Board Converting News, April 4, 2022

The 2022 Slope (CONT’D FROM PAGE 82)


a new service offering? Maybe you just want to capitalize on the growing demand. Whatever your business plans are for the year, take inventory of what you have and what you’ll need to succeed. It requires more than the right equipment to fill orders. Self Awareness Likewise, I knew my optimism and a good pair of skis alone wasn’t going to get me safely down the slope. I had to accept my limits, prepare accordingly, and navigate slowly at first. Almost every executive is aware of the needs and chal- lenges for their business. Global corrugated manufactur- ers have long prepared for the year ahead. Maintenance checks have been made, ink is flowing,and brown boxes are producing a mountain of green. It’s tempting to ride the wave and not look back. However, there have been a few moguls this year already – an impending war, global supply chain disruptions, and continued fallout from over two devastating years in a pandemic.

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


To continue safely and profitably, repeated self-aware- ness will be critical. Is your operation the gold medal olym- pian or the market’s bunny-slope rider? Do you have the right trainers and equipment to compete? Knowing your own operational limits will help you navigate the tree line Recently, one OEM executive shared a challenge fac- ing his service techs is that some customers don’t have a true perspective of their operational limits. For example, they expect equipment to run at the listed capacity, but their upstream solutions might prevent it from happening. In other instances, equipment maintenance happens all too reactively - resulting in unplanned downtime and profit loss. We can all reach black diamond levels, it just takes the commitment and the self-awareness to know when you’re ready. Courage To Launch I wasn’t prepared for much beyond the bunny slope that day. On a board, this slope would have been a warm- up run. With new equipment strapped to my feet and for- eign terrain in front of me, the stakes were vastly different.

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GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.



April 4, 2022

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