Automation in Manufacturing Facilities

Posted on: 23 June 2017

Automation is now widely used in a range of manufacturing processes. Machines are able to complete repetitive work extremely reliably and – unlike human operators – don't get distracted or suffer from fatigue towards the end of a shift. Although some manufacturing facilities are completely automated these days, most rely on a combination of human and machine interactions to produce products. What are the commonly used industrial automation devices that manufacturers prefer in their factories today?
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When It May Be Wise to Install a Large VFD Air compressor

Posted on: 21 June 2017

Are you getting concerned about the cost of operating several air compressors to run the equipment at your plant? Read on and discover some of the conditions that can make it suitable for you to install one large air compressor that has a variable frequency drive (VFD). Known Demand Levels You should only consider installing a large compressor with a VFD if you have clear records detailing your needs for compressed air.
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Choosing The Best Side Lifter Crane For Your Container Lifting Needs

Posted on: 20 June 2017

Mobile cranes come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most useful and widely used variants is the so-called side lifter crane. These cranes resemble an ordinary heavy goods vehicle at first glance, but instead of cargo compartments their trailers sport powerful cranes and loading bays capable of efficienctly lifting and carrying standardised shipping containers. As you can imagine, a vast array of businesses and industries make good use of these versatile mobile cranes.
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How Do Electrical Generators Work?

Posted on: 20 June 2017

Firstly, it is important to note that electrical generators do not create electricity as such. Rather, they convert mechanical energy into an electrical charge via the wires present in its windings. A diesel-powered electrical generator manufactured today functions on exactly the same principles of electromagnetic induction that were first noted in the 1830s by the British scientist, Michael Faraday. Specialists in electric motor repair should be sought out if you have one with a problem.
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