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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 […]

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 […]

How Vacuum Evaporation Can Lower Multi-Stream Wastewater Treatment Expenses

Treating industrial multi-stream wastewater is a complex and expensive endeavor for many commercial operations. The high flow rates associated with multi-stream wastewater have traditionally required costly, sprawling treatment systems that occupied a lot of precious floorspace and consumed energy. Fortunately, using vacuum evaporation and distillation technologies as part of a comprehensive treatment system addresses these issues. With that in mind, […]

What to Consider When Selecting Forging or Die Casting Conveyors

Characterized by extreme temperatures and large payloads, material transfer in die casting and forging is among the most heavy-duty in metalworking. Therefore, equipment used to move parts or metal scrap must be constructed and configured to be safe, efficient, durable, and reliable. With that in mind, here are things to consider when selecting conveyors for foundry and forging operations. Safety […]

Lithium-Ion Recycling Equipment

KMC Global (dba Hapman, PRAB, Triple/S Dynamics, CDM Systems, and OVibra) is using decades of expertise to provide solutions for battery recycling operations. The battery recycling process requires a variety of equipment to properly separate, capture, and refine metal ions. Experience in conveyors, process equipment, and wastewater solutions makes KMC Global the smart choice for these operations. Liquid-tight conveyors like […]

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 […]