There’s a lot that can go wrong between the design phase of building a microbrewery and the first sip to hit a customer’s lips. Brewing a batch of beer requires many steps, exact portions, precise timing, and a scientific approach that borders obsession. Tweak one small thing and the process, and everything goes wrong.
When a manufacturing client comes to a fabrication shop looking for equipment, generally speaking, they may or may not already have exact specifications for the item they need fabricated. If they only have a general idea of what they need, they’re probably hoping to utilize engineers provided by the fabrication shop to help come up with an appropriate solution.
Smart Machine Technologies has a staff of on-site engineers capable of handling build to print fabrication, design & spec fabrication, and completely custom designed fabrication. In this blog, we’ll discuss how these options differ, as well as how to select the option that’s most appropriate for the equipment you need.
As one of the last remaining large-scale fabricators on the east coast, SMT has become the place to go when your only other option is overseas or shipping cross-country.
We have a massive fabricating shop, capable of constructing items out of a variety of metals and materials; however, we specialize in stainless steel fabrication. While we’ve built equipment for companies all over the world, we have a strong geographic advantage to serving companies located along the eastern seaboard and mid-west region and can save those customers time in delivery and cost of shipping.
SMT recently partnered with Rockwell Automation to design a fully automated brewery that utilizes the latest graphics, touch-screen and mobile technology available.
Schulz Brau Brewing Company decided to expand brewing operations at their Tennessee facility and wanted a system that could allow easy replication of their recipes while maintaining consistency from one batch to the next.
While Conveyor Systems come in all sizes, SMT specializes in particularly large conveyors. We have built conveyors the length of football fields and longer. The large conveyors are usually built in transportable sections and then assembled on-site.
Nearly every facet of industry relies on conveyor systems in some capacity or another, because they can increase efficiency and improve safety.
Businesses engage a Contract Manufacturer to build components or products that the company has chosen not to build in-house. The term can be used to encompass a wide scope of industry activities, but at SMT, we primarily focus on handling the outsourced building of large-scale industrial equipment, tanks, skids, pumps, conveyor systems, and the like.
The United States alcoholic beverage industry is a $200 billion+ market, and has experienced steady growth over the last ten years. Small premium brands make up one of the fastest growing segments in the industry.
If you manage a wastewater treatment facility, you deal with a host of problems every day. But if aging infrastructure is one of those concerns, you’re not alone. According to a Black & Veatch study and interviews with professionals in the industry, aging infrastructure is considered the most important issue facing the water industry.