R-V Industries News

Welcome to the R-V Industries company and industry news page! Here, we regularly post updates from our company and across the engineering and manufacturing industries. You will also find detailed, industry-specific case studies describing some of the latest projects we have completed. Please explore the posts below to learn more about our company, our industry, and our extensive capabilities in design and metal fabrication.

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Hastelloy and Inconel Fabrication for Vessel Head Assembly

High alloy fabrication is a requirement across the many unique industries that we serve. Our skilled tradesman manufacture equipment fabricated with a wide range of carbon and stainless steel alloys, including 304 and 316 stainless steel. In addition to standard alloys, we support manufacturing to customer specifications using a variety of exotic alloys including Inconel […]

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R-V Builds: Pilot Project Cooker

One of R-V’s greatest assets is the ability to design and produce a product based on a customer’s desire, not a generic template. Recently, a nationwide food processing and production company approached R-V with a unique need. They requested a pilot system for cooking their product using a consistent cooking and agitation process. The vessel […]

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Fourdrinier Paper Machine: Project Profile

This fourdrinier paper machine was supplied to a customer in Ohio, installed in their linerboard manufacturing facility. One of the key benefits of the new machine was the telescoping beam design, which replaced the roll-out framing design on the old fourdrinier section. One of the major problems in the service and maintenance of the old […]

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Guide to Getting a Custom Equipment Proposal

Guiding You Through The Process At R-V Industries, we strive to be your partner in the design and manufacturing stages of creating custom industrial process equipment. To help guide you through the initial Request for Proposal (RFP) process, we created this guide to make the process as straightforward and efficient as possible. 6 Important Steps […]

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Coming Soon: Electric Power 2017

In less than two weeks, R-V Industries will return to Chicago for the 19th Annual Electric Power Conference and Exhibition. This year’s exhibition will be held April 10th through the 12th, at the McCormick Place West Convention Center in the heart of downtown Chicago, showcasing some of the power generation industry’s top professionals and manufacturers. Come […]

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Rise of Industrial Processing Automation in the Food and Beverage Industry

Online Shopping for Groceries? The rise of online shopping is undeniable. As industry behemoths like Amazon and Wal-Mart, along with a host of other niche retailers, have established online shopping as a key tool in the purchasing habits of today’s consumers for clothing, sporting goods, electronics, and even automobiles. Online grocery shopping, on the other […]

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

A Part of a Greater Effort to Shrink the Technical Skills Gap in Manufacturing Manufacturing is cool. At least that is what R-V Industries, Inc. and “Dream it. DO IT. PA” set out to prove to local teenagers while breaking some of the traditional negative stereotypes associates with this industry. R-V Industries, an industrial manufacturing […]

Investing In The Future With Welding Robotics

R-V Industries, Inc. is proud to announce its purchase of a dual-cell robotic welding system, expanding their cutting-edge welding technology. The welding robot adds to R-V’s automated machining and welding capacities and improves customer lead times and manufacturing quality. For projects with repetitive welds, the robotic welder will be programmed to specific customer requirements while […]

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The Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Gets a Big Boost

Over last summer, the New York State Public Service Commission approved $7.6 billion to keep aging power plants in upstate New York running.  The subsidy is part of New York’s proposed Clean Energy Standard (CES).  Before the subsidy approval, nuclear power companies, including Exelon, stressed they could not keep the plants open without government assistance.  […]

R-V Industries Acquires Genesis
R-V Industries Acquires Genesis Packaging Technologies

R-V Industries, Inc. (RVII) announced the purchase of Genesis Packaging Technologies, Exton, PA. Genesis Packaging Technologies is a worldwide leader in the science and technology of parenteral vial sealing and residual seal force testing. RVII will retain the Genesis employees and continue operations at its existing Exton, PA location as the “Genesis Packaging Technologies” division […]

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R-V Industries Pledges To Help Keep American Jobs

As a proud American manufacturing company, R-V Industries pledges to continue making our products exclusively in the United States, which we have done since our inception in 1974. We believe in supporting our economy and providing our customers with the best services and products custom manufactured at our plants in Pennsylvania. We will continue to compete […]

The Importance of Electropolishing

Protecting Your Food and Beverage Equipment and Industrial Process. Just imagine: it is scheduled maintenance time in an industrial food production facility. Maintenance and cleaning teams scramble into action, checking off the maintenance needs while cleaning the conveyors, drying equipment, processing vessels, tanks, and toasting ovens inside the facility. As the equipment is being cleaned, […]

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Attending AALAS? Visit Beta Star and Experience Virtual Reality!

Visit Booth #1707 To Experience Virtual Reality and Enter To Win! Are you considering attending the AALAS National Meeting in Charlotte on October 31st through November 2nd? Do it! Every fall, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) puts on it’s National Meeting for members and non-members to attend lectures, poster sessions, and meet with […]

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ASME Pressure Vessel Jacket Types

Across the chemical, oil, and gas processing industries, a variety of ASME Pressure Vessel Jacket Types provide unique benefits for specific processes. R-V provides three jacket types, which benefit the functionality of the vessel. These jackets include: Conventional Vessel Jackets Conventional Jackets are best used on small volume vessels (under 300 gallons) and high-pressure applications […]

Co-Fired Generation

The challenges facing the coal power market are no secret. In November of 2015, a large gathering of political leaders from around the world gathered to discuss steps to reduce pollution levels to limit their effects on climate change. In the United States, strict EPA emissions restrictions have caused many older, inefficient coal plants to […]

Former Alstom Regional Director joins R-V Industries’s Power Team.

R-V Industries is pleased to announce that Ken Barna, former regional director at Alstom CE, has joined the Power Generation Team at R-V as an area sales manager. Ken brings 27 years of experience in the power generation industry, where he specialized in boiler inspections, training, and solving combustion system and steam flow issues. Ken […]

R-V Industries in PaperAge Magazine

R-V Industries delivers decades of experience in engineering and manufacturing to the paper industry, designing and fabricating a broad range of equipment and systems for use in paper mills nationwide and worldwide. Recently, R-V had the privilege of participating in a project for a Massillon, Ohio-based paper mill that entailed the replacement of the mill’s […]

Beta Connect System from Beta Star revolutionizes sterilization management.

Mobile technology and instant connectivity have merged with sterilization management to revolutionize the way vivariums and research laboratories are managed and serviced. Honey Brook, PA – Smart devices have changed the time frame in which consumers demand information. Steam sterilizers, also known as autoclaves, have fallen behind the trend of real-time data management. To rectify […]

Steam Dryer Project: That’s a Whole Lot of Weld Wire!

R-V Industries recently completed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar manufacturing project to supply multiple steam dryers that will be used at the nearby Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant in York County, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a long history of manufacturing excellence and NQA-1 certification with customer-acclaimed nuclear manufacturing experience, R-V was entrusted to build a complex and mission […]

The Importance of Avoiding Carbon and Stainless Cross Contamination

The structural integrity of raw steel material is vital to the industrial manufacturing industry. A common and serious problem in stainless steel manufacturing is contamination stemming from carbon steel manufacturing in the same area of a facility. In the manufacturing process, several different processes (including grinding and machining) generate carbon steel dust that can become […]

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