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Why Do We Design Tanks with Coil Jackets?

Why Do We Design Tanks with Coil Jackets?

Posted on July 10, 2019 in Equipment Design by Pat Coval

Have you ever wondered why Lee's tanks are designed with coil jackets? See how one of the most important innovations of Lee's 90-year history makes a key difference in throughput and consistency in every batch.

How to Make Sure the Kettle You Order is Actually the Kettle You Need

How to Make Sure the Kettle You Order is Actually the Kettle You Need

Posted on June 19, 2019 in Equipment Design by Bill Spicher

Much goes into building a high-performance processing vessel for a food, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing operation. Dozens of choices must be made about size, materials, mixing speeds, type of agitation, temperature, port locations, surface finishes and more. And each choice has an impact on how effectively the vessel performs in your environment. This blog article will guide your vessel design decision making and make sure you ask your process engineer the right questions.

Why Surface Finish Grades are a Key Part of Your Production Vessel

Why Surface Finish Grades are a Key Part of Your Production Vessel

Posted on January 09, 2019 in Equipment Design by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

The surface finish grade is a crucial but perhaps overlooked component of your production vessel. The surface finish affects more than the look of your vessel; it’s also critically important to how your vessel accomplishes its intended task — or whether it’s able to at all. A vessel’s surface finish will determine what products can be produced within that vessel. From pharmaceuticals to chemicals to food products, each industry has surface finish standards that must be met. And even beyond industry requirements, a vessel’s surface grade can have a big effect on how your product is produced.

How to Meet the Challenges of High-Viscosity Mixing

How to Meet the Challenges of High-Viscosity Mixing

Posted on November 28, 2018 in Mixing Challenges by Lee Industries

Producing ointments, gels and other high-viscosity products is a challenging process. These stringently regulated products offer a high degree of difficulty for every manufacturer. Selecting the most efficient and cost-effective mixing solution can help you meet those challenges head on, but choosing the right mixing solution may be more difficult than it first appears.

Stock Vessel Replacement Parts On-Site to Make Your Maintenance More Efficient

Stock Vessel Replacement Parts On-Site to Make Your Maintenance More Efficient

Posted on October 23, 2018 in Maintenance by John Weaver

Keeping key parts for your Lee vessel on hand in your facility means you’ll always be prepared for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Think of it as a low-cost insurance policy for your equipment. What parts should you keep on-site?

See Lee Industries Innovations in Food Processing at Pack Expo International 2018

See Lee Industries Innovations in Food Processing at Pack Expo International 2018

Posted on October 10, 2018 in Events by Lee Industries

PACK EXPO International, to be held in Chicago beginning October 14, is the biggest packaging and processing event in the world. We’re always excited to be a part of Pack Expo. Lee Industries is committed to offering the best in custom processing vessel solutions and this is a perfect opportunity to show all we can do to help our customers improve worker and product safety, increase efficiency and reach new levels of productivity.

Remember Your Processing Kettles During Your Upcoming Plant Shutdown

Remember Your Processing Kettles During Your Upcoming Plant Shutdown

Posted on September 26, 2018 in Quality Assurance by John Weaver

Winter shutdowns are right around the corner. For manufacturers that depend on processing kettles and tanks, preparing for these crucial weeks becomes critically important, and not just because it’s an ideal time to take care of annual maintenance. Your winter shutdown can put your facility in a position to succeed next year—or leave you chasing maintenance issues that could have been addressed much earlier.

The Importance of a Clear Manufacturing Quote for Your New Processing Vessel

The Importance of a Clear Manufacturing Quote for Your New Processing Vessel

Posted on August 22, 2018 in Equipment Design by Bill Spicher

Obtaining a proposal for equipment you intend to use in your processing operation is a critical part of your purchase process. Here are three key benefits of a clear, easy-to-understand manufacturing equipment quote.

Three Questions You Should Ask Your Processing Equipment Manufacturer

Three Questions You Should Ask Your Processing Equipment Manufacturer

Posted on August 08, 2018 in Equipment Design by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

Preparing to buy a new piece of processing equipment can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing the right questions to ask before you buy can put you on the path to success.

Engineering Advancements That Make Cleaning and Maintaining Your Processing Equipment More Efficient

Engineering Advancements That Make Cleaning and Maintaining Your Processing Equipment More Efficient

Posted on June 27, 2018 in Quality Assurance by John Weaver

Cleaning and maintaining processing equipment is vital for production teams in the food, beverage, bio/pharma and chemical industries, but these processes can be costly and often take up enormous amounts of time. Learn how to optimize the efficiency of your operation in this latest blog article.

Lee Industries Receives ISO Quality Management Systems Certification

Lee Industries Receives ISO Quality Management Systems Certification

Posted on May 30, 2018 in Quality Assurance by Lee Industries

Lee Industries recently received the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification, a marker of the company’s ongoing commitment to the highest international standards of quality.