• Automated Systems for Processing Metal Turnings and Recovering Cutting Fluids

  • Automated Conveyor Systems for Metal Stamping, Laser and Die Cast Scrap

  • Custom-Engineered Fluid Filtration and Recycling Systems

Automotive/Transportation Industry

PRAB Offers Continuous Improvement for Environmental Compliance with Chip Processing Systems

Automotive IndustryHow effective is your facility at processing
metal scrap and fluids?

How will you continue to meet your ISO 14001 requirement for eliminating an identified waste stream?

PRAB is an environmental capital equipment supplier for the material handling aspects of your facility. This means PRAB can assess, analyze, engineer, and manufacture Turnings and Chip Processing Systems or single pieces of equipment.

 

Complete Scrap Load-Out System with Shuttle Conveyor

 

 

PRAB Offers Modular System Designs

Automotive machiningTo adapt to faster change over and new model introductions, the Automotive OEM’s have moved away from large central chip processing and coolant filtration galleys to a cellular concept. As an industry partner, PRAB has engineered modular chip and fluid processing systems to work in a cellular concept.
These compact designs allow for;

  • Lower cost and faster installation time
  • Foot print designed to minimize required floor space while offering maximum access to key components and panels
  • Standard components among modules for unified modification and routine maintenance

 

Technical Literature for Download:

Application Review: Full-Service Recycler Increases Profits with Orbital Load-Out System

Application Review PDF CoverCHALLENGE

Metal scrap recyclers face a mountain of business risk and volatility. In addition to fluctuating commodity prices, metalworking companies don’t collect scrap in their facilities effi ciently. This means customer pick-ups are more frequent, containers are fi lled unevenly and with air pockets, and the return is reduced.

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Application Review: Automotive Supplier of Metal Fasteners Achieves Labor Savings with Improved Quench Tank Oil Removal Process

Application Review PDF CoverCHALLENGE

A global manufacturer of metal fasteners for the automotive industry was faced with an operating challenge of improving labor allocations and enhancing cost centers while maintaining tight delivery times under swelling customer demand for its fasteners.

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Application Review: Ultrafiltration Reclaims Oily Process Water; Reducing Operating Costs and Environmental Impact

Wastewater before and after Ultrafiltration.CHALLENGE

An industry-leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fastening systems discovers a better way to recycle washwater – reducing fresh water consumption by 130,000 gallons annually -- and reclaim machining oil by using PRAB’s Ultrafiltration System.

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Application Review: A Die Cast Company Improves Melting Process and Cuts Operating Expenses

Application Review PDF CoverCHALLENGE

A die cast company in the Midwest contracts with automotive and other industrial OEM companies to design and manufacture die cast parts from Aluminum, Zinc, and Plastic. The die caster recognized the need to improve the efficiency of their Aluminum remelt processes.

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Application Review: Mobile Conveyor Helps a High-Volume Stamping Operation Improve Production and Increase Safety

Application Review PDF CoverCHALLENGE

A stamping operation at a custom parts manufacturing plant near Detroit, Michigan, USA needed to improve their scrap handling process. The stamping operation had a 1,000 ton press and required die changes 7 to 9 times per shift. The plant ran 3 shifts over a 6 day period. There was no underground pit; therefore all of the scrap came off the press onto conveyors that were manually placed into position at ground level. This labor-intensive, manual process took 20 to 30 minutes per die change and cut into production time, was not safe for workers, and added unnecessary costs to the operating budget.

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Case Study: Metalworking Company Finds Increased Asset Utilization by Focusing on Scrap Management

Pivot Belt ConveyorCHALLENGE

A Metalworking Company that produces heavy gauge stamped metal fasteners, progressive die metal stampings, and high value added assemblies for customers in automotive, heavy truck, military, and other industries ranging from OEM to tiered suppliers was awarded a sizable contract from a new customer. The contract would extend several years and require investments in new presses and dies. The Company was prepared to make the changes necessary to provide their new customer with high quality product and on-time delivery; however, the expansion that would be required to achieve their goals would be challenging.

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Case Study: Auto Parts Manufacturer Reduces Coolant Purchase Costs and Eliminates Used Coolant Disposal in First 12 Months

PRAB Case Study PF CoverCHALLENGE

When Ogura Corporation, a Detroit based parts manufacturer, was faced with the dilemma of excessive coolant consumption, PRAB’s Fluid Filtration division was able to offer the optimal solution: Coolant Recycling. Ogura would typically haul away used coolant almost every six months. Sometimes, it would be done sooner. Hauling times usually depended on when the rancidity levels became extreme. This practice became expensive and was not efficient. Ogura soon realized that a coolant recycling system could be used to extend the useful life of its coolant and reduce the amount of make-up coolant required.

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Case Study: C&A Tool Increases Profitability, Maintains Clean Facility With Chip Processing System

Scrap metal chipsCHALLENGE

A machining supplier needs an automated chip and fluid processing system to process metal turning and chips, while simultaneously capturing expensive cutting fluids for reuse.

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Case Study: Presmet Corporation Benefits From PRAB HUF-VIB System

CHALLENGE

Parts manufacturer needs a solution for disposing waste by-products into the local sewer system. Presmet Corporation, of Worcester, MA is like many other parts manufacturers around the country that incorporates vibratory-deburring systems into their production process and is faced with the disposal of the waste by-products.

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Case Study: Ford Utilizes TW’s To Reduce High Tramp Oil Levels

CHALLENGE

Automaker suffers with production downtime and reduction in productivity due to excessive build-up over time of tramp oil from machining centers.

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Case Study: Tramp Oil Separator Extends Washwater Life

CHALLENGE

Specialty fastner manufacturer needs to combat the rapid contamination of washwater caused by a constant accumulation of tramp oil which reduces the cleaning efficiency of the wash solution.

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Case Study: Ultrafiltration System Pays For Itself In Less Than 6 Months

CHALLENGE

Brake components manufacturer needs an alternative method of disposing thousands of gallons of wash water and cleaner a week at a hefty cost.

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Case Study: Iowa Industrial Hydraulics Reduces Coolant Waste by 90% with Installation of a PRAB Guardian 400

Case Study PDF CoverCHALLENGE

Concerned with various problems associated with water soluble coolants, including rising costs and foul sump odors, Iowa Industrial Hydraulics developed a coolant management system featuring PRAB’s Guardian 400 to recycle spent coolant and reduce fluid purchase costs by 60%.

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Tech Brief: Wear Abatement Strategies are a Cost Saving Component of Capital Equipment Purchase

Tech Brief PDF CoverCHALLENGE

The metalworking industry, like many other manufacturing market segments, has been forced to scrutinize capital equipment purchases in an effort to squeeze the most from a tight capital project budget with short expected returns.

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Tech Brief: Critical Design Elements for Maximizing the Life of Under Press Steel Belt Conveyors

Tech Brief PDF CoverCHALLENGE

As Press technology has expanded to meet the changing demands of customers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, and construction equipment sectors, the reliability and robust nature of the steel belt conveyor design remains one of the most efficient methods for the transfer of flat metal stamping scrap. The increased demands on stampers to achieve tighter tolerances using a wider range of materials coupled with 24/7 run times means that equipment purchases normally made as second nature now need to be evaluated for dependability and longevity under extreme operating conditions.

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