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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.

How to Avoid Disruptions with Predictive Maintenance

Each day, industries throughout the world are negatively impacted by the ramifications of unexpected downtime — and pharma companies are no exception. These stoppages can be exacerbated further by increases in consumer demands, material shortages and supply chain disruptions. The best way to avoid the profit loss that these challenges present is to ensure overall equipment effectiveness through predictive maintenance […]

PRAB Q&A – Customer Service

Tyler Duff is PRAB’s Technical Services Manager. In this role, he assists customers and field service technicians by troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, or application issues within equipment. Due to this experience, he understands what excellent customer service looks like.   Q) What are the strengths of PRAB’s customer service department? A) Some of our department’s greatest strengths include a dedication […]

Solar project at wastewater plant; PRAB renews partnership; Dow wins award – Water Technology

The litany of problems and penalties associated with discharging industrial wastewater into sewage treatment systems is a constant concern for today’s industrial manufacturers. The environmental consequences of insufficient or improper wastewater treatment run the gamut from causing corrosion and other interference within those systems to the pass-through of toxic pollutants into surface waters. Add other issues to the mix — […]

PRAB releases Auto-Take Up conveyor enhancement – Waste Today

PRAB Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap that is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has released the Auto-Take Up System as a conveyor enhancement that automatically tightens belts and eliminates the need for manual adjustments. As chains on conveyance systems age, they stretch, which is one of the most common causes of premature belt wear and […]

Advanced fluid recycling systems cut waste – Today’s Motor Vehicles

Between the skilled labor shortage and the recent economic turmoil, manufacturers are constantly tasking employees with greater challenges, making it critical to identify opportunities that will allow them to run facilities as efficiently as possible. Proactively approaching operation improvements can have several long-term benefits, especially during challenging market conditions. One operational improvement to consider is streamlining cutting-fluid management with advanced, […]

Centralized Coolant Recycling System – Manufacturing News

“Successful coolant recycling requires three components: particulate removal, tramp oil removal and coolant concentration control,” said a PRAB spokesperson. “The Guardian Coolant Recycling System incorporates all three elements for maximum coolant life. This combination makes it the most efficient option for centralized recycling of metalworking cutting fluids.” The Value of Coolant Recycling “If one’s current process is labor intensive, requires […]

How Briquetters Maximize Processing Efficiency and Commodity Value – American Recycler

When demand is high for metal, injecting efficiencies into metal scrap recycling processes can create a definitive financial reward for metal scrap recyclers and machine shops alike. One pathway to realizing that reward? Briquetting metal scrap. How Briquetters Work Briquetting machines compress metal chips, loose turnings, and swarf to create compact, dense, uniform pucks that decrease metal scrap volume and […]

PRAB Q&A – Conveyor Considerations

As an Engineering Manager for PRAB, Jason Luzader has experience regarding heavy-duty conveyors. In this latest blog post, he answers a few questions that organizations should consider when searching for a new conveyor system.   Q) What are some common factors organizations don’t consider when installing a conveyor? A) A key factor I see customers overlook when installing a […]

Save More with Media-Less Fluid Filtration Options

Fluid recycling systems utilize several different technologies to separate solid matter and contaminants from used metalworking fluids so that coolants and oils can be reclaimed for future use. The benefits of this process is a drastic reduction in new fluid purchases and improved working conditions for staff due to the bacteria that is eliminated. For certain equipment, filter media is […]

Managing Your Cutting Fluids – Canadian Metalworking

When machining, it is imperative that shops have a strong understanding of how to properly maintain their metalworking fluids. If they don’t, they run the risk of exposing employees to health risks, incurring avoidable costs, and hurting productivity with extended maintenance times. Here are a few fundamentals to keep in mind when managing metalworking fluids. Monitor Contaminant Buildup […]