Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Metaldyne Corp.’s Hatebur Operations in Royal Oak, Mich., produces driveline and transmission components at a rate of 120 parts per minute. To keep pace with demand, the plant can’t afford extended downtime because of inefficient equipment.
Unfortunately for Metaldyne, the plant faced a problem we commonly encounter in the oil-skimming business. Metaldyne’s oil water separator frequently clogged and was extremely inefficient.