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From blogs, and technical briefs to case studies and application reviews – read and download some of our valuable examples of metalworking waste stream solutions, new technology and the challenges facing others in your industry with today’s material handling applications. To see how you can join our other customers who are profiting more from properly managing their scrap and fluid handling processes, contact us.

Introducing the Auto-take Up – Eliminate Downtime Associated With Conveyor Belt Adjustment

We’re pleased to introduce the Auto-Take Up System, a conveyor enhancement that automatically tightens belts and eliminates the need for manual adjustments. As the chains on conveyance systems get older, they stretch. This is one of the most common causes of premature belt wear and unplanned conveyor maintenance. A stretched chain can cause the belt to slip off of the […]

Reducing Conveyor Downtime

When it comes to conveying recyclable metal there are several crucial considerations that need to be made to ensure the conveyor will perform efficiently and reliably. Among them: How heavy will the load be? What volume of material will need to be conveyed? How far will the material have to travel? What will the composition of the material be? Is […]

NEW Bundle Breaker Eliminates Conveyance Delays Caused By Stringy Bundles Of Metal Scrap

We’re pleased to introduce the Bundle Breaker, a conveyor enhancement that preconditions stubborn metal scrap bundles for improved material transfer, processing and safety. During metal scrap processing, conveyance systems using augers or steel belts frequently fail to consistently move bushy bundles of metal scrap because the augers and steel belts are unable to grab hold of the stringy wads. This […]

Candy Manufacturer Reduces Wastewater Disposal Costs and Recovers Concentrate for Reuse with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A multinational food group who manufactures confectionery products such as sweets, chocolate, and candies needed to reduce its wastewater disposal costs and recover concentrate from one of its candy manufacturing processes. The Challenge During the candy line manufacturing process substantial effluent was being produced and then hauled away to their water treatment plant at great expense. In addition, the […]

Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory Reduces Wastewater Volume and Disposal Costs with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A research laboratory center for a multinational company in the pharmaceutical industry develops a variety of innovative therapeutic products to help with respiratory diseases, rare diseases, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases. High quantities of water are used in their process and it was resulting in a high volume of wastewater and disposal costs. The Challenge During the typical day, the […]

Coalescing for the effective removal of tramp oils from spent fluid

Tramp oil that floats on the surface of water based cutting fluid in the machine sump is problematic in a variety of ways. Separating and removing this oil should be a priority to eliminate its negative effects and maximize coolant effectiveness. By removing tramp oil from the sump with a fluid recycling system, metalworking operations can cut costs and reap […]

Chemical Manufacturer Significantly Reduces CO2 Emissions and Wastewater Disposal Volumes with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A specialty chemicals company that produces systems and products for the construction and motor vehicle industry was looking to improve both energy and material efficiency as part of their sustainability efforts, which is a key component of the company’s innovation drive. The Challenge As part of its sustainability goals, the company was making every effort to reduce its resource […]

Battery Recycler Achieves Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Recovers Over 80% of Concentrate for Resale

Challenge: Recover water and Sodium Sulfate from spent sulphuric acid from recycled batteries Solution: PRAB EVALED® Vacuum Evaporator (RV F 60 FF) Results: Zero Liquid Discharge and recovery of 80% sodium suplhate for resale Introduction A company who recycles over 3,000,000 automotive battery units a year, and produced over 40,000 tons of lead every year needed to recover […]

How to Offset Rising Material Costs

Increased lead times, shortages on critical materials, and transporting difficulties are affecting all segments of the manufacturing sector. As a result, metalworking manufacturers are facing substantial price increases for materials—from aluminum to wood pallets. According to the May 2021 Manufacturing ISM® Report on Business® The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) expects these increases to continue through 2021. So, in times […]

Microelectronics Manufacturer Reduces Rinse Line Water Disposal Costs and Sludge with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction: A top manufacturer of TFT-LCD panels needed to reduce its sludge production and wastewater disposal costs at two of its plants—complying with local environmental legislation. This sludge and water waste was produced in both of the plants’ rinse lines, as part of their copper(Cu) etching production process. The Solution Because no two wastewater streams are exactly alike, in order […]