Voices: What Works

What Works is a collection of case histories that provides real-world examples of best practices and how to implement them.

Compressed air system solutions for deep surface mining

In this installment of What Works, a Chinese mining operation uses compressed air to move underground.

Approximately 30 oil-injected screw compressors are operating in Hanking Industrial Group mines in northeast China. The compressors, including GA 355, GA 250, GA 132 and GA 110 models, are specially designed by Atlas Copco to meet almost any requirement at Hanking’s iron mining and processing facilities.

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Machine builder improves remote access

In this installment of What Works, a paper converting machine company improves access for local operators and distant engineers.

09/29/2014

What’s brewing at Redhook

Sustainability-driven conversion to dry-running conveyor yields savings in energy, maintenance, material, and water.

09/25/2014

Ohio injection molding plant gets cooler and brighter

In this installment of What Works, new fans and lights boost comfort and productivity.

09/24/2014

From manual to automated: How a bulk bag filler saved time and increased productivity for one plant

In this installment of What Works, a North Carolina plant turns farming into a sweet business.

09/10/2014

Materials reservations increase threefold

In this installment of What Works, a Canadian uranium conversion facility improves production with reliability.

08/19/2014

Designed-in data collection

In this installment of What Works, sandbag-filling equipment is built with monitoring mobile machinery in mind.

08/07/2014

Proper alignment helps one plant keep on pumping

In this installment of What Works, an Ohio treatment plant avoids failures with proper alignment.

08/04/2014

Sub-millimeter levels of accuracy

In this installment of What Works, U.K. steel and aluminum mills find perfect alignment.

07/31/2014

Computer part manufacturer recycles its process rinse water

In this installment of What Works, Leading Technologies’ new program saves about $250,000 annually.

06/27/2014

Steel manufacturer conducts engineering study on water treatment

In this installment of What Works, US Steel gets its $1.8 million waste treatment under control.

06/25/2014

Window manufacturer mitigates chromium releases

In this installment of What Works, Pella reduces 33/50 Program chemicals by 83%.

06/23/2014

Reduced HVAC energy waste

In this installment of What Works, a South Carolina plant leads by example with its own service and cuts maintenance incidents by almost a third.

06/22/2014

2 months of meticulous maintenance

In this installment of What Works, a German petrochemical plant manages a shutdown with singular focus.

06/22/2014

Asset management and process safety benefit from PAS 55

In this installment of What Works, ScottishPower emphasizes leadership, business-led projects, and culture change.

06/06/2014

Dust collectors make maintenance easier and reduce fire hazards

In this installment of What Works, an automotive seating manufacturer expects $30,000 savings with dust and fume collection system on robotic weld cells.

05/28/2014

Track assets and consumption

In this installment of What Works, the city of Des Moines generates six-figure savings with sustainability technology.

04/21/2014

Increased safety, decreased cost

In this installment of What Works, switch-rated connectors lower maintenance and changeout costs while making LOTO easier and safer at craft brewer.

04/09/2014

Keep product cold, vehicles secure, and workers safe

In this installment of What Works, Sartori and Arctic Cold Storage solve the dock dilemma.

04/03/2014

How to achieve better HVAC and dust collection

In this installment of What Works, a system solves ingredient processor’s dust and air-conditioning challenges.

02/27/2014

Change the beat of the manufacturing process

In this installment of What Works, a drumstick maker switches tempo on its production process.

12/23/2013