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White Paper: 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 […]

Blog: Protecting Your Workforce

Accidents and injuries in the workplace are going down in the US, but the costs associated with them continue to go up. There is a long way to go in reducing these costs, especially in certain areas of the metalworking industry. Fortunately, there are solutions available to decision-makers when they choose to seriously consider the application and benefits provided […]

Blog: Good Housekeeping’s Positive Effect on Profit, Productivity, and Purpose

The United States the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that good housekeeping in the workplace not only creates a cleaner, safer workplace, but also promotes positive behaviors, habits and attitudes. However, to fully reap the benefits, the administration recommends that good housekeeping be maintained throughout the workday. This helps to avoid the physical consequences […]

Blog: Back-End Solutions That Move Profit Margins in a Positive Direction

Metalworking operations are often faced with unavoidable costs that are beyond their control. Two of the largest this year have been tariffs, and the cost of cutting fluids. Fortunately, there are many back-end solutions to help offset these costs that will add more value to metal scrap and spend fluids, and move profit margins in a positive direction. Machine […]

White Paper: 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 […]

Blog: Avoiding Accidents & Injuries in the Metalworking Operation

If there is more good news to be shared about the current state of the U.S. workplace, it’s that the rate of accidents and injuries are on a healthy downward trend. However, the costs associated with these workplace injuries continue to rise, providing businesses with more financial headaches than relief. It’s not hard to see how economically devastating workplace […]

White Paper: 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 […]

Case Study: Aerospace Components Manufacturer Reduces its Environmental Impact and Cuts New Coolant Purchases by 75%

Challenge: Emptying the sumps of Koss Aerospace’s 26 machining centers was labor intensive and caused a lot of downtime. Their old system’s inability to handle this level of fluid resulted in foul odor and excessive haul-away costs. Solution PRAB’s Guardian™ Coolant Recycling System with Coolant Manager, Polishing Filter System and Dirty Transfer System Results: 75% savings on new coolant purchases. […]

White Paper: 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, […]

Blog: Eliminate Bacteria in Coolant

Metalworking fluid is a blend of many chemicals that’s main job is to help oil emulsify into water. Many years ago, this fluid contained carcinogens, until 1970 when it was outlawed from both sale and dumping down the drain. Without the carcinogens, metalworking fluid is not resistant to bacteria growth and in the right conditions, in a short amount […]