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    The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for GlasLock Blades

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jul 19, 2018 11:34:00 AM

    GlasLock - OptiFoilThe GlasLock interchangeable blade system has become the agitator of choice for many of processes that utilize glass-lined steel equipment.  In fact, GlasLock is the standard agitator for our GL series reactors.  What makes this blade system so popular is its ability to be adjusted, removed, and interchanged, a quality that is especially important in processes that can undergo so many changes.  Unlike a one-piece agitator which is selected based on specific process objectives, GlasLock blades can be set to various angles or swapped out for different shaped blades to accomplish different mixing objectives. 

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    Topics: Mixing, Agitation, equipment upgrades

    Optimizing the Glass-Lined Reactor: A Compilation of Blog Posts

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    There is a common saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Taking that method of reasoning a step further I would gather that a video is worth a million words.  Our objective in creating the Optimizing the Glass-Lined Reactor video was to get across to you what couldn’t be described in words.  And let’s face it, who has the time these days to read a million words?!  But most people can spare about three and a half minutes of their time (and if you are one of them, you might want to check out this video):

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    Topics: Reactor, glass-lined equipment, process optimization, equipment upgrades

    Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Process Equipment

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Dec 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

    christmas_card-1Virtually every retail website offers gift ideas based on some type of search criteria to help you filter your options down to find just the right gift for each “special someone” in your life.  Gifts for him?  Gifts for her?  Gifts for a teenager?  Gifts for a toddler?  Or what about the techie in your life, that outdoor-loving uncle, or your vegan niece?   What if you’re looking to spend $50 or less or just want some ideas for simple stocking stuffers?  These are all examples of criteria that we use when searching for gifts online. 

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    Topics: Reactor, process optimization, material transfer, peripheral equipment, equipment upgrades

    6 Benefits of Refurbishing your Filter-Dryer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Dec 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

    Filter-Dryer_Refurbishment_BEFORE_and_AFTERIf you are a key decision maker in your company’s budget, you most likely find yourself continually looking for ways to maintain a balance between procuring high quality filtration systems and managing equipment costs.  There are certainly ways to cut corners and save money; the challenge is figuring out the right ways to do it without it negatively impacting your productivity and ultimately your bottom line.  Since the purchase of new process equipment usually involves a significant expense (one that your company might not be willing to invest in when you need it), refurbished filter/dryers offer a practical alternative.

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    Topics: Filtration and Drying, refurbishment, equipment upgrades