Posts by chreed

10 Ways to Reduce Air Compressor Costs

Air compressors can be one of the most vital tools in an industrial workplace. They complete a variety of tasks, including painting, drilling, and sanding. Compressors can also draw significant electricity — up to 30% of a site’s total electrical bill. This expenditure is why you need to take steps to maximize your compressor system’s efficiency. Not…

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Golf Outing 2019

Reed’s Annual Golf Extravaganza, R.A.G.E. for short, was held on Friday, July 12th 2019 at Hickory Heights Golf Club in Spring Grove, PA.  A lot of fun was had, bogey golf was shot (for most of us), and ongoing, trusted partnerships with our fantastic vendors were further developed.  Thank you to all of our employees…

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Case Study – Networking a New Compressor to an Old System

Networking a New Air Compressor to an Old Compressed Air System A local manufacturing company needed to increase their production capacity. With more production equipment, the demand for compressed air increased. They wanted something big enough to support them now, with an eye towards further expansion in the future. After reviewing the customer’s needs, and…

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How to Increase Transfer Efficiency in Your Paint Finishing Process

Finishing operations throughout America constantly strive to improve efficiency in their paint and coating processes. As the industrial finishing market increases in competition, leading operations prudently look for better methods to decrease material consumption, promote higher environmental values and control harmful exposures to their workforce. One of the best ways to achieve all three goals…

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Air Compressor Preventative Maintenance Programs

Air Compressor Preventative Maintenance Programs Just like any piece of mechanical equipment, all air compressors require some form of routine, standard maintenance. But, to ensure continuous, efficient, and reliable performance while avoiding interruptions and unexpected downtime, you should go beyond standard maintenance and implement an air compressor preventative maintenance program. Air Compressor preventative maintenance programs…

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Electrostatic Spray Guns: What Are the Benefits?

How do Electrostatic Spray Guns Work? Electrostatic spray guns are a distinct type of paint spray gun that applies an electric charge to the paint that is sprayed onto grounded objects. When sprayed with an electrostatic spray gun, the paint particles can actually change direction in midair (even up to 180 degrees) as they are…

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Bullard Personal Protection Equipment Introduces the HMXi Hard-Shell, Multipurpose Respirator

Bullard HMXi Hard-Shell, Multipurpose Respirators: The industry has spoken, and Bullard listened. Bullard Personal Protective Equipment introduces the HMXi Hard Shell Multipurpose Respirator. The HMXi features all-in-one protection for your head, face, and respiratory system, meeting ANSI / ISEA standard Z89.1 Type 1, Class E&G Protective Headwear and ANSI / ISEA Z87.1 High Impact Eye…

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Amid Growth, C.H. Reed Welcomes New Talent

Amid ongoing growth, we are excited to announce the continued expansion of our talented team! Rachel Owens – Western Regional Administrative Manager Rachel (below, left) joins us with 5 years of industrial equipment and operational management experience.  She will be focusing on improving operational excellence throughout our Erie, PA, Cleveland, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA territories.…

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Industrial Pump Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Industrial Pump Cleaning Services by C.H. Reed Unloading and transferring high viscosity products like pastes, inks, silicones, caulking and other adhesives and sealants can be efficiently done with piston pump technology, coupled with a ram to ensure proper loading of the materials and effective evacuation of the drum.  As with any system, maintenance will be…

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