Help & Advice

  • The Power of the Gas Strut

    At SGS Engineering, we live and breathe gas struts and are the experts when it comes to these ingenious little devices. We know that our gas struts deal with some impressive forces and this led us to question what the equivalent cumulative power of Read more
  • Typical Power Ratings of Common Electrical Equipment

    You can use this guide to help select the appropriate generator for your needs. This is an approximate guide only. Please consult the equipment manufacturer for precise wattage. If in doubt, select the next largest generator.  1000Watts = 1.0KW 1.25 Read more
  • It's Not How Big Your Tool Is, It's How You Use It

    You might be under the impression that the most powerful tools are the largest ones, but you’d be mistaken. While there’s some truth in the fact that big industrial tools are highly powered, you can find that some of the most impressive tools are Read more
  • What Your Generator Could Power

    How many petrol generators would it take to launch a space shuttle? How many Xbox One's could you run simultaneously from an SGS 2.8kVA generator? How many generators would CERN need to buy to keep the Large Hadron Collider running? Read more
  • Bottle Jack Challenge: What Will It Lift?

    Our bottle jacks come in a huge choice of capacities - from 2 tons all the way up to 50 tons. With such a large range though, it once again got us thinking outside the box. What can our bottle jacks technically lift? Read more
  • Mystery Monday Round-Up for May

    It’s that time again where we recap on the images we’ve posted this month in our Mystery Monday competition. May has seen three interesting entries and as per usual some equally interesting guesses from our resident car nerds; see if you can do a Read more
  • 10 Top Tips to Keep Your Garden in Shape This Spring

    Spring has sprung and it’s time to dust off the equipment and get your garden looking back at its best. You might be feeling a little lost as to where to start though following the winter months, so to point you in the right direction SGS are here Read more
  • Top Tips on the Safe Use of Strimmers

    Last month we wrote a post detailing five gardening jobs you can use a strimmer for and we briefly touched on the safety aspects involved in their use. At SGS Engineering however we appreciate just how important it is to always work safely no matter Read more
  • New Look Website

    We’re happy to announce, we’ve launched the new look SGS Engineering website. All the same content and functionality is available from our old website and now your browsing experience should be dramatically improved if you’re viewing the site o Read more
  • How Do I Adjust The Cut Off Pressure Of The Compressor?

    Occasionally you may want to adjust the cut off pressure of your air compressor. With your SGS air compressor it couldn't be simpler to make these small adjustments.  The compressor is controlled by a pressure switch and a relief valve. The compre Read more

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