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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.
At Data Centre Expo at Excel London on 8–9 October 2014, EMKA and sales partner Data Racks will launch BioLock, a biometric locking system that is designed to address concerns over data centre security breaches. EMKA BioLock provides fingerprint technology stored and processed in the handle on the cabinet with an Indisputable Audit Trail to protect valuable data.
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GEA TDS possesses the necessary know-how for the design and manufacture of hygienic, aseptic and sterile plants for the production of liquid products.
Steam is used in a range of industries for a variety of processes, from a basic small heating circuit to large-scale hygienic steam production, involving specialist equipment that needs to be designed and maintained properly to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the process equipment. Bürkert UK’s Ian Webster looks at some of the basic calculations that should be understood by design and maintenance engineers in order to achieve a safe and efficient process.
Generating power can mean the use of a diverse range of technology, from a simple coal-fired facility to the latest in nuclear plants. But all have one thing in common: the need to control heat and produce steam — and this generally necessitates using large volumes of process water. This article from Industrial Purification Systems discusses the use of modern filtration technology as a means to improving both heat transfer efficiencies and plant protection.
According to Steve Cupples of Industrial Purification Systems, industry worldwide uses water in many different ways and in different amounts; therefore, water-saving technology is, in many cases, used in multiple applications. The commonalities, however, are that highly efficient water-saving techniques are proven to not only reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint but also to make huge savings on energy bills and improve production and performance.
Synthetic rubber is a common material used in virtually every industrial application and available in a range of compounds. Its versatility, resilience and dynamic properties make it an effective choice for applications involving shock absorption, sealing and fluid transportation. Although different rubber processing methods exist, extrusion remains a popular choice for many manufacturers because of the neat, uniform way extruded rubber products can be produced.
The use of pneumatic process control systems has been adopted by a variety of industries, and as the complexity of these control systems grows, so it becomes even more important to ensure high levels of reliability and integrity. However, not every system requires a huge valve island or bus communication to achieve the required level of automation. Neil Saunders looks at the common components and processes involved.