Mechanical

Process Manufacturing March 7, 2021

Address strategic flow control concerns

Finding the skilled workers to fill those repatriated positions is a challenge for companies looking to support reshoring

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Almonty Industries
Machinery and Equipment March 6, 2021

New production sources for tungsten are critical for increased global supply

Little known tungsten has a multitude of use cases

By Lewis Black
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication February 24, 2021

Food grade lubricants and their regulation

Voluntary standards and third-party registration programs continue to grow regarding food safety for lubricants.

By Debbie Sniderman
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Sulzer
Sensors, Actuators January 21, 2021

Vertical pump efficiency and reliability

By optimizing performance and efficiency in these important pumps, operating and maintenance costs for vertical suspended pumps can be reduced.

By Jason Simcoe and Seth Tate
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell
Courtesy: Swagelok
Maintenance September 4, 2020

Select and specify efficient, accurate grab sampling systems

How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design

By Matt Dixon