Having information at your fingertips is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. A number of new mobile applications provide plant operations managers and engineers with tools for quick safety references and process calculations.
Ideally, Coriolis sensors would be standard, but the practical solution is often thermal.
Liners are a simple, cost-effective of protecting your product against moisture, oxygen, odor, grease, and other contaminates.
Positive displacement pumps can be used to move fragile ingredients—such as chocolate and raspberries—which would otherwise be squashed together by a gear pump.
Look at operational sequences and the overall integration scheme when designing, retrofitting or rebuilding for improved energy utilization.
In an economy where manufacturers are struggling to stay afloat, some are also fighting to find ways to keep their workers employed.
Steam generators heat up faster, provide rapid response to load changes, are explosion proof, and create less heat and chemical loss.
Jeffrey Kaveney from Eriez Magnetics talks about how processors can choose the best inspection/vision systems, screeners or separators for their specific applications, and tricks for making it all fit on the plant floor.
Companies can go through the business process improvement (BPI) process on their own and get the same benefits that would come with hiring a pricey consultant.
Coil coatings can be used to comabt corrosion from environmental pollutants, but the wrong coating can reduce heat transfer capabilities and lead to higher energy bills.
Schott built its pharmaceutical packaging facility with twice the footprint necessary for existing operations. When advances in biotechnology created a demand for syringes, the company had room to install a state-of-the-art production line.
There is a real difference between back-up power and truly uninterruptible back-up power.
The measurement of sound can provide valuable clues to the gearbox operator, equipment manufacturer and/or gearbox supplier as to the condition of the unit in question.
The Chipotle Restaurant food chain is using polished concrete flooring for it's low maintenance requirements, sustainability and sanitary characteristics.