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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Take a Deep Breath... Let CoaterONE Help You Choose the Right Respirator

Choosing a respirator that fits your shop's needs is very important because not all respirators are the same. You must make a decision between disposable or reusable respirators, and make sure that the respirator is equipped with the correct cartridge or filter for the respiratory hazards in the work environment.

Respirator Features
Disposable respirators:
        • Comfort
        • Lightweight composition
        • Adjustable straps
        • Overall economy

        • Replace cartridges and filters, not the entire respirator
        • Filters and cartridges are available for many applications
        • Many styles can be adapted to a PAPR or Supplied Air respirator

Respiratory Hazards
Disposable and reusable respirators can be used to protect you from these harmful substances:

Dusts: Created by sanding, dusting, or sweeping some materials
Fumes: When metal is heated to its boiling point, then cooled again quickly, there will be fumes
Mists: Little drops of a sprayed material stay in the air
Gases: Particles that diffuse freely to fill the container or area they are in
Vapors: Created when liquids evaporate (changing from a liquid state to a gaseous state) or solids sublimate (changing from a solid state to a gaseous state, bypassing the liquid state all together)

For dusts, fumes, and mists, use a particulate filter.
For gases and vapors, use an appropriate chemical cartridge.

Check out our CoaterONE respirator selection and find the right respirator for your shop.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Properties of Teflon: Heat Resistance

DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings are highly durable and long lasting performance coatings that have a distinct application process and qualities that offer solutions in a variety of industrial markets.   This series of blogs will highlight one of these inherent properties of Teflon®  coatings and how these properties can solve a variety of problems. 


Heat Resistance: DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings can operate continuously at temperatures up to 500°F and can be used up to 550°F intermittently with adequate ventilation. The thermal stability of the coatings means that they can be used in high heat environments without losing or affecting any other properties. High temperature resistance is a significant concern in the food industry because food is processed at a very high temperature. PTFE and PFA have the highest in-use temperatures, but it is not recommended to push the coatings past their maximum temperatures because they will degrade and break down.


To see all properties of DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Thanksgiving Fire Pit Sausage

Tony Abato, our VP of Sales here at Intech Services, and an amazing Italian chef, will be sharing one of his delicious recipes every month. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on what Tony's cooking! 

Giocchino's Thanksgiving Fire Pit Sausage


Ingredients:
Sweet Italian sausage
Yellow onions - cut in big, long pieces
Bell peppers - any color except green, cut in big, long pieces
Bread rolls - big enough to hold a sausage, onions, and peppers

Tin foil - sheet big enough to envelope 6 sausages, onion, and peppers
Olive oil - smeared lightly on tin foil

Preparation: 
Combine 4 or 5 sausages, peppers, and onions on a lightly oiled piece of tin foil. Fold and crimp up foil to envelope everything. Place directly on the fire until cooked.


My friend is a magician. 

It’s a Saturday after Thanksgiving with two days to recoup behind us. By now everybody’s pretty much turkey’d out. But this day is not about prep work, place settings, and pies.  

No, today is all about cracking that two-day food induced cocoon wide open, its about getting back on your horse, and taking a big bold swing at this year’s fourth night of the Thanksgiving Holiday. A long, holiday weekend Saturday night can be a beautiful thing, but you have to work at making it happen.  So in Famiglia mia, for this night we gather the troops.  We cast the sien for the stout of heart. We man the phones. 

And here’s the pitch:
“Why don’t you bring your tribe over here tonight?  My son is building a fire outside in the pit as we speak.  We have plenty Thanksgiving stock wine and beer, and plenty of coats and sweat shirts for you after the sun goes down.  My bride is “repurposing” the last of the leftovers for appetizers. 

Should my prospect waiver with my pitch as delivered; I go directly to the close:
 I say, “Giocchino Pane is coming over,”. . . (and here I pause for effect) . . . then I say, “he’s bringing his Thanksgiving sausage.”

When I play the Giocchino card and I my close rate is a 100%. 

On this night years ago my friend Giocchino Pane rolled into the yard with a pile of tin foil envelopes full of sausage, onions and peppers.  Deftly, without introduction or oration he waded through all of us seated around the fire and placed the envelopes, positioning each for maximum heat – minimal flameWhen ready, we produced a big white deep-dish porcelain-serving tray where he displayed with a flourish each silver packet’s steaming contents.

Today, Giocchino’s Thanksgiving Saturday sausage is as much a family tradition as my Gramom’s Christmas ravioli, as much as my Cari Marie’s Thanksgiving ciabatta and pancetta stuffing. Goes to show ya . . . there’s magic in every meal.

-Tony


Keep checking the blog to see Tony's Recipe of the Month.  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you thought of it or if you have questions for the chef, post them below!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DuPont™ Teflon® Industrial Coatings, TCI Powder Coatings, and Precision Quincy Ovens Head to Fabtech 2015

FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof.
In the finishing pavilion, you will find DuPont™ Teflon® industrial Coatings, TCI Powder Coatings and Precision Quincy Ovens exhibiting.  DuPont™ Teflon®industrial coatings will exhibit in conjunction with TCI Powder Coatings under the umbrella of the TruCoater Network in Booths B224/B125.  Precision Quincy Ovens will be exhibiting at the show at booth B304 and have a 74-800 truck oven on display.  This oven is for sale and will ship direct from the show at a special discount. If you are interested in purchasing, call (302)602-8738 for more information.
The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the A, B, and C buildings at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.
If you are going to be at the show, please stop by to visit us.  If you would like to attend the expo for free, click here to register for your free expo pass using the code FBF14.



FABTECH 2014 Show Hours
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA  30313 

(404) 223-4000, gwcc.com             
Tuesday, November 11, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, November 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Volunteer Day 2014

Last week, we had the first volunteer day at Intech Services.  We are working hard to be intentional about giving back to our community.  We have chosen a few local charities to support more consistently as a company.  One of those organizations is the Sunday Breakfast Mission.  The Sunday Breakfast Mission is a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food bank, and rehabilitation center for homelessness. Last Thursday, we had 2 groups from Intech Services served by sorting donated food, packing boxes for their upcoming Thanksgiving event where they give out over 1200 thanksgiving food boxes to needy families in the community.  We had a lot of fun working together to serve the surrounding community in Delaware. 





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Getting The Right Oven: Determining Chamber Size

Determining industrial oven size is directly correlated with process needs. Factors to consider when determining the proper oven chamber size are:

  • Size of the product or parts
  • Number of products in each batch
  • Spacing required between multiple parts
  • Method of material handling – ensuring there is enough room to move the product in and out of the oven safely

Once these factors are determined, an approximate chamber size can be decided. Flawed results will occur if the interior chamber is too small and there is insufficient space between parts.  If the chamber is too large, both time and energy are wasted. 

Contact a Precision Quincy representative for more information on determining oven chamber size and oven selection at (302) 602-8738 or sales@pqovens.com.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DuPont™ Teflon® Powder Primers - Saving You Time and Money

In order to provide a complete powder system, DuPont has a powder primer offering for PFA and FEP as well as ETFE.  The systems are easy to use, with improved efficiency and reduced processing time:
  • Powder primer allows for two coats to be applied with only one bake- saving time
  • Powder primer goes on thicker, achieving film thickness quicker- saving money
Compared to traditional liquid primer, powder primer allows for thicker application per coat.  For example, PFA liquid primer 420G-703 goes on at .4 mils per coat, whereas, PFA powder primer 532G-42551 can be applied at 2-3 mils per coat.  Not only does the complete powder primer offering save time and money but is environmentally sound.  The chart below gives some additional benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® powder primers.

Powder Primer Benefits:

ETFE: 532-6405

  • Excellent adhesion
  • Environmentally friendly- zero VOC’s
  • Thin and thick film DFT capability
  • Unique processing of dry on dry powder primer powder topcoat application-no prebake
  • Improved transfer efficiency-less waste
  • ETFE topcoats only


PFA: 532G-42551

  • Excellent adhesion
  • Environmentally friendly- zero VOC’s
  • Thin and thick film DFT capability
  • Unique processing of dry on dry powder primer & powder topcoat application-no prebake
  • Improved transfer efficiency-less waste
  • PFA and FEP topcoats only
  • FDA approved