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...

Out With the Old and… You Know the Rest

Out With the Old and… You Know the Rest

May 5, 2011

Over the years we have seen many changes in sanitary processing equipment, especially with smaller items like pumps, valves, etc. What is the reason for this? Let’s examine some possibilities.

Which Are Better: Mixproof Valves or Transfer Panels?

Which Are Better: Mixproof Valves or Transfer Panels?

Jan 24, 2011

Mixproof Valve technology is advanced enough to completely replace Transfer Panels. Manufacturers tout the fully-automated operation and smaller footprint of mixproofs, but many processors hold firm to the old standby of transfer panels. What’s your take? Have you made the switch, or is there something about Transfer Panels that you can’t give up? I’d love to hear your opinions.

What Is a Skid System?

What Is a Skid System?

Oct 28, 2010

A skid system is any process implement, operational device or system that can help a customer save time and money, or increase flexibility by assembling a group of modular pieces together as a single unit.  This includes: Pump carts Bio waste deactivation systems CIP systems Multi-story modular systems All of these systems fall under the broad umbrella of a...

New Website Explains Mixproof Valve Technology

New Website Explains Mixproof Valve Technology

Oct 21, 2010

Mixproof valve technology has truly revolutionized the sanitary flow industries. With a double-seat mixproof design, you’re able to stream two different products or CIP fluid through the same valve at the same time—without any risk of cross-contamination. Mixproofs.com is a new website which answers these questions: How does this technology work? For what...

Is the Value Mixproofs Provide Truly Valuable?

Is the Value Mixproofs Provide Truly Valuable?

Jun 24, 2010

Are there compelling reasons to use mixproof valves, particularly in a dairy?  For everything they offer, mixproof valves are still not applied as often as would seem appropriate.  What are the reasons?  Maybe no one is asking the right question. Maybe the question should be, “Is the value mixproofs provide truly valuable?”  So let’s look at some...