Industrial

Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing

When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
On January 23, 2020

Industrial Manufacturing Competitiveness Requires Strategic Investment

The industrial manufacturing landscape is transforming against a backdrop of uncertainty. The shifts taking place globally in technology, advanced manufacturing, and government policy changes have...
On January 22, 2020

How to Solve Large-Size Sealing Challenges at Temperatures up to 800 °C

When classic sealing materials – for instance in temperature ranges above 300°C and below -50°C – reach their limits alternative materials are required such as metal with appropriate coating/plating....
On January 21, 2020

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

Mixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker,...
On January 21, 2020

How Condition Monitoring Can Transform the Food and Beverage Industry

Our sense of taste is changing. We’re becoming more health conscious of the foods and beverages we consume to living a better life. No more perplexing and hard-to-pronounce food labels....
On January 17, 2020

Air Collection System Improves Air Quality at Metal Fabrication Plant

Many metalworking facilities feature large, open workspaces. While ideal for large scale production, this setting presents challenges for air quality and in assuring clean air in the work environment....
On January 17, 2020

What are the Challenges for Pneumatics in the Food Industry?

Starting from agriculture and food processing arriving to the packaging operation, automation is everywhere in the modern food plants and plays a fundamental role to address the required...
On January 16, 2020

Deploying a World-Class Maintenance Strategy Enables OEM Competitive Gain

Manufacturing and operations professionals are focused on how to deploy maintenance strategies that will provide advantages to their operations on a global scale. Advanced digital and...
On January 16, 2020

Is Your Compressed Air Purity Validated?

Is your manufacturing plant's compressed air purity validated? Perhaps the methods you are employing to check the purity or quality of the air in your facility are only indicative? Is there...
On January 16, 2020

Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019

Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
On January 14, 2020

SmogHog Eliminates Kitchen Emissions at Sandia Resort and Casino

The Sandia Resort and Casino opened to great anticipation. The Indian gaming operation’s new property in Albuquerque, New Mexico featured multiple dining options, a huge casino and over 200 sleeping...
On January 9, 2020

Six Points to Consider When Applying ISO8573-1 in a Manufacturing Facility

ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. There are three ISO standards that relate to compressed air quality and testing...
On January 7, 2020

What is End Position Cushioning in Rodless Cylinders and How To Adjust

In the world of industrial automation, pneumatic rodless cylinders can now be found just about anywhere; from food and beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and chemical production lines. They have a...
On December 19, 2019

How to Solve Baghouse Airflow Restriction in Foundry Applications

Efficient operation of baghouses is an expected and necessary element of foundry productivity. These manufacturing facilities and systems assure clean and safe work environments, allowing people and...
On December 5, 2019

Answers to Your In-Service Rubber Properties Questions

Are you uncertain of what to look for when comparing material data reports for various elastomers?  Ever wonder about the impact a seal’s durometer has in the application? Have you asked, ‘What...
On November 21, 2019

The Must-Have Connection to Power Your Data Center Cooling

We’re in the midst of our own gold rush of sorts. Rather than fleeing to California in search of prosperity through extraordinary and precious assets, businesses are looking above to achieve...
On October 28, 2019

Safe in the Knowledge

As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest, but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019

Time-Saving Solution for Servo Presses and Joining Applications

In industry, time is money. So, for engineers who are time-pressured, there is a solution for electromechanical press and joining applications. Push-To-Fit is an innovative electromechanical solution...
On October 25, 2019

Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Coal Mill Dust Collectors

Today, cement manufacturing plants have to contend with a double-edged sword: How do they reduce production costs and still meet environmental regulations? How do they accomplish their goals and...
On October 7, 2019

Stop Paying 2-5X More to Maintain Your Off-Road Equipment

Gone are the days where equipment must be serviced on a set schedule. IoT technology helps enable maintenance based on equipment use. For instance, in an IoT solution for heavy equipment, cloud-based...
On October 3, 2019