Sealing Solutions

Selective Electroplating: Fast, Precise, Localized

By Thomas Chapman, SIFCO ASC Electroless nickel has many applications, and many are mission critical. But what happens when parts need repair or retouching? Typically,...

How To Detect Leaks in Your Compressed Air System

By Emily Newton Unaddressed compressed air leaks can lead to increased costs, equipment malfunctions, and other issues that cause headaches in industrial settings. However, you...

Proactive Design with Hydraulic Modeling

By Walt Prentice, Applied Flow Technology  No longer is over-engineering, or designing from heuristics, as necessary as it once was. Why? Because engineers can build...

Types of Check Valves and Their Industrial Applications

By Gilbert Welsford Jr., ValveMan Check valves are indispensable safety components, used in industrial and residential piping systems to provide directional control of fluids. These...

Smart Moisture Measurement Technology Continually Optimizes Product and Process Quality

By Del Williams In a world full of "smart" devices (i.e., smartphones, smart watches, and smart appliances), such technology is increasingly entering manufacturing and processing...

Robots Tackle Infrastructure Challenge

By Dan Thompson, igus Crumbling global infrastructure has reached a critical point. In 2019, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated the nation needed to...