Identifying the Best Pump for Handling Dilatant Isocyanates

By Johann Fourrat-Besson It’s a fact of life that industrial manufacturers will need to create or work with liquid components that are sensitive or hazardous....

Audible and Visible Signals Reduce Risk of Dangerous, Costly Accidents

By Jacob Vernon, Pfannenberg This past June was #NationalSafetyMonth, an opportunity to raise awareness about significant dangers to technicians, operators, and other workers on the...

Going Beyond Efficiency Standards: Part 2 of 2

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology  As we discussed in the first part of this series, four years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)...

I/O for the IIoT: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In last month’s installment of this article, we introduced how the new groov RIO® family from automation manufacturer Opto 22...

Going Beyond Efficiency Standards: Part 1 of 2

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology  Pumps, fans, and compressors account for about 60 to 70 percent of total electrical energy usage by US manufacturers....

I/O for the IIOT: Part 1 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In an era of increasing connectivity and technical capabilities, it seems like simple ideas should be, well, simple to achieve....

Protecting Industrial Facilities from Harsh Environmental Corrosion

By Del Williams In industrial process facilities, corrosion is the biggest single cause of plant and equipment breakdown, including machinery, vessels, structures, supports, and pipelines....

Specialty Coatings Extend Service Life of Cutting Tools Used for Non-Ferrous Materials

By Logan Walz, Oerlikon Balzers Because machine tools constantly cut and grind away material at high RPMs to shape a workpiece, carbide cutting tools are...

The Look of the Future

By Heinz Woldering, Lewa GmbH Digitalization means growing opportunities for augmenting reality virtually. This is becoming particularly evident from looking at Industry 4.0 trends, which...

Machine Health Check: Automating Maintenance

By Klaus Helmrich, Siemens Digital Industries The sci-fi-sounding, near-magical benefits promised by Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) advocates are fast becoming a reality, and one...