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Steam: how to manage it safely & efficiently
Steam is used in a wide range of industries for a variety of processes, from a basic small heating circuit to large-scale hygienic steam production. Greg Sutcliffe, Global Segment Manager at Bürkert looks at some of the basic principles that should be understood by maintenance engineers and facilities managers in order to achieve a safe and efficient process.
An effective robot needs an effective controller
Since the development of the first industrial robot, by George Devol and Joseph Engelberger, in 1959, which was controlled by a programme on a magnetic drum, robots and their controllers have come a long way. However, one thing remains the same – the robot would be useless without its ‘brain’, the controller.