Variable Frequency Drive Control Methods
Setting VFDs for the Correct Control Method Can Make or Break an Application. Find out more!
All Servos are NOT Created Equal
Important Features that you Cannot Afford to Ignore when Comparing Servos. Find out more!
Improving Your Power Factor
VFD’s Can Be Used to Improve Input Power Factor. Find out how.
Get More Value from Your Air Compressor with a Maintenance-Free Pneumatic Vacuum
Compressed air is a staple of manufacturing operations
around the world. Commonly known as “the fourth
utility,” compressed air provides power to pneumatic
tools and equipment that perform thousands of
industrial applications, from grinding to sandblasting,
from material handling to plant maintenance. Among
its many commercial uses, compressed air plays a key
role in automobile and aircraft production, shipboard
repair, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical
manufacturing, highway construction and maintenance,
and vehicle servicing.
Use of Epoxies as Protective Coatings against Corrosion for Metals
Metals are ubiquitous in a wide array of structural
applications and corrosion is of paramount concern in this
regard. Corrosion can occur when metals are exposed
to the environment along with reactions to water, acids,
salts, and other chemicals. Whether the metal is used
in aerospace, oil and gas production, petrochemical
manufacturing facilities, or electronic devices, among
others, corrosion will lead to a reduction of the mechanical
properties, structural integrity and overall functionality of
the final product.
Master Bond: Thermally Conductive Epoxies Optimize Electronic Assemblies
Combustible Mythbusting Guide
Manufacturing facilities have to match proposed OSHA regulations with existing NFPA standards to determine how to keep people, property and product safe. It's a minefield of potential misinformation and misunderstandings. Determine what vacuum cleaner is really safe, versus just safe enough for now!
Affordable MES: Performance and Scalability for Time-Critical Industry Environments
Before selecting a manufacturing execution system (MES) for a complex process, a company must take time to carefully describe its data flow needs both in current terms and in future scale-up scenarios.
This is a matter of understanding the number of materials and sub-materials processed that need to be tracked, the number of process steps involved, the number of pieces of equipment used, how many parameters are tracked, and speed required to keep production rolling. Those desiring an enterprise standard for MES should calculate this for the most demanding of their facilities.
Many MES are not capable of that level of performance. If your company may have these needs, you need to know the system you select will support you as your needs grow and change.
Adhesives, Sealants & Coatings for the Oil & Chemical Processing Industry
Master Bond Inc. formulates a comprehensive range of epoxies, silicones and polysulfides to
meet the increasing demanding requirements of the oil and chemical processing industry,
specifically in areas such as:
• Oil & Gas Production • Pipelines • Refineries • Petrochemical Manufacturing
Our technologically advanced compounds are designed to optimize performance and
provide solutions to difficult, ever-evolving problems. They feature high/low temperature
resistance, enhanced protection against corrosion, superior bond strength and the ability to
withstand mechanical vibration, shock and impact. Our environmentally friendly systems are
available in convenient packaging options ranging from small to large sizes. These cost
effective products offer flexible cure schedules, easy application and high reliability.
Underwater Connectivity: Extreme Environments, Complex Requirements
With the diverse range of underwater applications, there truly is no “one size fits all” cable assembly system. Therefore, no off-the-shelf product is standardized for underwater applications. The wide variety of environmental factors drives a need for high-quality connectors and cable assemblies that are precision engineered and designed for underwater applications.
Martin: Cost Savings of $36,000 in Reduced Downtime Part Solution Assistance
Hybrid vs. Can Stack Stepper Motor Actuators: Comparing Efficiency and Capabilities
Occasionally we receive calls from customers wanting to know why our
size 17 hybrid linear actuator with an input wattage rating of 7 watts
has better performance than our 46000 can stack version with an input
rating of 10 watts.
The answer to this is the efficiency of the
motor itself. The average hybrid motor is about 65% efficient while the
can stack actuators average about 25% efficiency. There are two primary
reasons for these differences in efficiency…
The Top 20 Tubing & Hose Buying Tips: Part 2
Part 2: Tips 11 through 20
In Part 2
of the Top 20 Tubing & Hose Buying Tips, further considerations for
tubing selection are examined. Topics such as flammability, corrosion
resistance and indoor/outdoor use are reviewed.
It’s all in an
effort to help you choose the right tubing or hose for your application
the first time and avoid the hassle, frustration, downtime and costs
associated with purchasing errors and product returns.
The Future of the Manufacturing Supply Chain- Networked, Mobile, and Collaborative
As we move through 2015, the subject of the future of the supply chain has come back into focus. There are three main trends and technologies that will continue to have an enormous impact on the supply chain: Dynamic networking and connectivity, mobility in manufacturing and modern collaboration.
View this whitepaper to learn how manufacturers are tackling these three critical areas, and how you can prepare your organization for the future of the manufacturing supply chain.
Understanding Additive Metal Manufacturing in 3-D Printing
The world has seen the additive manufacturing and 3-D printing processes evolve from something that was more likely to appear in a science fiction setting than a report in a science journal. Like many of the innovations that have fueled global growth in countless industries, the additive manufacturing process is evolving every day.
The global market for 3-D printing, materials, and related services is projected to reach $16.2 billion by 2018. This number accounts for all materials used in the process, typically plastic and metal. The number of the specialized machines required to apply additives during the manufacturing process has grown from an estimated 355 printers in 2008 to more than 23,000 printers in 2013.
The industries likely to find the most immediate benefits of additive manufacturing innovations are a virtual who’s who of industry giants that thrive on the edge of technological breakthroughs. The medical, military, aerospace, energy, and automotive industries have all found great opportunity in the further development of additive manufacturing.
Aerospace experts believe that additive manufacturing can reduce the lead-time in the development cycle by 80%, compared with conventional manufacturing methods. This may allow aerospace manufacturers to redesign a part up to five times more during a standard component development cycle, leading to significant performance improvements of the components.
Traceability: Vision Inspection is Vital for Brand Protection
High consumer expectations regarding food safety as well as new legal
requirements mean that food and beverage processing and packaging
companies have a growing need for vision systems that check whether
information on a package or label has been applied correctly according
to defined consumer information.
Companies are increasingly using
vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and
recordkeeping protocols. This whitepaper outlines new industry
regulations, the impact of traceability and recordkeeping on the supply
chain and the use of vision systems to minimize product liability.
Machine Safety: Safeguarding 101
This article looks at OSHA regulations and relevant consensus standards to help you determine what needs to be guarded, to what degree, and what type of devices can be used.
Tubing & Hose Buying Tips, Part 1
Determining what plastic tubing is best for an application can be a challenge. This paper includes topics such as ingredients, pressure and vacuum, temperatures and flexibility to assist designers, engineers, and buyers with tubing and hose selection. Aims to avoid costly errors and wasted time.
NewAge® Industries, Inc.
Emergency Stop Devices -- More Than an Off Switch
Emergency Stop (E-Stop) buttons are arguably the most
identifiable element on a piece of machinery and serve a specific
function which is universally known. But they are often misunderstood
and misused. This article explores the requirements for E-Stops.
Achieving Better Adhesion with Proper Surface Preparation
Achieving good adhesion not only depends on selecting the right
adhesive, but also on implementing the best surface preparation
techniques. Regardless of the substrate, proper surface preparation
always plays an essential role in achieving strong bonds. This white
paper explores the various techniques including degreasing, abrasion,
chemical treatments and physical methods.