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Tips for Effective Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

Posted in Precision Welding-Assembly-Cleaning on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. No comments yet
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Ultrasonic welding is: …an industrial technique whereby high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations are locally applied to workpieces being held together under pressure to create a solid-state weld. It is commonly used for plastics, and especially for joining dissimilar materials. In ultrasonic welding, there are no connective bolts, nails, soldering materials, or adhesives necessary to bind the materials […]

Differences Between Direct-Acting and Pilot-Operated Solenoid Valves

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Thursday, January 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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According to the Solenoid valve page on Wikipedia at the time this post was written, the invention of these devices dates back to 1910 by ASCO, now part of Emerson. Solenoid valves are electromechanical devices: …in which the solenoid uses an electric current to generate a magnetic field and thereby operate a mechanism which regulates […]

Plastic Parts Assembly—Adhesives or Welding?

Posted in Precision Welding-Assembly-Cleaning on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. No comments yet
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From sleek, curvy headlights on fancy automobiles to built-for-purpose designs such as earbuds, medical devices and consumer packaging, plastics are part of our daily lives. Adhesives have typically been used in assembling these plastic parts into their finished form. In an Appliance Design article, Adhesives or Welding for Plastic Part Assembly? [free site registration required], […]

LED Lighting for Hazardous Locations

Posted in Discrete and Industrial, Electrical Components and Lighting on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Anthony Di Domenico and Ajay Tripathi presented on Zone 1 hazardous lighting solutions at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. LED light sources contain no pressurized gas, hot filaments or arc sources. They also don’t require frequent service or replacement. The National Electric Code (NEC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization […]

Improving Machine Reliability and OEE with IIoT Analytics at the Device Level

Posted in Discrete and Industrial, Fluid and Motion Control on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Enrico De Carolis, Vice President of Global Technology, Fluid & Motion Control at Emerson It’s a startling fact: a typical packaging line’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is about 45-55 percent, meaning that only about half of its planned production time is truly productive. And packaging lines with lower OEE experience increased stops, excess scrappage […]