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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.

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 […]

Reducing Conveyor Downtime

This white paper will address how: • Conveyor design reduces carryover • Pre-conditioning metal scrap improves material transfer • Build quality significantly impacts maintenance How to Increase Conveyor Utilization and Keep Metalworking Processes Moving By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB Introduction Conveyors are said to be the workhorses of production. The conveyors used to move metal […]

Digital Memory Storage Production Site Solves Acid Pickling Bath’s Wastewater Issues with Vacuum Evaporation

Challenge: Nickel in wastewater Solution: PRAB EVALED® Vacuum Evaporator (model PC F 24FF) Results: 70-90% of distillate is recovered and reused The Challenge A well-known manufacturer in the memory storage industry was searching for a solution to their increasing disposal costs and significant storage problems that were occurring as a result of the amount of wastewater coming from […]

Wringing Value from Hazardous Metalworking Waste

This white paper will address how: • Inadequate scrap and fluid handling processes contribute to revenue losses and raise expenses • Separating hazardous metal and fluid waste improves compliance and benefits the bottom line • Extending the life of hazardous fluids lowers costs and improves compliance 2 Shop Floor Enhancements That Turn Hazardous Metal Scrap & Fluid Waste […]