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PLC Millivolt Input Standards

08/18/2014 by tcmtech
This is likely an easy one for anyone who works with more modern PLC's and their related sensors. I have a Scadapack 350 series PLC system that has f...
Views: 206, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/19/2014 by Kilowatt0

Cleaning Work Marks from Welded Aluminum Structures

08/18/2014 by Drew K
<Update for any who know time at the power plant is over : ( and now I am working as a designer / fabricator at a maintenance platform fabr...
Views: 172, Comments: 6
Last comment 08/19/2014 by Drew K

Seizing (Binding) of Stainless Steel

08/17/2014 by claude chang
What grades of stainless steel do not seize (bind) with 304L stainless steel?
Pathfinder Tags: binding stainless steel
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Last comment 08/20/2014 by PFR

Cold Roll Mill

08/15/2014 by SeunJ
Does anyone know the roles involved in cold roll milling plant? I mean from production manager to the least operators. Kindly help in breaking down if...
Pathfinder Tags: Cold roll mill (CRM)
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Last comment 08/17/2014 by jack of all trades

Query on Injection Moulding Machine Tonnage

08/08/2014 by jahur
Hi, In Injection moulding machine, to get 60 or 80 grams of shot weight how much tonnage is required for me, please suggest.
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Last comment 08/09/2014 by Tornado
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Quality Assurance / Control

738 threads, 4628 comments (0 Viewing)

Food Processing Machine - Food Safe Aluminum

08/12/2014 by HDrocky
I am building a food processing machine that will be touching dough balls. This machine will press the dough flat and heat the dough. The ones he has...
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Last comment 08/20/2014 by Spinco

Electronics Engineer

07/31/2014 by djabo
Can anyone provide or give a link to download the FG wilson control panel software?
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Last comment 08/01/2014 by Andy Germany

Joint Design in Fit Up Inspection

07/27/2014 by hossein khosravi fard
According to ASME secion IX joint design is nonessential variable the question is: Can we mention this to piping fit up inspection or not? it means...
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Last comment 08/03/2014 by sanweld
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

42 blog entries, 259 comments (0 Viewing)

Sealing Solutions and Material Compatibility

08/19/2014 by Doug Sharpe
How safe are the sidewalks in your city? If you're concerned about cracked cement at your feet, you may want to look skyward instead. No, don't lo...
Views: 81, Comments: 0

How Safe Are Your Tires?

08/04/2014 by Doug Sharpe
Doug Sharpe President of Elasto Proxy Did you drive to work today? Maybe you carpooled, or traveled by van or bus instead? If your method of t...
Views: 433, Comments: 30
Last comment 08/08/2014 by Andy Germany

How to Select Green Rubber Products

07/07/2014 by Doug Sharpe
Green manufacturing isn't just about saving the planet. It's about sustaining long-term profitability. For product designers and technical buyers,...
Views: 219, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/08/2014 by europium mkII
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

156 blog entries, 87 comments (1 Viewing)

How to Automate Surface Finishing and Deburring

08/19/2014 by Brush Research
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) supplies a complete line of surface finishing solutions for inner diameter (ID) and outer diameter (OD) applicatio...

Diamond and Silicon Carbide Abrasives for Nylon Abrasive Wheel Brushes

08/11/2014 by Brush Research
Nylon abrasive brushing technology includes abrasive disc brushes, abrasive hex-drive tools, composite hub wheel brushes, and accessories such as to...

How to Use Flexible Honing Tools

08/04/2014 by Brush Research
Flexible honing tools are versatile. Supplied in standard sizes from 4-mm to 36", flexible cylinder hones are available in 8 different abrasive type...
Pathfinder Tags: ball hone cylinder hone cylinder honing tool engine hone engine rebuild
Views: 169, Comments: 0
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

89 blog entries, 551 comments (0 Viewing)

Water Treatment Trends

08/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Innovations in water treatment are driven by population growth, industrial water use, and the environment. So says George Barclay of Dow Water &am...
Views: 206, Comments: 7
Last comment 08/22/2014 by Unredundant

Next Generation DCS

07/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The complexity of integrated systems within process plants increases year by year, making it more challenging to keep track of them all. Flow Contro...
Views: 209, Comments: 0
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

134 blog entries, 560 comments (0 Viewing)

Hot Off the Press

08/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Assuming the automotive industry remains a major user of metal materials, its priorities will inevitably continue to determine those of many metal...
Views: 172, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/17/2014 by Stuart21

Breathing Easy

08/01/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If there is one thing that has changed perceptibly in machining shops over the past few decades it is the atmosphere - quite literally. Where once...
Views: 241, Comments: 0

Making a Metal Machinable

06/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Aluminum is a good material work with - it is relatively easy to mill, drill, cut, punch, and bend. But it can also cause problems in areas such a...
Views: 387, Comments: 3
Last comment 08/08/2014 by Jayeshchand
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Speaking of Precision

304 blog entries, 2375 comments (0 Viewing)

Grinding Advice You Probably Didn’t Know

08/19/2014 by Milo
Our post on No Gloves When Working on Grinders has prompted a number of responses. Here are some additional reasons why you should not even need glov...
Pathfinder Tags: finger cots gloves grinding tips
Views: 279, Comments: 8
Last comment 08/20/2014 by ozzb

Gloves and Grinders – UNSAFE OSHA

08/15/2014 by Milo
If there is a worse combination than grinders and gloves, I don't know what it is, except perhaps for gloves and a drill. We posted a really cool vid...
Pathfinder Tags: gloves grinders osha Tools
Views: 456, Comments: 38
Last comment 08/20/2014 by JRiversW

Carbon Steel Without Manganese?

08/05/2014 by Milo
Manganese ties up Sulfur before it can chemically combine with Iron to form Iron Pyrite. Iron Pyrite occurs at grain boundaries and leads to hot s...
Pathfinder Tags: manganese manufacturing roll steel
Views: 279, Comments: 7
Last comment 08/08/2014 by Milo
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Food & Beverage Technology

48 blog entries, 749 comments (0 Viewing)

Key Concepts for the Future of Food

08/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
How can a food manufacturer balance consumer demands, safety regulations, and processing productivity? It's simple: modernize equipment, automate smar...
Views: 75, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/22/2014 by SolarEagle

I Welcome Our Burger Robot Overlords

08/13/2014 by HUSH
I'm the type who rarely visits a fast food burger place. There are a multitude of reasons why. First, it's not really too healthy. It's also rarely...
Pathfinder Tags: automated burger fast food robot
Views: 323, Comments: 19
Last comment 08/15/2014 by ronseto

Beer Makers Brewing Up Water Conservation Strategies

07/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Big U.S. brewers are trying to cut back their water use in response to drought and wildfires that threaten supplies. Conservation efforts include se...
Views: 244, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/31/2014 by Unredundant
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Industrial MRO

75 blog entries, 676 comments (0 Viewing)

To Train Future Skilled Workers, Speak Their Language

08/10/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
With baby boomers starting to retire in droves, training the next generation of maintenance professionals calls for methods specifically tailored...
Views: 325, Comments: 12
Last comment 08/15/2014 by Brave Sir Robin

Wearable Technology Brings Innovation, Connectivity to Maintenance and Operations

07/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
From improvements in machine-to-machine communications to the increased reliance on the Internet of Things, technology is changing the face of m...
Views: 220, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/14/2014 by reward54

Hazards of Counterfeit Electrical Products

05/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey conducted by Eaton and the Independent Electrical Contractors group shows that although more electrical contractors are recognizi...
Views: 375, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/14/2014 by pnaban
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Robotic Systems Blog

120 blog entries, 622 comments (0 Viewing)

The New Collaborative Paradigm

08/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
"There is significant diversity in the cobot gene pool." In fact, most conventional industrial robots, with the appropriate safety features, fit t...
Views: 223, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/10/2014 by europium mkII

Walking Next to You

06/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Strolling along partially-built airplanes next to engineers and technicians, a collaborative robot applies anti-corrosion sealant, and assesses q...
Views: 249, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/07/2014 by Tornado

Development Trends Roundup

05/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Advances in motion control, nanowires, compliance, programming, and software are changing the robotics landscape. Robots are getting smaller and...
Views: 172, Comments: 0
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

156 blog entries, 586 comments (0 Viewing)

Dangerous Rail Tankers: Coming to a City Near You

07/23/2014 by HUSH
There are a few mechanical processes that truly leave me awe-inspired. The first of note is when I'm on an airplane; I look out over the wings to s...
Pathfinder Tags: crude oil freight train rail shipping
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Last comment 07/26/2014 by JNB

Refrigerated Supply Chain Efficiency Heats Up

01/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A white paper discusses best practices for handling and transporting temperature-sensitive loads, with an emphasis on advances in technology and opera...
Views: 299, Comments: 0

Reverse Engineer Your Conveyor

12/23/2013 by CR4 Guest Author
Timing, Timing, Timing! Efficient manufacturing boils down to cohesiveness, and a major component of this is timing. When dealing with container hand...
Views: 308, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/26/2013 by Janissaries
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Industrial Automation

90 blog entries, 1596 comments (1 Viewing)

Printed Electronics and the Internet of Things

08/22/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Until recently, conventional wisdom saw printed electronics primarily as a way of producing high-volume, low-cost, low-performance electronics, su...
Views: 31, Comments: 0

Migrating to IPv6

07/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As manufacturers assign unique IP addresses to an increasing number of automation devices, pressure to transition industrial control networks to I...
Views: 270, Comments: 0

Adapting Wearables for Manufacturing

06/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Wearable technology seems poised to move onto the factory floor, promising to provide operators and plant managers alike with the real-time inform...
Views: 232, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

68 blog entries, 348 comments (0 Viewing)

Taking the UV LED Cure

07/11/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Until recently, mercury vapor lamps have been the only light source for UV polymerizing of adhesives. LEDs, however, are on their way to becoming...
Views: 247, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/16/2014 by Rorschach

Wake Up and Use the Robots

06/28/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A majority of UK manufacturers polled in a recent survey said they do not use robots; nearly a third of those indicated they were either low volum...
Views: 288, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/29/2014 by SolarEagle

PLCopen — Bridging PLC, Motion Control, and Robotics

05/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Robots are being introduced to a growing variety of automated assembly operations, so it is more important than ever to consider how to integrate...
Views: 300, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/04/2014 by jhhassociates
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Packaging & Labeling

90 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Getting 'Gotta Have' Tech into Packaging Controls

06/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Ever witness a toddler adroitly navigating a game of Angry Birds? Do you wish your devices at work had similarly easy or intuitive functionality a...
Views: 213, Comments: 0

Shifting from Sense and Alert to Sense and Control

03/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Constantly pressed to raise efficiencies, food and beverage companies often turn to Enterprise Resource Planning and other "sense and alert" managemen...
Views: 211, Comments: 0
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RTD Manufacturing

5 blog entries, 17 comments (0 Viewing)

Without Rare Earth Elements, Is U.S. Industry a House of Cards?

02/28/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
Did you watch the finale to Season One of House of Cards? If you're a fan of this fictional political drama, you may recall that Congressman Frank Un...
Views: 374, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/03/2014 by HUX

The Winter Olympics and Made in the USA Manufacturing

02/05/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
"Designer Ralph Lauren's new Olympic opening ceremony uniform has lots of stars and stripes. It has lots of red, white, and blue. And most importantl...
Pathfinder Tags: Winter Olympics 2014
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Industrial Machining Meets 3D Laser Printing

01/24/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
This ExtremeTech article argues that 3D laser printers will never be accurate enough, and will "invariably" require some type of secondary subtractive...
Views: 349, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/27/2014 by JRiversW
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Process Engineering & Construction

8 blog entries, 20 comments (0 Viewing)

Rhode Island Tax Code: What Manufacturers Don’t Know but Should

01/23/2014 by jsavage
In July of last year, the Rhode Island legislature enacted a change to the Rhode Island tax code regarding the state's version of the federal Sectio...
Pathfinder Tags: depreciation Manufacturers rhode island Section 179 deduction depreciation ...
Views: 352, Comments: 5
Last comment 01/26/2014 by phoenix911

The Implications of RoHS and REACH Updates

10/28/2013 by jsavage
Electrical products and medical devices which are manufactured in the United States, and sold in the EU may be significantly impacted by recent update...

Are You Ready for January 1st, 2014? The next deadline for permits for 527 CMR 33 is approaching at the end of the year.

10/17/2013 by jsavage
As we discussed in a previous post, Massachusetts has enacted a new regulation (527 CMR 33) that requires a permit to process hazardous materials. Whi...
Pathfinder Tags: 527 CMR 33 Massachusetts permit process hazardous chemicals
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Last comment 10/18/2013 by JNB
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Other Blog Entries of Interest

American Precision Museum - History of Precision Manufacturing

05/24/2013 posted in TechnoTourist’s Engineering Expeditions
by SavvyExacta
Have you heard of the American Precision Museum? Located in Windsor, Vermont, this organization provides maintenance and display of the history of US...
Pathfinder Tags: American Precision Museum history manufacturing
Views: 499, Comments: 0

Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky of GEA Consulting for contributing this blog entry. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery...
Pathfinder Tags: engineering designs liberty ships material selection shipbuilding steel
Views: 610, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Magnetic Chucks: Permanent, Electromagnetic, or Electro-Permanent?

08/30/2011 posted in How to Select Industrial Products
by Steve Melito
Welcome to the first entry in CR4's newest blog, How to Select Industrial Products. It's been awhile since I've blogged for CR4, but that's not beca...
Pathfinder Tags: industrial products magnetic chucks magnetic workholding workpieces
Views: 963, Comments: 0

Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky for contributing this blog entry, which complements his last post about material selection. Contin...
Pathfinder Tags: aluminum Copper costs material selection profitability ...
Views: 413, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred

Cast Iron Is Not Cheaper Than Brains

07/19/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky, Metallurgical Consultant, for contributing this blog entry, which originally ran here. I can't b...
Pathfinder Tags: how to select materials material costs material selection raw materials
Views: 714, Comments: 16
Last comment 06/22/2014 by Massey

GEA’s HVAC Blog – How’s it Working?

06/22/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank Norm Greene (geanorm) for contributing this blog entry. GEA started blogging in November 2010. Like many othe...
Pathfinder Tags: blogging blogs HVAC social media technical content ...
Views: 314, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman