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Efficient sealing systems in fluid power applications
Even the smallest of leaks in hydraulic and pneumatic systems can cause appalling damage, so adequate protection against this potential problem is a top priority for fluid technology manufacturers. Here, high-performance adhesives and sealants are the key to success, offering a huge boost to efficiency and cost structure in the production of hydraulic and pneumatic components such as pumps, compressors, cylinders and valves.
Benefits of using 'smart' connectors for identification
Ralf Reicks, a Product Manager at Harting Technology Group, explains how 'smart' connectors are starting to be used for a wider variety of identification tasks.
Why machine builders must adapt to digital supply chains
Richard Hell of Oliver Wyman's Harbour Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering practice explains why machine builders must adapt as their supply chains go digital.
Choose the right regulator to reduce gas cylinder risks
Industrial gases are widely used for cutting and welding, and the hazards associated with heat, flames and flammable gases are generally understood. However, less well appreciated are the consequences of a gas cylinder being knocked over, perhaps because somebody trips over a hose, a forklift truck knocks a cylinder or something falls against or onto a cylinder.
Combating condensation in enclosure installations
The recipe for condensation is simple: water vapour and fluctuating temperatures. In all but the most controlled of environments this means that electrical installations are at risk of water damage caused by condensation forming inside an enclosure. Of course, with proper planning and design it’s possible to protect your connections, as Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, explains.
M8 connectors for Fast Ethernet and compact sensors
Matthias Domberg, a Product Manager with Harting Technology Group, explains how a new generation of M8 connectors is enabling Fast Ethernet to be used with today's compact sensors.
Why DC motors have brushes
Patrick Vega, a Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk, considers why DC motors need brushes.
Choosing bearings for marine applications
Wind anemometers are often seen on sail boat masts — they’re used by sailors to measure wind speed. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing distributor, SMB Bearings, explains the key considerations when choosing bearings for a marine application.