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Robinair - Four simple steps to take to avoid costly refrigerant contamination in your shop

Posted by Beth Blysard on

It’s not just DIY’ers and careless air-conditioning service providers that you need to watch out for when it comes to refrigerant contamination.  Now, even the new 134a refrigerant you buy may not be what you think it is.  Many reports have already surfaced in 2006 about brand new R134a refrigerant bottles containing very little, if any, R134a.  If your shop uses this “new” refrigerant on your recovery recycling/recharge machine, you’ll be contaminating every car you service with this refrigerant. Imagine that potential liability!Here are the four simple steps you can take to keep your shop 100% clean from refrigerant contamination:...

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Basic Information About Automotive Alignment

Posted by Jimmy Hill on

Alignment is one of the critical maintenance factors in getting the most wear and performance from your tires. Also, wheel alignment provides safe, predictable vehicle control as well as a smooth and comfortable ride—free of pulling or vibration. Today's modern suspensions require a precise four-wheel alignment that can only achieve through a modern alignment system. This applies to both front and rear wheel drive vehicles. Alignment Basics: Aligning a car or truck involves the adjustment of the vehicle's suspension—not the tires and wheels. The direction and the angles that the tires point in after the alignment is complete are critically...

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Common Sense Of Compressor Air System Maintenance

Posted by Beth Blysard on

Compressed air is probably one of the most universal operations within a plant environment. It transcends industries, operations and applications. Compressed air is used to power tools, move conveyers, transport products and make process applications possible. Considered a power source, compressed air systems are increasingly more reliable and predictable. Simply, its considered the fourth utility. Therefore, similar to electricity, disruption of the compressed air supply can cause costly production delays. With more and more companies eliminating capital budgets to purchase back-up compressed air systems, compressor downtime for repair, adjustments and maintenance becomes a critical issue. In a recent industry study,...

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Basic Info About Balancing Beads

Posted by Jimmy Hill on

How It workAt a speed of 60 miles per hour the tire revolutions per mile would be an average of 550 revolutions per minute. As a result of centrifugal force, the 6 oz. out of balance, or what is commonly referred to as the "heavy spot", will multiply itself to 60 pounds. As the suspension of the vehicle only allows for vertical motion, the 60 pounds of centrifugal force will compress upwards and downwards on the suspension 550 times per minute, which can be reinterpreted as 1100 shock waves.Vibration is maximized when the resonating combined force of the rebound and...

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