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Changing the Battery in a G2

What kind if reminder or habit do you have for remembering to change the battery in your fire alarm?  Maybe you do it January 1st every year.  Maybe you put a reminder on your calendar.  However you do it, you realize the importance of having a good battery in place and you have developed some kind…

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Changing the Batteries in a G1

What kind of reminder or habit do you have for remembering to change the battery in your fire alarm?  Maybe you do it January 1st every year.  Maybe you put a reminder on your calendar.  However you do it, you realize the importance of having a good battery in place and you have developed some kind…

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Changing the Batteries in a 125X

What kind of reminder or habit do you have for remembering to change the battery in your fire alarm?  Maybe you do it January 1st every year.  Maybe you put a reminder on your calendar.  However you do it, you realize the importance of having a good battery in place and you have developed some kind…

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Keep your 125X Rollers Clean

“My boss tells me to keep the rollers on my 125X gyratory compactor clean.  Does it really matter?” Yes, it really does matter. Do the rollers on your machine look something like the ones below?  If so, you’ve got your work cut out. Understanding the System First, let’s get on the same page with correct…

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Clean and Lubricate the Spherical Seat on Your AFGB1

“I hate cleaning my machine!  It’s such a dirty job.  And, it doesn’t make a difference anyways, does it?” Does it?  Actually, it does make a difference.  Keeping your gyratory compactor clean and free of debris will reduce wear and ensure maximum performance.  Let’s consider only one specific part of the AFGB1, the spherical seat….

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Mold End Plate Pockets

Pockets in my mold end plates?  Why would I need that?  And, what are they, anyways? Why are pockets important? The ram heads [ram foot on a Pine gyro] shall stay perpendicular to their axis (AASHTO T312 Section 4.3).  The surface of the ram foot shall be perpendicular to the direction in which the ram…

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We’re Back!

Well, the start of 2020 has rocked many worlds.  The COVID19 pandemic swept over the world causing companies to immediately press pause.  For many, the loss of jobs, business reductions, and health concerns have had devastating impacts.  We have all been impacted in some manner.  That sums up the media-dominated bad news. The good news…

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Equipment Calibration and COVID-19

With “shelter-in-home” orders and temporary business closures to aid in COVID-19 mitigation, companies are finding themselves in uncharted territory pertaining to state and federal regulations.  Your friends at Pine Test Equipment are no exception.  The Governor of Pennsylvania announced that all but “life-sustaining” businesses in Pennsylvania must shut down until further notice.  In compliance to…

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Ryan Gerner – New Service Coordinator

Pine welcomes Ryan Gerner as Service Coordinator for Pine Certified Service – the field service division of Pine Test Equipment.  Joining the Pine Team May 6, 2019, his role will be to continue to foster current customer partnerships as well as to identify and build new partnerships. Ryan will coordinate Pine Test Equipment service activities…

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