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Taking the Heat off Your Employees

As the weather continues to warm up, many employees are already feeling the heat in the workplace, particularly when it comes to warehouses and manufacturing floors.  Some particularly high profile companies have been in the news in recent years because of employee heat exhaustion.  Cameras covered the Amazon warehouse facility where workers were being treated in ambulances in the parking lot for heat exhaustion.  Part of the problem is that large facilities can be very difficult to air condition economically, leaving businesses to figure out how to handle the situation.

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A Mixer for when Sanitation is Critical

Certain industries require a keen eye toward sanitations standards, such as the food and beverage industries.  In these instances, unsanitary equipment can create a serious brand problem with an outbreak of listeria, salmonella or other issues.  In these situations, equipment that ensures sanitary conditions is a must.

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Where Environmental Responsibility Meets the Bottom Line

We all look for better ways to improve our manufacturing processes without creating additional environmental issues.  No one wants to be the source of environmental damage.  But the processes we often use to create the products that run the globe aren’t always environmentally friendly.  Often the process of manufacturing must grapple with energy usage and waste effluent, leading to environmental criticism.  But environmentally conscious practices don’t have to mean less efficiency and market share.

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When Sludge Becomes Overwhelming

Some industries regularly work with sludge as a part of the manufacturing process, either as an entry point into the mixing process.  Consumers may be very surprised to discover that working with sludge is an essential part of many of their favorite products from condiments to biofuels deal with a sludge process.  But working with sludge creates serious issues for the manufacturer.  In these instances, having the proper static mixer is important for products that are extremely heavy and prone to clogging.

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Biofuel Tank Heaters

The issue of waste is something every industrial process has to deal with.  Figuring out how to manage waste properly, with minimal environmental damage and in a cost effective manner is critical.  This is especially true for the biofuels industry, as the industry has been hailed as the environmental solution to many of our manufacturing energy problems.  The industry itself is always looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious.  Fortunately, Komax stands ready to help.

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What is Old is New Again: Strip Mines and Biofuels

It is a common sight across much of rural America – acres of land strip mined for resources in various stages of reclamation.  In fact, this land generated a lot of controversy for decades once the precious coal was stripped out and sent away.  News articles covered the reclaimed land as if it were a wasteland left behind.  Much of this land is still considered to be without much value, but for the biofuels industry, this land could provide crops for alternative fuels.

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Ethanol’s Critical Role in Industry

Ethanol production and processes reach worldwide, with many developing countries slated to increase their industrial processes as well as reduce particulate and other harmful emissions that can plague the developing world.  Vietnam, South Korea and the Philippines all are developing a national ethanol policy, for example.  With a wide range of environmental, economic and health benefits, an increase in ethanol production is a global interest.

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The Paris Agreement and the Future of Fuels

The news of the White House decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement has many industries speculating about what to do next.  While politicians debate the costs to the American economy and whether they should enter into a new deal on climate issues, industry leaders aren’t waiting around to look at the future of fuels and how that may affect business.

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Budget Power? Heat Exchangers May Save the Day

The holy grail of manufacturing has to be low cost energy sources and processes.  Whether the issue is trying to go green, maneuvering in a market where energy costs are in a constant state of flux or decreasing energy loss, reducing energy costs are at the forefront of most industrial issues.  This is why for many industries, a heat exchanger can prove to be a fantastic option that not only reduces costs but creates a more efficient production process.

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Doing More with Less – Saving Money on Efficiency

No matter what field one works in, reducing costs and being able to do more with less is always at the top of the agenda.  For some industries, falling profits or industry regulations create pockets of adjustment that send the C-suite back to review just how money could be spent more efficiently.  Komax has a tried and true track record of helping you do more with less.  Here is how.

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