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Buying Used Industrial Equipment – Keep These Things in Mind

October 25th, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Are you looking for some industrial equipment on urgent basis? The wise decision is to buy used industrial equipment. If you happen to buy a new equipment, you will end up paying top dollars but also often you will have to wait for the machine to be built. Used industrial machines can work in perfect coordination with your cash flow and reduce downtime.

Used Industrial Equipment

Unlike the other sellers who sell used equipment “as is”, Fab-Ron service and sell world-class used industrial machinery and manufacturing equipment to help the system keep on performing reliably. There are several things to be taken into consideration while looking for a used machine to have confidence you’re making a good investment.

  1. THE SELLER IS REPUTABLE OR NOT – The first step to follow is to buy from a reputable and ethical seller. Do your homework and select the company or broker you’re considering to buy from. There are several ways to research a seller. Look at public company records to see how long the company has been in business and what their financials look like. Look for a strong number of customer testimonials that offer specific information about the buying experience and quality of the equipment that your chosen seller provides.
  2. LOOK FOR THE INCLUSIONS – There is nothing that can stop the seller from offering pieces of equipment individually. However, when buying always make sure that everything you need to run the process is included. If you purchase rebuilt or used equipment and systems, you can end up saving up to 40% to 50% compared to the cost of new systems or parts. Your investment and warranty are protected because the replacement parts thus used are genuine and company certified.
  3. OPERATING HOURS AND AGE OF THE EQUIPMENT – Different types of machinery have different lifespans. Once the piece of equipment nears the end of its lifespan, it requires frequent repair work that may not make financial sense. Do ask the seller about the operating hours. Likewise, the car with lower mileage doesn’t last for long, same is the case with machinery. The one that has more operating hours needs more repairs. Prior finalizing the used industrial equipment, these two factors need to be taken into consideration on a priority basis.
  4. MAINTENANCE RECORD / TEST RUN OF THE EQUIPMENT – While buying the used industrial machines, make sure that the machine has been properly maintained in the past along with knowing an in-depth history of the equipment. Know how well the equipment has performed, what were the unusual problems? Has it been updated or modified? Prior selling we, at Fab-Ron, operate the machinery to ensure it’s working properly. Be assured, factory trained technicians of each brand will calibrate, test and certify all reconditioned parts used in the system.

Buying used industrial equipment is a complicated process. However, if it is bought from a reputable seller that inspects and guarantees the machinery, the task becomes much easier. With Fab-Ron, you can rest be assured that you would be given the original quality even in the reconditioned system.

Tips To Keep In Mind While Choosing Industrial Paint Sprayer

September 27th, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Industrial paint equipment can make a tremendous difference in your production and finish quality. To maximize your benefit from your industrial paint gun, it is advisable that you choose proper industrial paint sprayer which is very much suitable for your application needs. Always keep in mind the below-mentioned tips while choosing the industrial paint gun that meets all your finishing needs perfectly.

Tips To Keep In Mind While Choosing Industrial Paint Sprayer

WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL YOU PRIMARILY PAINT? The first and the main thing that will help you out in selecting the proper type of spray gun is Coating, whether it be HVLP or Conventional, Gravity, Suction, or Pressure-fed, and the proper fluid nozzle size to use. It is ultimately best to test the material with your spray gun to determine if it will work for you, you can also choose well by evaluating the following.

If the material is very heavy bodied, you will likely use a conventional spray gun. This will allow application of a lot of air pressure to atomize the material. Also, the conventional spray guns are cheaper than the HVLP Spray Guns which make them a good choice if you consider the cost of maintenance in future. If the material is of light viscosity, you can use HVLP Spray Guns. It has an advantage: it wastes less paint than conventional spray guns. For lighter bodied material, you can use suction or gravity fed spray guns in HVLP or Conventional application styles.

HOW MUCH ARE PRODUCTION YOU LOOKING TO ACHIEVE? This question will help you look for the answer as to which air cap and fluid nozzle setup would be proper to use the spray gun? Essentially, the larger the fluid nozzle the quicker the spray gun will apply coatings and the better it will be to apply heavy coatings. But if the spraying needs to be done over the heavy materials, then consider a large fluid nozzle.

For lighter coatings, a small fluid nozzle is best suitable. In addition to the fluid nozzle, the air cap needs to be properly matched to your spray gun. The more CFM an air cap handles, the larger the production ability of the air cap. If you have a large nozzle, you will need a large air cap and if you have a small nozzle you typically will want a smaller air cap.

YOU NEED THE SPRAY REGULARLY OR FOR SINGLE PROJECT? This question will help you decide whether a high-quality spray gun or a budget spray gun will be best suitable for your needs. Many times people end up buying the low-priced spray gun and continue replacing it year after year. But they do not tend to realize that this process is expensive in the long run. On the other hand, the high-quality industrial paint sprayer can be kept for a lifetime and require only occasional replacement of a part. Also, the higher quality industrial paint guns maintain a uniform spray pattern over multiple uses.

Keep the aforementioned three points always in mind as they will help you determine the proper industrial paint equipment for your facility.

The Advantages of Using Industrial AIRMIX® Spray Systems

August 9th, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Finalizing what kind of spraying system one should use for industrial finishing application often becomes a complicated task.

You essentially have four choices when it comes to conventional non-electrostatic spray painting: air atomizing, high volume, low pressure (HVLP), air-assisted airless and AIRMIX® spray. This blog details the advantages of AIRMIX® industrial paint equipment.

The Advantages of Using Industrial AIRMIX® Spray Systems

The AIRMIX® spray systems offer acceptable transfer efficiency, minimal material waste if set up correctly, decent finish quality, good one-pass coverage, and cost effectiveness. Other advantages have been listed below in detail:

LESS MATERIAL WASTE – The biggest advantage of using AIRMIX® spray systems over conventional air spray is the waste. Conventional air spray uses high-pressure air jets to send particles of atomized paint toward a surface. This leads to the creation of a “cloud” that disperses many of these particles into the air, creating overspray, which is highly wasteful. On the other hand, AIRMIX® spray systems hydraulically atomize the paint without the introduction of atomizing air, which not only minimizes overspray but also reduced solvent usage.

UNIFORM APPEARANCE – With industrial spray painting equipment, you can achieve a higher quality paint finish with a single application. This is because of the reduced compression associated with it. This also reduces the need for repeated touch-ups and resprays on the end product.

SUPERIOR CONTROL & EFFICIENCY – Instead of using pressurized air to atomize and deliver paint, AIRMIX® spray systems use hydraulic pressure through a specially designed spray tip to create the fan pattern. These tips come in a variety of sizes to accommodate many different applications. Also, instead of using solvent, inline fluid heaters can be used to lower paint viscosity. Using solvent to reduce paint viscosity directly affects coverage capability because the solid content of the material gets dissolved.

SUPERIOR FINISH AT A LOWER COST – When choosing the industrial paint equipment another thing that people take into consideration is the quality of the finish. AIRMIX® spray systems are capable of providing satisfactory finish quality in the right application. Overall, there is less material waste, and no need for compressed air atomization when an airless spray system is in operation.

VERSATILE APPLICATIONS – Industrial spray painting works with a wide range of liquid materials such as paints, stains and primers, and offers a high degree of control and uniform coverage on surfaces such as wood, metal, plastics and fiberglass.

HIGH TRANSFER APPLICATION – Industrial spray painting systems produce a superior finish at reduced costs, with maximum utilization of liquid painting materials.

The above-listed benefits largely outweigh any other commercial painting method, the reason being the mass production of commercial heavy duty products such as planes, trains, and automobiles. The industrial painting requires fast-paced industrial paint equipment that efficiently delivers exceptional results. Depending upon the needs, there are many advantages of using conventional air atomizing methods. But AIRMIX® spray systems have significant advantages in many applications.

Tips on Buying Date and Lot Coding Printers for your Business

July 11th, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Date and Lot Coding printer is a type of printer that is used for printing expiration or manufacturing date along with other codes on the objects for user information. Nowadays the most commonly used printer to serve this purpose is Zanasi Z402 printer which has been incorporated with the advanced technology of Drop On Demand (DOD) product line. This includes the industry-leading Orkestra software platform, which is a revolutionarsy management software that provides a customizable user interface for each operator/technician.

Date and Lot Coding Printers

The three types of printers that are widely used are: Continuous (CIJ), Drop on Demand (DOD), and High Resolution. The CIJ is capable of very high speed but character height is limited to ½”. This type of printer is used for printing on a box of cereal or carton of milk. On the other hand,  DOD is capable of printing large characters but not as fast as CIJ. The DOD printer is basically used for printing on PVC pipe. Lastly, the High Resolution Printers are capable of printing both text and graphics on objects.

Just like when purchasing any other hardware, there are a few things that you should put into consideration when buying date and lot coding printers. Below are enlisted important tips that you should consider before you venture into your shopping date.

YOUR PRINTING WORKLOAD – One of the most important questions that you should be able to answer before purchasing the date and lot coding printers is: what is the volume of your printing work? There are available different types and sizes of such printers in the market for different sizes of business.

UNDERSTANDING THE USE OF YOUR PRINTS – There exists differences in printers that are used in office settings and the types used in industrial plants. On the basis of your organizational needs, you need to buy printers that fulfill your printing requirements. If your industry specialize in manufacturing of cartons used for storing cereals or milk, it is highly recommended that you use CIJ printers as they have high speed capability. On the other hand, if your industry manufactures PVC pipe or any other plastic equipment, it is better to use DOD printers. And if you require both text and graphics printing, use high resolution printers.

YOUR REQUIRED PRINT METHOD – Depending on your required quality, you can choose from either of the three methods used widely. There is the inkjet, high resolution and DOD product.  The inkjet uses ink as the name suggests, and works by creating dots at very thin intervals. It has the disadvantage that it can cause ink ‘bleeding’ on some printing media and therefore not considered suitable for coding and lot printing.

High Resolution limitations are speed and the substrate that is printed on needs to be porous, like corrugated boxes. Z402 plastic, metal, and box marking printers incorporate the advanced technology of Drop On Demand (DOD) product line. They provide excellent print quality at a throw distance of up to 35mm (1.37″), providing flexibility for any application.

DATE AND LOT CODING PRINTERS PRICE – This is a factor which you should always consider before making any purchases. There are many dealers specializing in date and lot coding printers and you might get confused which one to go for, especially because different dealers have different price tags. The Zanasi Z402 Printers are available with Fab-Ron at a very competitive price. According to entrepreneurs, these are the best printers to purchase.

Harsh environments have always posed a challenge for industrial inkjet systems. The Z402 DOD plastic, box, and date and lot coding printer continues in the footsteps of the robust design of the Z303 controller print system. It uses a ventless heatsink style of cooling and keep the internal components secure from the challenging conditions of manufacturing environments, ensuring more uptime and production output.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Inks for Ink Jet Printers

May 22nd, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Ink Jet printing enables variable information to be printed on multiple substrates including uncoated and coated corrugated cartons, gypsum, PVC piping, lumber and other materials. Many manufacturers require various information such as lot or batch codes, expiration dates, or barcodes on their product. To achieve these required codes, manufacturers need to buy Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printers from material handling equipment distributors.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Inks for Ink Jet Printers

The new Z4700 continuous inkjet printer system conforms to the ergonomic and design tradition of Zanasi. The hydraulic system maintains high-quality standards even after prolonged stoppages to meet the demand for reliability both during standard as well as more intensive uses. Usually, printing on steel is a difficult task as it produces a lot of heat. Z4700 continuous inkjet printer is ideal for printing on metal and steel parts as the printer has stainless steel and aluminum structure, which is hermetically sealed so as to withstand higher temperatures. Normal printers cannot withstand that much heat during printing on steel. Additionally, Z4700 continuous inkjet printer is also equipped with Micro Print Nozzle for high quality resolution print on steel.

For high-speed clear coding, you require a proper ink that gives long lasting results. Hence, when choosing the ink to fill your ink jet five criteria should be considered:

  • SUBSTRATE TYPE – The ink ultimately needs to contact the substrate (substance), spread, dry and adhere with acceptable adhesion and durability. The substrate ink can be categorized as “porous” – absorbing the ink, or “non-porous” – ink spreading, but ink sits on the surface of the substrate. Inks printed onto porous substrates dry through absorption into the substrate fibers. Inks printed onto non-porous substrates dry through evaporation. But do not end up choosing non-porous for all applications. This is because the evaporative inks tend to require more maintenance than the less evaporative porous inks.
  • DRY TIME AND ADHESION – The inks can also be chosen on the basis of the time period between printing and contacting conveyor rails and rollers or with contacting other cartons or products. Do some investigation taking into consideration conveyor speed and location of objects that may contact the print. To avoid the chance of smudging the dry time with acceptable adhesion must be less than 3 seconds.
  • LIGHTFASTNESS – If your manufactured substrate will directly be exposed to outdoor light or to indoor light, then lightfastness is highly recommended. If it will be exposed to outdoor light for days or weeks at a time then “pigmented” inks are recommended. Pigments are particles of colorant in solution. Dyes are liquids state. Particles tend to maintain lightfastness much better than dye colorants.
  • IMAGE – Are you planning on printing texts or barcodes? Since barcodes will be scanned and measured with a barcode scanner they require finer control over the dot spread than text. Dyes tend to spread more than pigment particles by wicking along the corrugated carton fibers. Therefore, pigmented inks may be your best choice for barcode printing.
  • COLOR – To readily identify and differentiate your products amongst others, go ahead with the usage of spot colors. With this, your employees and customers, be it wholesalers, retailers or end customers, will be able to identify the carton without facing any hiccups.

To avoid mistake-proof and mess-free refilling, the cartridge based system should be used as it prevents accidental component damage due to leaks or spills. So in future, when you buy inks for inkjet printer from material handling equipment distributors, do consider the above criteria.

The Benefits of Optimizing Your Packaging Process

April 27th, 2017 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Nowadays, warehouse efficiency has become the need of the hour. This is the reason why more and more companies are looking out for ways to make their day-to-day processes more efficient. The most time-consuming process in manufacturing unit is packing the products. For the same, manufacturers need to adopt some new methods or bring about some moderate changes in their existing packing process to increase productivity and reduce time wastage. Let’s take a look at how efficient packaging and handling methods can help your company.

The Benefits of Optimizing Your Packaging Process

  • Improve Worker Efficiency – More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in packing and handling process. Packaging optimization can bring the biggest improvement in labor productivity. Your workforce will be dependent on production through automated machines instead of working manually, thus reducing the chances of lethargy and fatigue.
  • Assure Product Quality – The packaging industry has grown in spades. There are now available a wide range of packaging options to suit the preferences of every client. Bulk packaging can be customized to meet specific needs, which can make a huge difference to your business. Food or pharmaceutical industries, for instance, have strict requirements for packaging – food-grade bags must be clinically sterile to meet international safety standards.
  • Compliance with Industry Standards – For instance, industries that deal in potentially hazardous substances require packaging that abides and complies with stringent international standards. Packaging specialists can provide bulk bags specially designed for transportation of these hazardous goods.
  • Minimize Waste – Large sacks generally cannot be used for multiple uses whereas the bulk bags can be reused for future use. The number of times a bulk bag can be used depends on how it is filled and handled, as well as the content of the load. If you really want to contribute your best to the significant reduction in waste, bulk bags make sense. And, it will be feasible for your business to switch from sacks to bulk bags.

If in case your packaging process is not efficient, then abide by these two steps:

  1. Take advantage of automation technology – Automated devices and advanced packaging and handling equipment are a bliss for your business as they not only help the workers in improving the efficiency and production but also reduce their fatigue. A warehouse employee who is doing everything manually will be physically tired than the employee working with automated devices. Minimize human errors, increase production and improve the working condition by using latest packaging and handling equipment.
  1. Use of 80/20 rule – According to the 80:20 Pareto Principle – “80 percent of outcomes are from 20 percent of causes.” This 80:20 Rule also holds true for your warehouse. 80% of customer orders are likely to come from 20% of your stock. If you store and handle these items in the most efficient manner, then it will automatically increase your overall efficiency.

If you’re looking for packaging and handling equipment that can help you work in a hassle free manner, then Fab-Ron can help you with that. We offer specialized products that fit your special needs. We sell and service world class manufacturing equipment, such as Nordson hot melt dispensing applicators, Zanasi inkjet printers, as well as Gorbel and Vaculex for handling and lifting purposes.

You can contact us at http://fabron.net/contact-us/ to discuss your requirements

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