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Packaging Machine Operations with Zoned Safety

Posted in Food & Beverage, Packaging on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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At the PACK EXPO conference, Emerson’s Enrico De Carolis described the challenges packaging lines face in maintaining safety to keep operational personnel out of harm’s way and be compliant with stringent machine safety regulations. Despite ongoing pressure to reduce total incident rate (TIR), data from a 2016 report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Installation, Commissioning and Operation

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, April 29th, 2016. No comments yet
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For many applications in the process manufacturing and production industries, solenoid valves are used to “shut off, release, dose, distribute or mix fluids.” Wikipedia defines a solenoid valve as: …an electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid: in the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched […]

Inferring Aseptic Valve Diaphragm Maintenance

Posted in Final Control Element, Profibus on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. 2 comments so far
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Emerson’s Tom Holemans shared a recent problem-solving story with me about a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s desire to reduce aseptic valve maintenance costs and increase overall availability by switching from a preventive to predictive maintenance approach. As a process industry specialist with ASCO Numatics my role is to work closely with manufacturers to help identify ways we […]