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Upcoming Trade Shows

Join us at these upcoming trade shows:

PMCA (Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association)

April 16, 2018
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA
Booth 103

Pack Expo 2018

October 14-17, 2018
McCormick Place Chicago
Booth 9014 in the Lower Hall

IBIE   (International Baking Industry Expo)

Sept 8-11th, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center,  Las Vegas NV
Booth 2244

 

Guarding Against MRSA

Over the past several years, the number of documented cases of Community-acquired Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in otherwise healthy people has been steadily on the rise. Many of these infections have occurred among the following groups:

  • Athletes who share equipment
  • Those sharing personal items, such as razors and towels
  • Children in day care facilities

Symptoms of CA-MRSA can include the following:

  • Cellulitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood poisoning
  • Organ failure
  • Death

Due to the increase in outbreaks, Continue reading “Guarding Against MRSA”

Electro-Steam LB Series Steam Generators Specifically Designed for Pre-Cleaning & Iron Phosphating Metal Surfaces Prior to Powder Coating or Paint Applications

Electro-Steam Generator Corporation, an industry leading manufacturer of electric, dry steam generators for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, has announced availability of its comprehensive line of LB Series Steam Generators for the coatings industry.

Iron phosphating prevents the spread of undercoat corrosion, and the LB Series steam units are specifically designed for pre-cleaning and iron phosphating (conversion coating) of metal surfaces prior to powder coating or paint. The LB Series is available in nine models and the size of parts to be cleaned and the volume of production will determine the applicable model.
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Reducing your Chemical, Water, and Effluent Expenses

Written by Myles Compton, Process Consultant, Electro-Steam Generator

Chemical waste reduction has become an even more important issue for the powder coating industry in recent years. In many areas, zero discharge is now a strict requirement. In consideration of this, plant and job shop owners must seek a method to handle all chemical effluent in their facility, with the ultimate goal being the least amount of waste possible.

Pressure washers have been used for many years to remove heavy and tenacious soils from trucks, heavy machinery, and rail cars. For this removal process, pressure washers are the method of choice because high pressure and a large volume of water will rapidly remove these soils.

Pressure washers are also frequently used to clean and iron phosphate metal prior to powder coating. When using this method, Continue reading “Reducing your Chemical, Water, and Effluent Expenses”

How to Dramatically Reduce Your Chemical and Effluent Costs with Dry Steam

Written by Myles Compton, Process Consultant, Electro-Steam Generator

Environmental concerns over waste-water and or water chemical mix disposal are becoming more apparent as metal working companies seek efficiency conservation and environmental compliance in their cleaning and preparation processes. These environmental concerns are primarily in the area of effluent disposal.

Pressure washers are used by many facilities for heavy duty cleaning in a wide variety of applications, such as trucks, bulldozers and other heavy-duty equipment. When these behemoths are covered with heavily laden soils the pressure washer has few equals. The high volume of water combined with detergents removes these soils readily. The large volume of water is not a problem because the material being removed from the equipment is not a threat to the environment. Thus both the washing and the rinsing do not present a problem of effluent disposal.
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