MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
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.
IP67 cable connections and more efficient machine building
Graham Traill, the System Solutions and Technical Projects Manager at Murrelektronik Ltd, discusses the IP67 trend and machine efficiency.
The trials and tribulation of sourcing obsolete automation parts
Do you remember that time your car wouldn’t start because the battery died at the very moment you were about to set off on holiday? Or when the washing machine belt broke that day you really needed a clean shirt? It’s never pleasant when everyday technologies fail, but when equipment breaks down in an industrial production environment, the results can be ruinous. Here, Leroy Spence, European Automation’s sales development manager, explains how to limit the damages of a breakdown by sourcing the right component in record time.