The manufacturing environment can be hard on equipment, and pumps are no exception. This was the scenario at a custom metal manufacturing facility in the Northeast where the pumps were failing repeatedly. After numerous work stoppages and costly replacement expenditures, the manufacturer finally turned to Midway Industrial Supply for help finding a solution to the ongoing problem.
Midway Senior Account Manager Lenny Klein was tasked with finding a solution. He took it upon himself to gain a full overview of the problem — how many gallons per minute were moving through the nearly continuously running pumps, how many feet of head needed to be pumped, and the piping configuration. before recommending a BJM SK Series submersible shredder pump.
The manufacturing process in this facility primarily involves metal tooling and grinding, which in turn result in a lot of metal shavings.
Modern metal plating is a process that was developed in the early 1800s. It’s now widely used for coating everything from chrome bathroom fixtures to parts used in the aerospace industry. Metal plating is the process of putting a thin coating of metal over another object (the work), which is also often metal. The coating metal is chosen for its beneficial properties based on the specific application. Sometimes it’s purely decorative, for example gold or silver plating on jewelry. Sometimes a plating material is chosen for a combination of reasons — perhaps because it’s both decorative and protective, as in many chrome applications. And there are many other reasons you might want something to be coated with metal.
AOTCO Metal Finishing, Inc., is a supplier of specification plating and electropolishing services in Billerica, Mass.