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The Benefits and Proof Behind Metal Scrap and Fluid Handling Equipment

Without processing metal scrap and recycling cutting fluids in-house, metalworking operations do not get the maximum value for their chips from the scrap dealer and cutting fluids are substantially wasted. However, with the right scrap and fluid handling equipment metal scrap can be a great source of revenue and recycled fluids can drastically cut the costs of new fluid purchases, […]

Maintenance and Technology Considerations When Selecting a Metal Scrap Conveyor

When choosing the right conveyor to manage metal scrap, maintenance and technology should heavily influence the decision—to increase the conveyor life and reduce maintenance issues. One of these maintenance issues is belt tension. From the time of installation, the belt stretches the longer it runs, creating slack and wear issues. Typically belts also must be visually checked for wear and […]

White Paper: Achieving Economic Recovery & Resilience To Future Disruptions

Download Automated Systems and Domestic Sourcing Will Contribute to Sustainable U.S. Production By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB   Introduction Global health events. Trade wars and tariffs. Political discord. Rising foreign labor costs. External factors such as these have had a major impact on U.S. manufacturing. Many companies were challenged in 2020 just to complete ordinary day-to-day production […]

White Paper: 8 Problem Areas Affecting Metalworking Operation Profitability

Download     Address the Most Common Issues to Maximize Growth By Teresa Phillips, Senior Marketing Specialist, PRAB   Introduction There are numerous areas in metalworking operations that can affect operational profitability, but eight top problem areas are common to many manufacturers. This whitepaper touches on each of the 8 problem areas, explains how they impact profitability, and what can […]

Blog: Maximizing Conveyor Life Under Press

As seen in ‘Modern Metals Magazine’   “There are critical elements necessary in the design phase that will reduce the impact of force from scrap- ensuring good material flow, reducing downtime and maintenance, and helping to keep operators focused on press output.” –Bob Anspaugh, conveyor sales engineer for PRAB Inc. Q: Why a steel belt for metal stamping scrap? A: […]

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: 3 Automated Equipment Solutions That Can Help You Cope with a Skilled Worker Shortage

Metalworking operations aren’t struggling to find work these days, thanks to a strong economy and a healthy construction market. Unfortunately, the dwindling number of highly skilled workers with deep industry knowledge poses a more serious problem that must be dealt with to ensure that productivity keeps pace with demand. According to industrial supply company Grainger, 59% of metalworking firms […]

White Paper: Waste Stream Management in the Midst of a Limited Workforce

Solving metalworking waste stream issues as retaining employees becomes more difficult. By Mike Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, PRAB Introduction The metalworking industry faces many uncertainties amid a changing economic climate. Already confronting the probability of slowed economic growth going into 2020,1 financial expectations became even more uncertain as the coronavirus outbreak spread worldwide. In a […]

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 […]