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Tension problem on paper converting machine

06/30/2016 by justthecowboy
I am having a problem on a serv o tec paper converting machine for making napkins. I am having a problem with tension when the machine stops. It works...
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Last comment 06/30/2016 by justthecowboy

Specific Power, VFD Air Compressor System

06/29/2016 by Mr. small
Hi guys, how do you understand specific power as compared to input power? I am not so sure, on what is on my thoughts on this.
Pathfinder Tags: Specific Power VFD Air compressors system
Views: 113, Comments: 3
Last comment 06/30/2016 by James Stewart

Optimizing an Evaporative Intake Cooler on a Gas Turbine

06/22/2016 by James Stewart
One of the maintenance operators and I are debating as to whether lowering the conductivity set point of an intake cooler (evaporative cooler) produce...
Pathfinder Tags: evaporation intake cooler Gas turbine
Views: 303, Comments: 26
Last comment 06/30/2016 by wolfie62

Hydro Testing Strainers/Vessel

06/22/2016 by gauti1123
We conducted Hydro test for 40" T strainer. There are 3 openings. Since it is BW ends the two openings are welded with blind plates. the other part is...
Views: 195, Comments: 11
Last comment 06/27/2016 by bigg
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Mechanical Components Blog

126 blog entries, 910 comments (0 Viewing)

Putting a New Spin on Bearing Research

06/07/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Data that tells engineers how rolling bearings behave under high centrifugal forces is scarce. That situation will soon change, as Germany's Friedric...
Views: 104, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/08/2016 by James Stewart

Fiber Reinforcement for 3D Printing

03/05/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Not so long ago, few would have predicted the integration of so many manufacturing technologies into 3D printing processes, the latest being fiber re...
Views: 164, Comments: 0
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Motors Blog

75 blog entries, 1287 comments (0 Viewing)

First-ever FLNG Vessel to Star Eight Flameproof Motors

06/03/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Even as the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) slows a bit, industry experts predict long-term growth for the market in the Asia-Pacific a...
Views: 178, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/07/2016 by simonsd

Intelligent Motors Monitor Their Performance

05/02/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Engineers from Saarland University in Germany are developing self-monitoring motor systems that function without added sensors. Instead, the motor co...
Views: 104, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/02/2016 by 70AARCuda
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Pump Technology Blog

88 blog entries, 586 comments (0 Viewing)

Vacuum Pump Primer — Selection Tips Abound

05/28/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
This blog post covers vacuum pump selection for laboratories based on the application at hand. Learn the features and benefits of four pump types - r...
Views: 146, Comments: 0

Focus on Subsea Pumping Kicks Off Standardization Efforts

04/29/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Norway's DNV GL has partnered with Petrobras, Shell, Statoil, and Woodside to standardize subsea processing systems, and to mitigate cost inflation a...
Views: 81, Comments: 0
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Motion Control Components

105 blog entries, 937 comments (0 Viewing)

Testbed Demos Time Sensitive Wireless Networks

05/01/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A broad swath of industrial automation firms have co-developed the first testbed aimed at demonstrating reliable functionality of wireless Ethernet c...
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Strengthening Security in Industrial Control Systems

03/23/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Maintaining reliable control of industrial systems requires more than deploying quality devices in a connected network. Today's operations require a...
Views: 53, Comments: 0
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Valve Technology Blog

81 blog entries, 598 comments (0 Viewing)

Mandate Targets Methane Emissions

04/07/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The U.S. and Canada have agreed on a plan to fight climate change, including cutting methane emissions, reports Scientific American. Methane emission...
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Last comment 04/14/2016 by wolfie62

Key Valves Failed at Fukushima

02/06/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Nearly five years after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan triggered an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the Tokyo Electric...
Views: 410, Comments: 7
Last comment 02/10/2016 by JBTardis
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Hydraulics Blog

66 blog entries, 464 comments (0 Viewing)

When to Choose a "Smart" Component

04/03/2016 by SavvyExacta
Deciding whether to upgrade to a component connected to the IoT (Internet of Things) can be tough. Will it be worth the investment? Will it be relia...
Pathfinder Tags: connected device hydraulics iot valves
Views: 116, Comments: 0

Hydraulic Hybrids Could Better EPA Standards

12/03/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed future large diesel trucks burn from 16% to 24% less fuel by 2027. Parker Hannifin n...
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Mechanical Power Transmission

66 blog entries, 634 comments (0 Viewing)

A Self-contained Marine Hydraulic Clutch System with Integrated PTO

03/18/2016 by SavvyExacta
A self-contained hydraulic clutch system (SCS) can be a beneficial option for marine propulsion applications. For example, an SCS can offer: * Imp...
Pathfinder Tags: clutch hydraulic clutch marine
Views: 170, Comments: 0
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Workbench Creations

162 blog entries, 2030 comments (0 Viewing)

3D Printing a NASA Space Wrench - Video

02/01/2016 by SavvyExacta
Watch our 3D printer create a NASA space wrench! You may have seen our previous posts explaining that we would be conducting a live Periscope broadca...
Pathfinder Tags: 3D Printing additive manufacturing NASA nasa space wrench periscope
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Wandering Worklight!

01/25/2016 by Del the cat
I've always fancied trying stop motion animation... Mrs Cat gave me a LED Torch/Worklight... it seems to have a mind of it's own! I should hav...
Views: 321, Comments: 8
Last comment 01/26/2016 by CaptMoosie
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Drives Blog

72 blog entries, 884 comments (0 Viewing)

Energy-saving VFDs Like Yoga for Motors

12/13/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
An interview with a variable frequency drive (VFD) product manager reveals the other benefit VFDs deliver, besides energy conservation: elimination o...
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Thumbs Up for the Hannover Fair

07/21/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The theme of this exhaustive Drives & Controls report from the 2015 Hannover Fair: Industry 4.0 and the trend toward more robots working along...
Views: 280, Comments: 0
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Pneumatics Blog

97 blog entries, 648 comments (0 Viewing)

Can Air Power Help Reduce Deadly Police Chases?

09/14/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Fictional high-speed chases may be fun to watch on TV or in movies, but the real thing can be deadly for innocent people who happen to be in the way...
Views: 570, Comments: 13
Last comment 09/16/2015 by Unredundant
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GEA Co-Sponsors Technical Conference

03/27/2013 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
We are pleased to be one of the sponsors of the 2013 ASHRAE Region VI Technical Conference being held May 1 and 2 in our hometown of La Crosse, WI. T...
Pathfinder Tags: GEA hvac industry HVAC technologies
Views: 262, Comments: 0

World's Tallest Building (A Prefab) - Update From China

03/20/2013 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
We have been following this ambitious undertaking of building the world's tallest building, the 220 floor "Sky City", in an incredibly short three mo...
Pathfinder Tags: buildings china hvac fabricated buildings Prefab Buildings
Views: 1017, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/22/2014 by RandallAvery

Supply Chain Insights - an Industry Veteran's View

03/13/2013 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
In my thirty plus years in Strategic Supply Chain I have come to appreciate the constant evolution in our business. I'd like to share with you today...
Pathfinder Tags: global sourcing HVAC
Views: 340, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/14/2013 by JNB

Customer Centric Concepts – Unlocking the Secrets

03/06/2013 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
The term Customer Centric Concepts came from our 25 years of experience developing and maintaining account relationships with Trane's National Account...
Pathfinder Tags: Customer Centric Concepts Customer Satisfaction HVAC Partners
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Last comment 03/12/2013 by Yusef1

HVAC Materials – An Evolution

02/27/2013 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by psikorsky
This week GEA's PJ Sikorsky answers questions about materials used in HVAC products over the years. 1. What has been the biggest change in materials...
Pathfinder Tags: Corrosion HVAC Metallurgist materials materials selection New Refrigerants
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