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New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: What Every Technician Needs to Know About Refrigeration Oils

Here is some information concerning refrigeration oils that every HVACR technician will find useful. Oil types Mineral – a by-product in the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline. Mineral...
On June 19, 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

An Economical and Lightweight Option for the Air Brake System

Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms. They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 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

What Every Design Engineer of Rail Vehicles Should Know About EN 45545

The European standard EN 45545 was introduced in 2013 with a transitional period until 2016 and raises the level of requirements to the previous national standards, which have now been withdrawn. The...
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

Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

Heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube fittings are a virtually invisible component on these vehicles, but they...
On June 7, 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

Brazil Terminal Operation Increases Predictive Maintenance Success With Asset Tracking

Located in Rio Grande do Sul, the Port of Rio Grande is one of the main shipping ports for Brazilian products to the world. Geographically speaking, the Port of Rio Grande is ideally located and...
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

HVACR Tech Tip: Maintaining Refrigerant Flow in Thermostatic Expansion Valves

Most supermarket refrigeration equipment breakdowns are repeat problems. When responding to refrigeration service calls at supermarkets, refrigeration technicians immediately play...
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

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On June 5, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

Sterile Gas Filter Integrity Test Method for the Dairy Industry is Fast and Accurate

Any trip to the supermarket will demonstrate just how popular healthy dairy products are – products which are low in fats, salts, sugars and preservatives. This trend has driven the growth of aseptic...
On May 30, 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