At beginning of each new year, we like to share the top OASIS articles from the previous year with our readers.

This year, we have also included articles from both our new parent company, In-Place Machining Company (IPM) and our partner in the IPM metrology division, Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company.

With tissue and corrugated board manufacturers running non-stop for close to two years now, it is no surprise that our two-part series on how precision machine alignment benefits tissue manufacturers was up at the top of our most searched on topics, along with several articles related to corrugator alignment. Additionally, two of our most long running and most searched on topics continue to make the list – the importance of repeatability in measurement and why extruder barrel alignment is essential to the plastics extrusion process.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support and we look forward to assisting you in 2022 – not only with our innovative alignment solutions, but with the exceptional field machining services of In-Place Machining Company and the 3D scanning and metrology solutions of Exact Metrology. We are your one source for on-site excellence!


Top Five OASIS Articles of 2021


The Time is Now for Tissue Manufacturers to Address Equipment Concerns – Two-Part Series

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic created a huge demand for household tissue and towel products. This resulted in tissue manufacturers having to quickly alter their operational plans to meet market demand. Many tissue mills not only began adding more shifts in an effort to increase production, many also converted machines, delayed scheduled maintenance downs, and pushed their machines to work harder than ever before. . . READ TWO-PART ARTICLE

Why is Eliminating Warp Still Such a Mystery?

If you manufacture corrugated paperboard, eliminating warp is a familiar challenge. There are a number of factors that contribute to warp and an equal number of techniques for reducing it, but the ability to completely eradicate warp still remains a mystery. In this post, we provide an overview of paperboard warp and provide several options for decreasing its occurrence. . . READ ARTICLE

Routine Corrugator Inspections Key to Identifying Potential Issues

In a perfect world, all components within your corrugating line would be installed on centerline, perpendicular (square) to the centerline, and level to earth. Then for many years, these components would stay perfectly aligned, continuously running at optimum speeds, and producing superior quality board. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world! In the real world, corrugating equipment falls prey to many of the same causes of misalignment that effect other industrial machinery and process lines . . .READ ARTICLE

Repeatability in Measurement – Why is it Important?

When speaking of measurements, accuracy is the topic that is most often discussed. But in fact, there is something equally important that is often overlooked – repeatability, otherwise known as precision. When measuring in industrial conditions, a service company can take alignment measurements with less than perfect instruments and achieve a specification of accuracy. Yet, unless the measurements can be repeated, you are actually not precise at all. . .READ ARTICLE

Extruder Barrel Alignment is Essential to Plastics Extrusion Process

Proper alignment of your production machinery is a critical factor in maintaining optimum equipment performance and manufacturing the highest quality product. The plastics extrusion process is no exception. As plastics manufacturers increase the demand on extruders for faster speeds and better quality, it is more important than ever to properly maintain the components that make up this process. . .READ ARTICLE


Learn More from In-Place Machining Company & Exact Metrology


In-Place Machining Company Performs Emergency Yankee Dryer Bearing Journal Repair 

In-Place Machining Company demonstrated technical excellence and a commitment to service with a recent Yankee Dryer Bearing tapered journal repair at a Michigan paper mill. The customer contacted IPM after discovering a bearing failure in one of their 18’ diameter Yankee Dryers had caused deep scoring of the tapered journal, thus rendering the machine inoperable. . .READ ARTICLE

Exact Metrology Helps Pattern-Maker Ensure Greater Accuracy

When Accurate Pattern, Inc. in Butler, WI was looking to purchase a highly precise Elm CMM/layout machine with PC-DMIS software, they knew just who to ask for help:  Exact Metrology. A leader in wood, metal, and plastic patterns as well as tools, fixtures, gauges, prototypes, and models for industries such as aerospace, marine, foundry, medical, and more, Accurate Pattern must meet strict quality certification requirements. Learn how collaborating with Exact Metrology on innovative advanced metrology tooling and software has helped Accurate Pattern increase accuracy and expand their competitive advantage. . . READ ARTICLE

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