A Small amount of Backup Power can go a Long Way

As the old saying goes – a little bit of something can do you good. Some level of preparation for a power outage is better than none and can cost considerably less than you might think. People making preparations for power outages often decide to back up their whole electrical load, but is this really necessary?

Backup power electricity

I’ll argue it’s not a firm requirement. Like many things’ situation determines the best response and a thorough and thoughtful analysis can often lead to better outcomes. Deciding on the requirement to backup the whole load can be a much more expensive job; large power-hungry systems can hugely increase the size of any back up solutions, such as a diesel generator.…

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Power Drives Global Business

In today’s modern economy, power is more critical than ever before. While this reliance on power has brought a general robustness to the economy, especially in terms of data storage, as the massive global data giants, Microsoft, Google and Amazon fight it out in the cloud computing space. Small and medium businesses while slow to take advantage of the offering, are now swiftly adopting the revolution.

The big data centres have arrays of diesel generators to supply power in the event of mains failure and arrays of UPS systems to bridge the gap. Outside of western Europe, petrol or diesel generators are a much more common sight with households and businesses replying on them due to poor grid connections.…

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Countering Natural Disasters with Construction Technology

Natural disasters are an unavoidable reality of life on Earth, but it is only in recent decades that the likelihood of catastrophic events taking place has been considered as part of the design and construction of buildings.

With that in mind, here are just a few of the most impressive technologies and feats of engineering that have been deployed to make modern structures safer, more stable and less likely to suffer serious damage in a range of disastrous scenarios.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is rugged and resistant to tremors

Earthquakes are one of the most common issues that must be considered when creating skyscrapers as well as lower-lying structures.…

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5 Ways Your Business Can Take Advantage of Laser Cutting Technology

Do you run a manufacturing business or similar? Are you still using traditional cutting technology to get the job done? Did you know that laser cutters can add huge value to your business. They can make your job quicker, easier and faster. Yes, laser cutters can be expensive, but sometimes that large up-front cost is worth it. Especially when you see how much money you could save or make in the long run.

Laser cutting tool

In this article, we’re going to look at a few different ways your business can take advantage of laser cutting technology. So let’s have a look:

1. You can make more complex things

A benefit you might not have thought of when thinking about your cutting technology is that many traditional cutting machines simply aren’t up to the job anymore.…

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What Is A Lathe Used For?

The lathe is one of the earliest of forming tools. It has been around since the days of the Pharaohs. It can be described as a tool that creates new objects by removing material. The object that is being formed can be made of wood, metal or other substances.

Lathe tool

Although the word lathe is practically a household term, it is an acronym. It stands for, “Longitudinal Axis Tool Holding Equipment”. Now you pretty much know why we call them lathes.

What is the basic process of using a lathe?

As mentioned, to remove material from wood or metal stock, the stock is usually placed horizontally into the lathe.…

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When Your Business Requires Heavy Machinery or Intricate Designs

Does your company require heavy machinery to do some of its commercial needs, or are there any intricate designs that are part of your product output? If so, you may need to talk to specialists in those fields to get a bulk of your orders completed on time and done to a standard of quality. That means doing some research and homework about who can provide you with those industrial services the most efficiently and on the best budget.

Industrial 3D printer

Some examples of equipment or services you might have to outsource work to include if you need to custom design tables, any heavy equipment that you don’t already own, large-scale 3D printing possibilities, and anything where high-tech robots are going to perform work functions the best.…

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