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Water Flow Problems / Unbalanced System Injection Moulding Shop

03/17/2015 by Michael Patrick
I need a second opinion. I have been at this company just a little over a year now. I have found quite a few problems in this short time. I'm have hea...
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Last comment 03/24/2015 by James Stewart

RIP Terry Pratchett

03/12/2015 by JohnDG
Sir Terry Pratchett, prolific author and creator of Discworld, has died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66. AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOG...
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Last comment 03/17/2015 by JNB

Electroplating Line Conductor

03/10/2015 by bigg
I'm trying to give some ideas to a friend about something I know almost nothing. His plant has a plating line with racks hanging from an overhead conv...
Pathfinder Tags: conductor bar electroplate festoon
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Last comment 03/11/2015 by bigg

Powder Cooling Using Cooled Air

03/10/2015 by AhmedHady
Hi,I'm an electrical engineering student, I am currently working on an industrial process optimization project.I have powder that is to be conveyed by...
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Views: 288, Comments: 29
Last comment 03/25/2015 by James Stewart

Valve Seat Lapping Methods

03/04/2015 by GajendraGawand
We are working on a development project for making Valves for process type application. Media to control is DM water, Steamwater mixture. There are l...
Views: 119, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/05/2015 by SHOCKHISCAN
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Hydraulik UND Maschinenbau Overhead Crane

03/24/2015 by Khalid A/Rahim
I have crane made by Hydraulik und maschinenbau overhead crane now its time to buy spar parts and I didn't have contact to this company ,any one can h...
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Last comment 03/25/2015 by dvmdsc
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Industrial Automation

100 blog entries, 1613 comments (0 Viewing)

The Consumerization of Manufacturing

03/27/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The rules are changing for manufacturers, shaped by the growing influence of e-commerce and omnichannel retailing. These forces are creating an en...
Views: 24, Comments: 0

How Big Data Can Change Everything

03/15/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Manufacturers already use shop floor data for operational monitoring, but if they leverage Big Data and adopt advanced analytics, they can achieve...
Views: 69, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/16/2015 by Brave Sir Robin

Machine Vision – Replacing Manual Vision with Automatic

03/12/2015 by sanasyed24
Machine vision is a technology that extracts useful information from digital images automatically in an industrial setting. In industries, the usefu...
Views: 79, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/13/2015 by Jerrell Conway
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Robotic Systems Blog

129 blog entries, 643 comments (0 Viewing)

Robot Farming

03/26/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
One of the most interesting robotic technologies is that of the agricultural robot, a robot specially designed for harvesting tasks. For example, th...
Views: 137, Comments: 7
Last comment 03/27/2015 by JavaHead

Wall Climbing Robots

03/06/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
As the name clearly suggests, we are talking about robots that can climb walls. The concept of robots is not new, but the real improvement in this f...
Views: 188, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/06/2015 by texasron

Mobile Robotics – Next Frontier Promising Additional Flexibility

03/05/2015 by sanasyed24
Robotics is a scientific platform that links perception and action. In the industrial world, robotics has achieved great success. It originates fro...
Views: 68, Comments: 0
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

182 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

Miniature Stainless Steel Brush Kits for Cross-Hole Deburring

03/23/2015 by Brush Research
Miniature stainless steel brushes are great for cross-hole deburring, internal cleaning, microburr removal, rust removal, and surface preparation. T...
Pathfinder Tags: brush kit brush sizes cross-hole deburring deburring brush deburring tool
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Which Parts Wash Brush Do You Need?

03/16/2015 by Brush Research
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) supplies parts wash brushes for cleaning auto parts such as oil pumps, engine and brake components, and wheels an...
Pathfinder Tags: auto detailing auto parts automotive aftermarket car cleaning
Views: 57, Comments: 0

How to Edge Radius, Polish, and Deburr Harder Materials

02/23/2015 by Brush Research
Do you need to produce an edge radius on machined parts made of hard materials such as diamond, ceramic, cubic boron nitride (CBN), or glass? Does y...
Pathfinder Tags: brushing tool burr removal Cutting tools deburring tool diamond wheel brushes ...
Views: 126, Comments: 0
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

57 blog entries, 353 comments (0 Viewing)

Physical Properties of Rubber – Basics for Buyers and Designers

03/23/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Technical buyers and part designers need to select rubber materials that meet all of their application requirements. Elastomers have inherent physi...
Pathfinder Tags: compounds elastomers materials materials science physical properties ...
Views: 70, Comments: 0

How to Choose the Right Rubber for Seals, Gaskets, and Insulation

03/16/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Are you a technical buyer or a product designer? Have you ever heard the saying, "Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it"? If yo...
Pathfinder Tags: fabrication gaskets insulation manufacturing rubber ...
Views: 136, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/20/2015 by BIN95

ASTM Standards for Rubber Gaskets: What Manufacturers Need to Know

03/13/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Standards from organizations such as ASTM International help manufacturers to design and develop products that meet established requirements for qu...
Pathfinder Tags: ASTM rubber gaskets rubber seals technical standards
Views: 73, Comments: 0
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Food & Beverage Technology

58 blog entries, 778 comments (0 Viewing)

Clean in Place Benefits from Automation

03/23/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Sanitation is one of the most crucial processes in food and beverage production, but it is also very time- and energy-consuming. What can automation c...
Views: 48, Comments: 0

Indoor Farming

01/25/2015 by Chelsey H
In Japan, a 25,000 square foot facility is dedicated to an indoor farming endeavor that is 100 times more productive than its outdoor counterpart....
Views: 345, Comments: 3
Last comment 01/27/2015 by BestInShow

Printing Candy

01/23/2015 by Chelsey H
Hershey Co. debuted its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction on December 19. During the attraction customers...
Views: 231, Comments: 4
Last comment 01/26/2015 by reward54
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Speaking of Precision

313 blog entries, 2404 comments (0 Viewing)

Unknown Controls To Protect You- EPA and Ozone Overreach

03/27/2015 by Milo
"PMPA urges EPA to maintain the current 75ppb standards for ozone. Allowing for the full and continued implementation of the current law will cont...
Pathfinder Tags: Ozone ozone overreach unknown controls
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How Chemistry Determines Machinability--Manganese Sulfides

03/17/2015 by Milo
Flank wear is the "normally expected" failure mode for tools to fail when machining steels. The volume fraction of Manganese Sulfides is a determinan...
Pathfinder Tags: chemistry machining materials
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Why Tool Life Can Vary: Carbon and Alloy Steels

03/02/2015 by Milo
Tool life can vary when machining carbon and alloy steels despite the use of our best technology and our efforts to control our processes. Many...
Pathfinder Tags: life metal quality tool
Views: 146, Comments: 0
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Industrial MRO

78 blog entries, 691 comments (0 Viewing)

Prioritize Reliability Over Cost Control for Long-term Success

03/16/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Although many organizations stress the importance of reliability in maintenance and operations, their focus on cost control may indicate otherwis...
Views: 72, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/18/2015 by reward54

Will the Internet of Things Introduce an MRO Revolution?

01/10/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The Internet has enabled improvements in MRO functions, but the Internet of Things (IoT) promises even greater efficiency through proactive monitoring...
Views: 150, Comments: 7
Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat

Growing OSHA Enforcement Makes Electrical Training for All a Must

10/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Typically, a trained electrician is the one mitigating a facility's electrical hazards, but this doesn't mean that other workers are out of harm's...
Views: 297, Comments: 6
Last comment 01/11/2015 by pnaban
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

137 blog entries, 540 comments (0 Viewing)

4D: Gimmick or Breakthrough?

02/12/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Additive manufacturing is all about 3D objects. Or is it? MIT's Self-Assembly Lab pushes the boundaries of 3D into a fourth dimension - time. By u...
Views: 157, Comments: 0

Cutting Options Get Even More Varied

12/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Fabricating & Metalworking surveys the latest laser, waterjet, and plasma cutting systems in this new product review with videos. Most products...
Views: 159, Comments: 0

A Route to Low-cost Automation

10/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Vertical machining centers can be the poor relation on a machine shopfloor. While their horizontal counterparts may be fitted with all sorts of ex...
Views: 258, Comments: 0
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

160 blog entries, 596 comments (0 Viewing)

Expanding Roles for Lift Truck Management Systems

01/11/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Managers of lift truck fleets, large and small, are increasingly turning to fleet management systems to cut costs for equipment, maintenance, and oper...
Views: 108, Comments: 0

Survey Shows Strong Growth in Warehousing Activity

12/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey of warehouse and distribution center managers finds that multi-channel fulfillment is today's biggest challenge, pushing managers to...
Views: 141, Comments: 9
Last comment 12/26/2014 by Lonewolf

International Shipping Goes Green

10/22/2014 by HUSH
The world's economy continues to be buoyed by its oceans. Approximately 90 percent of all international trade is exchanged by vessels, and between...
Pathfinder Tags: freighter SHIP supply chain tanker
Views: 293, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/24/2014 by James Stewart
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

91 blog entries, 562 comments (1 Viewing)

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Step for Control Systems?

03/28/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What are the current and future prospects for artificial intelligence (AI) within the field of industrial control? A machine's ability to meet c...
Views: 19, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/28/2015 by Anonymous Hero

Time is Now to Bet on IoT/Industry 4.0

01/09/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The big Y2K scare was a golden opportunity for operations managers to update and expand their automation systems, recalls Control Engineering. Accordi...
Views: 127, Comments: 0

Things to Come for the Internet of Things

12/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? This IHS Engineering 360 article, the first of a four-part series, is an effort to clarify the concept,...
Views: 134, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

70 blog entries, 352 comments (0 Viewing)

Robots Come Out of the Cage

01/06/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The barrier between robots and people is changing from cage-based to software-based. Section 5.12.3 of the ANSI/RIA 15.06-2012 standard allows safety...
Views: 143, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/07/2015 by geraldpaxton

A Bright Future for Light-cured Adhesives

12/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey cites expanding use of UV and visible light technologies, predicting continued growth. UV/Vis adhesives cure in seconds rather than...
Views: 186, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/08/2014 by James Stewart

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: 479, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/16/2014 by Rorschach
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Packaging & Labeling

91 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Look What's Coming in Packaging Automation

11/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
You can't move forward without charting the past. Automation World reviews the technology of packaging automation (Gen1, Gen2, and the current Gen3 as...
Views: 187, Comments: 0

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: 418, Comments: 0
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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: 693, 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: 661, 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: 989, 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: 454, 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: 740, 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: 342, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman