The Reductions in Inventory Were Huge and Dramatic
Controls & Controllers

The Reductions in Inventory Were Huge and Dramatic

Stating the inefficiencies in usage of personal protection equipment faced by PepsiCo's Gatorade plant in Indianapolis, this case study describes how apex Industrial Technologies' Edge 5000 point-of-work vending systems helped PepsiCo to reduce their MRO spend by 35-40%. It outlines the benefits of Apex's Connect n' Go(TM) internet based, PC independent vending technology, which automatically...

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Things to Know When Considering a Structural Mezzanine
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Things to Know When Considering a Structural Mezzanine

Describing the utilities and applications of custom designed structural mezzanines, this paper lists the important issues that a facility must address before selecting a mezzanine company and during the design process. Space and capacity considerations for designing a structural mezzanine are stated, detailing the importance of determining the appropriate size of the mezzanine column base plates...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

How to Increase Plant Space and Avoid New Construction Costs

This paper outlines how custom designed structural mezzanine floors help increase plant space and avoid costs of new construction. Factors that must be considered to evaluate the feasibility of any new construction are listed, detailing the cost considerations of new construction using examples. Explaining how structural mezzanines can be used to add a second or third level inside the existing...

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Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives
Adhesives & Sealants

Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives

This paper provides an understanding of the chemistry, properties, and applications of low-outgassing ASTM E595-compliant adhesives. The industry standard test for measuring outgassing in adhesives and other materials, ASTM E595, is explained, stating the cost implications of low-outgassing adhesives. A list of applications that typically require low-outgassing adhesives is included. Outgassing...

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Test & Measurement

Food Texture: How to Get It Right

Highlighting that the ability to consistently reproduce the texture of food products is crucial for the success of food manufacturers, this paper states that a scientific research has revealed that texture, flavor, and appearance are the three major components of food product acceptability. It explains that Brookfield's Texture Analyzer is an easy-to-use instrument which measures the amount of...

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Test & Measurement

Packaging Materials, Viscosity, and Texture Analysis

Reviewing that consistency of the material is ensured by measuring its viscosity, this paper describes that a rotational benchtop viscometer provides a quick pass/fail indicator for packaging materials, viscosity measurement, and texture analysis. It highlights that R&D managers measure viscosity to certify proper flow behavior for sauces and dressings, and texture to make sure that the chewing...

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Winding Technology... Now Directly in the Drive
Controls & Controllers

Winding Technology... Now Directly in the Drive

Stating the benefits of integrating electronically-controlled AC drives into industrial winding applications, this paper details the features and advantages of Sinamics S120 drives, which implement the winder application directly into the drive system. The standard winder application designed for common center winders with shaft to drive the roll is described, including a table that lists the...

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The Case for Hollow Shaft Torque Motors
Electrical Equipment & Systems

The Case for Hollow Shaft Torque Motors

This paper reviews the potential of permanent magnet, synchronous torque motors for use in wide range of applications including machine tool rotary tables and various packaging, printing, converting, and material handling machinery, where direction must be reversed with high degree of accuracy and no backlash. Differences and features of complete and built-in type torque motors are described,...

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Are You Prepared for Validation?
Services

Are You Prepared for Validation?

Stating the inevitability of validation of processes and systems for industries that operate in regulated environments such as food, pharmaceutical, or medical device businesses, this paper provides an overview of a validation for a computer software system to be compliant with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. It explains in detail the various steps involved in understanding the...

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Test & Measurement

Hopper Hangup! ... Not Again

Describing some of the situations faced in processing plants when powder flow starts to fluctuate, the paper highlights that ASTM has established a scientific method, D6128, which can be used to predict the flow behavior of the powder. It explains that most hoppers operate in core flow or funnel flow, where the material at the topmost level in the hopper moves down through the center of the...

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