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At EMCO, air diaphragm pumps help optimize warm-, clean-room operations

Clean room a kind of pre-emptive strike, better positions the company as a hygienic manufacturer
It’s said the Wright Brothers, Walt Disney, William Hewlett & David Packard and Jeff Bezos all started developing their ideas in a garage.
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Unique vacuum solution meets grueling production requirements

Transports droplet-shaped-hot-melt adhesives at rates of up to eight tons per hour
Global supplier Jowat Adhesives, with U.S. headquarters in Archdale, North Carolina, ships more than 75,000 tons of adhesives annually. To maintain and increase its business, it continually invents new products to meet customer bonding requirements in the paper and packaging, wood processing, furniture manufacturing, textile and automotive industries.
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Challenges for some, opportunities for others

Endress + Hauser bets on a growing U.S. economy; services growth a response to changing industry demographics
“Information and energy” are why things will be looking pretty darn good the next several years for North American economies, the process industries and IT-based automation and instrumentation markets.
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How we develop hollow-fiber, ultrafiltration membrane technology

Thirteen pilot tests; two plants under construction; indications of consistent permeate quality from variable water sources
Increasing attention is being paid to water-reuse technologies that pertain to the “next level” of difficult-to-treat or highly variable raw-water sources.
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What’s in my bin?

Understanding bin level accuracy and why multi-point trumps single-point measurement
For any means to the monitoring of bin, tank or silo inventories, a first question invariably asked is, “how accurate is it?”
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How real is on-line zeta-potential measurement in water treatment?

Use at Aurora Water demonstrates feasibility, reduces chemical coagulant usage about 17 percent
The benefits of using zeta potential measurement to determine water-treatment plant-control strategies have been extensively documented.
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Flexible screw conveyor moves cat litter pellets gently

Screw self-centers within tube, proving clearance and limiting product damage
Cat litter is usually made from sodium bentonite clay, a material that is relatively inexpensive and highly absorbent, but obtained by environmentally controversial strip mining.
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Protect VFD-actuated motors from electrical bearing damage

Bearing seals only keep away the dirt, while stray voltage and current injury persists
Until the day comes when all motors have built-in bearing protection, maintenance people and motor-repair shops will forever be replacing damaged bearings, so the common wisdom says.
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Instrument chemical tanks to protect our water

Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars
Our water supply is in jeopardy of contamination from storage- and processing-tank leaks and overfills at chemical, petroleum and water/wastewater facilities.
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Valveless methanol metering for effluent denitrification

Rotating and reciprocation piston accomplishes both pumping and valving functions
Releases of wastewater effluent with high nitrogen concentrations into bays and watersheds are of great environmental concern, as they can have a devastating effect on water ecosystems.
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