in one hand and your dog curled up at your feet while you bid away effortlessly.
4. Titled Equipment – When you make a large purchase like machinery, getting a title grants you the safety needed to make the purchase without question. This is one of the benefits from purchasing the machinery directly from the user.
5. Financing – Not all auctions offer financing, but those that do understand machinery and the true value of it. A bank may not understand the cost of used machinery or the value and is less likely to provide a loan for it. Auction companies that offer financing will allow you to grow your business without emptying the accounts to do so.

Take a look at a few auctions HGR is currently marketing.

8-7-19 Coil Springs Manufacturer
8-14-19 Automotive Stamping Facility Auction

Do you have any interest in auctioning off your surplus equipment and supplies? Make sure you contact JMiller@hgrinc.com to see if an auction would be something of interest to you or your businees.

courtesy of Joseph Powell

The State of Manufacturing 2017 Event at HGR Industrial Surplus

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Will the manufacturing industry keep growing at a healthy pace in 2018? How will government regulations and new legislation affect the industry? How will Northeast Ohio manufacturers take advantage of new opportunities – and face their challenges – in the new year?

Join us for a morning devoted to uncovering economic trends that will affect your business in 2018. Attend MAGNET’s third-annual State of Manufacturing event and stay ahead of your competition.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, November 10, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
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LOCATION

HGR Industrial Surplus
20001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117

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Agenda:

8:00-8:30 AM: Networking / Breakfast
8:30-8:35 AM: Welcome Remarks (Ethan Karp, President and CEO, MAGNET)
8:35-8:50 AM: “OSHA 2018 – What You Need to Know” (Joseph Gross, Benesch)
8:50-9:05 AM: “Capital Equipment: To Lease, Own, or Other?” (Mark A. Wolk, Bank of America)
9:05-9:45 AM: “Manufacturing, the Economy, and the Future” (Dr. Ned Hill, The Ohio State University)
10:00-10:30 AM: Optional tours of facility / small group discussions with speakers

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