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PRAB launches Spanish language website to meet increased global demand for scrap metal processing and fluid recovery

PRAB, a global leader in the automated processing of scrap metal and fluids serving the needs of industrial metalworking companies for more than 65 years, has announced the launch of a comprehensive Spanish language website. The website, offers information on the effective methods for automatically processing all types of metal scrap while also describing the cost savings associated with the collection of metalworking fluids for recycle and reuse. PRAB engineers a wide-range of equipment and systems that automate the scrap management process in machining, stamping, laser, and die-cast operations.

PRAB, Inc. Acquires Puckmaster Briquetters

PRAB, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial material handling equipment with more than 65 years of engineering equipment and systems design, completed a purchase agreement for ownership of all assets of the Puckmaster company. Since 1986, Puckmaster has manufactured and supported briquetting machines for metal compression and coolant collection. “We are proud to have the PRAB name associated with the Puckmaster brand,” explains PRAB President and CEO, Ned Thompson. “Metal prices are expected to remain fluid for the foreseeable future and the environmental and regulatory risk of transporting metal chips blended with spent coolant is notably more stringent and fines more costly. Therefore, we will continue to recommend metal briquetting as risk mitigation and cost savings option to our customers. Puckmaster has earned a solid reputation for durable, long-lasting equipment, making the purchase a good fit with our company,” expressed Thompson. The previous Puckmaster owner, Charles Arnold, will work exclusively with PRAB as a factory authorized, full-line equipment representative. Arnold’s company, American Material Handling Systems, will sell new Dualpak units and support existing Puckmaster customers in a select geographic region west of the Mississippi.

Diagonal-Shaft Wringer Reclaims Cutting Fluids

PRAB’s Diagonal-Shaft Wringer reclaims costly cutting fluids and produces valuable dry chips, which ensures compliance with regulations when transporting scrap for recycling. Process rates of up to 10,000 pounds/hour can be achieved, and units can be configured with additional chip processing and filtration equipment for a full, turnkey processing system.

Candle filter engineered to recycle and reuse oil and coolant

Launched in May, 2013, PRAB’s new candle filter is specifically designed help companies recycle and reuse oil and coolant by removing fine particulate. Ideal for honing, machining and grinding operations, this new filter uses a permanent media in a long cylinder that houses over 10,000 thin membrane wafers to effectively and consistently capture grinding swarf at 1-3 microns.