Industrial Equipment

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018

When New Machines Have a Voice, What Will Old Machines Do?

Last year, PwC found that 85 percent of U.S. manufacturers are already delivering, or planning to deliver, products with IoT capabilities. Considering the promise of IoT, this should come as no...
On June 19, 2018

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

Standard Water Blast Hose Solution or Safety? Now You Don’t Have to Choose

Over the past seven years, the water blast industry has witnessed significant positive progress in many areas of operation, most notably the area of safety. In September 2011, WJTA established a color...
On June 13, 2018

Aggressive Measures for Industrial Cybersecurity

As the technology that powers the Internet of Things (IoT) progresses, it’s changing the way industrial companies operate. But that technology brings security risks. Ransomware. Malware. Viruses....
On June 6, 2018

How IoT Analytics Can Optimize Productivity

From our personal devices to medical systems and online shopping, it’s clear we live in a digital world—and the rapid progress of that world is driven by data. The collection and application of data...
On June 5, 2018

How Mobile Equipment Manufacturers Benefit from Using Formed Thermoplastic Hoses

Considering the variables that require attention in the design and installation of a fluid conveyance system, it is no wonder that hydraulic system engineers, operators and technicians are...
On June 5, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

Digging Deeper: The Importance of Safety and Reliability in Underground Mining

The mining industry, known for its harsh and unforgiving environments, demands reliable, high quality equipment to ensure safety and efficiency. Longwall mining, which accounts for around 50% of total...
On May 24, 2018

Defining the Value of IoT in a Connected World

There’s volumes of material that focus on the technology behind IoT. However, a more significant discussion should be had around the value IoT delivers. While that value must begin with end users of...
On May 22, 2018

How to Distinguish a Process Water Cooler from a Chiller

There are numerous manufacturers in the water cooler market. Water coolers are also called chillers but it is important to draw a clear distinction between process water coolers and chillers...

HVACR Tech Tip: Prevent Destructive Superheat with TREV Liquid Injection

A large percentage of compressor failures in low-temperature vapor-compression refrigeration system applications originate from overheating. Typical compressor capacity rating data is based on...
On May 15, 2018

How to Specify the Proper Sized Heat Exchanger for Your Hydraulic System

Given the many risks of excess heat in a hydraulic system – such as fluid decomposition, increased wear on system components, damage to seals and bearings, etc. – the need for an effective heat...
On May 15, 2018

OnSite Containers for Support Efficiency in a Space-Saving Design

In the fields of mobile technology and also in maritime and industrial applications, there is a rising demand for system solutions with the corresponding know-how, for the manufacture of pipe...
On May 9, 2018

Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know

Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
On May 2, 2018

Why Are Coalescing Filters Installed in Pairs?

In an industrial manufacturing plant, coalescing filters are probably the most important piece of purification equipment found in a compressed air system. They treat six of the ten main contaminants...

How Collaboration With Manufacturers Will Help You Perform Better

Momentum behind Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is continuing with a growing number of smart device/product manufacturers developing sensors that communicate wirelessly...
On April 25, 2018

You Have A Dashboard, So Now What?

Manufacturers have become accustomed to the presence of mobile-enabled data platforms called dashboards that display real time information about machine assets on screens. All too often, however, they...
On April 25, 2018