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Custom Gates, Valves and Diverters Keep Production Moving

Equipment is expensive. That’s not exactly a ground-breaking revelation. Purchasing new bulk material handling equipment is a large investment – and one that’s often done begrudgingly. A plant spends money on equipment like gates, valves and diverters because they’re necessary for production. However, the initial price tag doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t say how much maintenance will be put […]

What’s the Right Steel for You?

The good thing about customizable process flow systems for bulk material handling is the freedom to make sure the equipment is a perfect fit. The tricky part is figuring out the perfect fit. With so many options, it gets overwhelming if you aren’t an expert. It’s like standing in the toothpaste aisle deciding between hundreds of brands. Let’s make it […]

How Pulp and Paper Plants Can Have Energy Independence

Independence is a wonderful feeling. In business, it’s a cost-effective strategy to keep matters in your own hands. Control what you can control. This is especially true when you have the power to provide the energy that your company runs on. Imposed costs from outside sources can cause serious headaches. For a pulp and paper plant, the use of hog […]

E-Commerce Makes Reliable Pulp and Paper Equipment a Must

The rise of technology has changed society’s habits. We are now more likely to open the front door to see brown Amazon packages instead of a bundled newspaper. E-commerce has become a trillion-dollar industry worldwide and has shown no signs of slowing down. Online shopping is popular because it’s easy and it doesn’t have hours of operation. You can place […]

Solving the Industry’s Biggest, Most Complex Conveying Problems

CDM delivers custom-engineered systems to address every challenge in the Mining Industry CDM was started more than 40 years ago with a mission to provide our clients with the longest lasting, most efficient conveyor systems for their specific applications.  We have developed a balance in housing design, chain selection, speed and flight style to provide maximum productivity and durability.  Today […]

Designing Reliable Screw Conveyors Demands Thorough Analysis of Materials

In a billion-dollar global manufacturing industry, where material handling is a critical part of the production process, any unplanned interruption to the daily operation can cost a business hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour in productivity. For a material handling operation that utilizes screw conveyors in its processes, reliability is the only thing between downtime and lost profitability. Just as there […]

Align Fertilizer Conveyor Demands Between Components and Material Composition

The fertilizer industry is a high-stakes business that is seeing a continually increasing value put on its core commodity, while trying to manage increasing production demands. With fertilizer manufacturers under pressure to ramp up output volumes, this billion-dollar industry is facing a growing strain on existing operations and its equipment. High-Stakes Fertilizer With potash at a per-ton cost of $383 as […]

Solving the Industry’s Biggest, Most Complex Conveying Problems

CDM delivers custom-engineered systems to address every challenge.

The Number One Factor That Can Cause Screw Conveyor Downtime

In any manufacturing or production operation, one of the biggest variables in calculating reliable profit projections is the constant reality of downtime and the related financial costs. While the exact number depends on the specific business and industry, an International Society of Automation study estimates that downtime costs the manufacturing industry nearly $650 billion each year. Ignoring the financial cost of […]

4 Ways CDM Solves One of the Biggest Challenges in the Fertilizer Industry

Every industry faces challenges. For the global fertilizer industry, expansion and demand are not on the list of business concerns. Some analysts estimate a 14% annual growth rate, which would translate to an expected annual market value of $1.88 billion by 2020. This is partially due to the excessive use (and misuse) of chemical fertilizers over the past several decades […]