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    Five Reasons it May be Time to Start Looking at a New Industrial Oven

Five Reasons it May be Time to Start Looking at a New Industrial Oven

Industrial ovens and dryers are among the most reliable pieces of equipment at a manufacturing facility. Often giving an organization a decade or more of reliable service, these pieces of equipment often live longer than employees stay at your company, so if you’re a production supervisor or manager, you may have to dig through the books to find when your current equipment was bought.

That said, even the most reliable pieces of equipment have a limited shelf life, and if you begin to see any of the following signs, it may be time to start looking at your options.
Inefficient to […]

When is it Time to Consider a New Conveyor System?

For manufacturing facilities, the conveyor belt is the circulatory system of the entire operation. Carrying the products you make from raw material to end result, the conveyor system plays a vital part of the manufacturing process, but maintenance budgets often go towards larger, more prominent, or more expensive pieces of equipment.

Of course, there is a reason for this, conveyor systems are reliable and have a long useful life; a properly maintained system can give you years or decades of service. Knowing this, if your conveyor system goes down, your entire manufacturing process comes to a screeching halt. Downtime on […]

Understanding Harmful Chemicals: Air Pollution Abatement

Even the smallest industrial operations can release different types of dangerous air pollutants. While all factories should implement ways to treat these emissions before they enter the atmosphere, it’s also important to choose the right machinery.

The best way to choose the best air pollution abatement systems is to understand the emissions your factory generates. In this article, we’ll go over the common types of air pollutants that most factories generate and discuss the impact they may cause.
The impact of pollution
Factories can generate solid waste, liquid residues, and airborne pollutants. All of these are very dangerous and must be handled […]

6 Benefits Of Purchasing a Custom Industrial Cheese Melter

Just like cheeses, industrial machinery can come in all shapes and sizes. Cheese melters are pieces of equipment dedicated to one thing: pre-melting dairy products and other ingredients on packaged goods.

While they may seem simple enough, choosing the best cheese melter is not always easy. In most cases, ordering a custom melter is the only way to guarantee that you’ll receive the perfect machine.

In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of choosing tailored cheese melters and what you need to keep in mind before ordering one for your operation.
The importance of cheese melters
Cheese melters allow frozen pizza manufacturers to […]

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    Manufacturers Need to Remain Vigilant in the Wake of Increased Scrutiny

Manufacturers Need to Remain Vigilant in the Wake of Increased Scrutiny

It may be odd to think that a state can charge a manufacturer for anything ranging from product liability to global warming prevention using a very loose interpretation of a law often used to fine people for unkept lawns or running an illegal gambling ring, but there’s currently a dangerous trend that could set dangerous precedent for everyone in the manufacturing community.
Continued Scrutiny on the Manufacturing Community
In a recent blog, we discussed that there is increased focus on manufacturing emissions, due in part to the consolidation taking place between some of the global players in paint and coatings.

However, the […]

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    The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

Since the dawn of time, humans have wanted to leave their mark. Whether it’s a cave, the Sistine Chapel, or the walls of your home, humans have found ways to combine pigments and carriers for the past 65,000 years in order to leave a lasting impression on a surface. While paint has been around for millennia, mass manufacturing, understanding of volatile organic compounds, and regulations regarding production are a new concept.
VOC Abatement in the Paint and Coatings Industry
New concept or not, these regulations still control the materials you use, the processes you employ, and the amount you emit, and […]

3 Pollution Control Challenges for Baking Operations

Even though the United States has been leading the way in pollution control and emissions have continued to drop since the passage of the Clean Air Act, various industries such as the manufacturing of food products still results in the release of volatile organic compounds, odors, and other pollutants.

In many industries, and even in certain food manufacturing processes, facilities have numerous options to reduce their emissions that could include anything from a change in materials to a change in product.

On the other hand, pollution control at a baking operation is different than many other manufacturing processes:

Nearly Impossible to […]

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    The Current and Future Challenges Surrounding Air Pollution Abatement

The Current and Future Challenges Surrounding Air Pollution Abatement

It’s no secret that air pollution is extremely dangerous for both the general public and the environment. This is one of the reasons why the Clean Air Act of 1970 was established in the first place – to help improve public health while reducing the impact humans have on the natural world.

Although the air pollution levels have dramatically decreased over the last 45 years, airborne contamination is still a major issue. Industrial facilities need to abide by regulation set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when it comes to pollution emissions and their abatement mechanisms.

In this article, we’ll discuss […]

Rotary Concentrators for the Paint and Coatings Industry

For manufacturers in the paint and coatings industry, volatile organic compounds or VOCs are part of doing business. From solvents to colorants, nearly all coatings in the world contain VOCs, which are released during the manufacturing process all the way through application and outgassing/drying.

In fact, paint and coatings production and use is the second largest source of VOC emissions into the atmosphere after automobiles, responsible for roughly 11 billion pounds every year.

With this in mind, regulators and industry associations have spent decades drafting rules, guidelines, and regulations for coatings manufacturers, designed to minimize the creation or release of VOCs […]

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    Identifying the Most Effective VOC Abatement for Paint Manufacturing Facilities

Identifying the Most Effective VOC Abatement for Paint Manufacturing Facilities

Almost all major industrial processes generate significant amounts of air pollution that need to be treated before they enter the atmosphere. Like many other industries, paint manufacturers have to abide by regulations set by the EPA that limit the amount of untreated pollution these factories can release into the air.

Paint factory managers are always looking for a cost-effective solution that helps them control their factory’s VOC emissions and abide by these regulations.

VOC abatement systems provide a viable alternative to destroy air pollutants in paint manufacturing facilities at a low cost. That being said, there are different abatement technologies available […]