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Many people think that manufacturing is dead or that it has all been outsourced to foreign countries. However, that is not the case. In many industrialised countries, manufacturing has actually increased over the last few decades. However, due to improvements in processes, more advanced machinery and even the rise of artificial intelligence, a lot of manufacturing is no longer done by a human. However, it's still critical. If you are a consumer, a product developer, or even someone who works in the industrial and manufacturing industries, check out these posts. They explain and explore a lot of the reasons why manufacturing is still important and arguably more important than it has been in years.


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Inspection Points on a Used Dumbwaiter

by Terra Franklin

Moving into a new building can be exciting. That is especially the case if you are shifting from a smaller house to a bigger one. Notably, you are in good space if the house you are moving into has a dumbwaiter. The equipment is a great accessory for lifting loads from the ground floor to the upper floors. However, it is important to inspect a dumbwaiter before you put one to use. Some might be old and pose a risk during operation. This article points out key inspection points on a dumbwaiter to ensure your safety when moving into a new building.

Braking System — Dumbwaiters can be powered manually or electrically. Manual systems are standard and have three ropes; two are used to drop and raise loads while the third acts as a safety stop. Since you are moving in, you will most likely want to use a dumbwaiter to transfer your luggage to the upper floors. Therefore, you should not only check if the up/down ropes are functioning but ensure that the safety stop is in good working condition by giving it a few drop-stop trials. If the compartment suddenly stops when you yank at the brake rope, then it is working optimally. Failure to respond is a sign that something is wrong in which case you should not use the dumbwaiter.

Floor Board — The floor of a dumbwaiter can be made from different materials. If a DIY enthusiast installed the one in your new house, chances are that it has wooden flooring. Depending on the quality of timber, wooden-floored dumbwaiters require keen maintenance. For instance, over time the board might get weak due to dampness or pests. Therefore, before you place anything valuable on the dumbwaiter, ascertain that the floor can handle loads placed inside it. Gradually increase the weight of the loads to establish the condition of the floorboard.

Cabin Doors Ropes — If you cannot get the cabin door to the lift to open, then it is impossible to operate the dumbwaiter. Lift cabin doors run vertically, and a rope mechanism opens them. With time, these strings get worn out, affecting the ease with which the door open. Strained door lines do not mean that the lift is damaged; all that is required is the replacement of the ropes. Failure to check the cabin doors would have you wasting time by trying to get the broken mechanism to work.

If your dumbwaiter isn't working, call a local repair company.