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Listening to Our Collective Voice Delivers IoT Empowered Customer Value
Author IoT Team
As the digital era dawned and the enormity of IoT empowered possibilities became clearer, our teams explored the ways in which motion and control products could create customer value via uptime and...
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Capitalizing on Valve Mechanics With a Hit and Hold Circuit
Hit and hold circuits enable solenoid valves to be energized to full power and held for a short duration of time before voltage and current are reduced significantly to lower levels, while...
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Basic Solenoid Valve Operation
Direct acting solenoid valves require a significant amount of electrical power to change from a normally closed state to an open or actuated state. Once the valve is fully actuated, the amount...
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Composite Materials Are Increasing the Need for Lightning-Protection Equipment
The use of composite materials for aircraft wing structures is steadily increasing. Lightweight and strong, they reduce weight, increase fuel efficiency, and are easy to shape, assemble and repair....
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Does Digital Transformation Necessitate Cross-Functional Collaboration?
Author IoT Team
As we are amidst Industry 4.0 and manufacturing’s digital transformation, companies both large and small are grappling with an array of new ways to conduct their business. As is the case, many...
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Tips for Selecting a Mass Flow Measuring Device
There are several technology options in precision measurement devices but the two that have frequently been compared against each other are thermal mass flow and differential pressure mass flow. These...
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New Coalescer Technology Improves Performance and Protects Gas Turbines
For power plants located in moisture-rich environments, such as coastal locations, high levels of humidity, rain, fog, mist and sand can damage and impair the performance of the gas...
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Best Practices for Dust Suppression in Underground Coal Mines
Prevention is better than a cure. In coal mining, these words offer particularly good guidance. Underground mining presents numerous hazards ranging from structural collapses, flooding and...
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Smart Pneumatics Role in Automation, Cobots, Safety and System Efficiency
For today’s industrial pneumatic systems, automation and efficiency continue to be the driving factors in design. Automation in pneumatics incorporates a variety of design strategies...
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How Automation Takes Single-Use Technology to the Next Level
As the benefits of single-use became clear and the technology became established in the 2000s, there was a drive to utilize it in more process steps. Single-use was being utilized in steps...
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Is Factory Due Diligence Required to Undertake a Discrete IoT Journey?
Author IoT Team
While it is not necessary or even desirable to convert an entire factory at once to IoT-enabled processes and machines, it hasn’t always been clear to end-users what to do with the...
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Predictive Maintenance Improves Filter Performance in Marine Engines
Reliable functionality and efficient economy are the key drivers to the innovation in the development of marine engines. Improvements in the design efficiency in the maritime industry over the past...
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Compressed Air Contamination - Causes, Facts and Myths
For over 100 years, compressed air has been recognised as a safe and reliable power source that is widely used throughout industry. Known as the fourth utility, approximately 90% of all...
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Upgrade of Blade Pitch Control Delivers on Wind Turbine Reliability
Wind power generation in the U.S. has been trending favorably upwards for wind farm owners. Primary contributing factors include the cost of wind turbine installations dropping by over one-third since...
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Optimizing a Cell Culture Media Filtration Process | Case Study
A biopharmaceutical customer was reviewing its process for tryptone soya broth (TSB) and vegetable soya broth (VSB) production. The existing process incorporated five-step filtration, using...
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Taking a Discrete Path to IoT ROI in Manufacturing
Author IoT Team
As the management of manufacturing plants and other assets grows more complex, integrating automated monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) at the discrete level provides a built-in safeguard...
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Mycoplasma Contamination - Detection and Elimination
When compared to bacterial contamination, Mycoplasma contamination isn't immediately obvious. The outcome of any contamination event is the same — the disposal of the contaminated media...
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How to Eliminate Water & Vacuum Leaks Between the Brine Valve and Brine Tank
Since the advent of the semi-automatic water conditioning control valve followed by the automatic control valve, a common weakness has been the brine tubing connections between the brine valve and the...
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How to Lower Energy Consumption Without Compromising Compressed Air Quality
Compressed air is used throughout industrial manufacturing, often for applications that cannot be replaced by electricity. The drive to reduce energy consumption and costs creates a dilemma...
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Mycoplasma Contamination - Why So Serious?
Mycoplasma contamination poses a serious threat to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. But it's the specific characteristics of Mycoplasma that make it such a challenge. Mycoplasma characteristics differ...
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