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It takes innovation and collaboration to accelerate the design and construction process to bring manufacturing facilities online to produce lifesaving vaccines as quickly as possible.
Lean manufacturing tools and techniques demands a mental shift among employees, steady elimination of process wastes and perfecting best operational practices.
It is important to create a safety culture that works for the employees and supports client success and satisfaction
By focusing on the three-legged stool of quality, productivity and safety, people can safely find a better way of using Lean methods.
Lean manufacturing, when done right, can improve productivity and reduce waste on the plant floor. Successful implementation requires buy-in from workers. See three ways to change workers’ perception of Lean and build trust.
If implemented effectively, Lean planning practices can help meet critical production start dates and make up for delays caused by the pandemic
Utilizing six sigma principles, team of university researchers and standards groups are working on finding ways to set standards for quality control when it comes to additive manufacturing.
Team-led improvement ideas boost safety, efficiency and uptime for a precision molding operation.
Manufacturing operating systems have come a long way and can aid engineers in many ways. The right operating system will be intuitive, efficient and easy to use.
A solid foundation is required for any initiative
Purple deploys L2L’s Lean execution system to great success
The Factory of the Future can maximize the value and performance of every machine and production unit.
Articles about Engineering Leaders Under 40, applying Lean to daily management, improving your skilled workforce, maintaining equipment, and keeping workers safe were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Like soccer, a Lean daily management plan on a manufacturing floor requires team discipline to ensure success.
Blockchain can provide benefits to larger manufacturers looking to improve their Lean operations and reduce waste.
Toyota Kata seeks to enable organizations to gain and sustain competitive advantage through a cultural aptitude for process improvement and represents an attempt to correct various failure modes that are believed to have hindered past Lean manufacturing initiatives.
Manager of Continuous Improvement, The Raymond Corporation, Greene, NY, United States
In the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses in everything from video games to shopping trips, the practical applications in the manufacturing realm may get overrun by the hype. As Plant Engineering discussed this month with Kazunobu Morita, chief strategy officer for industry and distribution business unit, Hitachi, Ltd., the use of AI on the plant floor will provide better data to workers and will help bolster the sagging workforce needs in the plant. "It is all about building awareness about the available data and need to unlock the potential of this data to address challenges faced by maintenance teams," Morita told Plant Engineering in the Mid-Year Report that focused on the Plant of the Future.
Creating and measuring performance metrics should be well-defined and reflect the goals of the business that focus on delivering value to clients.
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Maintenance performance alone will not deliver sustainable performance; it has to come from all aspects of a manufacturing organization.
When selecting an ERP system, organizations often start with a drive to become “Lean” and stay competitive.
A comprehensive spare parts management policy should include identifying critical motors, comparing carry costs to downtime, and maintaining spare parts on hand.
Maintenance can be improved if companies focus more on improving their operations rather than maintaining what they have.
Data crunching enables manufacturers to make better choices when it comes to their operations.
Cirtronics has grown into a 175,000 square-foot facility with 200 employees and was recently recognized by the New Hampshire Business of Social Responsibility for its people-centric culture.
Using data analysis to find out what the dominant products within a facility are and the processes used to create them and how they flow within a plant facility is a useful way to make a company Leaner.
Companies should look for the food enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that provides the best process visibility.
A Lean-minded board of directors can have an influential impact on the direction of an organization and its future.
While we take comfort in familiar ideas, what drives are society is innovation and new ideas that allow us to move forward.
A food manufacturing plan should include situation analysis, goals and objectives, and function and scope to ensure that the plan goes through smoothly.
Lean manufacturing has changed the plant floor in many ways and the future promises everything will become Leaner as companies use real-time data to improve operations.
Nolan Lestage, a utilities supervisor for West Liberty Foods in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, shares his story of his manufacturing experience and the pride he has in his work.
Moving toward proactive maintenance requires a foundational change.
Lean manufacturing and the advent of Big Data have made operations more complex and the company needs to make the operational process as simple as possible to avoid chaos.
Predictive, preventive, and breakdown maintenance are common maintenance programs that provide their own unique benefits and plant managers should know when to employ them.
Vending programs can manage materials and provide workers with better access.
A life in manufacturing means adapting to changes and evolving your mindset to fit the times to grow your skillset as well as the company's.
Companies looking to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into their maintenance program need to understand its benefits and how they can take advantage of its potential by implementing reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM).
Maintenance is crucial, but a lack of resources remains an issue according to respondents for the 2017 Maintenance Survey.
Regular cable testing on motors are designed to help determine if any scheduled maintenance may need to take place and using insulation resistance or polarization index testing can provide some answers.
When building a preventive maintenance (PM) program, it's important to ensure the new program represents an improvement over the reactive maintenance it's replacing and that it includes the necessary supportive back-end systems and processes to ensure the program is efficient.
Rapid changes in the market and in technology require managers to continuously troubleshoot, as throughput is a mindset based on passion and process.
Performance management reviews may have mixed results with people, but they can have a very positive effect when trying to apply Lean principles to an organization.
When it comes to managing all aspects of maintenance, capital expenditures (CAPEX) remains one of the key priorities.
Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.
Making process improvements that stick within maintenance organizations is a long-term commitment that requires a cultural change with a specific plan and a strong mandate from management that encourages workers to keep making positive changes on all levels.
Building a purpose-driven excellence culture requires leadership to be proactive and engage with their workers and create a culture built on trust.
Companies need to establish an environment and culture where workers are just as active in creating a positive, safe environment as the executives and managers. Consider the six tips below to get started.
Companies that are able to communicate clearly and be flexible with their clients during a food plant design construction will have the most success in overcoming potential challenges.
Business Unit Maintenance & Reliability Leader, Cargill Salt Inc., Newark, Calif.
Focus on growth through new product launch readiness and leadership capabilities.
The first step in this "make it yours" approach was to make the company's problems visible.
Neptune Technology Group’s two-year Lean transformation
Learn these key formulas to calculate overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and assess Lean performances.
Project/Maintenance Manager, Manufacturing; Victaulic; Easton, Pa.; AAS Tool Making Technology & BS Manufacturing Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Utilities and Technology Manager, Cooper River Partners; Goose Creek, S.C.; BS Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina—Charlotte
Stacey Bales and Sara Mortensen chart a fresh course for the family business.
Despite this hurdle to Lean adoption, the reality is that in today’s highly competitive and unpredictable global economy, Lean is still just as relevant, if not more so, than ever before.
Webcast presenter Shon Isenhour answers more viewer questions on new training and devices as well as the best approaches for training and other best practices to consider.
CMMS can help companies that utilize lean manufacturing in eliminating waste in inventory, waiting, defects, and underused employee creativity.
The global green packaging market is expected to grow about 8% over the next five years, with the food and beverage market positioned as the largest consumer of green packaging materials.
Efficiencies gained in shipping can reduce costs, speed products to market, and increase customer satisfaction.
Smaller microbreweries, especially startups, are often located in facilities that were originally designed for other purposes. These might include warehouses, factories, or store buildings. Space is often at a premium, and compromises in energy systems may be unavoidable.
Are your employees ready for the Lean journey or suffering from too many Kaizen events? Before you can ever be successful in integrating Lean practices, it’s important to first understand why employees come to work each day.
There may not be any one correct way to measure backlog, but it is always advised to find that shortlist of backlog calculations that work for you, and measure them consistently. Measuring the size and makeup of your backlog can give you some keen insight into how you are managing your workload in your maintenance organization.
To reduce lead time, the first step is to prioritize the operations which will yield the most results, then review transactional history to check actual performance.
Lean programs usually begin with good intentions. But sustaining the effort is the biggest challenge.
Seven steps toward utilizing prognostic data analysis to optimize maintenance schedules.
Unanticipated circumstances test organization's leadership and resilience during the Lean journey. Here is a list of common challenges faced by organizations.
Jacksonville conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn from leaders and thinkers in the Lean industry.
Training, discipline, and maintenance keep things flying along
Keynote speakers at 2014 Summit will discuss manufacturing excellence, preview presentations in September.
Lean is about involving people throughout your organization in day-by-day, continuing improvements.
From installation to lubrication, 11 ways to protect your assets
The information needed to diagnose, treat—and even predict—plant-floor issues is now little more than an Internet connection away. Industrial organizations are starting to take advantage of better remote access capabilities.
Lean Maintenance is gaining traction as a sound strategy to keep equipment running and productivity humming. The hardest part is getting started. Plant Engineering presents a Webcast that looks at the steps needed to implement a sound Lean Maintenance strategy on your plant floor and to begin to reap the benefits.
Take advantage of existing resources as your organization ramps up its 5S capabilities – a key to lean and continuous improvement progress.
Rick Wheeler, a Principal Consultant with Life Cycle Engineering, explains how autonomous maintenance has a valid role in modern maintenance strategy.
Educational experiences provide an opportunity to learn from professionals whose expertise demonstrates the various benefits of lean.
While circumstances vary, best practices suggest bearings should last eight to 12 years if properly maintained
The conference features insightful speakers, excellent networking opportunities, fascinating plant tours and presentations sure to provide a fresh look at lean manufacturing.
According to a energy survey by Plant Engineering, only 47% of facilities conduct an annual energy audit
Following best practices and running an efficient, up-to-date maintenance repair and operations (MRO) storeroom can save the company a great deal of money in the long-term with less production downtime and greater use of technical resources
ASQ study finds training, financial incentives help boost quality improvements
$27 million ‘Lean Lab’ will prove out manufacturing techniques
ZoneFlex improves material handling efficiency and features clip-in mounting, switch configuration, and LED diagnostics
A good CMMS system can deliver the information users need to better fine-tune their PM schedules. If a less-rigorous PM schedule gets the maintenance team slapped with a corrective work order, it’s time to adjust.
Allied Reliability Group has acquired ABB’s Reliability Consulting business in North America, originally known as HSB RT.
Coordinator II/Program Administrator, The Reliability and Maintainability Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
ePac software was presented with the 2011 Grand Award at the 2012 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner.
When a manufacturing organization embarks on a total productive maintenance (TPM) project, especially maintenance operations, it is critical to get the feedback from any/all people impacted, down to machine operators. So often we hear about utopian desires from upper management related to maintenance operations. TPM would be much more successful if people working “in the trenches” are included in the design, implementation and intended outcomes of the project. This stretches way past the maintenance staff to equipment operators themselves who could be “deputized” to handle elementary quality control and preventive maintenance tasks. CMMS should be the operations management, planning, analysis and audit technology component of any plant TPM strategy.
Symposium in Turkey hosted by Martin Engineering focuses on safety, efficiency
Turn your strategy from reactive to proactive
Five things to review when studying your maintenance operation
7 tips to get the most out of your process and people
CMMS Intelligence allows maintenance teams to reduce preventative maintenance and achieve maximum uptime.
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Environmental Health in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Maintenance Software in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Manual Material Handling in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Manual Material Handling in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
TPM has been around industry for over 25 years, and yet is still an new concept to many organizations. There are many myths and misunderstandings about TPM that circulate industry.
Engineering and Maintenance Manager, FONA International
Manufacturing leaders discuss the characteristics that successful manufacturing operations have in common.
Wildeck Inc. marked its 35th anniversary with a community open house and celebration. Plant Engineering sat down with Keith G. Pignolet to learn more about the plant’s success.
The cost of maintaining equipment can be much higher than we realize. Sustaining equipment for its original design consumes time, labor, materials, tools, facilities, and most importantly lost production.
Seminar: June 21-23, 2011; Pensacola Beach, FL
Seminar: May 17, 2011; San Antonio, TX
Workshop: May 5, 2011; Calgary, Alberta
Tour/Workshop: May 3, 2011; Newark, DE
TankJet 360 Fluid Driven Tank Cleaner from Spraying Systems Co. is equipped with a dual- or triple-nozzle hub and high-impact solid stream nozzles that rotate 360° in horizontal and vertical planes.
Company seen as "great strategic fit" for Kaman
March 5 Webcast features Heinz maintenance manager
he importance of maintaining PID loops cannot be overstated.
Plant Engineering brings you another item from the Tips & Tricks archive
Green Manufacturing: Business Strategies for Sustainability highlights the conference sessions of National Manufacturing Week and will emphasize concepts such as Lean and green, corporate social responsibility, waste to profit, design for environment, zero waste and environmental sustainability.
National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows.
The phrase “Lean maintenance” lends itself to an onslaught of requisite punch lines … “Our maintenance is so lean … Most professional plant leadership understand that Lean maintenance has nothing to do with thinning out warm bodies, or more directly, reducing maintenance resources.
Perhaps no single quote that came out of the Plant Engineering Manufacturing Summit last month in Chicago better summarizes the state of manufacturing right now than this one: “We are so busy trying to meet tomorrow's build requirements that we don't have time to improve.”
Lean maintenance is the application of Lean philosophies, methods, tools and techniques to maintenance functions.
When a company wants to compare maintenance and availability performance internally or externally, it needs a common platform of predefined indicators so that it can compare apples to apples.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has released a new book, "Story of a Lean Journey."
MRC stainless steel take-up frames for use in food-industry conveyor systems are designed to provide support for conveyor shafts and deliver correct conveyor belt tension while withstanding frequent washdowns and typically harsh chemicals.
Sprayon engine degreaser can remove dirt, grease and varnish from mechanical engines, machinery and tools.
Lean Six Sigma experts from around the world will gather at the 8th Annual American Society for Quality (ASQ) Lean Six Sigma Conference February 11-12, 2008, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. On tap at the 2008 conference are four of the most noted experts in the implementation of Six Sigma in government, healthcare, manufacturing and the utilities industry.
Many maintenance managers will tell you their workforce is different than other shiftworkers – that their attitudes and behaviors are not the same. Recognizing, understanding and accounting for how maintenance personnel evaluate shift schedules are essential to finding a schedule that will satisfy their needs and give you the required coverage to meet your business needs.
More than 50 tests are available online for assessing maintenance and production workers. Designed to complement training program development, the online assessments provide administration, scoring and reporting that helps users determine areas of deficiency for their employees. Reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel for review.
HydroForce Zero VOC general-purpose cleaner is an industrial-strength, aqueous non-aerosol cleaner. It's designed for use on tools, parts, grills, tires, engines and shop equipment. The fluid is non-corrosive with a pH level of less than 11. Biodegradable, nonflammable and non-ozone depleting, the cleaner is available in 32-ounce spray bottles, 1-gallon bottles, 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.
Oil Eater cleaner-degreaser cuts through oil, grease, grime and dirt, encapsulating them into a solution that rinses off easily and leaves no residue.
New white paper from Lawson explores the concept of Dynamic Reliability-Centered Maintenance
Maintenance has always been a cost center in manufacturing, but experts at the July 19 Webcast presented by PLANT ENGINEERING and sponsored by UNICCO Service Company made a compelling case that a proper maintenance program can drive profits and a return on investment. “All manufacturers have to get to operational excellence,” said Tim Goshert, worldwide reliability and maintenance m...
Two upcoming seminars are designed to prepare participants for and give the exam for Bronze Certification in Lean.
The Association for Facilities Engineering offers review classes for Certified Plant Maintenance Manager and Certified Plant Supervisor online to allow plant personnel to take the classes at their desktop, avoiding travel and time away from work. The four-hour CPMM training sessions begin at 12:30 EDT on June 19, and last eight sessions through June and July.
Plant Engineering magazine and The Aberdeen Group are seeking feedback from plant management personnel to determine what strategies and approaches top service organizations use to grow service revenues and boost profits with their service and maintenance contract offerings. All respondents will receive a free copy of the benchmark study, “Service and Maintenance Contract Management: Ensur...
In a move that strengthens its market leadership in reliability services, condition monitoring products, maintenance strategies and consulting services, SKF USA, Inc. has acquired Preventive Maintenance Company, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL. Preventive Maintenance Company, Inc. is a market leader in predictive maintenance services for industrial customers in the pulp & paper, metals, food, automotive and other industries.
Plant Engineering magazine and The Aberdeen Group are seeking feedback from plant management personnel to determine what strategies and approaches top service organizations use to grow service revenues and boost profits with their service and maintenance contract offerings. All respondents will receive a free copy of the benchmark study, Service and Maintenance Contract Management: Ensuring Service Chain Profitability , due out in February 2007. All individual responses will be kept strictly confidential.
IMC-2006, the 21st International Maintenance Conference, is an event where maintenance and reliability professionals can learn from each other through a series of presentations, question & answers sessions, networking opportunities and a selection of full-day workshops. Participants will discover exciting new ideas and learn helpful techniques for maintenance and reliability, predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, and maintenance basics like prioritizing, planning, and scheduling work. IMC-2006 will be held Dec.
“Lean Management and the Role of Lean Leadership” is the firstJohn Shook, senior advisor to LEI and the first American to work as a manager in Toyota’s operations in Japan, will share the key characteristics of Lean management and leadership as he learned it at Toyota and other companies. The webinar will address where management begins and ends; how value is created for the customer in the three key processes of any business: design, make and use; the links between a Lean Management System and traditional organizational structures; the role of Lean leaders as change agents; the “right" leadership style to support a Lean transformation; and the vital few leadership principles and practices at Toyota. Interested viewers can go to www.lean.org to register for the webinar.
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The InfraMation 2006 Conference, sponsored by Flir, is designed for anyone seeking innovative ways to reduce costs, improve worker safety and optimize productivity by averting shutdowns and extending the life of capital equipment through the use of infrared thermography. Learn from experts in the field as they cover a selection of topics, ranging from predictive maintenance, thermal research an...
With the launch of a newly redesigned Website, www.techsolve.org, TechSolve has pulled together educational resources on lean manufacturing and machining optimization. The Website includes detailed descriptions of lean and machining applications in the manufacturing industry, client case studies and video media, a thorough explanation of the benefits and levels of membership, and a calendar and...
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PLANT ENGINEERING’s Maintenance Connection is a monthly e-newsletter that provides plant and maintenance management with cutting edge ideas to improve maintenance practices in their operation. Each month, we’ll take a look at issues such as maintenance scheduling, safety and reliability, all with the goal of creating value from the maintenance operation. We welcome your suggestions, questions and views on maintenance issues. Contact editor Bob Vavra at BVavra@cfemedia.com and let him know what issues you’d like to see covered in future editions.
Maintenance is a crucial issue on the plant floor every day, and PLANT ENGINEERING has added new columns and features each month to keep readers informed about the latest trends and products in the rapidly-changing field. Starting March 24, PLANT ENGINEERING offers Maintenance Connection, our new monthly e-newsletter that brings those issues and features right to your desktop.
Dissipater battery vent cap solves many maintenance problems. A patented design dissipates heat and returns water to the battery during charging. Overflow protection holds expanded acid during recharging, eliminating over-watering. A built-in eye indicates the electrolyte level in every cell. A patented filtration system reduces harmful gases by filtering odors and creating a healthy environment.
OxyTrak 411 flue gas oxygen analyzer is self-calibrating and requires no reference air. It uses a miniature zirconium-oxide sensor with a sealed internal reference to determine flue gas oxygen content, even with rapidly changing process conditions. Eliminating the reference air piping greatly simplifies (and reduces the cost of) system installation, while the self-calibrating operation reduces ...
This is the third installment in a three-part article about Maintenance Work.
Terminating wiresProblem: Devices such as switches and receptacles are usually daisy chained to one another to serve multiple locations via a single circuit. What practices are approved to terminate wiring and device connections? Solution: There are three approaches available to perform this task. Approach A uses both terminals of a standard receptacle. Failure of this device can affect other loads downstream on the circuit.
Ivara.EXP is a rule-based expert system that supports proactive maintenance based on equipment condition information. The software predefines the appropriate maintenance program and monitors the overall condition of critical equipment. Ivara Corp.
Eliminator H-Type conveyor belt precleaner strips away carryback residue at the head pulley to keep more material in the product stream and reduce cleanup elsewhere.
Solventsaver is a filtration/treatment/cleansing system that works with any solvent-based parts cleaner using mineral spirits/petroleum-based products. Solvent life is significantly extended, reducing labor and disposal costs.
EXP offers full support for RCM methodology, manual and electronic gathering and analysis of equipment condition, and a comprehensive equipment maintenance program that consists of predictive, preventive, and corrective activities.
Field Browser predictive maintenance system uses any web browser and internet computer to enable a user to view the status of all control valves on an easy-to-read screen.
Bridle the bristles Problem: Cleaning parts in the parts washer is aggravating because the bristles on the standard round brush are standing out in all directions. Solution: Borrow a trick from painters — “bridle” the brush. Take an o-ring a little smaller than the brush diameter and roll it down the bristles to get the desired shape. Contributor : Philip J. Soliday, Freeman Products, Knox, IN; 219-772-2129 List of Tips & Tricks Plant Engineering.
A 32-p catalog offers a wide selection of asphalt and concrete coatings; crack sealants; line striping, marking, and stenciling products; color surfacing; tools; and safety supplies. Product prices are listed to aid in budgeting. Maintenance, Inc.
A 64-p water jet accessory catalog offers nearly 500 items to clean, cut, or prepare surfaces with high-pressure equipment.
James Morton Group, Serpent & DoveMagWand magnetic cleaner
Datastream Systems, Inc.MP2 Weblink system
A broad range of single-source field construction, maintenance services, and construction management is presented in an 8-p brochure.
C/D Solv RE cleaner/degreaser is a rapidly evaporating alternative to chlorinated solvent products. It is fast drying and quickly penetrates to clean grease and grime without leaving a residue.
Orange Hand Cleaners offer a natural, citrus-based lotion formula to remove the toughest on-the-job dirt and grease without water. A combination of natural moisteners and lotions help protect hands from chapping.
Equipment to clean with water and clean or dispose of the resultant dirty water is summarized in a 6-p brochure.
Premoistened hand towels cut through dirt and grime, such as oil, paint, grease, tar, and ink. A wiper and cleaner in one, the rough side of the towels loosen, trap, and retain grime without smearing the soil back onto hands. New Pig Corp. www.newpig.
A broad array of industrial maintenance equipment is presented in a 102-p catalog. Products include tube/pipe cleaners, vacuums/floor machines, pressure washers, and duct cleaners. Numerous photos are provided. Goodway Technologies Corp. www.goodway.com
One of the problems with industrial maintenance these days is that it's, well, maintenance. Maintenance by definition means keeping things the way they are (or in original condition), and that won't hack it any more.
A 36-p catalog presents a line of cleaning items such as wipers, premoistened wipers, surface liners, hand cleaners, degreasers, and personal protection products. Economic dispensing solutions for the products help control consumption and reduce waste.
Workhorse TR manufactured rags are nonwoven wipes treated with a flame retardant coating that passes NFPA 701 flammability resistance tests. The wipes clean oil, grease, grime, and solvents and are available on rolls of 740.
Lifter Wipes premoistened towels remove dirt, soil, heavy grease, oils, tar, wax, and adhesives while conditioning and softening hands. There is no need for rinsing or drying. La-Co Industries, Inc. www.laco.markal.industry.net
Rough Touch Scrubs combine a high-quality, liquid hand cleaner formula with a heavy-duty, nonscratching, abrasive hand-cleaning towel.
A portable ultrasonic system for cleaning liquid filter components is described in this bulletin. The system eliminates messy and time-consuming cleaning alternatives, such as pressure washing and steam cleaning. R-P Products
A folder features 100 useful and easy-to-understand tips submitted by maintenance and operations department personnel over the last 50 yr. Kano Laboratories Inc.
A portable, ultrasonic system for cleaning liquid filter components eliminates the need for pressure washing and steam cleaning. The system cleans reusable sintered, pleated, bonded, slotted, or multi-layered mesh filter media in 5 to 15 min.
GRD gelled remover/degreaser is a high-performance product specifically designed for the removal of aged, hard film, corrosion-inhibiting compounds, particularly cured resins, adhesives, and baked-on grease and oil.