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Components used by engineers and manufacturers that are concerned with machinery and tooling. Includes fasteners, springs, seals and gaskets, pumps, valves, fluid power and hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration and process hardware.
The Finish Thompson ULTRAChem series of ETFE-lined centrifugal pumps — available from Michael Smith Engineers — has recently been extended with two new models that increase the maximum flow rates up to 160m³/hr and maximum differential heads to 67m. The seal-less pumps are suitable for pumping hazardous, hard-to-handle chemicals in chemical processing, water treatment and other similar challenging applications.
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This data sheet presents the design features and spray characteristics of the LEM tank washing nozzle from Bete.
Understanding the factors that affect the cost of screw conveyors is essential when it comes to rationalising and controlling capital expenditure on this popular class of mechanical conveyor. Here, Richard Atkinson, sales proposals engineer at Guttridge, highlights the most commonly encountered causes of a high price tag.
The advantages of using adhesives over mechanical fasteners have been well documented. They include distribution of load and stress over wider surface areas, elimination of joint fatigue, improved impact resistance, reduction in finishing, and aesthetic enhancement. According to this white paper from Intertronics, design engineers will earn the gratitude of their production engineering colleagues if they can specify or allow for a light-curing adhesive.
This article from Dixon Group Europe offers technical and safety information, focusing on B.E.S.A.F.E for hose assemblies.
Tuned mass dampers are simple and efficient devices for the suppression of machine tool chatter, which is one of the principal effects limiting productivity in many machining processes. However, their effectiveness depends on a proper tuning of the damper dynamics to the dynamics of the machine. This involves the dynamic characterisation of the machining process, in order to identify the critical resonance frequency.
This paper from Cedrat demonstrates the determination of cut-off frequencies of different proportional electromagnetic actuators in FE simulation under the consideration of eddy currents. The dynamic limits of different concepts thus can be compared in simulation already before the sampling process is started.
The redeployment of tanker cleaning technology to solve the problems of cleaning storm tanks is entirely logical. The environments that the ship cleaners need to operate in are probably tougher than anything they will be exposed to in storm tanks. They can handle dirty, particle contaminated cleaning fluids easily; they are relatively cheap to install; and give by far the best cleaning of any method (with the possible exception of manned entry cleaning). In short, according to this ...
There are many advantages to packaging two-component adhesives in convenient cartridges for use with static mixers. Two-component adhesive end users want their cartridges to be clean and free of leaks with the capability to dispense the adhesive to fit the intended application. This paper concentrates on the ways filling a cartridge can affect dispensing performance.
For many automated fluid dispensing processes, high-speed jetting technology is a new and innovative alternative to traditional, needle-based contact dispensing. Because high-speed jetting is non-contact (the jet valve never contacts the product or surface), it offers a higher degree of flexibility and can be used in a wider variety of applications that otherwise would require a costly Z-axis system with height-sensing and positioning functionality. True high-speed jetting is made possible ...