Rotary Valve Maintenance: Preventing Operating Problems

Preventing operating problems by maintaining your rotary airlock valve

Even though a rotary airlock valve is a relatively simple device, you have to maintain it properly to ensure it performs dependably. Proper maintenance will provide twin long-term dividends: better valve performance and smooth conveying system operation.
First, know your valve inside and out. Maintenance workers should read the manufacturer’s operating manual. This will help them understand the operation of valve components, including the motor, drive chain, speed reducers, and any accessories such a flexible seal strips.

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Habitat for Humanity

Starting On Our 10th Habitat for Humanity House

Habitate for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley 100th House

Raising the wall at the 100th house ceremony

Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc. is honored to be a part of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley’s 100th House build. On Friday May 20th, we spent the morning celebrating and participating in the wall raising ceremony. Esteemed guests including the Mayor of Elgin, Dave Kaptain, spoke at the ceremony giving great words of wisdom and discussed the positive affect these projects have on the surrounding neighborhoods.

Our employees will be installing insulation for the 100th house as well as receiving hands on training with our Versa-VacOS insulation removal vacuum and our Series 550 insulation blower. This marks our tenth habitat house in the last six years. As a third generation family owned company, it is important for us to give back to the community.

Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article on Humanity of Northern Fox Valley’s 100th House.

Wm. W. Meyer & Sons Launches New Websites

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Libertyville, IL — After several months of hard and strenuous work, Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc. launches three new websites. The websites have new features, easy navigation and are mobile friendly which makes them one of the most advanced websites when compared to other companies in our industry.

“We saw the need to provide our customers and visitors with a better online experience. Our old sites were limited and we were not able to respond to an inquiry or provide information as quickly as we would have liked. We decided the best course for the new websites was to create ones that grow and evolve over time as customers and visitors interact with them,” says Greg Buric, President of Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

One of the many new features of the Industrial and Contractor websites is the Resources area which allows customers and visitors to access the information they need right away. Easy navigation through visual cues and images compliments the simplicity of the websites, which can be used in its entirety on a mobile device, setting it apart from other websites. “The essential part of the design was allowing our customers and visitors to get to the information they need while traveling, in the field or at home without limitations,” stated Ray Galuska, Vice President of Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

Meyer Helps Keep The Lights On For Almost 1 Million Americans

Iowa’’s largest energy company, located in Council Bluffs, provides service to 746,000 electric customers in a 10,600-square mile area in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska. When issues arise from downed plants, their customers feel the full extent. When they started experiencing downtime, they reached out to Meyer to solve the problem and help keep the lights on for almost 1 millions Americans. Find out how the problem was solved below.

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Double-flapgate airlock valve: A solution for tough applications

April’s 2015 Powder & Bulk Engineering issue has a little more Meyer than usual. Mike Doorey, our Eastern Region Sales Manager and resident expert on Flap Gate Airlocks, was featured in PBE’s article on Double-flapgate airlock valve: A solution for tough applications. Not only is the article accurate, informative and educational, it demonstrates Meyer’s commitment to ensuring we have the best resources and knowledge for any application.

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2016 International Powder Show

With May fast approaching, Meyer is working hard to bring new energy to the show the 2016 International Powder Show at the Donald E. Stephens Conventions Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram to stay up to date on what we are developing. Trust us, you’’ll want to see what we’’re cooking up!

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