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BCN Offers Press Parts, Repairs, and Rebuilds to OEMs

Brands of the Schuler Group provide customers with a wide range of products and services to meet their needs

BCN Parts Repair and Rebuild BrochurePart of the Schuler Group, a technological and global market leader in forming technology, BCN stands for machine brands Bliss, Clearing, and Niagara. BCN’s parts and products are available at the company’s 180,000 sq. foot facility in Hastings, Michigan. At this ISO 9001 certified facility, 150 skilled technicians and engineers manufacture quality parts for various pieces of equipment. These include face bridge mills, CNC lathes, CNC boring mills, surface grinders, rotary grinders, turret lathes, and many others.

Bliss Clearing Niagara technical services offer a complete range of related products-including spare parts, repair, inspections, remanufacturing, rebuilds, and modernizations.

Modernization services include complete press teardown and analysis, engineering analysis, repair or manufacture of parts and assembly that shows the original OEM specs. Also available are field service, on-site repair, trouble shooting, press relocations and press inspections.

Inside of BCN Repair BrochurePress rebuilds and upgrades are available for clutch and brake systems, overload systems, speed changes, automated die changes, can machinery and electrical controls.

Remanufacturing is offered on all brands of mechanical presses/ hydraulic presses and some forging presses.

OEM users can quickly receive their needed parts, thanks to a unique parts record that contains over 300,000 parts. These include clutches, brakes, gears, bearings, conversions/upgrades, perishable parts, frames, and connections. In addition to the brands that make up BCN, they also carry USI, Toledo, Consolidated Press, Wilkins and Mitchell and Warco. 

No matter the age of your part, BCN can provide you with timely and high quality retrofits, repairs, modernizations, replacements and services. Interested parties can contact Tony DeMerle, BCN’s Director of Sales.

For further information, please contact:

Tony DeMerle, Director of Sales
Bliss Press Systems
1004 East State Street
Hastings, MI 49058 USA
734-865-0949
Anthony.DeMerle@blisspressusa.com
www.blisspressusa.com


About the Schuler Group – www.schulergroup.com

Schuler is the technology and global market leader in the field of forming technology. The company provides presses, automation solutions, dies, process expertise and service for the entire metalworking industry and lightweight automobile construction. Its customers include automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers, as well as companies from the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy and electronics industries. Schuler is a leader in coin minting presses and implements system solutions for the aerospace, rail transport and large-dimension pipe manufacturing sectors. In the 2016 fiscal year, Schuler generated sales of 1.174 billion euros. After acquiring toolmaker AWEBA and a majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer Yadon, Schuler has a presence in 40 countries with roughly 6,600 employees. Schuler is majority-owned by the Austrian ANDRITZ Group.

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Kenosha Water Utility Receives Recognition

One of Centrisys/CNP’s customers, the Kenosha Water Utility, received recognition as a “Utility of the Future Today” recipient.   

Kenosha Water Utility BuildingCentrisys/ CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin is proud to announce that their customer, Kenosha Water Utility, was honored at this year’s WEFTEC. On behalf of the partners of the Utility of the Future Today Joint Recognition Program, the company had been deemed a “Utility of the Future Today” recipient and has been recognized for their achievement. Among forty applications, thirty-two utilities were honored.

The selection committee, consisting of six peer utility general managers/executives, had determined that the application submitted by the Kenosha Water Utility company met the criteria in the Activity Area of Partnering and Engagement.

Kenosha Water Utility attended the Utility of the Future Today Recognition ceremony. The reception took place at the 91st WEFTEC Conference and Exhibition, as part of the Utility Leaders Morning at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This event took place on October 2nd, from 7:30 to 10:30 am. They received an outdoor flag and were presented with a certificate of recognition.

Water Resources Utility of the FutureSeveral people from Kenosha Water Utility were present at the ceremony, including Melissa Arnot, the company’s Director of Operations. Commenting on this award, she said,” We are very proud to receive this recognition from fellow utility experts and we thank all of our partners, including Centrisys.”

Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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Schütte Offers Its SCX, CNC Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe

SCX - CNC Multi-Spindle Automatic LatheSchütte (Jackson, Michigan) now sells SCX, its new multi-spindle automatic lathe.

In today’s industrial production, more complex workpieces are being produced in smaller batch sizes and shorter life cycles. To remain competitive, manufacturers have to react quickly and flexibly to market requirements.

These conditions have been met with the creation of Schütte’s multi-spindle automatic lathes. Everything that is not directly related to the production of workpieces has been eliminated from the machining area. There are no drives, cables, slides, lubrication lines or cooling lines within the tooling area. The clean and freely accessible machining area provides clients with the greatest possible configuration flexibility and the simplest retooling and tool retrofitting.

The SCX from Schütte offers several benefits. Some of these are free speed selection and free falling chips. Furthermore, extended machining options are available on the second workpiece side through exact transfer and three additional spindles. Expansion of the machining range is achieved through extended rear-side machining including C-and Y-axis. Lastly, multi-spindle production provides clients with a wide variety of workpiece geometries.

 


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Oulch
SCHUTTE USA, LLC
4055 Morrill Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-782-3600 ex.10
www.schutteusa.com
boulch@schutteusa.com

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Longtime Chemcoaters Director, Bill Krippes, Retires

Chemcoaters, Gary, Indiana, Bill Krippes, Director of New Product Development, is officially retiring from Chemcoaters on July 28, 2018, after 16 years of dedicated service.

Bill has been in the coil and mill-applied coating industry for over 46 years, serving in R&D, Technical Service, and Sales roles. He started his career developing products for JM Eltzroth before moving on to spend more than a decade at PPG specializing in mill-applied coatings, with a specialty in dry film lubricants (Chemform) and mill-applied zinc phosphates. In 2001, Bill brought his experience and knowledge to Chemcoaters in Gary, Indiana. While here, Bill has been a staple of the organization.  His expertise in dry-film lubes for stamping and his product development skills have helped advance Chemcoaters’ core business and aided in educating a future generation of employees.

In August, Bill will officially retire but will continue to serve as a New Business Development Consultant. In that role, he will continue to help Chemcoaters’ customers find coating solutions to overcome issues with stamping and corrosion.

As Bill moves into his new consulting role, Brit Capizzano will move into the role of R&D manager.  Brit has spent the last 6 years under the guidance and mentorship of Bill. Moving into the future, Chemcoaters will continue to provide customers with unique coating solutions and unparalleled expertise.

Based in Gary, Indiana, Chemcoaters, Inc. is a leading supplier of green coil coatings, as well as traditional prepaint and protective coil coatings such as dry film lubes and other RoHS-compliant coatings.  Virtually no VOCs or HAPs are present in the process. The company’s patented InterCoat® ChemGuard 300 coating is formulated with trivalent chrome vs. hexavalent chrome, making it environmentally friendly in all building, architectural, transportation and consumer appliance applications.   InterCoat® ChemGuard 300 coating has superior corrosion resistance, as well.  Chemcoaters offers a presentation on their unique and proprietary patented coating that evidences this fact to all interested parties.

 

For more information, please contact:

Bill Capizzano, President
Chemcoaters, Inc.
700 Chase Street
Gary, IN 46404
Phone:  877-411-2905
Email:  billc@chemcoaters.com

or

Mike Tieri, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone: 708-715-7759
Email: MikeT@chemcoaters.com

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Schütte Offers PC Multi-Spindle Automatics

PC Multi-Spindle AutomaticsSchütte (Jackson, Michigan) now sells its PC, their new multi-spindle automatics.

Often, manufacturers need automatics that have greater capabilities. These include the machining of non-ferrous metal or steel, a combination of heavy roughing and accuracy, simple programming combined with versatility and a single machine that performs several production processes. The answer to these challenges is Schütte’s PC series.

Automatics in the PC series are machining centers. They are used whenever classic cam-controlled automatics reach their limit. Besides turning, PC multi-spindle automatics perform tapping, mill cutting, polygon cutting and eccentric drilling operations. Six or eight work spindles, endworking and cross slides can be controlled independently of each other. Rear-side machining can have up to three tools. Over 56 CNC axes can be easily programmed with Schütte’s SICS 2000 system.

PC multi-spindle automatics are designed for material removal of geometrically sophisticated parts made of hard solid materials. The machines are designed to be robust, durable and technically flexible for complex drilling operations. Furthermore, they provide ready-to-install precision parts in large and small batch sizes. Machines in the PC series feature short setup, non-production and part production times.

These machines are used by automobile manufacturers and suppliers, the fittings, pneumatics and hydraulics sector, as well as in the production of precision parts.

 


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Oulch
SCHUTTE USA, LLC
4055 Morrill Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-782-3600 ex.10
www.schutteusa.com
boulch@schutteusa.com

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Major Automotive Supplier Expands Its Market with Schuler Presses

Huissel utilizes MSP servo presses for high production of complex stampings 

Canton, Michigan – Huissel, well-known as a reliable die and sheet metal part supplier for the European automotive and supplier industry, looked to Schuler presses to help expand their market.

Thanks to a digital twin, the commissioning of the new press is also considerably faster.Huissel wanted to complete the die manufacturing process chain in Frankenthal, Germany, and the related delivery of sheet metal parts at the Enkenbach-Alsenborn site for its product line. According to the two managing directors, Peter Busalt and Gerald Schug, these market potentials could not be achieved with the existing machinery. A system was needed that would permit economical manufacturing of medium and high lot sizes while enabling easy operation. Huissel chose the Schuler MSP 800; the latest expansion of the newly developed servo press series of Schuler.

“We examined suppliers from Spain and Italy to Germany,” says Peter Busalt. “But only the MSP series from Schuler currently has the functions we need.” Gerald Schug adds, “The ease of operability of the machine was important for us, for example, because this aspect helps even inexperienced employees quickly achieve good results in regard to taking advantage of the full potential of the servo press.”

With the MSP 800, Schuler has now sold the strongest machine in the series.Operators can select from predefined movement curves or program them freely. A fixed component of the control system is the Smart Assist software from Schuler, which performs the setup procedure for the dies step by step – another advantage for Gerald Schug: “In this way, we can shorten the usual launch of production to a fraction of the previous time.”

The commissioning of the new press is also considerably faster thanks to a digital twin. Here, the virtual system model is connected to the real control system with the machine and system visualization system. All functions of the MSP 800 can be simulated on the computer in this manner. The functionality and operation of the system can therefore be tested and trained on the real machine.

Huissel will set up a new building in its Enkenbach-Alsenborn factory for the MSP 800. As a whole, this project is the largest single investment in the company’s 100-year history. Huissel also intends to attach dies that it has manufactured in its Frankenthal factory 25 miles away to the new servo press. The tie rod structure of the MSP 800, which offers particularly high rigidity, also guarantees the quality of the parts production.

Schuler presented the MSP 400, a smaller version of the MSP 800, to the general public at the EuroBLECH trade fair in Hanover for the first time. The smallest members of the group, the single-rod automatic blanking press CSP 100 and the double-rod automatic blanking press MSP 200, are already in use at stamping companies. What all these presses have in common is the innovative knuckle-joint drive with highly dynamic servo motors and additional smart functions, such as condition monitoring.

Schuler is currently in development and will soon offer a press force of 1,250 tons.


For more information, please visit:

www.schulergroup.com/servopresses

For further information on Schuler Inc., North America, please contact:
Jeferson Valerio, Director of Sales
Schuler Incorporated
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187 USA
734-207-7200
info@schulerinc.com
www.schulergroup.com

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The Water Research Foundation Launches Tailored Collaborative Research Demonstration of CalPrex™ High Efficiency Phosphorus Recovery

Centrisys/CNP, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is collaboratively working with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District of Denver (Denver, Colorado), the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (Madison, Wisconsin) and the Massachusetts Water Reclamation Authority (Boston, Massachusetts).

Together, they will perform Tailored Collaborative Research (TCR), a program of The Water Research Foundation (WRF), to demonstrate phosphorus removal and recovery potential of the CalPrex™ process at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District from September to November.

The TCR will collect high-quality data from the CalPrex™ process and allow the participating utilities to evaluate high-rate phosphorus recovery prior to anaerobic digestion and its positive effects on operations and maintenance. This will help the utilities better meet stringent biosolids regulations and simultaneously mitigate operations and maintenance issues related to phosphorus levels in sludge. A peer review of the findings will be conducted and the results will be disseminated to industry professionals through the WRF LIFT Link platform.

Phosphorus (P) removal and recovery is one of the hottest topics in the wastewater biosolids industry today. Tightening regulations for both land applications and the sale of biosolids have water reclamation professionals eager to evaluate technologies that remove nuisance phosphorus from biosolids in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.


CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation. Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award-winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. 

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Jessie Jones, Marketing Associate
Email: Jessie.jones@centrisys.us
Website: www.cnp-tec.com

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The Centrisys/CNP THK Sludge Thickener Improves Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Applications

With eight purchase orders in the last 3 months, the company’s sludge thickener has been used in several wastewater treatment facilities and wineries.

THK 600In the last few years, the U.S. has undergone a series of innovations and technology advancements. These changes have impacted several industries, leading them to save energy and resources. One such industry is wastewater treatment. Seven wastewater treatment plants in San Antonio, TX; Lincoln, NE; Belvidere, IL; Grandville, MI; Fargo, ND; University of Florida, Beijing airport and an East coast winery have benefited from the Centrisys/CNP THK sludge thickener. It offers proven performance with lower life cycle costs, less or zero polymer, higher G-volume for higher capacity and less redundancy, as well as up to 50% less power consumption compared to standard dewatering centrifuges.

THK 200“I’m surprised it’s taken this long for other treatment plants to see the value of this piece of equipment. The Kenosha WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) installed our first THK200 in 2011. This one machine replaced four DAFT units, operated 24/7 using no polymer and achieved 5% TS cake and 95% capture. In 2015, we upgraded our plant process and now have an additional THK200 for primary sludge. With this THK, we doubled our solids concentration and cut in half the amount of water sent to the digesters,” said Melissa Arnot, P.E. Director of Operations at Kenosha Water Utility.

The basis of the THK design highlights what Centrisys is best known for – centrifuges. This sludge thickener is not a modified dewatering centrifuge, which is typically what happens when a conventional dewatering centrifuge is used for thickening sludge. The THK sludge thickener is designed and built specifically to thicken both primary and waste activated sludge using the fundamental principles of a centrifuge, DAFT and Rotary Drum Thickener.

According to Centrisys/ CNP’s CEO, Michael Kopper, “Equipment in this industry should last for decades. Those decision makers who understand the increasing importance of lower lifecycle costs and higher process efficiencies are clearly making the right choices for their plants and ultimately rate payers and our environment.”

THK 200


Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

For more information, please contact:
Centrisys Corporation
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Jessie Jones, Marketing Associate
Email: Jessie.jones@centrisys.us
Website: www.centrisys.com

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Centrisys/CNP Announces Exclusive U.S. Distributorship for the Passavant® hydrograv® adapt System

Passavant hydrograv adapt SystemCentrisys/CNP (Kenosha, WI), a leader in decanter centrifuge technology and systems for nutrient recovery and sludge optimization, has announced their exclusive distributorship for the Passavant hydrograv adapt System in North America (U.S. patent pending).

Unlike fixed inlet structures for secondary clarifiers, the Passavant hydrograv adapt System consistently and continuously adjusts to current loading in a clarifier. If the loads are low, the hydrograv adapt automatically shifts the inlet elevation and opening height to a low position, introducing the mixed liquor below the sludge blanket. As the loads increase, the hydrograv adapt system shifts itself to a higher elevation and opening height, ensuring ideal hydraulic conditions for the operation of the secondary clarifiers and avoiding sludge overflow.

Benefits of the Passavant hydrograv adapt System include improved process stability of secondary clarification, a reduction of effluent suspended solids to usually less than 3 mg/L, improved particulate phosphorus removal, improved clarification capacity from hydraulic optimization and overall low maintenance requirements.

At WEFTEC 2018, Dr. Martin Armbruster, the Managing Director and founder of hydrograv GmbH and the inventor of the hydrograv adapt system, will co-present on the topic of “Stress Testing of a Secondary Clarifier with an Adaptive Inlet Structure.” His expertise in the field of clarifier CFD simulation includes optimization and practical engineering for more than 1,000 clarifiers in 200+ treatment plants worldwide. His experience in improving hydraulic efficiency of water management systems is based on 500+ hydrograv® with CFD simulations installations. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 3 at 1:50 p.m. in room 239.


Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys Corporation
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Jessie Jones, Marketing Associate
Email: Jessie.jones@centrisys.us
Website: www.centrisys.com

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Centrisys/CNP Announces New Technologies at WEFTEC 2018

CS6-4 dewatering centrifugeCentrisys/CNP (booth #4921) will showcase their “More with Less” approach to innovation in the areas of sludge and biosolids management – including thickening, dewatering, resource intensification and nutrient recovery at WEFTEC 2018, October 1-3 in New Orleans.

Centrisys will introduce their new CS6-4 dewatering centrifuge, their smallest centrifuge to date. The CS6-4 bridges the gap between benchtop studies and full-scale installations. The CS6-4 continuously treats flows from 4 to 10 gpm, making this centrifuge a better alternative to a conventional laboratory centrifuge, which processes samples in batches. The CS6-4 provides scalable solid-liquid separation data to move R&D projects forward.

“We introduced the CS-6 into our equipment portfolio because so many of our customers requested it; there was a need and we simply provided a solution” Michael Kopper, CEO Centrisys/CNP.

Additionally, Centrisys will discuss their latest exclusive distributorship for the Passavant® hydrograv® adapt System in North America (U.S. patent pending). Unlike traditional inlet structures for secondary clarifiers, with the hydrograv adapt System, mixed liquor is introduced near the bottom of the clarifier, below the sludge blanket. The inlet elevation and opening height adjusts to flow conditions so it is always operating in ideal hydraulic conditions.

Centrisys will hold an in-booth discussion with Dr. Armbruster, the Managing Director and founder of hydrograv GmbH and the inventor of the hydrograv adapt system, on Tuesday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Additionally, Centrisys/CNP equipment and processes will be highlighted in the following seminars at WEFTEC 2018:

  • Digestion: Let Me Upgrade You / Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:00 p.m. / Room 244
  • Advances in Solid Clarification / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:50 p.m. / Room 239
  • Sidestream Impacts from Startup to Implementation / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. / Room 354
  • Expectations Exceeded? Promises Met? / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4:00 p.m. / Room 344

Visit Centrisys/CNP at WEFTEC 2018, booth #4921.


Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

For more information, please contact:
Centrisys Corporation
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Jessie Jones, Marketing Associate
Email: Jessie.jones@centrisys.us
Website: www.centrisys.com

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