7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building Your CIP System

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building Your CIP System

Jul 9, 2015

Is your system capable of being cleaned in place? Before you get started on the CIP designs, make sure you have the answer to these seven strategic questions...

Don’t Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Don’t Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Jun 11, 2015

When handling shear-sensitive products, the myth that slower RPM pumps are “more gentle” is not always true. There are several less-known factors that may be the culprits...

Don’t Mount Your PD Pumps the Wrong Way

Don’t Mount Your PD Pumps the Wrong Way

May 28, 2015

Did you know there’s a “right” way to install your positive displacement (PD) pump? You could have your pump installed incorrectly, potentially leaving your product exposed to...

Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Apr 14, 2015

Industry professionals have long recognized that a well-documented preventative maintenance program provides a company with significant cost savings. In the food manufacturing industry, it is also integral to producing safe foods, since well-maintained equipment reduces the risk of...

Maintenance and Profitability

Maintenance and Profitability

Apr 1, 2015

A continuous, uninterrupted manufacturing operation is the backbone of any successful producer. Businesses now face global competition, which adds pressure to lower price and increase quality. One way to reduce costs is to reduce downtime through regular maintenance. Maintenance costs may amount to as much as 35% of total production costs, particularly if you experience many downtime events. Downtime naturally lowers your

How Long Should My Hose Last?

How Long Should My Hose Last?

Jun 14, 2011

A day, a week, a month—or maybe a year! What are your expectations? This is the most common question asked by customers regarding sanitary hose assemblies. The question itself is difficult (but not impossible) to answer due to the unique applications that vary from one facility to another. Some reasons for premature failure are...