That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection… for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence… for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have enjoyed… for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness… for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions… to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually… to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed… to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord… To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us… and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
(Let’s be honest. Nobody says “Happy Thanksgiving” like George Washington, but we’ll say it anyway.)
From all of us at HammerTek, have a warm and wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!
Your conveyor system is your company’s lifeline. Anything – make that everything – you can do to keep it performing at peak capacity will carry through to your bottom line.
There is nothing “routine” about routine maintenance. When your system is down for any reason, even if just for a few minutes, those few minutes cost real dollars.
That’s why we invented the Smart Elbow® in the first place.Read More»
The ingenious engineering behind HammerTek’s Smart Elbow® – how its patented deflection zone reduces elbow wear, and with it product contamination and especially costly down time – isn’t always easy to explain. As a result, this blog, along with a virtual library of case studies, tends to focus on industry problems – and their Smart Elbow® solutions.
But whether you are conveying grains, plastics, abrasives, or something else entirely, we can do so much more than write about how others with similar issues now save time and money simply by upgrading their lines to include Smart Elbow® technology. Our Video Library allows you to see it for yourself.
When you watch this video, you can see how the Smart Elbow® design greatly extends the life of the elbow, prevents breakage, and practically eliminates product degradation.
Want to learn more about Smart Elbow® flow characteristics? This 3D animation is what you’re looking for.
Our videos demonstrate how the Smart Elbow® prevents material from striking the sides of the elbow wall, improves flow control with no decrease in pressure, and eliminating plugging and surging.
It doesn’t matter whether you are moving barley through a brewery or bark and sawdust across a paper mill. Our library includes video demonstrations for a wide variety of industrial solutions. There is even a demonstration using a transparent Smart Elbow® and smoke to demonstrate actual product movement.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, HammerTek Corporation’s Video Library might just be priceless!
Keeping your costs down is easy with the Smart Elbow. In an actual conveyance installation, a long-sweep elbow made of stainless steel was wearing out every four months, requiring downtime, installation effort and of course the replacement cost of the elbows.Read More»
It’s Labor Day. As people enjoy those last barbecues that mark the unofficial end of summer, we at the HammerTek Corporation want to express our appreciation for all of America’s workers. We do business with all sorts of enterprises, from small factories to huge plants that supply raw material and finished products.Read More»
When Miller Brewing Company’s Fort Worth, TX facility needed to make a change in its conveying system, HammerTek and its patented Smart Elbow proved the right recipe for the job.
Roy Marin, staff engineer at the facility, needed to replace a worn-out automatic diverter that switched its rail car unload line from one storage silo to another. This diverter had been a source of maintenance and housekeeping problems, and Marin wanted to replace it with a new piping panel. The trick was getting the new piping to fit into the confined space the diverter once occupied; the conventional solution, a piping manifold using 4-foot-radius sweep elbows, just wouldn’t be small enough.Read More»
The Engineers at PECO Energy Company’s Eddystone Generating Plant near Philadelphia had a problem on their hands: The scrubbing process line responsible for meeting Federal emissions standards was failing on a regular basis, causing costly cleanup, environmental and regulatory concerns.
The plant utilizes a magnesium oxide-based scrubbing process to remove sulfur dioxide – a component in acid rain – from the coal-fired plant’s exhaust. Magnesium oxide powder is conveyed pneumatically from storage silos to a mixer that mixes it withRead More»
Robert Forgione was tired of slipping and sliding his way through another pile of dry pebble line and dust, half-blinded by the cloud it had created as it spewed from a failed conveying line elbow at the Upper Occoquan Water Reclamation Plant in Centreville, Virginia.
The half-inch hole created by the mere passage of lime powder through a bend in a line, called a sweep elbow in the industry, had blown the fine powder all over the building, creating not only a gigantic, slippery mess, but hazards to breathing, above-acceptable air quality levels, and danger to sensitive electronic controls – not to mention the cost of downtime on the line.Read More»
Gary Wright may have discovered something that works better than duct tape.
Wright is director of plant engineering at RheTech Inc. of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, an industry that designs, manufactures and produces propriety thermoplastic polyolefin alloys and compounds that are sold to the transportation and consumer durable goods markets.
In 1998, RheTech opened a new plant in Fowlerville, Michigan.Read More»
Tom Sorensen had a real dilemma on his hands. And it was on his hands because it wouldn’t stay in his plant’s conveying lines where it belonged.
His problem: When your plant manufactures highly abrasive ceramic beads that are used as proppants in oil and gas exploration and drilling, how do you keep those beads from doing their destructive work inside your conveying lines?
Carbo Ceramics’ Eufaula, Ala. facility manufactures calcined kaolin ceramic beads that are used by global giants like Halliburton and Schlumberger. The beads are pumped into well bores to prop open newly induced fractures and enhance the flow of oil and natural gas to the surface.Read More»