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Automotive Powertrain Manufacturer Sees Results BEFORE Installation of PRAB Wringer and Conveyor Through PRAB’s ‘Prove It Before You Use It’ Approach

CHALLENGE A global manufacturer of powertrain systems for the auto industry needed to improve fluid recovery as part of its steel stamping scrap process at its facility in the Northeastern United States. As a tier one supplier to major automotive manufacturers, and with an estimated 70% of the vehicles on the road utilizing one of their systems, the […]

Automotive Manufacturer Drives Cost Reduction and Increases Profitability Through Wastewater Treatment

CHALLENGE An engine manufacturing plant in Slovakia needed to improve their operations. The company sought continuous improvement through operating efficiencies, cost reduction, and recycling and reuse of waste. The plant produces 300,000 gasoline engines annually with five manufacturing lines, consisting of four metal cutting lines and one assembly line. The plant sought to improve operating cost structures and […]

Parts-Cleaning Oily Wastewater Disposal Costs Reduced by Over 90% with Vacuum Distillation

CHALLENGE A global market-leading manufacturer of mechanical fastening systems and precision components needed to reduce wastewater disposal costs. The Italian facility serves diversified end markets, including the automotive, construction supply, electrical/electronics, aerospace and medical components industry. INDUSTRY Automotive Building Electronics Aerospace Medical PRODUCTS UTILIZED Evaled® Heat Pump Evaporator Please click on the link above to view full application […]

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

Application Summary Collaborative Design Enhancing workplace safety Automated Scrap Handling Saved 18 minutes per die change Centralized Scrap Management System Enhancing productivity Traversing Conveyors Optimizing plant space Challenge 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 […]

A Die Cast Company Improves Melting Process and Cuts Operating Expenses

CHALLENGE 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.     The Die Cast industry as a whole has seen shrinking profit margins since […]

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

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.     An industry-leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fastening systems located in the Southwest United States, produces durable fasteners for operation in extreme conditions. Rigorous standards […]

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

CHALLENGE 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.     The company identified the heat treat process as an area where upgrades and process changes could be made to […]

Full-Service Recycler Increases Profits with Orbital Load-Out System

CHALLENGE 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 efficiently. This means customer pick-ups are more frequent, containers are filled unevenly and with air pockets, and the return is reduced.     Forward-Thinking Scrap Recycling Improves Partnerships and Margins Metal scrap […]

Chrome Plating Process Achieves Cost Reduction Through Zero Liquid Discharge

CHALLENGE A global manufacturer of automotive components was faced with rising costs related to waste disposal from a Chrome plating process used in a plant in Poland. The plant manufactures shock absorbers for passenger vehicles. The plating of the shocks adds corrosion resistance, increased surface hardness, and improves cleaning ability and overall appearance. INDUSTRY Automotive Manufacturing PRODUCTS UTILIZED […]

Automotive Die Casting Plant Significantly Reduces Downtime with More Robust Conveyors and a Custom Diverter

CHALLENGE A die casting plant that manufactures all aspects of automotive transmissions, from die cast parts through final assembly, needed to reduce downtime associated with re-melting scrap material created during the casting process. The plant’s scrap output was as much as 20,000 lbs./hour, and the scrap sizes ranged from 1/4” pieces to 70-lb. transmission housings.       […]