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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.

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Product brochure: fixings, washers, fasteners and accessories for the construction industry download

TFCFri, 19 Dec 2014

TFC offers a range of products for the construction industry, including fixings, alignment washers, threaded fasteners and glazing accessories.

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Dynamic solenoid test bench

White paper: the method of finite elements in the design process of valve solenoids download

CedratTue, 9 Dec 2014

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. 

Tanker cleaning technology represents a potential solution to storm tank cleaning problems.

Technical article: look to the seas for effective storm tank cleaning download

BeteWed, 3 Dec 2014

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 ...

Designing-in light curing adhesives

White paper: Intertronics discusses designing-in light-curing adhesives download

IntertronicsThu, 20 Nov 2014

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.

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White paper: what you should know about filling two-component cartridges download

EFD InternationalWed, 19 Nov 2014

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.

PICO xMOD valve

White paper: high-speed piezoelectric jet valves offer new modular dispensing solutions download

EFD InternationalMon, 17 Nov 2014

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 ...

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Technical information sheet: S.T.A.M.P.E.D — fabricating and specifying hose assemblies downloadweblink

Dixon Group EuropeThu, 30 Oct 2014

When fabricating and specifying hose assemblies, Dixon Group Europe recommends users think ‘S.T.A.M.P.E.D’ and consider the following: size; temperature; application; media; pressure; ends; Dixon.


Technical article: what you should know about the ACGIH's threshold for nPB solvents download

Envirotech EuropeThu, 16 Oct 2014

If you work with industrial chemicals, materials or solvents then you may have heard of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). The ACGIH is a scientific, but non-governmental body of industrial hygienists that publishes Threshold Limit Value (TLV) opinions on chemicals such as n-propyl bromide, the base solvent for EnSolv formulations. These TLV opinions are not held to the same standards as limits set by an organisation such as OSHA in the US, but are ...


Video feature: innovation in HPC — the present and the future videoweblink

GEA Process Engineering LtdFri, 10 Oct 2014

This video explores the role of innovation in the home and personal care (HPC) sector and its importance for the future, both for the customer and the supplier.