Mechanical

Steve Pendleton, president of VAC-U-MAX, celebrated his 50th work anniversary on the company's 65th anniversary. Courtesy: VAC-U-MAX
Mechanical November 15, 2019

Company president celebrates 50 years of employment on organization’s 65th anniversary

Steve Pendleton, president of VAC-U-MAX, celebrated his 50th work anniversary on the company's 65th anniversary.

By VAC-U-MAX
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical November 13, 2019

Robotic laser marking benefits for the automotive industry

Laser marking involves a technique where a laser etches, stains, or otherwise engraves a material and is extremely useful for the automotive industry, which demands precision marking.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: John Crane
Lubrication November 11, 2019

Your questions answered: Tips on avoiding leakage, downtime and equipment failure

Presenters Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain from John Crane answered questions on topics such as adequate seal pot pressure, seal reliability, and more.

By Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Motors, Drives November 14, 2019

Equipment finance report gets boost thanks to consumer confidence

Consumer spending keeps things strong in the November 2019 Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation's MCI-EFI report.

By Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Figure 6: “The architecture of the RCS allows you to achieve very high safety and reliability,” said Dr. Angela Summers. “And by designing it into the manifold, you also can eliminate many sources of maintenance errors, which further improves the reliability of your installation.” Courtesy: Emerson
Pumps November 15, 2019

Double up on solenoid safety

Adding two solenoid valves to a safety instrumented system keeps equipment, facility and personnel safe and the system online.

By Joseph D. McHugh II
Figure 1: Packaging lines benefit from the increased controllability of electromechanical actuators as they often eliminate the need for changeover when switching from one product to another. Courtesy: Thomson Industries Inc.
Gears and Bearings November 12, 2019

Eight selection criteria for actuation components

Electromechanical systems offer advantages over hydraulic and pneumatic actuators

By Chad Carlberg and Chris Diak
Courtesy: Energy Solutions Center
Hydraulics September 26, 2019

Fueling asphalt production with LNG and CNG

Asphalt companies without a readily-available pipeline are turning to LNG and CNG.

By Gas Technology