Author Archives for Jesse Severson

Preventative Maintenance Guide

June 22, 2022 2:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Preventative Maintenance Guide

We often get asked how long our equipment will last. The answer: it depends. Preventative maintenance will help you get more out of your equipment. That’s why we put together a handy Preventative Maintenance guide that will help you with: Proper chain tension Sprocket wear and tear/bearings Return rail and housing wear and tear Chain replacement Click here to download [...]


The CDM Difference Guide

September 24, 2020 12:34 pm Published by Comments Off on The CDM Difference Guide

The four pillars of what makes up the CDM Difference are: Long-Lasting Equipment The long lifespan of our equipment is what makes the decision to go with CDM cost-effective. When others eventually fail over time, CDM’s custom-made equipment will still be standing. Staff Expertise There’s no substitute for experience. Our decades of knowledge help us determine the right specs for [...]


Prepaint Assemblies Can Have Major Influence Over Lower Warranty Claims

September 14, 2020 12:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Prepaint Assemblies Can Have Major Influence Over Lower Warranty Claims

Warranty claims are headaches for everybody involved. It can be frustrating to return a dish at a restaurant, so imagine getting faulty bulk material handling equipment you waited for months to be made. That’s why we’re so proud that over the past two decades, we’ve only had 0.53% warranty claims on the custom equipment we’ve made. And the prepaint assembly [...]


How Is QA/QC Handled When Every Project Is Custom-Made?

September 14, 2020 12:16 pm Published by Comments Off on How Is QA/QC Handled When Every Project Is Custom-Made?

Quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) have always been a priority for CDM. However, we’ve seen a strong trend over the past decade in the requirements from clients associated with QA/QC – especially in capital projects. At CDM, our QA/QC procedure never changes, but the product is different because everything is made-to-order. That means whether it’s a screw conveyor [...]


Discover the Benefits of the Durable Coating Process for Bulk Material Handling Equipment

September 14, 2020 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Discover the Benefits of the Durable Coating Process for Bulk Material Handling Equipment

Sandblasting and painting add more to bulk material handling equipment than just cosmetic benefits. There’s a lot going on during these all-important steps that not only adds to the appearance, but also can help extend the equipment’s lifespan. These steps are important in fighting the corrosion, abrasion, UV, etc. that could eventually wreak havoc on the equipment. Sandblasting removes all [...]


Understanding the Process of Buying Customized Bulk Material Handling Equipment

September 14, 2020 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Understanding the Process of Buying Customized Bulk Material Handling Equipment

There is no moment when you click Add to Cart with customized bulk material handling equipment. And that’s a good thing. Because customized conveying equipment is built specifically for your operation, there’s a little more to the process compared to buying a cookie-cutter model. Whether it’s providing research resources or letting you know what to expect requesting a quote, here’s [...]


Custom Gates, Valves and Diverters Keep Production Moving

October 4, 2019 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on 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 [...]


Mild Carbon Steel vs. AR Steel vs. Stainless Steel: What’s the Right Steel for You?

October 2, 2019 3:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Mild Carbon Steel vs. AR Steel vs. Stainless Steel: 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

September 12, 2019 5:41 pm Published by Comments Off on 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

September 12, 2019 3:45 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 [...]