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The O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, the new home of the Kansas State University Feed Science and Management program, includes a modern, automated 5-ton-per-hour production and teaching feed mill and a biosafety level 2 teaching and research feed mill. This 142-foot-tall, state-of-the-art facility opened in October 2013.
Caloris Engineering, LLC specializes in thermal process engineering, and the design and fabrication of evaporation systems that concentrate both sanitary and nonsanitary liquids. Applications range from the concentration of temperature-sensitive dairy products to the volume reduction of various wastewater streams. By design, the Caloris evaporator is flexible enough to be advantageous in a wide variety of industrial and chemical processes.
Baldor’s Dodge® Hydraulic ISAF pillow block bearing, with its patented, integral hydraulically assisted mounting system, is quick and easy to install and remove. And because it has full shaft contact, there is little or no fretting corrosion. That’s the information the Binkelman Corporation rep and the Dodge field sales engineer shared with Ron Davenport, the facility maintenance foreman for the CSX Toledo Docks load-out facility. But while Davenport was intrigued, he was also skeptical.
Argonaut Gold Inc., a Canadian gold mining company, acquired its El Castillo gold mine in 2010. Located in the state of Durango, Mexico, the open-pit, heap-leach mine has approximately 1,285 hectares of mineral concessions and surface rights, and hosts 1.23 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves (as of 11/8/2010).
More than half a million people in Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding area use an average of 70 million gallons of water a day. And it’s the responsibility of the city of Toledo’s Department of Public Utilities water treatment plant to make sure the water, pumped from Lake Erie, is safe. But with aging and outdated equipment being used in a key purification process, that job was getting more difficult.
Baldor’s line of Dodge Quantis gearing has a history of providing top quality, high efficiency solutions. With a wide range of available shaft configurations, input styles, output shaft systems and other options, the flexibility of the Quantis makes it the perfect fit for many applications.
As a lead millwright for States Industries, a Western Oregon producer of premium hardwood panels, Chris Stevens is responsible for leading a maintenance shop team of mechanics and electricians that keeps the mill running. When the mill needs a new piece of equipment that can’t be purchased, it falls to this same team to design and build it.
When Perry Finco began as the maintenance manager at Premier Silica’s Brady operation in spring 2012, he set a goal of bringing the 35-year-old facility up to 90 percent efficiency. However, because he and his team had to deal with constant unplanned downtime they didn’t have the time to get organized. Their task was made even more difficult because they had no idea what products were installed at the quarry, two wet plants, three dry plants, two bagging facilities and two load out facilities.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd and one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement. The company operates 12 manufacturing plants in the United States, including the facility in Holly Hill, South Carolina.
When Process Machinery CEO, David Miles, learned that Bluegrass Materials wanted to upgrade a newly purchased quarry, he was excited about the opportunity. Not only would it be a great project, but it would also be a chance to work with the Baker family, the new owners and well-respected leaders in the aggregate industry.