A guide to understanding filtration wire mesh, Part One:

Did you know there are more than six different kinds of mesh with a 60-micron retention? There are more than six different meshes available with a 60-micron retention rating.  To better understand the complexities of mesh selection overall, let’s consider the more limited example of just choosing a 60-micron filtration mesh.  We will first discuss…

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Case Study: US Farathane

Collaboration with Gerard Daniel helps primary auto parts supplier stay cool under pressure US Farathane is a primary supplier of injection molded plastic parts to major automotive manufacturers. US Farathane’s project manager, Hank Bergsieker, coordinates part development for components they supply to General Motors’ high-performance sports car line, the Chevrolet Corvette. One of these is…

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Case Study: Kawasaki Motocross

Gerard Daniel adds value to a winning oil filter design for the motocross team Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is a U.S. distributor for motorcycles, side-by-sides, and watercraft. Their two-rider pro racing team, Monster Energy Kawasaki, competes in the AMA Supercross series and AMA Pro Motocross series with their KX450SR. The team needed a filtering solution…

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Separator Machines: How to Select and Size

Many people within companies that manufacture or sort small or granular products by size are already familiar with separator machines, also known as vibratory screeners. Many times, these staff will search for a provider knowing exactly what they need, which is typically another model similar to the ones they already have to increase production capacity.…

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How to Keep Screen Replacement Cost Low

separator pretension screens

With the cost of raw material skyrocketing, many manufacturers using Vibratory Separator Machines are wondering – how do we keep our costs of replacement screens at a manageable rate? According to the office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the stainless-steel index has increased more than 29.5% over the last year, realizing an approximate…

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Case Study: How one Fiber Molding Manufacturer significantly lowered their cost of production

Production of Fiber molds (sometimes called Pulp molds) used for food and other containers has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging, driving many companies to switch from plastic formed to fiber molded containers. According to the most recent report conducted by Fredonia Research for the International Fiber…

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Fiber Molded Products: 6 Ways To Minimize Scrap

#1: Select Best Porous Media Type #2: Determine Correct Heat Treatment #3: Optimize Blank Layout Choosing the best porous media for your project is key to getting good quality, repeatable wire forms and the desired look and feel of the fiber mold. The media used will depend on size, finish, strength, and other factors required…

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