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Industrial Vacuum Pump Case Study

This industrial vacuum story is about a manufacturer who uses a vacuum pump system to generate “hold-down force” for material being fed to their CNC routers. They were originally running three 40 HP, fixed speed vacuum pumps along with a…

Common Workplace Injuries & Ergonomic Solutions

Common Workplace Injuries & Ergonomic Solutions – By: Madison McDaniel A common injury that occurs in the manufacturing sector is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  MSDs are “injuries and disorders that affect the body’s movement or musculoskeletal system.” Other names used for…

Automation Trends in the Industrial Marketplace

Automation Trends in the Industrial Marketplace Simply put, industrial automation can be defined as computers, robots, information technologies, and other control systems that handle different processes and machinery in an industry.  Global Sales of industrial robots are growing at an…

Diaphragm Pumps: The Basics

Diaphragm Pumps: The Basics Diaphragm pumps are a series of pumps that fall under the positive displacement family of pumps.  Air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODDs) have a simple design in which two diaphragms are attached to a common connecting…

Centrifugal Air Compressors 101

Centrifugal air compressors are dynamically engineered compressors that use rotating elements called impellers.  Incoming, low velocity air or gas reaches an inlet guide vane that automatically adjusts itself to changes in system demand. (Pictured Below)  This regulates the incoming stream as it flows…

3 Steps to Reducing VOCs in Manufacturing

What are VOCs you ask?  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are the carbon-based solvents that give traditional paints their obnoxious aroma.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that some VOCs are suspected carcinogens; a substance or agent that causes cancer. …