Thursday 27/4/2017

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09/06/2014 - Changing trends in enclosure design and specification
One of the consequences of globalisation and the new age of technology is that even SMEs are now competing on a global scale. This global economy has increased competition which is great for consumers who can now demand high quality, low cost solutions or look elsewhere. But, what does this mean for OEMs and design engineers? How have the pressures of operating on a global market affected their demands and requirements on component manufacturers?

Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg ELS, explains the changing market trends in enclosure manufacture, supply and demand.
28/05/2014 - Guide to buying Industrial Connectors, from Electroustic
The term Industrial Connectors is broad and covers a vast array of connector types and brands from Rectangular to Power, Circular, Waterproof, Fibre, MIL spec and RJ45 etc. Ultimately it will be your application combined with the technical specification that will determine which connector you require; however a specialist connector distributor is a valuable tool when it comes to identifying and buying the right industrial connector for your requirement.
21/05/2014 - Heat Exchanger design and control is a ‘steamy’ issue
Heat exchangers are used in many forms across a range of industries, but one of the more common applications is in food processing where they are used to heat or cool a bulk food product. The process requires precise management to ensure that the correct heat transfer takes place, producing a food product at the required temperature while maximising efficiency. This requires expert knowledge in both steam applications and system design, both of which are areas where Bürkert Fluid Control Systems excels.
13/05/2014 - Silica Dust – much more than a nuisance!
With silica related deaths rising year-on-year, dust is a serious issue. How can we look to tackle the issue? James Miller, managing director at dust extraction specialists Dustcontrol UK explores the matter further…
Maximising profit is important to any business but so too is the avoidance of loss. A production process may be optimally designed but if it is frequently interrupted by the failure of the electrical systems that power and control it the result can be catastrophic. Total operation costs increase, personnel safety is compromised and fire risk escalates.
23/04/2014 - Nanofibres – a maturing technology
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as “specials”. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming clear that the greatest added value for electrospun nanofibres can be realised where they are used as part of a composite or in a multi-component construction.
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.
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.
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