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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]