Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Espresso Aid to Another Continent

The MC cylindrical handle (highlighted)
When a gentleman from Buenos Aires needed to replace the lever handle on his ~50-year-old Pavoni Shirley espresso machine, he ran into problems. He had been told of a big-name U.S. supplier who carried the part, but they were unwilling to ship it abroad.

Happily, this Argentine java fan discovered J.W. Winco.

As the gentleman reported on an espresso forum,, "After some searching on the web, I came across a company called J.W. Winco Inc. that happened to have the handles I needed...and at a much more reasonable price. Questions were answered promptly and politely by their sales staff and I proceeded to order them on-line, paid for them with my VISA card, got the stuff shipped as I requested and everything arrived at my doorstep here in Buenos Aires (thanks to the good old USPS) in just under a fortnight."

The handle in question is our MC series Phenolic Plastic Cylindrical Handle with Molded-In Thread. Manufactured in Italy with metric thread, it was the perfect solution for this application.

We were happy to learn of a happy customer who benefitted from the services we offer to make finding and purchasing machine parts a positive experience. And we appreciate his telling others about his successful transaction!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

ISO 7379 Hardened Steel Shoulder Screws

Today we're introducing our new ISO 7379 Hardened Steel Shoulder Screws, available in metric sizes.

These RoHS compliant shoulder screws are cost-saving construction components for a wide variety of different uses. They are made of blackened steel with a tensile strength of 1200 N/mm2 (strength class 12.9). Shoulder dimension is ground. Shoulder screws are offered in a range of head sizes from 6 to 24 mm diameter, threads from M5 to M20, and shoulder lengths from 10 to 100 mm.

You can peruse our full line of jig, fixture and fastening components in Section 11 of our online catalog.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

GN 111.2 Stainless Steel Retaining Cables

Our parade of new product introductions continues with our GN 111.2 Stainless Steel Retaining Cables, available in metric sizes.

These cables are RoHS compliant, and mainly used in connection with ball lock pins and pins with axial lock. They are offered with two key rings, mounting loop and key ring, or two mounting loops. The cables are stainless steel, European Standard No. 1.4310 (American Standard Series 301), and coated with clear plastic (PVC). Mounting loops and key rings are also of stainless steel, European Standard No. 1.4310 (American Standard Series 301). Key rings are supplied unmounted.

The cables are available in lengths from 150 to 500 mm, and with key ring diameters from 14 to 30 mm. Static load limits for the cables alone are 1,800 N, which reduces to 50-120 N with key ring added.

You can see our full line of ball lock pins and other spring, ball and indexing plungers in Section 10 of our online catalog.