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Feb 20

Designed for Precision: IVI Adds Custom Laser Cutting Capabilities

When it comes to custom metal fabrication, customers demand quality parts, competitive pricing and reliable, quick turnaround times. Laser cutting has become the industry standard for producing high-quality parts quickly and accurately. IVI’s investment in a fiber optic laser has expanded our sheet metal fabrication services. With the addition of our 4.0 kW Mazak Optiplex…

Nov 17

How to Tackle Dust Collector Bag Replacement

Changing dust collector bags is one of the least desirable jobs of industry maintenance. Crawling into the collector is not only dirty business, it also requires you to take caution against exposure to the dust—sometimes harmful dust—that’s been collected in the baghouse. But, to keep your facility clean, healthy and comply with air quality regulations,…

Jun 17

Fabrication: A highlight of IVI’s industrial dust collector manufacturing capabilities

When you need ductwork replacement, dust collector repair or even a new industrial dust collection system, it’s imperative to the health of your facility and employees that you receive your equipment as quickly as possible. At IVI, we pride ourselves in having the needed in-house fabrication equipment and staff to complete jobs on time to…

Nov 16

Industrial Exhaust Stack: From Spec to Stack

A significant amount of pre-planning must take place when designing, fabricating and installing exhaust stacks as part of your industrial dust collection system. Exhaust stacks are often part of an overall plant model, which determines the volume and exit velocity of air that can be discharged and the minimum elevation for that discharge. Building codes…

Oct 16

Balancing an industrial dust collection system

Achieving optimum airflow through an industrial dust collection system is done by balancing the system. Balancing involves adjusting the dampers to provide proper airflow to individual pickup points. It’s important to understand how your industrial dust collection system is performing and how to accommodate the ever-changing effects on the system through balancing. Why balancing your…

Jul 16

Planning for an industrial dust collection system redesign

When industrial dust collection systems are changed, the change may alter hood and duct flow rates. Therefore, it is imperative that the effects of the changes are taken into account to reduce risk to worker safety and ensure continued compliance with environmental regulations. Reasons to plan an industrial dust collection system redesign Facility managers may…

Jun 16

Setting up and troubleshooting your pulse controller

Baghouse filters are cleaned when compressed air is blown into the filter to release dust buildup. A pulse controller times the burst of compressed air that is used to clean baghouse filters, a practice that improves baghouse efficiency and increases bag life. Types of pulse controllers Pulse controllers come in two types—a simple timer and…

May 16

Baghouse maintenance for industrial air quality

Industrial baghouse maintenance contributes to longer bag life, better efficiency and lower operation costs. A critical component in baghouse efficiency is properly maintaining its filters. Why baghouse maintenance is important Increasing efficiency With proper maintenance, the dust collection system as a whole will function more efficiently and have consistent air flow. That’s because it takes…

May 16

Future of metal casting, OSHA silica standard hot topics at CastExpo 2016

During the mid-April CastExpo, the largest metal casting trade show in North America, foundry industry representatives portrayed a general sense of optimism for the future. Attendees were excited about increasing production and reducing downtime with the latest in foundry equipment and technology that was showcased during the event. We also learned that automotive castings are…

May 16

Placing Collection Points for Industrial Dust Collection Systems

Industrial dust collectors generally have multiple collection points—also called pickup points. Determining where to place these collection points in your facility should be based on several factors, from the type of material being collected to workers’ health and wellness. By choosing optimal locations for localized dust collection, you are likely to maximize system air flow,…