Compressed Air

Courtesy: Marshall Compressed Air Consulting
Compressed Air October 8, 2020

How to connect air compressors to the cloud

Distributed low-cost electronic data collection and communication devices monitor and control air compressors and dryers

By Ron Marshall
Compressed Air May 11, 2020

Detect leaks with acoustic imaging

Consider reaching beyond ultrasonic leak detection to find pesky compressed air leaks

By Ron Marshall
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Compressed Air March 30, 2020

Compressed air audit optimizes efficiency

A compressed air system evaluation can provide owners and facilities engineers with the direction they need to ensure their plant is operating efficiently and reliably

By Blake Finch and Luke Streit
Courtesy: Velo3D
Maintenance March 9, 2020

Rethink 3D metal printing of turbomachinery parts

Higher-performance pumps and compressors are now possible through support-free additive manufacturing (AM)

By Dr. Zach Murphree
Raymond Corp. strives to recruit the best talent to fill welding and manufacturing positions and is committed to developing a strong workforce through continuous training. Courtesy: Raymond Corp.
Maintenance December 13, 2019

Top Plant 2019: Raymond Corp. excels as an innovator

From introducing wooden pallets to incorporating Lithium ion batteries, near-100-year-old Raymond Corp. moves the materials that define the e-commerce era.

By Kevin Parker
Wireless mobile solutions sensors are compact, energy-efficient and designed to work with a variety of mobile device to provide a simple solution for portable and diagnostic applications. Courtesy: Parker Hannifin Corp.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 14, 2019

Take baby steps on IIoT

Collect usable data as the first step toward effective analysis.

By Tim Faillo
VAC-U-MAX is a family company founded by Frank Pendleton (left). The company is currently run by Steve Pendelton. Courtesy: VAC-U-MAX
Compressed Air June 5, 2019

Compressed air, vacuum cleaning solution company celebrates 65 years

VAC-U-MAX reached its 65th anniversary, providing material handling and industrial vacuum solutions to a variety of industries dependent on compressed air and cleanliness for their engineering applications.

By VAC-U-MAX
Courtesy: Exair
Compressed Air June 1, 2019

1/2 NPT Internal Mix 360° by Exair

1/2 NPT internal mix 360-degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzles that can be used to coat the inside of large diameter pipe or duct

By Exair
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media
Compressed Air March 11, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 4-10

Articles about calculating compressed air efficiency, Brexit's impact on manufacturing, 2018 Salary Survey findings, and conveyor maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Scott Barker, marketing leader with Quincy Compressors. Courtesy: Quincy Compressors
Compressed Air February 28, 2019

A new way to calculate compressed air efficiency

Upcoming DOE standards will require new testing

By Scott Barker