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Expecting the unexpected

October 3, 2019

By Lauren Miller and Ed Hallenbeck, Aftermarket – CIRCOR Industrial Valves Americas Opening a box of chocolates and opening a valve for repair have one thing in common: You never know what you are going to get. Complex operating problems

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Keeping up with expectations to reduce cabin noise

September 24, 2019

By Michael Boehm The focus of today’s car interior design is to provide ergonomics and convenience with a high level of comfort. More and more gadgets delight our driving experience, and many of them move, open, or adjust with the

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How 3D printing helped one food handling equipment company

September 22, 2019

FELIXprinters continues to expand its reach into a range of manufacturing sectors thanks to its reputation for developing and supplying highly accurate, reliable, easy-to-use, and price sensitive industrial additive manufacturing (AM) systems. This latest case study highlights the value and

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Making gourmet meals with mass production

September 12, 2019

Gourmet food or haute cuisine is expected in high-end restaurants. The dishes served are exotic, pairing unthinkable combinations that tantalize the pallet. Recently this style of cuisine has started to feed into daily cuisine choices, with more processed foods going

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Maximizing spindle idle-time reduction

September 12, 2019

Eliminating unnecessary interruptions to production directly affects machining cycle times, costs to complete each part from start-to-finish and, by extension, the ability to bid competitively. Getting more hours a day out of your spindle is key to optimizing this equation.

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Four ways to boost efficiency in your manufacturing operations

September 6, 2019

By Erich Lawson Efficiency is vital for manufacturing because it directly impacts total output, customer satisfaction and several other factors which in turn affect financial and environmental bottom line of the business. Increased process efficiency can help your manufacturing business

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Advanced leak detection improves power generation safety

August 12, 2019

By Craig R. O’Neill, FLIR Systems, Inc. Maintenance of hydrogen-cooled generators is critical for the safe and efficient operation of a power plant. This includes finding and repairing hydrogen leaks from the cooling system, which requires exhaustive searches on components,

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Non-contact measurement technology for the food and beverage industry

July 31, 2019

By Olivier Reglat, food industry manager, KROHNE Inc. Every process in a food and beverage facility requires accurate measurement of material stored in large vessels, silos, or tanks. That makes the right level measurement system a key factor in successful

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What are the benefits of 3-D woven composite fabrics?

July 29, 2019

By Mark Harries, Bally Ribbon Mills Three-dimensional (3-D) weaving of composite fabrics can produce complex, single-piece structures that are strong and lightweight. Compared to traditional two-dimensional (2-D) fabrics, 3-D weaving reduces weight, eliminates the delamination often experienced with 2-D fabrics,

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Outsourcing critical aspects of processing systems keeps costs under control

July 9, 2019

By Jeff Elliott For equipment designers in processing industries, there are aspects of any system that are more functional in nature, yet still critical. This includes gas, fluid and chemical handling systems that play an integral role in equipment that