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What's Hot in Dryers

September 22, 2014 9:53 am | by Tia Nowack | Articles | Comments

Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry. 

Fracking Fight Hits England

August 15, 2013 8:03 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Areas in the North of England are being prepped for the controversial process of freeing fossil...

NORGLIDE® Composite Bearings

May 3, 2013 4:51 pm | by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Self-lubricating and wear-resistant, this technology ensures friction control within pump...

Hydraulic Institute Announces 2013 Board Of Directors, Officers

April 19, 2013 4:02 pm | News | Comments

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the global authority on pumps and pumping systems, announced the...

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Second-Annual Pump Appreciation Day Recognizes The Heart Of Industry

April 9, 2013 11:09 am | by ITT | Events

As the second-most common machine in all of industry (after electric motors) pumps are at the heart of everything. To recognize this technology that is the heart of modern manufacturing, ITT Corporation's Goulds Pumps brand observed the second-annual Pump Appreciation Day April 9 to raise awareness of the value of pumps and the people and organizations that design, apply, install and service them.

Control The Flow

April 5, 2013 3:09 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Controlled-volume metering pumps (also known as metering pumps, feed pumps, or dosing pumps) are reciprocating positive displacement pumps typically used for proportional liquid blending or metered single liquid transfer. These pumps need to be able to perform flawlessly, which means highly accurate, repeatable, and adjustable flow rates.

Engineers Show Skills On World Of Pumps Quiz

April 4, 2013 10:46 am | by ITT | News | Comments

More than 15,065 industry engineers and professionals in 151 countries participated in ITT Goulds Pumps' World of Pumps Quiz, demonstrating both their expert knowledge and enthusiasm for the trade. The global leader in pump technology saw a 39 percent increase in quiz participants over last year's inaugural game.

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April 2013 - BMW Reports Record Production

April 1, 2013 10:56 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, BMW Manufacturing reports record production volume, NEUTEX Advanced Energy Groups positions itself as a leading American manufacturer of LED lighting, industry experts talk the true value of anti-seize, manufacturers and distributors step up to tackle the skill gap in welding, and more.

Industrial Lubricants: Key To Long-Term PM Success

January 31, 2013 3:26 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

The right industrial lubricant can help a manufacturer increase equipment reliability, reduce operating costs, and extend machine life. Choosing the correct lubricant is “the most fundamental component of a successful preventive maintenance program,” says Polanek. “Today’s successful companies view preventive maintenance and high-performance lubricants as investments to help ensure long-term success.”

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January/February 2013 - A NEW Industrial Revolution

January 28, 2013 12:24 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, Pennsylvania manufacturers highlight a "new industrial revolution," machine tags and contamination control eliminate errors and improve industrial lubricant performance, experts discuss proper loading dock design and the safety and energy efficiency concerns that have long dogged facility dock areas, and more.

Outside Pipe Flow Measurement Technologies

October 12, 2012 8:38 am | by Greyline Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

Doppler and transit time are two very popular types of flow meters for non-invasive measurement of flow in full pipes. They are both ultrasonic and both measure flow by using sensors clamped onto the outside of a pipe. But they actually work best in opposite applications and success in your installation depends on understanding the differences and making the right choice.

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

January 21, 2011 11:19 am | by Piab | White Papers

The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for plants, as those with low productivity will quickly disappear. This paper looks at the problem of slipping suction cups on oily metal sheets and the best methods to manage and avoid design mistakes.

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