Are microbes eating your sanitary process system?

Are tiny microbes feasting on your precious product line? Corrosion resistant alloys (CRA) are used for almost every equipment, machinery, or apparatus used in the food, dairy, and beverage manufacturing. Despite that, the maintenance costs due to corrosion in these kinds of equipment are surprisingly very high. The current research in Corrosion Science and Engineering, tells us that microbes or bacteria have been causing...

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

Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Jun 13, 2013

When dust and moisture get in the wrong places they can cause production downtime and safety concerns. To lower these risks, Pipetite Grommet brings a higher level of protection to penetrations where air and electrical lines enter a cabinet or control panel. These small, yet effective, flexible silicone escutcheons now boast an IP64 rating, also known as a UL Rating. This means that the Pipetite Grommet is dust proof and splash proof from all directions. Its dust proof characteristics can greatly help...

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Apr 9, 2013

High-pressure Clamps: it seems like they are for high-pressure lines, right? However, that’s not always, or even usually, the case. This confusion means that these block-style clamps secured by two bolts are the subject of much debate. The most obvious reason to use high-pressure clamps is for...

Poll: Does Stainless Steel Contain Iron?

Poll: Does Stainless Steel Contain Iron?

Dec 18, 2012

We are always curious about thoughts regarding stainless steel. Please take 30 seconds to respond to this poll.