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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ten Steps to Business Process Improvement

April 2, 2010 11:32 am | by AMY RADISHOFSKI, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net | 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.                                             

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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.

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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.

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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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