For more than two decades, a global customer of Eaton has supplied hydraulics and cooling systems to wind turbine manufacturers. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the risks it posed in Mexico, the Reynosa plant was forced to close.
Industry 4.0 needs intelligent systems and technologies with built-in sensing and communication. This requirement is creating a new spirit of innovation in the pneumatic sector.
For those in the energy industry, being able to identify pre-failure conditions and anomalous operation can offer a considerable advantage to a repeatable budget and bottom-line margins. Using this intelligence to permanently remove failure modes through retrofit solutions will further extend the service life of rotating equipment.
In the industrial world, the primary goal is often to boost productivity whilst reducing costs.
Midas Pattern Company took a compressor system audit from an Atlas Copco distributor as part of its green initiative project, leading to an equipment upgrade.
Young Spirits, a Scottish spirit bottling business which has switched operations to produce much-needed hand sanitisers to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, has benefitted from a free loan offer from Vert Technologies.
The EU Eco-Design Directive aims to improve the environmental impact of energy-intensive products by optimising their design. Since pumps require a lot of energy, some inevitably fall within the scope of this directive. A better design could significantly reduce their energy consumption. However, considerably more can be achieved if the pump is not viewed in isolation but as part of the overall system along with its electric motor and controller.
Modern process control valves offer a wide range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves on the market, it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application.
Atlas Copco’s compressed air and vacuum systems upgrade for brick maker Wienerberger Ltd is resulting in significant savings in energy costs, estimated to be around £38K per annum, along with reduced CO2 emissions and production downtime – plus, the added benefit of a short-term payback.