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Clausing Lathes at HGR Industrial Surplus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Used Machine Shop Equipment at HGR

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

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

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

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

Used Generators at HGR Industrial Surplus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABB Robotics for Sale at HGR Industrial Surplus

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

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

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

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

 

 

Komatsu Products for Sale at HGR

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Auctions in June and July at HGR

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

 

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

Highlighted Auction Items

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

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

Highlighted Auction Items

CNC LATHES

CNC LATHES

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

2005 Haas SL-20T CNC Lathe

CNC Swiss Type Turning Centers

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

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

CNC Vertical Machining Centers

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

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

•Matsuura Vertical Machining Center Model MC 760V2

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

Haas Machinery Close Up

Haas Machinery at HGR Industrial Surplus

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

Haas Machinery Triptect

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

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

Haas Machinery White Background

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

Dust Collectors at HGR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sales Office at HGR After Construction
Sales Office After Construction

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

Bridgeport Machine at HGR

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

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

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

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

Category Spotlight – Heat Treating Equipment

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

Industrial Oven

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

Environmental Chamber

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

Vacuum Chamber

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

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

Used Machinery New Arrivals for May 2020

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

What’s New AT HGR

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

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

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

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

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

Granulators at HGR Industrial Surplus

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

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

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

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

Inspection Equipment at HGR

Inspection Equipment Uses

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

Visual Inspection Equipment

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

Weighing Your Way

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

Metal Detection for Practical Use

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

HGR has inspection Equipment for Less

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

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

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

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. 

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