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14/04/2014 - REDUCING COSTS BY RECOVERING ENERGY FROM COMPRESSORS
Reducing energy costs through operational efficiencies is a key objective for all manufacturers particularly in view of current economic pressures, as is the importance of effectively demonstrating ‘green’ credentials. Compressor manufacturer HPC Compressed Air Systems is an acknowledged leader in developing the most cost-effective, energy efficient systems and offers users many possibilities and expert advice, (picture 1). However, one particular area which offers the potential for significant energy savings but is still largely ignored is the recovery of heat actually produced by the compression process.
 
01/04/2014 - Integrated Drive Systems – the Holy Grail for Industry?
John Inskip, Product Manager at Siemens Industry (Drives & Motion Control) looks at how completely integrated drive trains can provide a successful solution.

As the world economy slowly starts to recover, industry is investigating and implementing methods and technology to ensure long-term profitability and reliability.
 
24/03/2014 - Trends for 2014 - looking at the year ahead with CD Automation
Understanding and analysing trends helps CD Automation deliver competitive advantage to its customers. To enable us to do this, we've looked high and low, visited international trade exhibitions, gauged senior expert opinion and researched academic publications.
 
17/03/2014 - THERMAL IMAGING TRAINING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
One of the great things about today’s thermal imaging technology is that relatively complicated procedures can now be accomplished with minimal effort. Notably, latest generation entry level cameras feature increasingly sophisticated user interfaces that allow simple point and shoot operation. One click saves the image in a variety of modes, complete with embedded thermal data for subsequent analysis.
 
12/03/2014 - How has the new IE4 classification changed the motor market? - asks Bauer Gear Motor GmbH
The IE2 regulations effectively cleaned-up the lower efficiency end of the market; if an application requires a motor to operate rarely, then its energy consumption is not so critical. Users just want the cheapest machine they can buy that will be reliable in that application, the IE2 regs are intended to make sure that new motors being supplied into these conditions meet a minimum standard of efficiency.
 
26/02/2014 - How can industrial and medical equipment manufacturers reduce time to market and lower total system costs?
Alex Geddes of Honeywell Sensing and Control, writes:- 
There is a new kind of relationship between parts suppliers and OEMs. In the past, most parts suppliers only designed and developed the various parts and components that were needed for their OEM customers. In today’s competitive markets, that is not enough.
 
11/02/2014 - Trouble shooter’s guide to motor maintenance and repair
A failed or underperforming motor can bring a busy production line to a complete halt, compromise a critical airflow, devastate a water supply or lead to any number of other issues. Here, Andrew McIntyre of TSJ Industrial in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire uses his wealth of field experience to suggest some simple solutions to potential problems.
 
04/02/2014 - Heat recovery: Industrial Cooling feature
There are four key benefits to considering heat recovery systems according to Kevin Whyte, a Director at ICS Cool Energy: firstly, to improve a chiller’s total energy efficiency ratio, secondly to utilise chiller waste heat, thirdly to reduce heating costs, and finally to reduce carbon emissions.
 
28/01/2014 - Protect expensive semiconductors with pure silver
Power controller manufacturer CD Automation discusses the use of silver semiconductor fuses and their ability to limit the peak current permitted to flow in a semiconductor circuit unlike the conventional miniature circuit breaker.
 
20/01/2014 - Efficient umbilical testing essential in today’s market
Within the oil & gas sector, the exploration of new and existing fields requires a large number of subsea structures, all of which need to be interconnected by umbilical systems. With the continuing trends in subsea to shore installations, and operations in deeper and deeper locations, umbilical systems have to cope with increased stresses. Mike Sherman, Marketing Manager at RMI Pressure Systems, looks at the testing of these systems and how to improve the efficiency and reliability of the umbilical installation process.

 
 
  
 
    
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