Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Durante Rentals Makes the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies - Coming in at #2098
Durante Rentals is honored to announce that we've made the Inc. 5000 list of "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" for the 2nd year in a row. This year we came in at #2098. This prestigious recognition is a true testament to our entire staff's dedication and hard work throughout the year. A special thank you to our owners for instilling the core values of speed, culture and convenience and for their daily reminders to "BE THE BEST"!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Durante Rentals Featured at the 2014 Build Expo at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York - October 1-2, 2014
Nowadays, we see Infrared heaters just about everywhere. Restaurants use them to keep food warm, public outdoor seating areas use them to keep people cozy and construction sites utilize them during the cold winter months to keep workers and equipment functioning optimally. As you can see, the versatility and power of infrared technology has made infrared heaters fairly common in everyday life. So how does an infrared heater work?
Infrared heaters come in many different shapes, sizes and models. These heaters are composed of infrared bulbs that emanate infrared light rays. Infrared light is an invisible light wave that penetrates the object and safely heats it by using its radiation. The emission of this heat causes anything coming in contact with the rays to rise in temperature. They disperse the air evenly in the area around them as opposed to blowing hot air in one spot like conventional heaters do. Air travels through the back of the heater and through a filter. Once passed through a filter, a fan blows the filtered air through the infrared bulbs which release infrared light. Once the filtered air travels through these bulbs, it becomes heated and is dispersed through the front of the heater resulting in the heating of the area around the heater. These types of heaters are best used in homes, outdoor areas, construction sites or wherever an area needs to be heated.
Other types of infrared heaters include spot heaters, which are infrared light bulbs that target an object to heat it. These heaters are popular because the infrared light coming from the bulb penetrates the object and heats it from within, rather than hot air being blown at it. In addition, infrared light travels in a straight line so if it’s being used outdoors, it cannot be diverted by other sources of air.
As a safety precaution, if you’re using an electric model, it’s advised that you do not plug more than one heater in the power source. If you’re using a diesel model, be sure to use diesel and not gasoline or you may damage the machine and create a potentially dangerous situation.
Now that you know how an infrared heater works, make sure you rent an Infrared heater from Durante Rentals today.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Air compressors are versatile machines capable of handling an assortment of applications. They come in different sizes with varying levels of power. One of the biggest complaints about air compressors is the amount of sound they emit. Most compressors are typically very loud by nature which makes it both difficult and dangerous to work with them for long periods of time. Compressors vary from 40 dB to 80 dB in sound, where 60 dB is a normal and tolerable level for most people. The amount of sound a compressor makes depends on the space it’s in and what tools are being used with them.
So, who makes the quietest air compressor? Though 100% zero-noise air compressors do not exist, some come with lower decibel (dB) levels which make the machines much more comfortable for the operator. We found a few brands that are well-known for their durability and power, but most importantly, their ultra-silent operation. All of these machines are oil-free, which means that they require low-maintenance, can be used in any type of weather, and are perfect for occasional use around the house, shop or job-site.
• California Air Tools: This brand specializes in air compressors and air pumps with a focus on durability and performance. They also place importance on quietness which is evident with the CAT 4610A-220V and CAT 1630 models. These “quiet” air compressors produce only 60 dB by using a dual-cylinder system, instead of one cylinder, which distributes the noise equally and ensures a tolerable working environment. They are easily portable and carry almost 3,000 hours of use.
• GMC: Though GM does not specialize in “quiet” air compressors, the GMC Syclone 1630 is an ultra-quiet air compressor that has become extremely popular since its debut. Reviews of these air compressors suggest that they may be the one of quietest compressors on the market operating at a tad bit below 60 dB. Size, performance and quietness – what else could you ask for in an air compressor?
• Rolair: Rolair created the Rolair JC10 with noise reduction and performance in mind. Like the other air compressors mentioned, the JC610 operates at 60dB and is only 39 pounds, which is below-average for compressors of this capability. It operates at 2.3 CFM which is enough to power attachments like airbrushes or power tools.
• DeWalt: The DeWalt D55140 operates at 69 dB, while not as quiet as the other units, it is still considered a low noise emission model compared to larger compressors. Weighing in at only 24 pounds, it’s the lightest machine of the four tested which makes it easy to transport. The 1-gallon tank is small but suitable for smaller jobs.
The one drawback with these machines is that you often have to sacrifice power for sound. Though they’re extremely capable for smaller jobs such as powering nail guns or inflators, they may not be suitable for large contracting jobs. If you’re looking for a more powerful, industrial strength air compressor, check out our inventory of air compressors for rent and sale at DuranteRentals.com.
Air Compressor Noise Tip: You can temporarily subdue the sound of your noisy air compressor using a silencer. This accessory attached to the compressor inlet and absorbs the sound waves that pass through it.
Air Compressor Safety Tip: Never use compressors for breathing air as it may be contaminated (unless it’s especially meant for breathing), and always remember to handle these powerful machines with caution and protective gear.
If you’d like to rent one, call Durante Rentals at 718-697-6969 and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff about your air compressor options!
Friday, August 1, 2014
Durante Rentals in the News - New Genie GS-1930 Scissor Lifts - Atlas-Copco QLTS4 500W Solar Powered LED Light Towers - 2014 Build Expo - Anthony Durante Re-elected as ARA VP of NY Chapter - Durante Rentals Sponsors Elmsford PBA Golf Outing