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Baker-Rullman Mfg., Inc., located in Watertown, Wisconsin (www.baker-rullman.com), has discontinued the 62C442 and 62C443 flanged and flat rollers. They have been replaced with a new design and part numbers 62D016 and 62D017 flanged and flat roller assemblies.

The replacement rollers are similar to the obsolete rollers, as they have the same diameter and width. The replacement rollers have a larger shaft diameter, with internal bearings and components making these rollers more durable, and have a much greater load capacity. The new replacement rollers have a pillow block hold down allowing the roller to rotate around the stationary shaft. Maintenance is the same, and requires grease to the zerks at the end of the roller shafts every 8-12 hours of run time.

There will be some required re-work to the existing roller bases in order to retrofit the new rollers. The customer will be required to add some stiffeners, and new holes for the new pillow block hold downs. We will provide the necessary drawings with dimensions and locations for required retrofit. Any material and labor for re-work is the responsibility of the customer.

Baker-Rullman Mag. can also provide the complete base assembly with the new rollers installed. It will have the same anchor bolt locations, and would be a quick replacement of the old base.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bruce Miller, Jason Erickson, or Scott Strege.

Fromm Pet Foods bins, hoppers & steel structures

Bins, hoppers & steel structure for new Fromm Pet Food Facility

Baker-Rullman Mfg. has announced that they have supplied all bins, hoppers and steel structure for the new Fromm Pet Food facility in Columbus, Wisconsin. The facility was erected by Central Mechanical Systems, Inc. of Marshfield, Wisconsin.

“The project was right in our wheel house in size and scope, and given our extensive experience in the pet food industry, we were able to deliver exactly what the customer wanted. The project has been on time and budget, thanks to a great erection crew.”

Fromm Family Foods is a manufacturer of premium dog and cat food. In 1949, Fromm introduced the concept of premium pet food to the public. As the country's first and oldest premium pet food company, they have earned the reputation as an industry leader, producing only the highest grade pet foods with the finest natural ingredients.

Based in Wisconsin, Fromm Family Foods is now in its fourth generation of being family owned and operated.

For more information contact Baker-Rullman Mfg., Inc., 920.261.8107, or visit the website at www.baker-rullman.com.

Monsanto corrugated bin paneling

Construction complete on 55' corrugated bin panel

Baker-Rullman Mfg. has announced that they have completed testing and construction of their new 55' corrugated bin panel available in eight and ten foot widths. The genesis of the project was customer driven in an effort to reduce field labor and crane time. Baker-Rullman put its field experience and manufacturing staff on the project and was able to achieve the customer's goals and several other benefits as well.

In addition to the cost savings, several other benefits have been realized with the larger panel. Fewer bolts are needed as horizontal panel seams are virtually eliminated, and because the panel is in a single piece, there are tighter tolerances and more precise construction. Baker-Rullman has also perfected the use of self-threading bolts, which eliminate the need for cage nuts thus saving more time and money. Another unique feature of the new 55' panel is the ability to install let-down ladders prior to setting the panel. This saves time and eliminates the need to weld from a man basket inside a completed bin.

The big advantage of using the Baker-Rullman 55' panel is obvious, fewer panels means fewer crane picks and less field labor. That goes right to the bottom line and helps our customers to complete their projects on time.

One of the first field employments of the new Baker-Rullman 55' Panel is the Monsanto soybean facility in Centralia, Illinois, where 76 panels were set.

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