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“In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes” ~Benjamin Franklin I used to think “sanitary tubing will be in stock” was also a sure bet.  After all, in years past we’ve been known to have miles and miles of tubing sitting in crates ready to ship to customers. However, recently we have seen…
You live, breathe and dream beer. You’ve been an enthusiast of the brewing process since you can remember. The best times of your life have included a handcrafted, small-batch beer in your hand. And, you’ve been pretty successful with your brewing operations so far — managing quite a variety of styles and flavors. Hoppy, seasonal,…
Brewing has become more accessible than ever before, and today we’ll discuss some of the basics that you need to know. It doesn’t matter if you’re brewing from home or working in a large-scale environment — understanding brewer hardware can help make you more professional and proficient. Plus, knowing the hardware needed to make your…

What is Orbital Welding?

  • John Zabkowicz
  • December 14, 2020
A customer recently inquired about a large custom job and whether or not we had orbital welding capabilities. We do! For those of you who may not know what orbital welding is please allow us to explain. You’re likely well aware of standard welding, the process of fusing together of two pieces of metal using…

How to Clean a Food Grade Hose

  • John Zabkowicz
  • December 12, 2020
Occasionally, we get asked by customers if the food-grade hoses we supply are ready for production usage right out of the box. The answer to this question is a resounding “no”. It is imperative to the safety of your manufacturing process lines to clean any products you receive before they come in contact with food,…
A customer recently provided a list of fittings for quote. Within the list there were several links he had found online to some of our competitors’ fittings. We provided a detailed quote to the customer explaining that in some cases we cannot compete on pricing, however, in all cases we can compete on product availability,…
“I think you sent me the wrong gaskets.” There wasn’t a hint of anger in the voice of the customer, rather almost a sense of desperation approaching mild panic. “I have to get these gaskets in place today and you guys sent me the wrong ones. I ordered the Viton Orifice Plate Gasket from your…

What is Oxygen Cleaning?

  • John Zabkowicz
  • September 16, 2020
Some customers within the biopharmaceutical industry, among others, require products to be cleaned beyond what is considered “clean” to other industries. These customers rely on all manufacturing equipment to be cleansed to the most rigorous requirements. It’s possible for organic and inorganic material to be left on fittings during the normal course of handling products…
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