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.
Delivering a Custom Engineered Functional Specification Package
Key Takeaways For a premier supplier of prepared foods, R-V Industries was tasked with developing a complete engineering package for an upgraded cooking system. As part of this company’s expansion plans, they needed to create a custom engineered solution and develop a budget for all of the equipment needed to expand their cooking throughput. Each … Continue reading Delivering a Custom Engineered Functional Specification Package
R-V Industries Selected to Fab 40 List in Fabricator Magazine
As a preview to the June Issue, the Fabricator Magazine published a list of the Top 40 Fabricators in the United States. This list features the leading manufacturing companies in the country whose focus is contract and customer manufacturing using sheet and plate metal materials. The list, composed of primarily private companies, highlights the list … Continue reading R-V Industries Selected to Fab 40 List in Fabricator Magazine
6 Do’s and Do Not’s of Suction Roll Selection
When searching for a suction roll equipment for your next mill improvement project, there are a number of items to consider before making a decision. These questions, while not all-encompassing, will help you explore design, material, mechanical, and usage questions that will help you maximize your investment in suction roll equipment. Follow these 6 “Do’s” … Continue reading 6 Do’s and Do Not’s of Suction Roll Selection
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
To continue to meet its corporate sustainability goals and reduce its carbon footprint, R-V Industries, Inc. announced today that they recently purchased 7,500,000 KWh of emission-free* electricity through Talen Energy’s Carbon-Zero 24/7 electricity product. The product will allow them to eliminate 5,304 metric tons of carbon, as they work toward meeting their sustainability goals. In … Continue reading Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Chester County, Pennsylvania Company Expands
This purchase helps facilitate our growth plans and optimize efficiencies by consolidating locations,” said Kirk A. Putt, president and CEO of R-V.
Cross Contamination Prevention
R-V Industries has worked continuously to avoid cross contamination between ferrous and non-ferrous metals in our facilities. What is Cross Contamination Between Metals? Cross contamination is when carbon steel becomes ingrained in other material, causing rusting and leading to costly repairs or replacements. R-V Industries works in multiple industries for which cross contamination can cost … Continue reading Cross Contamination Prevention
OEM Manufacturing Benefiting from Automation
The advancements of robotics is changing how manufacturers approach projects. Research from OEM Magazine shows that OEM companies are benefiting as robotics manufacturing grows more advanced. One surprising benefit is the need for automation to fill skilled trade employment gaps. For now, robotic welding is supplementing low employment rates and completing highly repetitive welding tasks. … Continue reading OEM Manufacturing Benefiting from Automation
2019 Electric Power Show Product Showcase: Chromium Carbide-Lined Nozzles
Visit R-V Industries at Booth #312 to see our product showcase of the chromium carbide weld overlay lined nozzle with hundreds in use in tangentially-fired furnaces across the U.S. R-V Industries is proud to join other power generation companies and utility providers at the 21st Annual Electric Power Conference and Exhibition at the Mirage Events … Continue reading 2019 Electric Power Show Product Showcase: Chromium Carbide-Lined Nozzles
R-V Utilized Laser Scanning to Rebuild Press Section
Laser Scanning and 3D Modeling Helps Guide Design and Installation Paper Mill Press Section Rebuild When R-V acquired LG Industries in 2001, our paper group gained over 50 years of knowledge and experience. That did not, however, stop us from looking for new opportunities. Recently, a customer gave us the opportunity to incorporate lasers into … Continue reading R-V Utilized Laser Scanning to Rebuild Press Section
Announcing the Promotion of Pete Koegel
Koegel will lead the Custom Fabrication division as the new Sales Manager. R-V Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Pete Koegel to Market Sales Manager for its Custom Fabrication & Machining division. Pete’s background as welding engineer, combined with his passion to find innovative and cost-effective manufacturing solutions will be a valuable combination … Continue reading Announcing the Promotion of Pete Koegel
At R-V Industries, we believe in taking responsibility for our environmental impact, and are working to reduce the size of our footprint. We hope that our actions will make a difference in our local environment by reducing landfill growth. We started an initiative to educate the employees of our facilities on proper recyclable items and … Continue reading Environmental Report
R-V Industries Receives the FMA Safety Award of Merit
R-V Industries, Inc. was recently chosen to receive a 2018 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). The FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards are open to all FMA company members and recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety. Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, … Continue reading R-V Industries Receives the FMA Safety Award of Merit
Jacketed Vessel RFQ Builder
Interactive ASME and Non-ASME Vessel Proposal Tool The R-V engineering and sales teams have created a more efficient way for our potential customers to quickly receive a proposal for their next vessel. This new tool is designed to submit the unique requirements needed for ASME and non-ASME jacketed vessels. All necessary information is collected … Continue reading Jacketed Vessel RFQ Builder
Hastelloy and Inconel Fabrication for Vessel Head Assembly
High alloy welding and 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 … Continue reading Hastelloy and Inconel Fabrication for Vessel Head Assembly
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 … Continue reading R-V Builds: Pilot Project Cooker
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 … Continue reading Fourdrinier Paper Machine: Project Profile
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 … Continue reading Guide to Getting a Custom Equipment Proposal
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 … Continue reading Coming Soon: Electric Power 2017
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 … Continue reading Rise of Industrial Processing Automation in the Food and Beverage Industry
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 … Continue reading What’s So Cool About 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 … Continue reading Investing In The Future With Welding Robotics
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. … Continue reading The Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Gets a Big Boost
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 … Continue reading R-V Industries Acquires Genesis Packaging Technologies
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 … Continue reading R-V Industries Pledges To Help Keep American Jobs
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, … Continue reading The Importance of Electropolishing
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 … Continue reading Attending AALAS? Visit Beta Star and Experience Virtual Reality!
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 … Continue reading ASME Pressure Vessel Jacket Types
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 … Continue reading Co-Fired Generation
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 … Continue reading Former Alstom Regional Director joins R-V Industries’s Power Team.
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 … Continue reading R-V Industries in PaperAge Magazine
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 … Continue reading Beta Connect System from Beta Star revolutionizes sterilization management.
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 … Continue reading Steam Dryer Project: That’s a Whole Lot of Weld Wire!
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 … Continue reading The Importance of Avoiding Carbon and Stainless Cross Contamination