By Bill Dudenhoefer, Eriez
Many manufacturers today invest thousands — if not millions — of dollars annually into magnetic separation equipment, proactively reducing the risk that any foreign object or contaminant will be mixed in with a product sold to their network of customers, including other OEMs, distributors, or direct to consumer.
By Kristine Inserra, Festo Corp.
Energy efficiency is exhibited only in the total application. Therefore, how can you save energy and hence costs in automation technology? This question is not easy to answer for production companies. They are presented with great challenges both in the planning and the operation of new and existing production plants.
By Sharon Nowak, K-Tron Accuracy is key to quality in any process that employs gravimetric feeders to proportion or control the flow of bulk solids materials. Ever more stringent processing and formulation standards demand a clear understanding of the nature and measurement of feeder performance.
By Christine Banaszek, Application Engineer, Charles Ross and Son Company The aim of this paper is to provide practical information on the efficient use of specialty mixing equipment for the preparation of low-, medium-, and high-viscosity, solid-liquid mixtures under low- and high-shear conditions.
By Dr. Frank Westad, Chief Scientific Officer, CAMO Software This white paper includes a background and explanation of some of the key multivariate methods, as well as examples of how to interpret typical mulitvariate plots. It uses a real-world example from a paper manufacturing company that was able to improve a key quality parameter, Print Through, by better understanding the variables impacting it.
By Jim Shields, Fluke Corporation Process manufacturing plants require hundreds, even thousands, of sophisticated devices that perform countless critical operations ceaselessly, accurately, and reliably. Those devices in turn require regular inspection, testing, calibration, and repair.
By Larry Sweeney, Chief Operating Officer, DDN As drugs and therapies become increasingly sophisticated, such scientific innovation creates complex distribution challenges for life sciences manufacturers. Because these advanced treatments are frequently temperature sensitive, they often must be delivered rapidly using technology capable of preserving their efficacy.
By Kenneth Maltas, Vice President of Engineering; Auston Matta, Engineering Team Lead R&D; Kevin O'Donnell, Technical Director; D'Arcy Ryan, Director of Marketing Storing and shipping highly temperature-sensitive drug products requires sophisticated packaging to ensure that the product remains safe and viable — from the manufacturing plant to the end user.
By Labconco Corporation and contributing author, Terri Erickson-Harper*, Industrial Designer, Human Factors Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas The goal of Labconco Corporation took just 11 words to state: to produce the most ergonomically efficient and safe laboratory cabinet practical. To bring the goal to reality took considerably more effort.
By Gary Partington, Walker Barrier Systems While price is certainly an important reason for buying any piece of capital equipment, it is not always the top reason. There are important considerations to examine when selecting an isolator supplier, to be certain that you are getting what you are paying for, before the purchase order is written.