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Yellow construction mobile crane on a road and tower crane in a construction site.

The world of construction and industry are vast and preoccupied with building, transporting, and moving things. At Wisco Supply, Inc, we specialize in supplying the necessary supplies and materials for some of these tasks to be completed or to keep businesses in operation. We help your business with industrial systems like boiler systems, air systems, and more. Another important part of our product line includes hoists and cranes that allow the movement of materials and other supplies in an industrial and manufacturing facility. 

Fun Facts of Heavy Lifting — A Look at the Crane

The Origins of Cranes and Lifting Heavy Things

From the early structures of civilizations, from the pyramids to stadiums in ancient Rome, human beings have found a way to transfer materials and move them from one place to another. At first, of course, there was a lot more muscle power and complex logistics at play. So, where did the invention of the crane come from? And how has it impacted human history? It’s not something most people think about on a daily basis, but the truth is that cranes and other overhead equipment have really altered the role of history. 

According to some archeological records, cranes were invented by the ancient Greeks. They were used during the construction of the Greek temple. The Romans took the technology and ran with it, as they were highly interested in building large structures, some of which we still see standing today. 

The concept of cranes, of course, is based on physics and increasing the output force. The main difference between the use of cranes in ancient times and today is that back then these systems were supported and powered by human power, a.k.a muscle. Today, machines do the heavy lifting, as innovation in machinery and  It’s quite a wonder to see the many structures that were built without mechanical cranes in history. For example, the majority of stones that make up the Egyptian pyramids have a weight of 2 to 3 tonnes each. Yet, historians have found that Egyptians made use of only the most rudimentary lifting devices. The temple of Amon-Ra at Karnak contains long rows of columns that measure 23 meters in height that support cross-beams at 60 to 70 tonnes each. 

Cranes in the Middle Ages

After the use of cranes by the Romans, this technology kind of fell into dust for many years. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that we begin to see the re-emerging of cranes. There is not a whole lot written about building techniques in the Middle Ages but paintings and artwork have revealed a lot about the kinds of building techniques that people used at that time. In the building of Gothic churches and cathedrals, cranes were likely very involved. In Britain’s Canterbury Cathedral, a treadwheel crane was used for a renovation project in the late twentieth century. 

Added Flexibility in Cranes — Added Possibility for Movement 

Today’s cranes, of course, are far more sophisticated, stable, and make use of technology and fossil fuels to power up. This allows for added flexibility in movement. Most modern cranes can turn their jib 360 degrees and move the load horizontally. Cranes today are also maneuvered from the ground. Moving a load horizontally is an important part of many commercial ventures, which need to carry heavy loads from one place to another in a horizontal direction. The Greek and Roman cranes had very limited horizontal ability. 

Today’s Mechanical Advantage — Lifting for Efficiency 

Any lifting device has a mechanical advantage. This is what allows for our machines—and what allowed early versions of these contraptions— to assist in lifting heavy objects. The mechanical advantage means the power that a machine multiplies as it goes from input to output. The compound pulley changed everything, as it allowed the output power to be increased by several. If you have five pulleys, the mechanical advantage is five times over. 

The World of Over Head Equipment 

As part of our industrial supplies, we supply businesses and warehouses with hoists and cranes that allow for the lifting and moving of heavy objects. Today’s machinery allows people to move something across long distances, or move it horizontally. 

Choose the Best for Your Industrial Supplies 

Wisco Supply, Inc is ready to provide you with high-quality industrial supplies. If you’re looking to move heavy things in your warehouse, factory, or another commercial facility, consider getting your hoist and crane supplies from us. Not only do we provide you what you need, but offer the highest customer service. 

The Importance of the Industrial Supplier to Your Business

an industrial facility at sunsetA great business runs on efficiency and trusted relationships. If you’re in the manufacturing industry, there is a good chance your business depends on some outside influences like the quality of the materials and supplies that you might need to do your job.  Today, thanks to recovering demand for manufacturing, the role of the supplier is once again an important factor for the industry. As the demand for these supplies and systems rises, we are here to support businesses with their supply needs. 

Whether it is a company in the private sector or a government-run agency, ensuring the quality of the supplier can certainly make your day-to-day easier and more manageable. We thought we’d take a look at the importance of the supplier and how they play a role in your business.

When searching for a supplier, your job is to look for someone who will meet the requirements in terms of cost, quality, and deadlines. Finding the right vendor and the quality supplies you need, is key to the operation of your organization. The supplier to the business relationship is one often discussed with people who help business owners improve their operations. Most companies worry about fostering customer relationships and that’s absolutely necessary, but thinking about the relationship with your supplier can also help your business. 

So what are some of the qualities that make a good industrial supplier? 

Timely delivery of quality materials

Time and quality are two very important concepts in any business. As a supplier, we love to get to know our customers and understand their needs and their special circumstances. It’s why we ensure that all of our deliveries or necessary business is done in a timely manner with nothing less than excellent quality standards on all materials. 

Transparency and knowledge of their industry and products

When dealing with a supplier that is going to provide to you with complicated and highly technical machinery and supplier like boiler systems, air systems, hoist and crane systems, and pumping systems, you need someone that understands the industry and will be able to answer questions and make educated recommendations. 

A partner with a focus on quality and service

When your supplier understands the industry and the products they are selling, they will provide you with quality materials but service as well. Here at Wisco Supply, we do maintenance as well, as our technicians are all very well versed in all of our products. And so when something goes wrong or malfunctions or you have questions on what you have purchased, it is important to know that the service of your supplier is consistent and immediate.  We are always standing by to ensure that our customers are satisfied with the products that they’ve purchased. 

The Role of the Supplier in the Big Picture 

As an industrial supplier, our customers are largely business owners in the private sector and government agencies that require of industrial supplies for their installations, projects, facilities, headquarters, and so forth. And while the supplier himself is not often thought about when it comes to the big picture of commerce and business, the truth is that we play an important role in the functioning of other people’s business as we are the gateway from the doors of the manufacturer to the doors of the business. So our role in the supply chain is vital so other businesses can function the way they need to and maintain consistent operations. 

In this way, we are kind of behind the scenes and provide a necessary service that, when operated effectively, will pass on the benefits to the business itself. In other words, if our supplies are delivered on time, function well, and last a long time then this will have a positive impact on your business. 

A Product Overview of What We Offer 

Our focus is on industrial supplies. When it comes to what a large facility or commercial building might require, the needs are many. From anything to boilers, pumps, and piping systems, these are all essential components that are not often seen on a day to day basis. If we do our job right, then you don’t have to think about this stuff all that much, as it means everything is functioning properly. 

 All of our materials are of high quality and we offer outstanding customer service. We offer the top brands and manufacturers on all of our products. Some of the products we offer include:

To Supply Your Business, Trust the Experts in Industrial Supplies 

We have been supplying businesses with important industrial supplies since the late sixties when our company began. Here at Wisco Supply, we take our role in the supply chain quite seriously and always aim to deliver excellent service and quality materials. Ever since we first opened our doors, our focus has been on assisting businesses in the manufacturing and industrial realms to have good running systems and operations. 

a technician checking a level on a pumping serviceA pump has a very specific purpose. Even the early pumps in ancient civilizations and early Western cultures used the pump to dispel liquids. The early pumps were a type of bucket tied to a rod and were used to raise water from deep wells. This was early proof that human beings have searched for ways to transport water. The idea is the same. A pump is necessary to circulate liquids through a pumping system and even in the most intricate commercial pumping systems, this is still the case. Pumping systems are essential for a variety of functions. Whether they are needed to clear out sewage or to carry fuel oil, the quality and material are key to investing in a good pump system. 

The early days of pumps started in Mesopotamia and ancient Greece. These advanced civilizations were not only good in improvements in medicine and early philosophy, but their contribution to building, architecture, and irrigation systems were also significant. Screw pumps were early versions but were so practical that they are still used today in third world countries or places where there is no electricity. 

During the Enlightenment, inventions in hydraulic science emerged and rekindled the interest and need for pumping systems. Slowly, new types of pumps came out of the woodwork. These include the gear pump, centrifugal pump, savery pump, axial flow pump, electromagnetic pumps, and submersible pumps. 

Centrifugal pump was invented in 1698 by inventor Denis Papin, a Frenchman. The centrifugal pump is motor-driven that creates a suction force and pulls water through its system. The submersible pump was invented in the 1900s and perfected as the demands of the modern world required long-lasting and resistant pumps. 

Why Quality Pump Systems Matter 

This is a no brainer, of course. Pumping systems are essential for the day-to-day workings of many structures and buildings. Particularly in commercial buildings, pumping systems must be kept up and maintained so there are no leaks, clogs, or breaks that cause extensive damage. 

Get Your Pump Materials and Pumping Systems With Wisco Supply

Whether you are looking for submersible pumps, sewage pumps, high-pressure pumps, fuel oil or pressure powered pumps, we got you covered. Call Wisco Supply, Inc for your pump needs. If you have questions about the best system to get or specifics pertaining to your particular needs. Give us a call!

The Industrial Bolier equipment ; close up

No matter what commercial or industrial industry you work in, you’ll probably need a boiler and boiler system. Boilers at the commercial level are much more complex than on their residential counterparts, though they operate on the same premises. As a result, it is crucially important to get the right components for you and your business. We at Wico Supply Co. want to use this article as a guide for commercial clients in need of a boiler system. 

  1. Your Facility’s Needs – Different types of facilities are going to have differing requirements for boiler systems. A university, laundromat, and hospital are all going to have different needs, and it’s best to chart out your expected heating and steam needs before buying a system. Our experts can help determine what is best for you.
  2. Cost and Efficiency – Once you’ve determined what you’ll need, then cost can be factored in. How efficient do you need your boiler to be? What is your budget for maintenance? How much space will you have allotted for a boiler? These are all questions that can be used to narrow down what you’d like to purchase.
  3. Explore Several Products – After answering all those questions, you should narrow down a few systems that fit your needs and means to compare them. Our experts can also help to chart the pros and cons before settling on one product. Don’t rush the decision, be sure to shop around. 

Wisco Supply Co for All Your Boiler Needs 

Wisco Supply Co. has a large boiler base that you can explore and ask questions about. Contact us today to determine what is best for your business! 

Helical and Rotary Blower: What’s the Difference?

Here at Wisco Supply Inc, we have everything you’ll need for your air system. We’ve got valves, compressors, lubricators, regulators, pumps, and many more types of components you may need for your operation. We even have lobe blowers; helical and rotary to be exact, but we sometimes get questions about the two. So we’ve decided to give a quick explainer about the differences between a helical and a rotary lobe blower.

Rotary Lobe Blower

First, we should probably touch on what a lobe blower is. A lobe blower is a device that utilizes two or more parallel pistons rotating in differing directions, with a medium (gas or liquid) flowing into, being compressed, an being discharged from the housing. The blower is powered by a motor of some sort, and can usually be set to a determined speed as required. The rotors never touch, despite popular belief, but a smaller gap is ideal. In the case of a rotary blower, the pistons are rotary-shaped, as the name would suggest. They also can convert large amounts of air, bu the psi is typically on the lower end. Rotary lobe blowers are easier to maintain but can be dangerous if there isn’t a safety valve in place. Overall, rotary blowers are simple and useful, but not very efficient and often are quite loud without a silencer. 

Helical Lobe Blower

A helical blower consists of a main rotor and a secondary rotor, with the main rotor resting in the flute of the secondary rotor. Helical blowers are more intricate, but also more efficient and produce higher pressure values than rotary blowers. This efficiency comes with a cost, as they are more expensive on average than rotary blowers, but are great for gas and air. 

No matter what you’re looking for, Wisco Supply Co. has you covered. Call us today to see which blower is right for you! 

The Wonderful World of Industrial Air Systems

Our world runs on efficient organization. This is especially pertinent when it comes to large buildings that require high-grade air systems to keep the interior temperature cool and comfortable for everyone. If you’re in the El Paso area, you’re well-aware of how high temperatures can get. If your industry requires clean, high-quality air in order to run efficiently, then you need an air system that can keep up with everything you throw at it. Thankfully, you won’t have to sweat it because Wisco Supply is here to help. We always provide the best of the best, especially when it comes to our air systems. Keep reading to learn more about what we have to offer.

Brand-Name Products You Can Rely On

At Wisco Supply, we only stock the best of the best. From Airtech to Zander and everything in between, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive the highest grade products when you choose Wisco Supply. But what exactly goes into creating the most perfect air system for your particular industry? There are plenty of options out there for you to choose from. Making the right decision, however, may seem daunting. Air systems are made up of many different pieces, each one serving a particular need. Air filters, blowers, valves, and compressors are necessary in order for the entire air system to work as effectively as possible.

The Components You Need, All in One Convenient Location

Let’s talk about oil-free air compressors. These units draw in outside air and pass it through a filter in order to make sure it’s clean enough to circulate through the rest of the air system. The air compressors work to cool air down in order for it to be used in any of your applications. This air is crucial in order for your industry to work effectively and we strive to provide the best products and machinery currently available in the market so you can reach success on a regular basis.

Make Sure Your Air System Always Runs Smoothly

Like any other machine, air systems require regular maintenance in order to work to the highest degree possible. This is where Wisco Supply, Inc. goes above and beyond. WE provide the necessary guidance you deserve in order to keep your air system running in tip-top shape. If you need any help or assistance, then give us a call. Our team is ready to point you in the right direction.

Famous Crane and Hoist Systems in Movies

hoist and crane systemAs you probably already know, crane and hoist systems are essential in many industries, from factories and warehouses to hauling and importing/exporting. That is why at Wisco Supply, Inc., we specialize in a number of crane and hoist systems and parts for you to choose from. However, our appreciation doesn’t stop there. Check out these famous crane and hoist systems from some of our favorite movies!

Movie #1: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator 2: Judgement Day changed the world when T-800 (AKA Arnold Schwarzenegger) sacrifices himself to save mankind. In the end, Sarah Connor uses a hoist system to lower him into a vat of molten steel, where he perishes, teaching the world that if a robot can be compassionate enough to save humankind, so can we.

Movie #2: Jurassic Park

The Jurassic Park movies wouldn’t be the same without some dinosaurs eating some stuff, which is exactly what we get when, in the movie, the raptors are fed by having a cow lowered into their enclosure via a hoist system. The hoist then returns mangled and with no cow present. Feeding dinosaurs would be a lot more difficult if it weren’t for hoist and crane systems.

Movie #3: Scooby-Doo

The Scooby-Doo movie brought our favorite mystery solvers to life in a live-action thrill ride. While the majority of the movie took place on Spooky Island, the beginning of the movie takes place in a factory or warehouse of some sort, where they take down a caped crusader. At one point, Scooby actually rides on a hoist system as he tries to simultaneously escape and capture the bad guy. The ghost also uses a hoist in order to mimic flying. As you can see, hoists are real popular in action scenes.

Movie #4: Monster House

Monster House wouldn’t be the same without that epic crane scene at the end. Imagine being a kid and having to climb to the top in order to defeat a crazed, possessed house that’s literally tearing up your neighborhood? It’s definitely something we don’t recommend you try at home, but it was just enough to make that particular scene as epic as the movie is as a whole.

Contact Wisco Supply Inc. Today!

Wisco Supply Inc. specializes in high-quality crane and hoist systems and other industrial supplies that you may need in your line of work. We distribute reliable parts and systems that you can put your trust in. If you’re in need of new supplies or repairs, give us a call today! We’re happy to help you get situated.

industrial water pumps

Regardless of the type of building, the pumping system and materials used plays a big role in the way that your building runs and whether it runs smoothly. Industrial equipment can be expensive and why it requires regular attention and maintenance. Pumps can fail for many reasons, but keeping a regular check schedule could prevent major problems from happening.

When talking about industrial equipment, a company needs to consider its investment as a long-term deal that is better served with a longer and functional shelf life. When repairing or modifying a pump within a system it’s important to consider that pumps are part of a system and they are only able to perform as well as the system itself.

So when looking at a pump’s function and operation, it’s important to see it in context with the rest of the system. In many cases, the pump’s controls have not been optimized to adjust to the system’s changes over time. Checking the entire system allows the operators to get the most out of the equipment.

Increase equipment life: Just like any other mechanical system of device, frequent checks and operation tests, will ensure that working parts are tested and the overall function of the machine is working properly.

Minimize maintenance costs: Investing in large industrial equipment will always be a significant expenditure, albeit a necessary one. Frequent operation checks, however, will ensure that maintenance costs over time are minimized as parts will be replaced when necessary, problems will be fixed before they become more difficult or ruin other parts of the system.

Energy Considerations: A properly and effectively functioning system will actually help in the reduction of energy consumption. If some part of the pumping system if malfunctioning or lagging, it will slow down the entire operation.

Maximizing Operation Checks

Many times, equipment seems to break down during challenging circumstances when cash is low, production output is high. These unexpected breakdowns prove even more challenging because they require immediate action. This is why preemptively looking for problems and solutions will help to avoid a catastrophic breakdown and forces last minute decision and can have a great economic impact. Maximizing these frequent checks is also ensuring that proper decisions are taken. For example, if there is a pump that seems to have a leak and this requires frequent replacement of the seal, perhaps digging further and finding the source of the leak would be a better long-term solution.

Get the Right Supplies with Wisco

Here at Wisco Supply, Inc, we offer only quality supplies and equipment, so that you know you’re working with reputable parts and materials. If you need to replace or install pumps or any part of a pumping system, we can help in finding the right supplies.

wholesaleWhen it comes to buying pieces of equipment, supplies, and other necessities for your business, you have options. One of your options is wholesale. Shopping for wholesale products is like shopping at Sam’s or Costco; it essentially allows you to buy products in bulk at affordable prices because of where the products are in the supply chain. And while we won’t bore you with the details of what goes into a typical supply chain, we can tell you that there are many benefits to shopping wholesale products.

Here are some of the many reasons why shopping wholesale may be a good idea for the overall success of your business.

#1: Save Money With Great Prices

Wholesale prices are typically more affordable than shopping for regular retail products. This because, when you buy retail products, you are shopping for products priced by retailers, which is typically a lot higher than the wholesale price—which is what that retailer pays for the product—so that the retailer can make a profit. When you shop wholesale, you receive the wholesale price set by the wholesaler, which is a lot cheaper than retail.

#2: Minimize What You Pay in Shipping

On top of that, you can save more money by minimizing what you pay in shipping. Shipping prices are typically reduced for items sold in bulk. Plus, because you get so much at once, you have larger gaps in between the time that you need to order more. All in all, shopping wholesale industrial supplies is a great way to save money.

#3: Spend More Time On What is Really Important

Buying wholesale allows you to save time as well. When you’re running a business, you know time is money. Buying wholesale is just one of the many choices you can make to invest more time on what really matters and less on the practicalities of your business. Shopping wholesale is a good way to save time and money and focus on what is truly important.

Contact Wisco Supply, Inc. Today!

At Wisco Supply, Inc., we specialize in wholesale industrial supplies that can meet your needs and help you keep operations running for years to come. We sell boiler systems, air systems and compressors, pumping systems, hoist and crane systems, and more wholesale! When you need high-quality supplies and equipment, look no further than Wisco Supply, Inc. Give us a call or check out our website today!

pump systemsPumping systems are known to account for about 20 percent of the world’s energy use. These systems allow for fluids to travel through pipes in order to accomplish a variety of different processes. Pumping systems are used primarily in the petrochemical industry. The pulp and paper, as well as the chemicals industries, also make use of pumping systems. If you’re in the El Paso area and you require assistance finding the best pumping systems for your specific industry, give Wisco Supply, Inc. a call!


Submersible pumps are some of the most popular pumping systems on the market. They can be used for a wide range of applications such as drainage, sewage pumping, and slurry pumping. Their usefulness makes these pumps popular in industrial and residential applications.


Sump pumps are primarily used to get rid of water that has been collected in water-collecting sump basins. These basins are often found in the basements of homes and serve as a major part of the basement waterproofing system. Even though El Paso and the Southwest region at large may not be too prone to flooding, it is still crucial to be prepared. By installing a sump pump system in your basement, you won’t have to worry if your basement were to ever flood.


Dewatering is crucial when it comes to commercial construction. Wisco Supply, Inc. stocks a variety of dewatering pumping systems to suit your needs. No matter the size of the task at hand, we’ll have a pump for you!

Self Priming

Self-priming pumping systems are perfect for tasks that include other solids, as well as liquids. As such, they are perfect for commercial and industrial facilities. Portable self-priming pumps are also available. These mobile units can be used for lawn watering and boosting water pressure. Due to their portability, they can also be used to pump out flooded basements and to bail out boats.

Sewage Pumps

Sewage pumps serve an invaluable role in society. Without them, we’d have to be relegated to medieval methods of sewage disposal. Thankfully, sewage pumps come into play to free us up from dealing with waste. If you’re building your dream home, make sure to install a high-quality sewage pump so you won’t have to worry about seeing (or worse, smelling) the sewage!

Your One-Stop Shop for All Your Pumping System Needs

Pumping systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So, no matter what you require, Wisco Supply, Inc. can help! Give us a call today to learn more about what we have to offer.