Entries by Dave Grutzmacher

How Ethanol is Made

Most Associate Ethanol with Corn, but it can also be Made from Sugar Cane, Sugar Beets and Even Grass Spring is the perfect time to plan summer vacations. Many of those vacations are likely to be road trips. The vehicles used on most road trips are gasoline-powered cars, SUVs, minivans and trucks. There’s a good […]

Have You Changed Your Tank Agitator Gearbox Oil Lately?

Just like a car’s oil, the oil in your tank agitator gearbox should be changed regularly to extend its life, ensure efficient operation, and reduce the potential of unexpected failure   Expectations for today’s rotating equipment is long, trouble-free performance.  This includes gearboxes used in agitator drives.  A key element for gearbox performance is the […]

How to Winterize Your House with Caulk

Applying a Bead of Caulk Around Doors and Windows is an Easy Way to Prevent Chilly Air and Moisture from Entering Your Home Many long-range forecasts predict a bad winter across much of the U.S. in 2021-2022. How bad? The venerable Farmer’s Almanac says this winter will be one of the longest and coldest in […]

The Best Pumpkin Beers

There’s Nothing Better on a Cool Autumn Evening than a Warm Fire and a Frothy Beverage Made with Our Favorite Orange Gourd Many find Northeast Ohio to be one of the best locations in the U.S for autumn enjoyment. Trees put on a fantastic display of color, the air turns refreshingly cool and crisp and […]

2021 Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) in Review

I just returned from the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in Des Moines, Iowa. The show was held in-person after a year hiatus due to COVID-19. The atmosphere felt relatively normal, and we saw many familiar faces. The cancellation of last year’s in-person FEW (it was held virtually) has been one of many pandemic-related […]

The Science of Golf Balls

The high-tech materials, design and manufacturing behind the most sophisticated – and controversial – ball in sports Most sports use some type of ball. None incorporate more science and technology than the modern golf ball. This in the Mix blog looks at the history of the golf ball and its evolution into the designs in […]

Industrial Mixing Basics: Up-pumping for Suspended Solids

Use of the ProQuip HiFlowTM Hydrofoil Impeller in Mixing Applications with Sinking and Floating Solids Suspended solids in mixing applications fall into one of two categories: sinking or floating. This In The Mix blog includes several videos demonstrating the effect of up-pumping and down-dumping on sinking and floating solids with ProQuip HiFlow Hydrofoil Impellers. Sinking […]