New Preventative Maintenance Program for Forpak’s Food Assembly Equipment

MultiSource Manufacturing LLC partners with Forpak to provide custom, high-quality food packaging solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers. We are proud to announce our recent establishment of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program, which is available to all customers with Forpak equipment integrated into their facilities. Because Forpak equipment is unique to each packing solution and because we offer tailoring to fit customer needs, there are times when highly specific parts, repairs, and maintenance are needed. When you work with Forpak directly, you can be sure that our preventative maintenance technicians are the most skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified to work on your innovative food assembly equipment.


Every piece of equipment in a facility, no matter what size or how complex, needs routine maintenance. While reactive maintenance is a necessity when parts break, it’s ideal to avoid this type of costly, time-consuming repair work. Thus, preventative maintenance is critical for saving on repair costs, keeping the production line running, and protecting your workers.


Our preventative maintenance program was designed for comprehensive support year-round. Our service technicians work with you to determine an effective schedule for maintenance and create a budget that fits your needs.


Not only does a quality preventative maintenance program reduce overall downtime of the production line, it also maximizes your total cost of ownership. This means the value of your facilities and product will increase exponentially once reactive repair maintenance is limited to a minimum. Our preventative maintenance can also improve overall production efficiency, increase yield, and maximize the safety of your workers. With a preventative maintenance schedule like ours, your Forpak food assembly equipment will have extended longevity, integrity, and quality.


Our service technicians also provide historical recordkeeping and take important data for analysis with each scheduled maintenance session. As an added bonus, customers who utilize our preventative maintenance program receive a 10% discount on maintenance visits, both routine and emergency. Any replacement parts needed are also discounted 10% for all preventative maintenance program participants.


While the initial cost of new large equipment puts a dent in any facility budget, the annual cost of maintenance can also chip away at your income and your production efficiency. With preventative maintenance, you can save money and continually improve your business operations.


To learn more about Forpak’s new preventive maintenance program for food assembly equipment, contact Forpak at (952) 491-6889 or Request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.


To learn more about our full services, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote.

Plastic Fabrication in the Manufacturing World Part 3: CPVC

This blog is the third part of a four-part series covering the plastics and polymers we work with at MultiSource Manufacturing LLC. The first two parts of this series covered polypropylene and PVC (polyvinyl chloride). While we briefly touched on chlorinated polyvinyl (CPVC) in the blog covering PVC, there is still a lot to understand about its properties and applications.


All the plastics we use to fabricate a broad range of components, parts, and full assemblies are sourced from quality providers so the MultiSource network can manufacture exactly what original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers need. Our expert engineers and technicians are highly experienced in a range of plastic fabrication processes, such as welding, forming, and bending, that include using CPVC in projects for multiple industries.


CPVC is a thermoplastic produced from chlorinating PVC resin. CPVC is very similar to PVC at a molecular level, but has many key differences that make it ideal for certain plastic fabrication processes.


Properties: CPVC is much more workable than its PVC counterpart. It can be easily machined, formed, and welded. Additionally, CPVC is highly resistant to corrosion at high temperatures up to 200°F. It’s a reliable plastic to use in the construction of self-supporting components that will be exposed to elevated temperatures. CPVC also holds up to corrosive temperatures in water that would damage other plastics. Like PVC, CPVC is resistant to fire, while also providing better insulation in piping than copper or other metals. In addition to being a better insulator, thermoplastic CPVC maintains water temperature without condensation on exterior piping. CPVC is more ductile than PVC, but has the same maximum pound per square inch (PSI) working pressure, making it ideal for high-stress, corrosive environments.


Applications: CPVC has many uses in plumbing and other pipe systems. Because of its resistance to corrosion, CPVC is a critical plastic in many sewage systems and chemical processing settings. It’s also a safe plastic to use in the food processing industry. CPVC piping is heavily implemented in drinking water treatment plants as well as the dairy and beverage industries. Residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing systems widely utilize CPVC piping. Plus, because it is durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant, it’s an ideal plastic for processing industrial and hazardous waste products. At MultiSource Manufacturing, we use CPVC in many parts and full assemblies, from piping and tubes in medical devices to sanitary food packaging equipment.


The use of CPVC has been consistent since the 1960s when Geneva Products developed the process for chlorinating PVC to use in distributing hot and cold water throughout its Michigan facilities.


To learn more about our plastic fabrication capabilities and applications, call MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or a quote to get started with us today.