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Makedown Skid Systems

Small Footprint, Big Impact.

Makedown Skid Industry Applications

There are several key industries which benefit from the use of makedown skid systems.

Some common examples of makedown skid system industry applications include ingredient makedown, chemical feed, dry chemical and polymer makedown skids. 

A dry ingredient makedown system with powder blending for food and beverage applications is pictured in a manufacturing facility.

Ingredient Makedown Skids

An ingredient makedown skid is used in the food and beverage industry to add key ingredients to the blending or mixing process. The pictured example is a dry ingredient makedown skid showing an ingredient being added for blending in the production process.

A dry Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) makedown and delivery skid system sits in a manufacturing facility. dry-polyvinyl-alcohol-makedown-skid

Chemical Feed or Dry Chemical Makedown Skids

Pulp and paper applications use chemical feed or dry chemical makedown skids to add starch into the process to strengthen the final product. Starch makedown systems with accompanying cookers  provide additives at the precise process requirements of concentration and flow rate. 

A starch makedown skid with a cooker is set up in a food processing facility.

Polymer Makedown Skids

A polymer makedown skid is a crucial piece of equipment used in wastewater treatment plants and other industrial applications. It is important that polymer is handled with low shear to preserve its integrity while also ensuring that every particle is fully wetted to prevent clumps. 

Interested in learning how Crane Engineering can customize a makedown skid system for your industrial application? Use our online form to request a quote for your unique needs. 

Makedown Skid System Capabilities

Manufacturers around the world turn to Crane Engineering for our innovative skid system solutions custom designed to match the production requirements of each unique customer application. 

We are fluid technology experts and system integrators with proven examples of system innovation. Crane Engineering offers customers exceptional service and product solutions, including:

  • Experience and expertise across multiple industries, including systems for wastewater, food and beverage, general industry, and for pulp and paper/tissue industries.
  • All products and panels are built to UL/CUL safety and quality standards.
  • We have an elite group of mechanical and electrical engineers with demonstrated system innovation.
  • We leverage our distributor status to source the best equipment for the application.
  • Disciplined processes in design quality, fabrication, testing and documentation.
  • Turnkey skid systems designed for easy serviceability.
  • We offer factory acceptance testing of systems before they are shipped and customers are invited to participate.
  • On-site commissioning support when requested.

Our Wisconsin-based team manages service and repair across North America, and is laser-focused on providing an unmatched customer experience, and responding promptly to questions and requests. Trust our team to do the same for you.

Crane Engineering’s Approach to Skid Specifications

A black and white rendering shows a powder blender skid system with labels and specifications.

Crane Engineering builds each skid system to meet the unique needs and requirements of each customer. 

We work with each client to discuss several key factors, including:

  • What is the application and use case?
  • What are your current challenges in the process?
  • What are the facility footprint constraints?
  • What are the technical specifications? (e.g. concentration, flowrate, and pressure)
  • What is the best makedown design for the facility? (batch makedown with mix tank or continuous feed with inline blending)
  • In what form is the dry material received? (super sack or 50 lb bags)

Crane Engineering has been serving customers for more than 80 years and is Wisconsin's largest distributor of industrial-grade pumps, valves, filters, wastewater treatment equipment, and other fluid processing technology. 

With locations in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota and offering many products nationwide, Crane Engineering has the expertise and experience to help you with your fluid processing needs. Contact our team today to learn how we can help your business grow.


Makedown Skid System FAQs

What is a makedown skid system?
A makedown skid system is designed to take a dry material and blend it with water with water to get the right concentration. Different blending methods are used depending on the product. Blended chemicals or ingredients are then delivered to the process at the correct concentration and flow rate. 

What is polymer makedown?
A polymer makedown skid is tasked with preparing and mixing polymer solutions utilizing low shear methods to insure that every particle is fully wetted.

What is a chemical feed skid? 
A chemical feed skid, also known as a chemical dosing, chemical metering, or chemical injecting skid, is a piece of equipment designed to inject chemicals into the desired location in a process at a precise concentration and flow rate.

Which industries typically use makedown skid systems?
Makedown skid systems are commonly used in the food and beverage industry, the pulp and paper industry, general industry, and in both industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications.

Does Crane offer service support and spare parts for makedown skids? 
Crane Engineering offers full makedown skid system service support, including recommendation of spare parts, skid repair and rebuilds and site startup and commissioning support. We’d be happy to help you with your service questions and requirements. Contact our team for more information. 

What geographic area does Crane Engineering cover for makedown skid products and services? 
Crane Engineering offers makedown skid products and services across the United States and in Canada.