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Five key machine safeguarding trends

January 2, 2019

By Ann Neal According to one industry leader, there are five machine safeguarding trends that will be strategic for fabricators and manufacturers in the coming months. Each trend has the potential to significantly impact or even disrupt entrenched processes and

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The latest biodegradable technologies in industrial processes

November 20, 2018

By Taylor Welsh, axcontrol.com At one time, manufacturers and businesses considered plastic to be a godsend; but now, we’re trying to get rid of it as it chokes our oceans harming and killing wildlife. The concept of biodegradable plastic came

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Next generation of cooling tower products are taking a cue from client needs

November 12, 2018

By Glenn Brenneke, VP – research and development, engineering and product management, SPX Cooling Technologies Cooling tower customers want product innovations that can give them a greater amount of cooling for the energy used. In this age of shrinking operational

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Do you know the top 10 OSHA citations?

October 23, 2018

Preventable injuries and illnesses in the workplace are among the most worrisome issues you deal with. Knowing the most common safety standard violations can help you minimize risk, limit exposure. and increase your peace of mind. Number one is Fall

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All the data – without the trouble

October 15, 2018

By Glenn Schulz, FDT Group Managing Director   In order to compete and win in a global, competitive, fast moving world with increasing demands, all kinds of technology must be harnessed and put to good use. But without an effective approach

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New approach to tank level monitoring improves product storage

October 13, 2018

In the past, McAsphalt found that it could be a difficult and time-consuming process to reconcile the amount of asphalt received/transferred/shipped. Not just asphalt, but the fuels side was a big issue as well, considering the large marine fuel oil

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Considerations to be made before designing a bag tipping system

October 9, 2018

Bag tipping, the action of emptying bulk solids from bags, is at the basis of many bulk solids handling processes. However, this process step is far too often perceived as easy — and without added value — which can lead

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Basics of calibrating pressure transmitters

September 28, 2018

By Keith Riley, Ehren Kiker and Duane Muir, Endress+Hauser   Pressure transmitters used in the process industries are very durable and reliable instruments. Even so, they still require periodic maintenance and calibration to ensure optimal performance. This is an area

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Ergonomics in refractory construction transforms difficult tasks into easier ones

September 7, 2018

When we were younger, we were able to accomplish many of our tasks by pure will-power, having the strength and determination to make things happen by brute force. Even if there was an easier way, we didn’t want to waste

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High torque retention knobs solve production problems

August 28, 2018

By John Stoneback / JM Performance Products, Inc.   Titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and other superalloys/exotic materials are on the rise for component manufacturing in vital growth industries such as aerospace, medical, and automotive. This creates a unique set of