Toploading balances are economical and easy to use for routine weighing and for educational and quality assurance applications. Because of their design, top-loading balances generally sacrifice at least one order of magnitude of readability. Many top-loading balances are dual or polyrange balances that offer variable readability throughout their capacities for high resolution at each weight.
Topside Gluer applies water based dextrin or resin adhesive onto nearly any item from paper to board. The glue tank uses an easy to open valve to dispense adhesive onto the roller assembly. The glue control is achieved by adjusting two knobs. A pressure bar attachment helps to propel the material through the gluer, assuring an even film of glue or adhesive.
Torch cutting or flame cutting means the cutting of thick blanks by the use of an acetylene torch. In operation, the torch heats the metal under its flame tip until it melts. Compressed air then blows the molten metal out, forming a narrow channel called the kerf. The width of the kerf ranges from 5/64 inch to 1/8 inch depending upon stock thickness and the speed of the torch. For producing thick blanks in quantity, a template guides the torch by means of a pantograph. Flame cutting is employed for cutting blanks ranging from ¼ to 1 inch or more in thickness.