In any company, the right kind of industrial equipment is essential in ensuring a smooth, productive operation. The following lists information on industrial equipment categorized under the areas of industry they fall in:
Chemical Industry – the chemical industry is basically concerned with the production of industrial chemicals. They produce and manufacture a wide array of products, from polyethylene and silica to pesticides and coconut oil. Thus, the equipment used also varies from medical devices to turbine generators, but the primary function of facilitating chemical reactions is preserved.
Examples of industrial equipment used in the chemical sector include distillation setups and analytical machines such as a spectrophotometer.
Agriculture & Forestry – the more advanced, large-scale farms utilize heavy equipment during farming. In some countries however, hands-on farming is still prevalent. Basic machineries such as tractors are becoming increasingly accessible, and second-hand equipment will definitely increase a farmer’s profit.
Agricultural equipment may be applied on tasks such as tilling and cultivating soil, planting seeds, harvesting crops, grading fruits and vegetables and pesticide regulation. Examples of agricultural equipment include tractors, wagons, ploughs, broadcast seeders, backhoes, and milking machines.
Construction – the construction industry encompasses companies that are involved in building. While construction is the primary description, other tasks go into the building of a certain structure. Many workers are employed for a certain project, and they are expected to plan and design, survey the site of the project, allocate funds, devise a schedule, source and provide materials as well as manage the actual construction and ensure site safety.
Examples of construction equipment include cranes, bulldozers, drilling machines, wheel loaders, excavators, and forklifts.
Manufacturing – like the chemical industry, the manufacturing industry is involved in the production of items that we use every day. Automobiles, electronic gadgets, food packaging, apparels, and even equipment for other industrial sectors are produced by manufacturers. Thus, the machinery used in manufacturing range from the commonplace to the unfamiliar heavy equipment. Examples of industrial manufacturing equipment include process controllers, vacuum sealers, car lifts, compressors, and flatbed cutters.
Food & Beverages – The food and beverages industry deals with the production of food at a large scale, therefore the equipment necessary for food preparation are large and durable variants of the normal cooking apparatuses we encounter every day. Examples of these include walk-in freezers, fryers, food steamers and warmers, and ovens
Where else can you get information on industrial equipment?
Typing relevant keywords on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing will bring up various websites offering information on industrial equipment. There are informative articles on general and specific kinds of equipment, as well as tips and guides on choosing and purchasing the correct equipment you need. Aside from the Internet, you can check your local library or bookstores for books, journals, catalogues, brochures, and newsletters for more information on industrial equipment. These materials may carry information as well as advertisements of resellers and leasing companies. Companies are often willing to offer consultation and advice for any questions you may have regarding buying or renting industrial equipment.