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Reducing Haul-Away Costs in Metalworking Operations

Lower Metal Scrap and Fluid Haul-Away Expenses with Automated Systems By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB Introduction Costs to haul away and dispose of metal scrap and spent cutting fluids erode the bottom line of metalworking operations. Several factors outside the control of metalworking shops contribute to the costs, which continue to increase: Pass-through […]

Taking Control of Wastewater Treatment

Considering Environmental Impact and Other Motivating Factors Beyond Mere Compliance By Tim Hanna, Vice President of Business Development, PRAB     Introduction On a global level, wastewater treatment is an increasingly critical topic of discussion that has been addressed at the very highest levels of government and major corporations. In order to find a sustainable […]

Prioritizing Plant Housekeeping In A Metalworking Operation

Using Automated Systems to Keep a Shop Clean and Free of Hazards Has a Positive Impact on Profit, Productivity and Purpose By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB     Introduction For workplaces in the United States and many other industrialized countries, “cleanliness is a virtue” is more than just an old adage—it is […]

Getting the Most Value from Metal Scrap and Spent Fluids

When market factors reduce profit margins, metalworking operations should consider shifting their capital expenditures to back-end process systems. By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB   Introduction In 2010, Modern Machine Shop magazine released its inaugural “Top Shops” benchmarking survey. Intended as an annual method for metalworking shops to compare their key performance indicators with […]

Reallocating Labor in the Metalworking Industry

The importance of automating waste stream systems increases as attracting and retaining employees becomes more difficult. By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB Introduction These days, bringing in business is not the biggest problem for many North American metalworking plants, according to industrial supply company Grainger. In its 2018 online article Metalworking Today: Three Trends […]

Avoiding Accidents, Injuries & Illnesses In Metalworking Operations

Automating the handling of metal scrap and spent fluids is crucial to protecting your workforce. By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB   Introduction In a report issued during the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, the Campbell Institute-a respected global thought leader on placing environment, health, and safety at the core of business […]

Making Wastewater Compliance Part Of A Profit Strategy

Understanding local regulations and distinct operating variables is key to creating effective wastewater solutions. By Tim Hanna, PRAB Vice President of Business Development     Introduction Modern manufacturing operations are constantly looking for ways to innovate and increase productivity. This means making the most efficient use of any resource essential to the process. These resources, […]

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 […]

Wear Abatement Strategies are a Cost Saving Component of Capital Equipment Purchase

CHALLENGE The metalworking industry, like many other manufacturing market segments, has been forced to scrutinize capital equipment purchases in an effort to squeeze the most from a tight capital project budget with short expected returns.     Often, pre-project planning and equipment evaluation do not take into account the long-term operational effects of rugged operating conditions, faster machining […]