How Can You Prevent Unexpected Vacuum Pump Failures?

Identifying potential problems with your vacuum pump system can mean the difference between a scheduled repair and productivity loss from pump failure. Let’s start with four common signs your vacuum pump is in need of attention: Excessive pump leakage Unusual sounds or excessive noise Excessive pump discharge pressure Pump vibration These apply to all vacuum


Centrifugal vs Positive Displacement Pumps: What’s the Difference?

There are two basic types of pumps: centrifugal and positive displacement. What’s the difference? A centrifugal pump is a pressure-creating device. As pressure goes up, flow goes down in direct correlation. A positive displacement pump is a flow-creating device. It moves fluid at the same speed regardless of the pressure on the inlet end. Let’s


IoT and Wastewater Pumping with a Robot

Inter·net of things Noun “The interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a


Industrial Air Compressor Maintenance Tips

Proper maintenance and routine inspections of your compressed air system help prevent costly downtime and emergency repairs. These preventative maintenance tasks may be performed by in-house technicians or by companies, like C&B, that offer compressed air services. Air Compressor Maintenance and Inspection Checklists The operator’s manual for your compressor should always be your first point


What Are Dosing Pumps?

Accurate dosing of chemicals is a critical part of the production process in many different industries. Whether in a rugged process like wastewater or sludge treatment, or a sterile pharmaceutical process, dosing exactly the right amount of chemicals, at the correct rate, is crucial in ensuring process and product safety, reliability and efficiency. That’s where


Making the Move to Oil-Free Compressed Air

“When will the EPA make oil-free compressed air mandatory?” That’s the million-dollar question among operations managers and industry leaders across the country. The truth is, no one knows for certain. What we do know is that many manufacturers are proactively making the switch to oil-free compressed air systems, as part of their efforts to: Reduce


C&B Equipment Signs Direct Distribution Agreement With SEEPEX

C&B Equipment recently signed a renewable distribution agreement with SEEPEX, a global leader in pump technology. Founded in 1972, SEEPEX has a long tradition of innovative solutions that help customers optimize their systems, boost productivity and lower their operating costs. This makes them a perfect fit for our mission and commitment to customers. SEEPEX specializes


Wastewater Pumping Savings Are Here

See for yourself in just a few minutes Did you know that the modern lift station no longer requires a wet well? This may be a surprise to some, but it’s true. If you manage wet well lift stations, you have an idea of the costs involved just to keep the wet wells clean. Perhaps you use


The Right Compressor Can Help Reduce Contamination Risk in Food Products

As a food or beverage producer, nothing is more important than the quality and safety of your product. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to reduce the risk of contamination, while still operating your facilities efficiently and profitably. Compressed air systems, while a key part of the food production and packaging process, are