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How simplifying moisture measurement improves quality of powders, bulk solids

May 14, 2019

By Del Williams In industries that produce powders and bulk solids, controlling moisture content can impact the purchase price, shipping costs, material handling and, perhaps most importantly, the quality of the final product. When processing dry bulk solids such as

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Why actuators for connected industry run on brushless DC motors

May 8, 2019

By Boris Wassmer, senior manager, engineering CIRCOR | RTK With no need for compressed air, early electric actuators could operate with less sound and less maintenance than the predominant pneumatic actuator. Of course, the standard pneumatic option offered its own apparent

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Designing a bulk filling system to meet strict emissions standards

April 12, 2019

Vale Canada Limited operates one of the largest integrated mining facilities in the world here, mining and processing ores containing nickel, copper and other metals. The company’s Sudbury, Ont. mining complex has been in operation for over 100 years. Starting

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The quest for cooling towers to maintain optimum bath temps to quench metal forgings

March 29, 2019

The forging industry has achieved an impressive place in the North American industrial economy by producing components with unique benefits that are difficult to duplicate. However, delivering on those attributes also requires dealing with the extremely high heat generated during

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SICK is presenting a worldwide innovation with the outdoorScan3

February 27, 2019

Sponsored content With the outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner, SICK is now entering the outdoor areas of industrial environments. With this product, SICK has closed another gap in the complete automation of industrial processes and strengthened the functioning collaboration between humans

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A few simple steps to a more secure IT

February 11, 2019

By Paresh Kansara, Rittal’s product manager for industrial & outdoor enclosures Industrial companies are looking for IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. Here are a few tips to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure

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Preventing dust explosions with pressurization

January 28, 2019

By Chris Romano, product portfolio manager for purge and pressurization, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.   As long as there have been industrial environments, dust has caused explosions. In the last 20 years alone, dust explosions have resulted in hundreds of deaths and

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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