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Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

Improve Steel Coiling Process Efficiency With DCP

A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected for coiling /...
On August 9, 2017

Eliminating Leaks and Faults: Single-Use vs Stainless Steel Systems

Ensuring process integrity – which means being able to effectively test for leaks – is a critical factor in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, especially given the high value placed on drug...
On July 31, 2017

Exploring Engine Filtration Today and In the Future

Effective filtration is vital for the reliable and smooth operation of any engine. Complex logistics planning for transportation activities relies on equipment availability and trouble-free operation....
On June 23, 2017

The Importance of Natural Gas Product Certifications

To stay at the forefront of the competitive transportation markets, fleet managers are turning to alternative fuels that meet the environmental and economic needs of today and in the future.  Natural...
On June 12, 2017

Five Critical Challenges in Single-Use Bioprocessing

Single-use technology plays an integral part in nearly all bio-production processes, yet several challenges remain —challenges which are serious enough to delay or even stop the use of single-use...
On May 24, 2017

Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP)

Modern industrial machinery is creating ever-increasing demands on hydraulics to provide more efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint, while maintaining the benefits traditionally ...
On March 22, 2017

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On February 7, 2017

What Will Be Trending at Society for Laboratory Automation (SLAS) Conference?

What's changing at SLAS 2017 this year? The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is having their annual conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. from February 4th - February...
On January 31, 2017

Design Space and its Use in Single-use Bioprocessing

The design space - a toolbox of validated parts and assemblies - allows an end-user to build any single-use device needed, utilizing a combination of validated parts.    Tubing, filters, connectors...
On December 13, 2016

How Can Biomanufacturers Achieve Standardization of Single-use Assemblies

Major delays in getting products to market, higher costs generated by design, testing, and management, increased lead times due to low-volume production runs and the changeover processes...
On December 7, 2016

Why Nitrogen Is Better than Argon for Wine Production

A question often asked in the wine and grape industry is: which is better for wine production, nitrogen or argon? Both are inert gases at room temperature, and both are used for blanketing wine...
On December 6, 2016

EMI Shielding Caulk Delivers Superior Performance in Military Radar Systems

Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to military electronics systems operating in demanding environments requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection from...
On December 6, 2016

Has Single-use Customization Gone too Far?

Single-use technology (SUT) has been adopted on a global scale since its introduction 20 years ago and its benefits are well-recognized.   Thousands of single-use products are now in use and entire...
On November 29, 2016

Five Design Strategies for Food Packaging OEMs

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 well...
On August 15, 2016

The Quiet Revolution in Food and Beverage Packaging Machines

Two major drivers of change in how food and beverages are packaged today are 1) the need to differentiate products in the supermarket aisle and 2) the need to stay compliant with food...
On August 6, 2016

Challenges Facing Life Sciences Instrument Makers and Users | Survey Results

Cost, quality, regulatory challenges, safety and usability were the major near-term challenges identified in a recent survey of more than 300 engineers and business managers who work for life...
On June 8, 2016

Emerging Technologies in Life Sciences | Survey Highlights

Computer scientist Alan Kay is famous for saying “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” To gain a better understanding of what that future might look like, Parker Hannifin...
On May 25, 2016

What is Noise Generation in Hydraulic Systems?

What creates noise in hydraulic systems and why is it important to eliminate it? Noise in hydraulic systems is generated primarily by the mechanical workings of the pump and fluid pulsations...
On May 5, 2016

The Hydraulic Solution for the Evolution of Electric Drives

The variable-speed hydraulic pump, with its potential for energy savings, power density and temporary noise reduction,  is currently the dominant pressure supply system in the media. It provides a...
On May 3, 2016