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In Search Of Universal Sensors

April 16, 2010 10:17 am | Comments

Ideally, Coriolis sensors would be standard, but the practical solution is often thermal.

Quality Control's Silver Lining

April 15, 2010 11:05 am | by Judy Martin, Engineering and Technical Services Manager, B.A.G. Corp. | Comments

Liners are a simple, cost-effective of protecting your product against moisture, oxygen, odor, grease, and other contaminates.


Avoiding Pink Easter Eggs

April 13, 2010 1:30 pm | Comments

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.


Managing Energy with Modern Drive Systems

April 9, 2010 1:54 pm | by MICHAEL PERLMAN, Siemens Industry Inc., Motion Control Marketing Manager | Comments

Look at operational sequences and the overall integration scheme when designing, retrofitting or rebuilding for improved energy utilization.

Manufacturers Saving American Jobs

April 8, 2010 8:14 am | by AMANDA EARING, News Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Comments

In an economy where manufacturers are struggling to stay afloat, some are also fighting to find ways to keep their workers employed.

Steam Generator Vs. Boiler

April 6, 2010 1:27 pm | Comments

Steam generators heat up faster, provide rapid response to load changes, are explosion proof, and create less heat and chemical loss.


Choosing the Right Inspection System, Screener or Separator

April 5, 2010 2:03 pm | Comments

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.


Ten Steps to Business Process Improvement

April 2, 2010 11:32 am | by AMY RADISHOFSKI, Features Editor, | Comments

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.                                             


Strategies for Combatting Coil Corrosion

April 1, 2010 1:26 pm | Comments

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.

A Schott in the Arm

April 1, 2010 10:42 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Comments

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.

Empowered with Uninterruptibility

April 1, 2010 9:03 am | Comments

There is a real difference between back-up power and truly uninterruptible back-up power.

Using Sound to Diagnose Gearbox Problems

March 30, 2010 1:13 pm | Comments

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.

Sanitary Flooring Solution: Polished Concrete

March 29, 2010 12:55 pm | Comments

The Chipotle Restaurant food chain is using polished concrete flooring for it's low maintenance requirements, sustainability and sanitary characteristics.

No Half-Baked Solutions

March 26, 2010 12:48 pm | Comments

How Lone Star used ERP software to streamline operations within the business to optimize inventory, eliminate redundancy, improve communication and enhance efficiency.


Stretch Wrapping Technology Reduces Line Stoppages

March 25, 2010 10:17 am | Comments

A no-film-break stretch wrapping machine installed at the Buffalo Rock bottling company reduced line stoppages, operator intervention and film roll damage.


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