When I started my junior year of engineering school in the mid ’80s, the lease on the apartment I rented did not start until October. The university was 200 miles from where I grew up, but it just happened that my dad was working at that time in the same city.
Anyone who has spent even passing time in the Midwest will have noticed a key difference among the seasons. There’s fall (nothing to do), winter (nothing to do), spring (still nothing to do) and festival season — I mean summer.
Back in my college days, I was introduced to Peter F. Drucker and his work on leadership, management, labor and economics. One of his famous quotes has stuck with me: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” At first glance, that statement seems obvious. But what are those “right things?” What makes a good leader?
Without the need to perform local monitoring, technicians with access to cloud-based remote-monitoring tools can proactively troubleshoot the problems that lead to process disruptions, unplanned downtime and lost profits.
As manufacturing facilities increasingly move to automation and advanced manufacturing practices, there is less slack in the system for failures and unplanned downtime. Factories must be ready to operate whenever production requires.
Bepex International designs and manufactures solids processing equipment and systems for the chemical, polymer, food and mineral industries: thermal processing; agglomerating and compacting; mixing; and size reduction. Our goal is to help you get to market faster than your competition.
Thermal processing is an essential part of many production processes. Whether cooking, pasteurizing or sterilizing, or heating or cooling a range of products, it is a safe bet that many manufacturers will be using a heat exchanger to carry out their thermal processing requirements. Yet, with such a variety of applications possible, it is important that you select the right heat exchanger for your individual requirement.
Dyron Liverman joined Paratherm, W. Conshohocken, Pa., as a sales engineer, responsible for business development with the oil-and-gas and chemical processing industries in North America. He will reside in the Houston area and can be reached 713-213-7409 or email@example.com. Liverman succeeds James Walzer, who retired from Paratherm.
The long days of late spring and early summer are finally upon us, and I relish seeing blue skies even as I return home from running errands in the evenings. Aside from the warmer ambient temperatures, I love this time of year most because it is so nap friendly. A quick snooze on the couch after dinner can be enjoyed, and I can still enjoy streaming sunshine as I resume my daily duties.
Thermal process engineering and technology company Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C., promoted Andy Britt to vice president of capital sales. In his new position, Britt will direct new sales strategies and market development. An 18-year veteran of Bühler Aeroglide, Britt also will oversee a worldwide sales network.
Terms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0 are bandied about in industrial contexts. Implementing these initiatives promises benefits that improve business outcomes through new insights on production results.