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Exercising Solenoid Valves in Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Fluid and Motion Control on Monday, January 6th, 2020. No comments yet
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Valves used in safety applications tend to stay in opened or closed positions for very long, time intervals. As Emerson’s Joe McHugh explained in a Plant Engineering article, Double up on solenoid safety: …all valves experience stiction if they remain inactive for too long. (Note: Stiction is the friction that tends to prevent stationary surfaces […]

Biomanufacturing Fluidic System Single-Use Technologies

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control, Life Sciences on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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As medicines and therapies become more specialized for individuals, the requirements of biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes are dramatically changing, especially in the transition from large-scale to single-use production processes. In a Processing magazine article, Process Control Automation Systems Maximize Biomanufacturing Agility in Single-Use Applications, Emerson’s Mukta Sharma highlights important technologies for single-use production processes. Mukta opens […]

Simplifying Hazardous Location Smart LED Lighting Installation

Posted in Electrical Components and Lighting, Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Edward Brann presented, Simplify Connected Lighting for Hazardous Locations with Appleton and Plantweb at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Ed opened describing the evolution of hazardous area lighting. Typically standard lighting stays on 24×7 which consumes excessive energy and leads to more frequent bulb failures. The Appleton Mercmaster, based on LED technology have motion […]

Role of Cloud and Edge in Automation Architectures

Posted in Discrete and Industrial on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. No comments yet
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The Emerson acquisition of General Electric’s Intelligent Platform business closed on February 1, 2019. Emerson’s Rich Carpenter recorded a podcast with IoT Time’s Ken Briodagh the prior summer while serving as the General Manager of this business. In the IoT Evolution podcast, IoT Time Podcast S.3 Ep.28 GE Automation & Controls, they discussed the Edge, […]

Rapid Exhaust Pneumatic Valves for Safer Machine Operations

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Friday, August 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Despite advancing automation, operators in many of the hybrid and discrete manufacturing industries must interact with the machinery and avoid getting injured. In a Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine post, Reliable Pneumatics Ensure Safe Machines, Emerson’s Andreas Blume and Dusko Markovic share how technology advancements have helped create safer machine operations. They open describing the perils […]