Date Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:02
Hartzell is excited to formally announce that we are relocating and reinvesting in both our face veneer and lamination business. This will ultimately improve our products and services to our valued customers. We are moving our production facility from Benton, Arkansas to Hillsdale, Michigan. The new Hillsdale location will embrace a new company name – Hartzell Veneer Products LLC.
We will begin limited production at our Hillsdale location in June, 2013. The address for Hartzell Veneer Products LLC will be 282 Industrial Drive, Hillsdale, MI, 49242. Moving our Arkansas operation to Hillsdale, Michigan, will allow us to improve order delivery time by 50%, as this new location allow us to be in closer proximity to our customers and suppliers. We will be able to reach all our Midwest customers within a ten hour drive of our facility. Hartzell Veneer ProductsLLC. will be strategically located between Chicago and Detroit – just minutes from the I-80 corridor.
Date Posted: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:45
We learn as small children that you can cool things using an airstream. From our earliest memories, we are taught to blow on our hot food, blow on our finger if it gets burned, etc. We can use that experience to also cool products in industrial applications.
There are two definitions that you need to understand as we begin. The intensity of the heat is commonly measured with a thermometer, and has units of degrees Fahrenheit (oF) or degrees Celcius (oC). The amount of heat that needs to be removed is given the units of British Thermal Units (BTU). One BTU is 1/180th of the amount of heat needed to raise or lower one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit from 32 oF to 212 oF. There is an equivalent value in the SI system, but since it is so much fun to use the IP system, we’ll continue using it in our examples.
Date Posted: Monday, 08 April 2013 12:40
Date Posted: Friday, 29 March 2013 19:23
How can I reduce the noise coming from my fan?
This is a common question these days. Like most things in life, the noise generated by a fan is often the symptom of an underlying problem. Many times, reduction in noise levels starts with a basic understanding of how noise is generated, how to properly select and install fans, and how to treat the resultant noise.
A whole book could be written about how to reduce fan noise, but we’ll only address a couple areas today. The first one is proper selection of the fan. The list is quite long, but two of the most common things that happen during fan selection is that the customer wants to squeeze everything they can out of a small fan, thinking that will save money. In some respects, it does (usually a lower cost fan, smaller footprint, etc.), but in other way, it costs more (higher power requirements, more maintenance, etc.). One important aspect is that a smaller fan, running at higher speeds, will typically generate more noise. This isn’t a blanket statement, of course, but is generally true.
Date Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 21:39