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Rebuild Your Roll Grinder Or Outsource Roll Grinding Services?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Nov 20, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Screen_Shot_2014-10-08_at_4.04.07_PMIf you’re going to debate the merits of rebuilding your roll grinder versus relying on the expertise of a precision grinding company, it’s best to keep the conversation focused on the expense-related side of things.

This isn’t because operational and production efficiency aren’t important. In fact, they’re extremely important and have a huge impact on your bottom line. It’s because the efficiency comparison between using an in-house roll grinder and outsourcing to a roll grinding expert is like comparing the benefits of using a butter knife versus a steak knife to cut into a juicy filet mignon.

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Shaft And Turbine Repair: What You Need To Know

Posted by Robert Rourke on Nov 6, 2014 2:43:00 PM

467353919Electric turbines. Gas turbines. Water turbines. Wind turbines. Regardless of how your shaft or turbine is powered, it’s managing a substantial load. As the years go by, having proper shaft and turbine repair and maintenance becomes more and more imperative.

Shaft and turbine maintenance isn’t just applicable to companies in power generation. Manufacturers that generate on-site electricity to power their plants and manufacturing processes also stand to lose from improper turbine repair and maintenance.

Regardless of industry, it’s incredibly important to be mindful of how your equipment is functioning and performing. From your manufacturing and production efficiency to your profitability, smoothly functioning shafts and turbines have a big impact on your operation.

What does a properly maintained shaft or turbine help you accomplish?

From an operational standpoint, there is much less risk of downtime from restorative servicing and manufacturing interruptions. From a productivity perspective, your power generation station, compressor or pumps operate at peak efficiency. And last – but certainly not least – from a profitability outlook, you’re reducing the expense of overtaxing poorly serviced shafts or turbines. 

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CNC Precision Grinding: What The Heck Does It Do For You?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Oct 23, 2014 2:18:00 PM

Screen_Shot_2014-10-08_at_9.57.58_AMIn PRG’s last blog post, we defined CNC systems and outlined how they’re used in precision grinding and other manufacturing processes. Roll grinding benefits from computer numerical control in a number of ways.
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CNC Precision Grinding: What The Heck Is That?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Oct 9, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Screen_Shot_2014-10-08_at_10.41.51_AMThe importance of precision grinding for your operations cannot be overstated. Today is the day you start to comprehend the effect that perfect rolls have on your manufacturing efficiency
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Precision Grinding: Fighting The Barring, Feedline And Chatter Battle

Posted by Robert Rourke on Sep 25, 2014 2:00:00 PM

PRG20picManufacturing efficiency and quality are tied directly to the roundness, concentricity and smoothness of your rolls. From consistent caliper to the overall quality of your product, precision roll grinding is necessary to eliminate major quality deterioration.
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Production On The Line: 9 Reasons Your Rolls Need CNC Grinding

Posted by Robert Rourke on Sep 11, 2014 12:20:00 PM

More and more manufacturers are switching from manual to CNC grinders. With better lead time and productivity, hands-off programming, higher accuracy and tighter tolerances, automated CNC grinding is quickly becoming a no-brainer for production efficiency

Numerical control (NC) is the automation of machine tools operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium. This is in opposition to manual control via hand wheels or levers, or mechanical automation via computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs.

Most NC today is computer numerical control (CNC), which simply means that computers play an integral role in controlling the systems.


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Why Precision Grinding Is Really A Job For The Experts

Posted by Robert Rourke on Aug 28, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Screen_Shot_2014-08-28_at_12.14.10_PMIf you had to choose between achieving greater or lesser profitability, revenue and productivity, your decision would be a no-brainer. But real-life choices aren’t always so clear. Add in upfront, short-term costs, and it’s easy to lose sight of your desired long-term results. When it comes to precision grinding, the same holds true.

Roll grinding services are essential to achieving better product yield, reduced operational interruption and less downtime. But some companies choose to take on such a project internally, under the false assumption that it costs less than seeking out a roll maintenance expert.
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Precision Grinding: 5-Step Roadmap To Production Efficiency

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jul 21, 2014 10:30:00 AM

A smooth production line is at the crux of your company's efficiency, productivity and quality output – and nothing slows down a production line faster than inconsistent roll grinding, maintenance and early replacement. So it only takes a shred of logic to see that production efficiency is a path paved by precision grinding.

 First, let’s recall the importance of your rolls. Then, we’ll shine some light on that path to production consistency.  

Your Rolls Set The Scene

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Wipe Roll Barring From Your Production Line: Why? And How?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jul 14, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Roll barring is a serious blight for rolls used by industry.  Not only does it compromise the calender and the life of the rolls, but it also threatens the efficiency of your production line and the consistency of your final product. The quality of your final product (strength and finish) is greatly enhanced with the removal of the barring. In some instances, when the barring gets bad enough, the severe noise also puts your workers at risk.

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ANSI Standards: Keeping Your Three-Roll Mills Safe And Profitable

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jun 24, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Adopting ANSI’s (American National Standards Institute) most recent safety standards is vital for your organization – not only for the quality and consistency of your production line, but also for the safety of your employees who are operating those risk-intensive three-roll mills.

Three-roll mills need top-notch support.

Your three-roll mills require precision support for compliance, productivity and safety. And it should all come from one roll service provider: one specialized source for all roll grinding,inspection and maintenance needs.

When you partner with PRG, you get 24/7 access to field service for preventative maintenance, repairs, roll swaps and ANSI upgrades, as well as refurbished and ANSI-compliant three-roll mills for sale.

For a more complete picture of the invaluable industry guidance and ANSI support you get with PRG, we put together a short, informative video.

Over the course of this video, Account Manager Richard Reph provides insight into ANSI standards:

  • How ANSI’s latest regulatory changes affect the three-roll mill users
  • Five most recent ANSI standards (e.g., type and locations of emergency/control switches, wash-up and dynamic braking modes)
  • Series of comprehensive ANSI compliance solutions and best-practice recommendations for your production line, courtesy of PRG

For a more in-depth analysis of ANSI standards and comprehensive advice on optimizing your three-roll mill operations, watch PRG’s 23-minute ANSI compliance webinar on our video resources page.

Ready to turn round into revenue? Click below to learn how Precision Roll Grinders performs comprehensive roll grinding, inspection and repair for the three-roll mill industry.


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