White Papers & Articles

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...
On January 22, 2020

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....
On January 17, 2020

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...
On January 16, 2020

Is Your Compressed Air Purity Validated?

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...
On January 16, 2020

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...
On January 7, 2020

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...
On November 21, 2019

How to Streamline Inventory Management Through Digital Asset Tracking

As a packaging OEM, it's likely you're under intense pressure to provide the best level of service to your end customers as possible, from entire processing lines to the smallest of critical parts. At...
On November 14, 2019

How Greener Materials and Technologies Are Impacting the HVACR Industry

As forward-looking city planners react to the news of climate change by tightening building codes for heightened energy efficiency and air quality, contractors and distributors are on the front lines...
On November 4, 2019

The IoT is Transforming the HVACR Industry--Are Stakeholders Ready?

The Internet of Things (IoT) – referred to by some as Factory 4.0 or Industry 4.0 – is ushering in a revolution on the factory floor -- one with clear implications for HVACR contractors...
On October 29, 2019

Safe in the Knowledge

As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest, but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019

How Digital Assets Advance Inventory Management and Customer Retention

You've heard about digital asset tracking, and its ability to serialize parts for OEMs when they order them. But what about the longer-term benefits of these digital asset management programs? How can...
On October 23, 2019

HVACR Trends in Green Building with GreenStar and LEED

Conventional buildings, and the construction process that creates them have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. They’re costly to maintain and operate, generate...
On October 17, 2019

Making Connections? Make the Right Choice for Your Single-Use Process

Single-use solutions have been widely adopted on a global scale within the biopharmaceutical industry due to the many advantages and process improvements they offer. Key applications for single-use...
On October 15, 2019

Extractables and Leachables - a Source of Confusion?

In the biopharmaceutical industry, extractables and leachables have come under the spotlight as stainless steel manufacturing systems have given way to single-use assemblies in...
On October 7, 2019

Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Coal Mill Dust Collectors

Today, cement manufacturing plants have to contend with a double-edged sword: How do they reduce production costs and still meet environmental regulations? How do they accomplish their goals and...
On October 7, 2019

How to Prevent Contamination & Corrosion in Demineralized Water Storage Tanks

Power generation plants rely heavily on demineralized and deionized water to maintain required levels of water purity during process operations. Managing the water supply is critical under...
On September 4, 2019

How Renewable Energy Power Plants Can Increase Output and Decrease Costs

The costs of renewable energy have fallen significantly in recent years, helping to advance the industry quickly. But apparently not quickly enough--in May of 2018 renewable energy represented...
On September 3, 2019

Choosing the Best Dust Collector for Air Quality Control in Manufacturing

Dust collectors are important tools in any industrial manufacturing operation. They provide a cleaner environment for employees, eliminate air quality concerns, and meet environmental...
On August 27, 2019

Hydropower's Future Relies on Next Generation Water Power Technologies

Although other renewable sources of energy may be growing at a faster rate, more electricity continues to be generated in the U.S. by conventional hydropower than by wind, solar and geothermal...
On August 22, 2019

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 14, 2019