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How Hot Sauce is Made

From Tabasco to Sriracha to Sweeter Reaper, Hot Sauce is Seemingly on Every Table and Put on Every Food The Great Lakes region of the U.S. is not known for jumping on trends quickly. This is especially true in the Cleveland area where ProQuip is located. Our adoption of “the latest thing” often lags other […]

How to Stain a Pressure-Treated Wood Deck

Working from Home May Provide the Extra Time You Need to Rejuvenate the Core Component of Your Backyard Oasis   Backyard decks have become a sanctuary for many that have become part of the work from home legion. Unfortunately, long work commutes and periods of time away from home left many of those decks neglected […]

How Asphalt is Made

Asphalt Production Rises as Winter Ends and Road Construction Season Nears In the northern part of the U.S. where ProQuip is located, there are two seasons: winter and road construction season. With winter finally over (hopefully – it snowed last week, but 80 degree highs are in the 10 day forecast), orange barrels will soon […]

How Tires Are Made

Modern Pneumatic Tires Are Very Different Than Those First Made Over a Century Ago for an Irish Boy with a Headache Tires, specifically car tires, are like washing machines. We don’t give them much thought until they need to be replaced. And when they do need to be replaced, we struggle to pay the increasingly […]

How Hand Sanitizer is Made

ProQuip Doubly-Pitched HiFlow™ Impeller Ideal for Production of Hand Sanitizers, Many Other Personal Care Products The use of hand sanitizer and other antimicrobial products typically rise during the cold and flu season. Their use is especially prevalent during the 2020 season due to the Covid 19 virus. First sold in Europe in the 1980s, hand […]

How Antifreeze is Made

The Product Most of Us Take for Granted Keeps Our Cars Running All Winter (and Year-Round) It’s January, it’s cold throughout much of the U.S. (the high temperature in most of the country is below 50 degrees as I write this) and antifreeze is hard at work keeping motorists warm and on the road. Most […]

The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish

In a few days, families, friends and even strangers in the United States will gather around dining tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. Pilgrims and Puritans started what became the Thanksgiving holiday shortly after they arrived in America in the early 1600s. They celebrated a similar day each year in England to give thanks for the fall […]

New Data Sheet Makes it Easier to Specify ProQuip Tank Agitators

Our new data sheet makes it easier than ever to specify ProQuip Tank Agitators. The new data sheet is in pdf format and has a simple, straightforward layout with editable fields for the following agitator specifications: Vessel/Tank Characteristics Tank Dimensions Construction Materials Environmental Shaft Seal Type Motor Characteristics Operating Characteristics Process Considerations To use the […]

How Toothpaste is Made

Many give little thought to how toothpaste is made despite the fact they use toothpaste in a daily routine they’ve performed each morning and night since childhood. Perhaps the lack of interest is because the teeth brushing process is mundane and simple: grab a toothbrush, apply toothpaste, brush thoroughly, spit out toothpaste, rinse mouth. The […]

Industrial Mixing Basics: High Viscosity Mixing Impellers

This is the fourth blog in our Industrial Mixing Basics series on mixing impellers. It focuses on high viscosity mixing impellers (i.e., laminar flow impellers). These include the double helix impellers and ProQuip Doubly-Pitched HiFlow™ impeller. Laminar Flow Impellers Blending high viscosity fluids generally requires a mixing impeller that operates effectively in a high viscosity/laminar […]