Case Study

Automated Bottle Sorting | Simplifying Returnable Assets

Most people of a certain age have childhood memories of returning beverage bottles to their neighborhood store and getting back their deposit coins, which were usually just enough to invest in an...
On August 30, 2017

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 30, 2017

Automated Single-Use Technology and Its Impact on Quality

Taking steps to understand and control process variation is crucial to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. The sentiment behind the old adage, "the product is the process" can’t be dismissed.  ...
On June 6, 2017

The Importance of Maintaining CO2 Gas Quality in Bottling Applications | Case Study

  Snap open a bottle of soda or beer and you will see, hear and feel the familiar fizz and bubbles. These sensations are the result of carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless, non-combustible gas....
On May 30, 2017

Overcoming Pneumatic Front Spoiler Lip System Design Challenges | Case Study

Originally manufactured for race and high-performance sports cars, a front spoiler is integrated into the front bumper of a vehicle and is aerodynamically designed to increase down-force — the...
On March 29, 2017

Reducing Compressed Air Consumption in Beverage Manufacturing | Case Study

Air blowing activities consume almost half of all compressed air used in plants and can often become an unrecognized burden on a business’s resources. One of the largest soft drinks...
On December 1, 2016

Vineyard Selects Nitrogen Gas Generator for Return on Investment and Ease of Use

During the wine making process it is critical that wine be protected from contact with oxygen. The presence of oxygen promotes the growth of yeast and aerobic bacteria, which can cause spoilage and...
On November 12, 2016

Metal Fabrication: Monitoring Hydraulic Pump Pressure

While standard, liquid-filled gauges are reliable, they have significant downsides that adversely impact a company’s bottom line. Specifically, they can add to the time spent manually checking each...
On September 29, 2016

Injection Molding: Monitoring Multiple Points of Pressure

Keeping product quality high and minimizing scrap is key to maintaining a profitable injection molding process, especially in automotive. While this is a simple notion, the solution isn’t always so...
On September 22, 2016

Oil and Gas: Monitor Chemical Mixing Wirelessly

The oil and gas industry works with numerous chemicals during drilling processes, some of which can be under high pressure. A recent customer needed a solution that allowed workers to measure the...
On September 14, 2016

Reduce Diagnostic Risks with Heavy Machinery

When your job requires you to run diagnostics on a bulldozer that’s moving along a railroad track, safety is a chief concern. However, when you’re using wired monitoring devices, trying to do the...
On September 7, 2016

Go Wireless to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy and Reduce Downtime

Traditionally, running diagnostics on heavy equipment vehicles in the field requires wired condition monitoring systems that are effective, but cumbersome. Excessive wiring can get wrapped or pinched...
On August 30, 2016

How Refrigeration Dryers Improve Energy and Efficiency While Reducing Costs | Case Study

The Duisburg Base of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is truly vast. The plant covers nine square kilometres, has 440km of road networks and a working population of 28,000 people and it incorporates...
On July 14, 2016

Fluid Handling Systems Help Reduce Costs of Diagnostics | Case Study

Bioreactors are playing a growing and ever more important role in the biopharmaceutical arena and life sciences. Their role within the research of pharmaceuticals and antibodies is contributing to new...
On July 12, 2016

How to Scale-up Pharmaceutical Filtration Systems | Case Study

For biomanufacturers, using a structured, analytical approach to process scale-up will breed confidence and ensure quality.    By adopting robust experimental design, results gleaned during initial...
On July 7, 2016

Renewable Energy Generation: The Importance of Energy Storage

It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On May 3, 2016

AC Drives Accelerate Automatic Cable Winding Machine | Case Study

Meccanica Nicoletti, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of automated machines for winding and unwinding cable needed to improve winding performance on its latest generation of Automat...
On April 12, 2016

Scrap Happens – Save Money by Reducing Rework

Scrap and rework are unfortunate realities in manufacturing. Production inefficiency can stem from just about anywhere in the process, creating scrap that costs you time, money, and quite possibly...
On October 29, 2015

Intelligent Pneumatic Solution Improves Automotive EMC Testing | Case Study

Today’s cars are rolling computers. With the electronic interconnectivity and functionality designed into the small space of a driver’s console, automobile OEMs must ensure that one bad component...
On September 15, 2015

How VFD Controls Pumps to Prevent Flooding | Case Study

A forward thinking holiday caravan park took an innovative and proactive approach to flood management when they used a variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a unique pumping system. Living in the...
On July 20, 2015