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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 […]

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

CHALLENGE 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 […]

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. CUSTOMER Eaton Corporation INDUSTRY Automotive PRODUCT Wastewarrior Ultrafiltration System     Ultrafiltration System Pays For Itself In Less Than 6 Months   Business Benefits Realized Oily wastewater volume reduced Reduces cost of washwater detergetns, […]

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. CUSTOMER Industrial Nut INDUSTRY Nuts and Fasteners Manufacturer PRODUCT Tramp Oil Separator Business Benefits Realized Reduces costs of new tramp oil Washwater is continuously recycled, eliminating contamination Industrial Nut, a specialty […]

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. CUSTOMER Ford Motor Company INDUSTRY Automotive PRODUCT Tramp Oil Separator, Magnetic Separators, Mobile Separator Business Benefits Realized Longer tool life of CNC machine Reduced maintenance requirements Consistant tramp oil levels which increase production When the “Big Three” automakers […]

Presmet Corporation Benefits From PRAB HUF-VIB System

CHALLENGE Parts manufacturer needs a solution for disposing waste by-products into the local sewer system. CUSTOMER PresMet Corporation INDUSTRY Parts Manufacturer PRODUCTS Ultrafiltration Vibratory System Business Benefits Realized Wastewater volume reduction Reduces detergents and disposal costs System payback in less than two years System effluent water can be discharged to sewer or reused Simple automatic operation requires little attention and […]

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

Challenge 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’s primary business activity is the manufacture of air conditioner parts for the automotive industry. One of their major customers is the Ford Motor Company. […]

Metalworking Company Finds Increased Asset Utilization by Focusing on Scrap Management

Project Summary Automated Scrap Handling Improving workflow Centralized Scrap Management System Enhancing productivity Under Press Conveyors Optimizing asset utilization Customized Conveyors for Existing Pits Reduced capital expenditure, and minimized labor requirement Challenge 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, […]

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 […]