The Army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey was looking for fume/smoke collection equipment for their new welding school on the base and contacted the local Micro Air distributor. The Army Major in charge of the project had some pretty tough criteria that the chosen supplier had to meet including design, fabrication and complete installation of 12 welding stations prior to a 3-Star General’s visit in exactly 4 weeks. Micro Air proposed utilizing a combination downdraft table and source capture arm approach due to the large variety in component sizes…
Coffee production is the industrial process of converting the raw coffee plant into the finished coffee we enjoy each day. This process that keeps most of us going every morning generally consists of sorting, cleaning, roasting, cooling, and packaging. After the beans are sorted and cleaned, they are placed into a customized roaster, which brings the internal temperature of the beans up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roasting beans is all about forcing the polysaccharides to the surface of the bean. As these sugars caramelize, the color changes from green to brown. From there, the beans are poured onto a cooling try where they are kept in motion while air is sucked through the perforated metal grate, chilling down the beans.
May 15, 2020