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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?

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

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

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

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 […]