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...

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...

Pump and System Curves for Multi-branched Systems

By Ben Keiser, Applied Flow Technology Creating a pump and system curve for a simple piping system with a single flow path and no control...

Energy Efficiency and Corporate Sustainability

By Lowell Ungar and Andrew Whitlock, ACEEE In part 1 of this series, we introduced how sustainability and financial reports are communicating the role of...

Energy Efficiency and Corporate Sustainability

By Lowell Ungar and Andrew Whitlock, ACEEE Many U.S. companies are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment, and especially on climate change,...