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How to Harness Surge in Demand for Electric Cars

Posted by Robert Rourke on May 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Electric car sales increased by 37% in 2016, according to Forbes magazine.

In January 2017 alone, electric car sales rose by 59%.

As consumer demand for electric cars increases, so does the demand for the lithium ion batteries that power them. There’s also an increase in the number of cells within the battery (to increase the range per charge). 

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Topics: Roll Grinding, Best Practices, Specialty Metals Industry

One of the Best Ways to Maximize Recycled Paper Production

Posted by Robert Rourke on May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Embracing the benefits of recycling can be great for business. However, recycled paper manufacturers share one problem that can negatively affect your production (and profit):

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Topics: Paper Industry, Roll Grinding, Best Practices, Maintenance

Is Your Tissue Machine Profile a Sign of Pressure Roll Trouble?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

1 way to know, plus how to reduce related risks of costly downtime or wear

Picture this: Your production is below target and your finished product has defects that suggest a profile issue with the pressure roll. What are your options?

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Topics: Paper Industry, Best Practices, Maintenance

Why Papermakers Win When They Truly Follow W. Edwards Deming

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jan 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Edwards Deming, American management consultant, had a lot to say about quality in manufacturing processes.

His insights revolutionized quality standards all over the world. In his 14 Points for Management, he noted that management’s job was to ensure people and machines consistently improve.

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Topics: Paper Industry, Best Practices, Process Improvements

Nonwovens Manufacturers: Are You Truly Equipped to Compete for $42.1B?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jan 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Growing birth rate fuels increasing demand for global nonwoven fabrics

Higher birth rates are fueling global demand for nonwoven fabrics. Wipes manufacturers: Demand for flushable wipes alone is expected to grow at more than twice the rate of all nonwovens through 2020.

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Topics: Best Practices, Nonwovens Industry

ANSI Standards: Common-Sense Guidelines for Success

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You probably know someone who got seriously hurt at work. We know what you’re thinking: accidents happen. However, most workplace incidents are avoidable. Industry standards go a long way in protecting everyone’s safety. Those standards include guidelines for success, such as:

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Topics: Safety, Best Practices

How Roll Maintenance Helps Ink Mill Comply With ANSI Standards

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jan 26, 2016 2:34:00 PM

For any industry, compliance is an important topic. Whether it’s to abide by safety regulations or production standards, many companies invest a lot of time and money into keeping their operations up to code.

In the ink industry, ANSI standards carry a lot of weight. The American National Standards Institutesupports and facilitates the voluntary consensus standards for the nation’s products, services, processes and systems. And, with the help of the National Association Of Printing Ink Manufacturers, ANSI has developed safety requirements that may compel you to invest in roll maintenance in order to meet their standards

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Topics: Safety, Best Practices, Ink Industry

How Do Roll Maintenance Experts Eliminate Barring?

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jan 12, 2016 2:02:00 PM

An issue that many commercial roll users face is barring: peaks and valleys in the rolls that prevent you from providing the best possible manufacturing product. Barring is often hard to detect on a recently serviced roll – and even harder to eliminate – unless you’re working with a precisionroll grinding expert.

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Topics: Roll Grinding, Best Practices, Maintenance

Roll Grinding Turnaround Time: A Key To Manufacturing Profit

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jul 30, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Whether your business is in retail, services or manufacturing, profit is the name of the game.

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Topics: Roll Grinding, Best Practices, Process Improvements

Increase Yield by Minimizing Machine Downtime

Posted by Robert Rourke on Jul 8, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Your business makes money when your equipment is running smoothly. What may not be as obvious is how much is at stake if there’s unplanned machine downtime. In one case, an automobile manufacturer calculated a $22,000 per minute cost due to equipment failure.

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Topics: Paper Industry, Roll Grinding, Best Practices, Maintenance

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