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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 releases Auto-Take Up conveyor enhancement – Waste Today

PRAB Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap that is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has released the Auto-Take Up System as a conveyor enhancement that automatically tightens belts and eliminates the need for manual adjustments. As chains on conveyance systems age, they stretch, which is one of the most common causes of premature belt wear and […]

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 […]

Emphasize Conveyor Performance to Improve Productivity – Foundry Management & Technology

Improving conveyor operations is one way foundry managers have reduced cycle times, raised productivity, decreased downtime, and improved workplace safety. Notwithstanding, not all conveyors are engineered to deliver equal performance. Following are three aspects of conveyor design, construction, and capabilities that metalcasting operations should consider when pursuing conveyance enhancements. 1. Impact on productivity, efficiency. Without question, automated material handling equipment […]

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 […]