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Don’t Let Crude Oil Costs Get in the Way of Your Operation’s Goals

A lot goes into a successful metalworking operation, from a skilled workforce to reliable equipment. Chief among these components is the effective cooling of tools and workpieces. This is where metalworking fluids like coolants and lubricants come into play, as they reduce the heat and friction produced by machining processes. Without these fluids, corrosion within the unit and raw […]

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 […]

Advanced fluid recycling systems cut waste – Today’s Motor Vehicles

Between the skilled labor shortage and the recent economic turmoil, manufacturers are constantly tasking employees with greater challenges, making it critical to identify opportunities that will allow them to run facilities as efficiently as possible. Proactively approaching operation improvements can have several long-term benefits, especially during challenging market conditions. One operational improvement to consider is streamlining cutting-fluid management with advanced, […]

Centralized Coolant Recycling System – Manufacturing News

“Successful coolant recycling requires three components: particulate removal, tramp oil removal and coolant concentration control,” said a PRAB spokesperson. “The Guardian Coolant Recycling System incorporates all three elements for maximum coolant life. This combination makes it the most efficient option for centralized recycling of metalworking cutting fluids.” The Value of Coolant Recycling “If one’s current process is labor intensive, requires […]

How Automatic Centrifuges Simplify Phosphate Baths

This white paper will address how: How PRAB’s Automatic Solid Bowl Centrifuge can benefit a phosphate bath operation How the correct centrifuge configuration can reduce downtime and lower expenses     Reduce Costs, Resource Consumption, and Downtime Spent Cleaning   By Tom Tripepi, Fluid Filtration Technical Director, PRAB     Introduction For operations dealing with phosphate baths, […]

6 Ways to improve profits – Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

When production is constrained due to circumstances beyond the control of manufacturers, decision-makers look for ways to cut costs to shore up the bottom line. Reviewing the company’s metal scrap processing is a good place to start. Here are six ways automated metal scrap processing solutions create a pathway for sustainable savings and higher prices from metal scrap recyclers. 1. […]

Five Ways Metalworking Fluid Recycling Equipment Delivers ROI – Fabricating and Metalworking

Finding new ways to reduce costs in metalworking is something every fabricator aspires to. Cutting fluid recycling equipment is proven to generate meaningful savings over time. With that in mind, let’s walk through five ways fluid recycling systems deliver ROI. Note: Many variables play a role in cutting fluid management. To create a baseline for the following ROI examples, the […]

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 […]

White Paper: Wringing Value from Hazardous Metalworking Waste

This white paper will address how: • Inadequate scrap and fluid handling processes contribute to revenue losses and raise expenses • Separating hazardous metal and fluid waste improves compliance and benefits the bottom line • Extending the life of hazardous fluids lowers costs and improves compliance     2 Shop Floor Enhancements That Turn Hazardous Metal Scrap & […]

PRAB Tramp Oil Separator Saves Manufacturer Over $60,000 Annually by Recycling Wash Water

Challenge: Reduce labor and wastewater disposal costs from a wash system Solution: PRAB Tramp Oil Separator Results: Annual Savings of $67,440 Project Background A global manufacturer of components for hydraulic systems needed a high-quality solution that would streamline oil removal from their small tunnel washer for its cleaning line. Their current process was compromising the company’s ability to […]