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9 01, 2023

Depth Filtration vs. Surface Filtration in Food, Beverage and Pharmaceuticals

2023-01-09T23:48:17+00:00January 9th, 2023|Filters|

In the manufacture of beverages, food and pharmaceuticals, depth and surface filters are commonly used. Depth filtration forces liquids through a random pattern of channels in filter media in order to trap particles. Depth filtration often functions as rough or primary filtration, because it removes larger particles before they reach finer pleated and membrane filters, extending the life and freshness of “downstream” filtration surfaces. Surface filtration uses a thin porous material to capture particles, allowing clarified liquid to flow through. Bag filters are examples. Depth Filters for [...]

26 08, 2022

The Importance of Chemistry in Vibratory or Tumbling Finishing and Cleaning

2023-07-11T18:15:29+00:00August 26th, 2022|Cleaning, Finishing|

The vibratory or tumbling method is cost-effective, consumes low energy and allows simultaneous and reproducible finishing of a large quantity of machined parts or tools. In this batch-type operation, the workpieces are placed with random or preformed media into a vibratory tub or tumbler. In the case of the vibratory finisher, a predetermined mixture of water and chemistry (often referred to as “soap”) is added during operation. The type of media selected will determine the type of finish–from abrasive media for deburring or edge breaking to hard [...]

3 01, 2021

DPI and Wet Blasting

2021-01-03T23:23:25+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Finishing|

Dye Penetrant Inspection works well for a variety of product forms including castings, forgings and weldments. The structural steel, automotive, petrochemical, power generation and aerospace industries are a few examples of those that utilize liquid penetrant inspection. Wet Blasting has become indispensable in MRO, with distinct advantages for DPI and other non-destructive inspection techniques. Surface Cleaning and Prep  Remove coatings and strip metal parts or composites clean and ready to accept Dye Penetrants and Developers. Dirt, paint, oil, grease or any loose scale could potentially keep penetrant [...]

13 11, 2020

Improving Your Deburring Process for a Better Surface Finish

2021-01-03T23:23:10+00:00November 13th, 2020|Finishing|

Common deburring processes include vibratory finishing, electropolishing, abrasive blasting, brush deburring, chamfer and radius cutters, and that old standby, hand deburring with files, abrasive pads, and scraper knives. The problem with many of these, as Gillespie has said, is that they can affect more than the burr.¹ “When determining which one is most effective, shops must assess a variety of factors, including the burr height and thickness, workpiece material, allowable edge radius, maximum stock loss in the surrounding area, required surface finish, and, of course, the number [...]

18 09, 2020

Why Your Commercial Business Needs an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner

2020-09-30T18:25:51+00:00September 18th, 2020|Cleaning|

If you run a commercial or industrial business, you need a cleaning system that supports your processes and keeps your production environment in motion. While a typical ultrasonic cleaning model can handle day-to-day operations, an industrial ultrasonic cleaner is designed to handle even the most demanding jobs in any commercial environment. This product was developed to deliver intense cleaning and washing of industrial and commercial products. An industrial ultrasonic cleaner is ideal for tough cleaning tasks in various industries including: Medical Automotive [...]

8 09, 2020

RIT Researchers Use Wet Slurry Blaster to Help Get a Handle on Pandemic

2020-09-30T18:55:05+00:00September 8th, 2020|Cleaning|

by Rich Kiley GIS, CIMS Lead Project to Clean Hundreds of Door Pulls on Campus to Help Inhibit Spread of Virus Soon after the coronavirus outbreak last spring, RIT researchers supporting the response to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in New York state learned of a fascinating property of copper and the metal’s alloys. “They act to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces,” said Gerry Hurley ’93 (industrial engineering), ’96 ME (engineering management), a technical program manager in the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS). Hurley [...]

30 07, 2020

Improve Air Filtration for Cleanliness and Safety as Schools Reopen.

2020-09-22T17:45:17+00:00July 30th, 2020|Filters|

Even when school is closed, air quality is important to maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Now that we are implementing reopening strategies, it’s imperative that we do all we can to protect students, teachers, and staff—and the families they will be going home to. While social distancing and face masks are still the most important protective measures against the spread of COVID-19 in schools, ventilation systems offer opportunities for prevention as well. The CDC and other advisory groups recommend that we “Improve central air filtration [...]

30 07, 2020

Remove the Burrs. Improve the Product.

2020-09-30T18:37:39+00:00July 30th, 2020|Finishing|

via: larouxgillespie.com Nearly every machining process leaves some sort of burr that must be removed. But few agree on the definition of a burr, let alone a standard for describing them. A burr to one engineer is simply a sharp edge to another The Problem With Burrs. Burrs can cause issues in downstream machining processes by preventing proper location of the part in a fixture, or interfering with a metrology device. Burrs that are not detectable visually or by feel may be easy to overlook. [...]

30 06, 2020

Non-Destructive Paint Removal and Degreasing

2020-09-22T17:46:00+00:00June 30th, 2020|Cleaning|

You may already know that wet blasting is a clean, safe way to remove grease and paint for MRO, MX, and Reman applications. Toxic coatings are safely removed and contained in our closed-loop systems—eliminating airborne dust and associated hazards—and the need for PPE. In addition to the safety and sustainability of the Wet Tech Process, precision is an important advantage. Wet Blasting can be completely non-destructive, maintaining critical tolerances and profiles. Even achieving selective removal of unwanted coatings, with the right system and appropriate [...]


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