MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Connectors for tomorrow’s system integrators
Amy Wells, marketing manager of industrial connector specialist Electroustic, explains current trends in systems integration.
Metal detectors: inspecting snacks for contaminants
Midnight cereal snacks, energy sports bars and on-the-go breakfast replacements are shaping the snacks market, with UK consumption expected to reach £3.8bn by 2016. Given this increasing demand for healthy convenience, snacks producers are turning to efficiency driven automation to deliver consumer satisfaction and maintain safe, high-quality snacks. Sarah Ketchin, managing director at Fortress Technology, explores the varied challenges of inspecting for contaminants and the options available.
Solenoid valves - some are more equal than others
Process control throughout a vast array of industries relies heavily on the humble solenoid valve and its ability to perform both reliably and efficiently. Michael Hannig, Global Product Manager for Solenoid Valves at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the improvements in design that have allowed an increasing number of processes to rely on this essential device.
High-pressure pumps – safeguarding your investment
With any capital investment, it is important to ensure that new equipment provides continued, reliable operation on a day-to-day basis as well as achieving the shortest return on investment (ROI). For those applications operating high-pressure pumps, condition monitoring of the pump and energy efficient operation are key aspects to any design.
What can be achieved with instant adhesives today?
This article form Henkel, the company behind the Loctite brand, outlines what can be achieved with the current generation of instant adhesives, including the latest gap-filling types.
Murrelektronik's AS-Interface products and support
Graham Traill discusses Murrelektronik's AS-Interface.
Industrial Ethernet connectors for high-speed data transfer
The growing level of automation in machines and systems has increased the volume of data being transferred, above all in real time. Industrial Ethernet is an excellent solution this problem and Murrelektronik offers a comprehensive, advanced range of Industrial Ethernet connectors for these applications.
Practical implementation of energy-saving electrical clamps
The automotive industry dreams of the utopian 'green factory' with lower energy consumption and reduced costs. With the combined technical know-how of Murrelektronik and Univer offering energy-saving electrical clamps, automotive factories are a step closer to achieving that dream.