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Improve Wind Turbine Safety With a Piston Accumulator Retrofit
Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is crucial to limit...
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Challenged by IoT Implementation? Consider a Framework for Deployment
Author IoT Team
The challenge of moving from a successful IoT pilot program to implementing a broad deployment can be daunting and should not be undertaken lightly. But if you have identified high-value use cases,...
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Controlling Microbial Growth in Compressed Air
A tour of any modern manufacturing facility will uncover the extensive use of compressed air.  Production managers and quality managers may not be aware of the potential hazards associated with this...
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Overcoming Design and Maintenance Issues in Hose Applications | Infographic
Fluids are integral to the functionality of industrial and mobile equipment, and as conduits for these fluids, hose assemblies are critical to system performance. It's well known that formed hose and...
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Virtual Engineering Improves Efficiency of Hydraulic System Design
In industries ranging from manufacturing to off-highway, the efficient management of engineering resources is more important than ever as businesses face the acceleration of customer demand for high...
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Going Digital in Manufacturing- How Smart Can We Become via IoT Adoption?
Author IoT Team
In lean manufacturing, life can change pretty dramatically when you are not waiting for the next fire drill. With expanded knowledge and control IoT adoption brings about, roles can switch to...
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Pulse Width Modulation Control for Solenoid Valves
Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a method of reducing the average power delivered by an electrical signal, by breaking it up into predefined pulses. When utilized to operate direct acting...
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Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques
Innovations in the design of primary isolation valves and manifolds for mounting pressure instrumentation can deliver enormous pressure control advantages to both instrument and piping engineers,...
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Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings
For over forty years, Parker has led the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
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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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