Taking Pump Diagnostic Equipment to the Next Level

By James Farley Pumps are the very heart of fluid-transfer operations. Unexpected failure can devastate production and profits. Operators...

Graphalloy Bearings for LNG Pump Problems

By Eric Ford, Graphite Metallizing Corporation Graphalloy bearings and bushings, manufactured by Graphite Metallizing Corporation, are used in many...
Digital twin technology

Top 5 Benefits of a Closed-Loop Digital Twin

By Raffaello Leptratti, Siemens By now most people have heard about digital twins, but many still struggle to articulate...
Measuring biogas production

Waste Not, Measure More

By David Bowers, ABB  After years of heavy reliance on fossil fuels, societal and environmental pressures are leading governments...
Pneumatic pumps

Basic Pneumatic Circuits: Part 2 of 2

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect In the first part of this series, we laid out the four basic pneumatic circuits...

A Major Leap Forward on Energy Efficiency

By Rachel Gold, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy...

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

By Pat Phillips, AutomationDirect Pneumatics have been used in automated machines for well over 100 years, with pneumatic technology...

The Challenges of Maintaining Equipment on Offshore Platforms

By Murray Wilson, Sulzer  The offshore industry faces two main challenges: maximizing production within the limits of the reservoir,...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers: Part 2 of 2

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 In part 1 of this article, we introduced the dilemma faced by a glass...

Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

Last year a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio presented their automation engineers with a new project: data from manufacturing lines needed...