Membrane cartridge filters make saving powder a snap for a toolmaker
When paper and polyester cartridge filters throw a monkey wrench into a Midwestern toolmaker's finishing line, the company turns to membrane cartridges. The outcome: Improved powder recovery, lower energy costs, and less downtime.
Snap-on, a 78-year-old company based in Kenosha, Wis., manufacturers hand and powder tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, and diagnostics software at plants throughout North America. At its Algona, Iowa, plant, operators spray 34 colors of powder coating on tool-chest components for businesses like Harley-Davidson and the National Football League.