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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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Tackling the Source of Mycoplasma Contamination in Biopharmaceutical Processes
Mycoplasma contamination can have a devastating effect on drug manufacturers but what are the factors make a bioprocess vulnerable to Mycoplasma contamination and what measures can be put in place to...
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Industrial Manufacturing Competitiveness Requires Strategic Investment
The industrial manufacturing landscape is transforming against a backdrop of uncertainty. The shifts taking place globally in technology, advanced manufacturing, and government policy changes have...
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How Condition Monitoring Can Transform the Food and Beverage Industry
Our sense of taste is changing. We’re becoming more health-conscious of the foods and beverages we consume to living a better life. No more perplexing and hard-to-pronounce food labels. Rather,...
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Deploying a World-Class Maintenance Strategy Enables OEM Competitive Gain
Manufacturing and operations professionals are focused on how to deploy maintenance strategies that will provide advantages to their operations on a global scale. Advanced digital and...
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Is Your Compressed Air Purity Validated? Infographic
Is your manufacturing plant's compressed air purity validated? Perhaps the methods you are employing to check the purity or quality of the air in your facility are only indicative? Is there...
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Six Points to Consider When Applying ISO8573-1 in a Manufacturing Facility
ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. There are three ISO standards that relate to compressed air quality and testing...
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Listening, Learning and Applying Knowledge in Product Development
Although bulk filtration of a product prior to shipping was one of the first bioprocessing steps to benefit from single-use technology, it has been one of the last to benefit from...
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