Assembly Tables for Fasteners

by: Wayne Moncla
For many applications, hand assembly of nuts onto studs, bolts, and other items is not an effective solution because of volume. Often, however, application begin with hand assembly but find that as operations expand and volume increase the hand strain caused by hand assembly is taxing. Hand assembly is also a slower process and as volume increases the costs in time become apparent.  Read More

Posted in: nut assembly tables, nut and bolt assembly

Piping fabrication made easy

by: Wayne Moncla
When it comes to piping fabrication there are a lot of options out there. At MSI we recommend our Chamfermate line of pipe bevelers. ChamferMate® high production chamfering machines and pipe beveling machines are designed for easy setup and operation. Heavy duty construction and quality components are utilized to provide our customers with years of dependable service. There are many models available to accomedate a wide range of diameters, applications, and piping fabrication needs such as chamfering, beveling, and deburring.  Read More

Posted in: nut assembly tables, nut and bolt assembly

Quick Guide to Nut Assembly Machines

by: Wayne Moncla
Across a wide range of industries there is a need for nuts to be assembled onto studs, bolts, and other items prior to shipment. Often the volume of these projects makes hand assembly unwieldy or impractical. When this is the case, a nut and bolt assembly machine can speed up the assembly process.  Read More

Posted in: nut assembly tables, nut and bolt assembly, NutMate

Nut and Bolt Assembly Table Saves Your Time and Your Hands

by: Wayne Moncla
Midwest Supply of Minnesota, located in Minnetonka, MN, is a supplier of fasteners to a wide variety of industries and they had a problem.  One of their fastener product lines for water works facilities was taking off and they could no longer afford to manually thread nuts on 3/4" bolts. Ted Bastian only had to recall a time when he was growing up to know the solution.  Read More

Posted in: nut assembly tables, nut and bolt assembly, fasteners, NutMate

Bar Shear Boosts Conklin & Conklin's Production

by: Wayne Moncla
Conklin & Conklin Inc. located in Union City, CA manufactures threaded rods, anchor bolts, washers & fasteners primarily used in building construction.  These threaded rods and other anchoring products are required in earthquake prone areas to reinforce building walls and foundations in order to meet building codes.  Electrical and plumbing companies also use these threaded rods to hang piping, fire suppression systems, and duct work. When they need robust rod and bolt processing equipment they turn to Manufacturing Solutions Inc (MSI) of Beaumont, TX for the answers.  Conklin & Conklin use a number of different MSI systems.  Jim Conklin, President, says that  "MSI equipment gets the job done the way it is supposed to be done and the systems last forever.  Our uptime with MSI equipment is outstanding." Conklin & Conklin uses the MSI-100 Bar Shear to cut round bar stock to length for use as threaded rod.  Typically the material is low carbon steel or B7 steel.  Read More

Posted in: Bar Shear, nut assembly tables, beveling machine, turning head

Same Day Stud Bolt Service From Smith Fastener

by: Wayne Moncla
Smith Fastener of Charleston, WV is a family owned, full line fastener distributor specializing in fastener products for companies involved in Equipment Manufacturing, Mining, Oil Refineries, Chemical Manufacturing, Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing, Utilities and Transportation, and Industrial Construction.  Read More

Posted in: chamfering machine, bolt cross drill, chamfer bolt, chamfering tool, chamfer rod, nut assembly tables, chamfer stud

Welcome to the MSI Blog!

by: Wayne Moncla
Welcome to the MSI blog where we hope to engage customers in conversations about manufacturing equipment solutions, material processing problems, and ways to improve the processing and manufacture of things like tubes, pipes, bolts, bar stock, and other metal parts.  Read More

Posted in: chamfering machine, bolt cross drill, Bar Shear, nut assembly tables, cylindrical part feeder, bolt shortening tools, beveling machine