2011-06-24Talisman

Getting different materials stuck onto hard surfaces, such as concrete, mortar and steel, with a Hilti gun has made many constructions projects much easier. Also known as a ramset gun, these power tools range in velocity (low and high) and function as a nail gun in construction projects. Many professional contractors use these guns as they are built to fasten anything from a mirror in residential dry walling to steel sheets on concrete floors. Hilti power tools are recognised as one of the leading brands of ramset guns – make a tough task easy with these industrial tools! How Hilti guns work: A small explosionRead More →


2011-06-24Talisman

Modern conveyor belts are automated loops that move materials, gravel, products or rubble from one spot to another. The use of industrial conveyor belts can significantly speed up the time of construction and, in a factory setting, speed up production time due to the fact that materials are able to move along one streamlined system. The belts on a conveyor system are usually made out of thick layers of rubber. Rotors, which are driven by motors, stick to the belt due to friction and the motors drive the belts in a continuous loop. Conveyors also work at varying speeds so that workers are neither waitingRead More →


2011-06-24Talisman

Construction compaction is the process of reducing the amount of air and compressing the soil together for pavement, pre-stressed floors, building foundations, retaining walls and other applications. This method is used to increase the density of soil, which in turn increases the strength below foundations, for example. Types of compaction equipment A wide range of mechanical compaction equipment is available and your choice will depend on the job spec. Whether you are going to be compacting rock, metal, soil or concrete, make sure have the right equipment for the job. There are mainly two types of forces used for compaction: static and vibratory. Vibratory rollers:Read More →


2011-06-24Talisman

Cutting and installing tiles is easier than most people know. Factors that need to be taken into consideration when cutting ceramic tiles is how thick the tiles are and what shapes the tiles need to be. The first piece of equipment you will need is a tile cutter. There are two types of tile cutters available: A manual tile cutter (these are usually less expensive but require more physical labour and don’t always give you the precise dimensions you need when installing ceramics). Power tile cutters are quicker, faster and they are easy to use. Some of these machines require water, which is also somethingRead More →


2011-06-24Talisman

Running a business (and a household) is tough without electricity and buying a generator is a wise investment in today’s unstable electricity supply environment. Electrical generators come in a variety of set-ups and sizes and Talisman Hire has set up a quick guide of things to consider before investing in one of these machines: Do brands matter? Generators generally consist of a motor that burns some sort of fuel and a component that generates the electricity. Some established brands, such as Ford for example, have brought out their own range of generators and it is often easier to find parts for these well-known brand names.Read More →