Condition monitoring has a key role to play in every maintenance
programme and can be a valuable tool for optimising safety
standards, maximising operational efficiency, and enhancing
On January 17, 2018
In a manufacturing facility, it is essential that equipment runs at
optimum performance, not only to maintain production but also
ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when
On January 8, 2018
2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that
trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the
list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has given way to breakthroughs in
everything from safety and efficiency to better decision-making and
increased revenue generation. In power generation, the rise of...
On November 3, 2017
Pneumatics technology is key to manufacturing processes as
compressed air is utilised in everything from cooling to
controlling automated machinery on assembly and packaging lines.
On October 24, 2017
Without question, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way
we look at condition monitoring and diagnostics. Many now consider
checking analog gauges and jotting down measurements on a...
On October 20, 2017
It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered
the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole
distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to
On September 28, 2017
With the onset of Industry 4.0, factory and production environments
are adopting industrial networks to become more connected and
intelligent. This is largely driven by the need for...
On September 7, 2017
Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning
industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and
copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters,
On September 5, 2017
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
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
On August 30, 2017
Have you ever seen the term “Information Anywhere” and wondered
exactly what it means? We chose this terminology carefully, so it’s
more than a mere tag line. Basically, the term refers to...
On August 28, 2017
If you read my recent blog post, “The Quiet Revolution in Food and
Beverage Packaging Machines” you know why I believe the global
market for food and beverage packaging machinery is growing, as
On August 25, 2017
Condition monitoring isn’t a new concept. Since industry has
automated the machining process, companies have constantly sought
ways to maintain high product quality while improving production
On August 24, 2017
You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to
detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand
a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do
On August 22, 2017
Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of
renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the
environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally
On August 16, 2017
Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to
withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has
developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017
The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure
to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer
side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017
The majority of the world’s industrial nitrogen and oxygen is
created through large scale cryogenic separation at an Air
Separation Unit (ASU). The product these ASUs manufacture is
normally sold to...
On June 12, 2017
More and more manufacturers are forming their own ideas and
interpretations of what a ‘smart factory’ is and what they want it
to do for them. But a common theme is often the need for
On June 1, 2017