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Dry-Running, Oil-Lubricated, and Claw Pumps – Oh My!: Vacuum pumps are everywhere in the packaging industry.

Rotary vane vacuum pumps are among the most common pieces of machinery found within the packaging industry. These direct driven and rugged pumps provide continuous duty operation while maintaining low noise levels. Available as dry-running (for oil-free applications) or oil-lubricated (where deeper vacuum is needed), they are easy to install and simple to maintain. With […]

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We dry cans. And bottles.

As cans or bottles move along a conveyor belt, the stream of air from the air knives quickly hits the can/bottle wiping away the moisture on both sides.

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Common Causes of Blower Failure

The most common causes of blower failure are very easy to avoid. During my years of providing technical assistance to Republic clients, we most commonly run into either one of two issues that lead to failure: (1) Poor Filter Maintenance, or (2)Ineffective Relief Valve Setup. POOR FILTER MAINTENANCE These blowers, as with most airflow technologies, […]

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My Industrial Blower Seems To Be Getting Very Hot. Is That Normal?

Many times, I’m asked if it’s normal for a blower to get very hot while operating. This of course depends on just how hot the blower is getting, but the act of compression does cause an increase in temperature, also called delta T.  Typically, the discharge temperature should be below 200 degrees Fahrenheit or it […]

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This Christmas, Republic Adopts a DFW Family in Need

Every Christmas season, Republic adopts a family in need from Children’s Health. The program is called Adopt a Family. Every year, Children’s Health provides volunteers with the option to choose from families of all shapes and sizes; each one includes a current patient, some with a terminal illness. Once volunteers receive a gift list from […]

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What Is The Maximum Temperature I Can Put Through My Blower?

Regenerative blowers, as a technology, are typically only meant to handle fairly standard ambient temperatures up to a hot summer day outdoors.  They are not meant to handle any kind of heated inlet air, which should be handled by more advanced technologies such as our centrifugal blowers with water cooled bearings. Within the next few […]

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How Does Horsepower Factor In When Replacing My Regenerative Blower

Often, I receive calls that sound similar to this, “I have an X horsepower blower that I want to replace with a Republic blower.  What blower do I need?” Many times companies will try to match up blowers simply based on horsepower size and this can quickly lead to operation problems in the field.  Even […]

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Inadequate Drying Systems Cause Expensive Problems

Nozzle knives provide a precise, concentrated air flow and work great at drying cans, kegs and other packaging that has hard to reach crevasses. An inadequate air knife system could cause very expensive problems. Packaging that is insufficiently dried could lead to labeling and printing issues, rusting and more over, poor quality that negatively affects […]

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Accurately Sizing A Centrifugal Blower

Republic will get this question a lot, “Is your RB1200 big enough for…?” For many, this seems like a fair question when inquiring about a centrifugal blower for purchase. On the contrary, there are several details that you should focus on when selecting your pump. We’ve compiled a list of three criterion that will help […]

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