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
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
On August 9, 2017
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
On July 31, 2017
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
On June 23, 2017
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.
On June 12, 2017
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
On May 24, 2017
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
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
On February 7, 2017
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
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,
On December 13, 2016
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
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
Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to
military electronics systems operating in demanding environments
requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection
On December 6, 2016
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
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 15, 2016
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
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
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 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 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
On May 3, 2016