VAC-U-MAX preengineered and custom solutions make pharmaceutical process less tedious.
The process of making tablets and capsules has always been tedious, and although there have been immense advances in equipment that make the process less so, one of the principal factors engineers must consider is how that equipment will affect the final product.
When ingredients alone can cost hundreds of ...
In 1997, Sierra Instruments took proven vortex shedding technology to the next level with the launch of the Innova-Mass® Model 240 & Model 241 Multivariable Mass Vortex Flow Meter. Sierra was the first to offer this unique solution for measuring the mass flow of gases, liquids and steam.
Vortex shedding flow meters have been in use for many years. The typical device is a flanged in-line unit. ...
Recent industry changes made it necessary for owners of Hilltop Ranch Inc., an almond processing company, to modify their processing operation. While planning plant modifications, they decided to replace open belt conveyors with dust-free equipment. Find out how Hilltop Ranch revamped its almond processing line, including installing tubular drag conveyors to ensure gentle, dust-free nut handling.
I/P transducers are versatile instruments that use an electrical control signal to proportionally regulate gas pressure. The most common application is in valve actuation, but they can also be used in many other situations. As more processes become automated, I/P's are being used more and more in place of manual regulators.
Overall, I/P's are relatively simple devices, but there are numerous ...
Higher demand, a pharmacist shortage, and limited space have pharmacies looking for more efficient ways to generate prescriptions and better serve their customers. Higher demand means pharmacy workers must process more prescriptions while keeping error to a minimum. Find out how utilizing barcode printers and scanners can drastically reduce errors and increase workflow capacity.
Antimicrobial products intended to protect the public health are regulated as pesticides in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Before manufacturers can sell pesticides in the United States, EPA must evaluate the pesticides thoroughly to ensure that they meet federal safety standards to protect human health and the environment.
This white paper, featuring a convenient ...
Selection and application of sight flow indicators in process applications
Introduction to Sight Flow Indicators 1 Applications 2 Specifying 2 Types of Sight Flow Indicators 3 Accessories 7 Construction 9 Preventing Sight Glass Failures 11 Installation and Maintenance Tips 12
L.J. Star Incorporated provides an extensive line of process observation equipment — sightglasses, lights, sanitary ...
A leading manufacturer of Animal Health products installed six 1000 cu. ft. capacity “Rollo-Mixers®”. Product quality improved, production rates were increased, and they eliminated costly rework.
Previously, rotary blenders had required 90 min. mix times. Product sampling was difficult due to poor equipment access, and mixing was inconsistent. Often batches were off-spec, needed to be ...
Since the conception of the Smoot Company (Division of Magnum Systems) in Dave Smoot's garage in the early 50's our goal has always been how to make something work better. Nearly 60 years later the current Smoot Company still strives to fulfill the same concept. Our latest development in our continuing effort of improving processes is the EcoPhase® pneumatic conveying system.
WHAT IS ECOPHASE® ...
Proper EOAT Selection Affects Robotic Performance
The most difficult part of automation is selecting the appropriate end-of-arm tooling (EOAT). The quality of your end of arm tooling (EOAT) is closely tied to the performance of your robotic system.
Among the many factors in sound EOA decisions are:
Calculating the Tool Center Point (TCP). Getting this right greatly improves the workcell's ...
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