The global industrial sector has never placed greater demands on manufacturers. Companies in a range of industries must optimize performance and minimize waste while holding the line on emissions, regardless of the regulatory requirements in their state, region or country.
In injection-molding and extrusion processes, water or air cooling is used to regulate
the temperature of the molding process and remove excess heat cause by shear. A simple, closed-loop temperature control system typically involves the input of heat, a sensor and a controller.
Submerged combustion is a method of direct-contact heating that has been practiced in a range of industries for several decades. This article explains the basic concepts of submerged combustion. It can be applied to process heating of industrial aqueous solutions and slurries as well as to the evaporation of solutions for the purposes of concentration or volume reduction.
Smart temperature management and control are important in applications ranging from hot runner injection molding in the plastics industry to form, fill and seal systems for packaging, to rubber molding and to food production.