If you are like many manufacturing engineers today, you may think the legacy controls on your air pollution control equipment are working well enough. But, is the production output as good as it could be if the reliability of your oxidizer or scrubber were increased?
Trimac Industrial Systems, Bonner Springs, Kan., added Dan Cordial as sales engineer. Cordial has 30 years industrial capital equipment experience with roles in sales, design and project management in paint, powder applications and finishing systems.
Smart process automation and data exchange technologies — more commonly known as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — are transforming manufacturing operations, and many companies are looking to capitalize on the benefits.
Andreas Kratzer, Ph.D., was named president and CEO of Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C. Kratzer previously served as managing director for the Bühler AG, Pasta and Noodles Business Unit in Uzwil, Switzerland. Bühler Aeroglide manufactures dryers, ovens, roasters, toasters and hot air expansion systems for the food, feed and industrial product markets.
In the ever-evolving consumer economy, new technology is regularly transforming communication between buyers, sellers and manufacturers. In the consumer marketplace, buyers have unprecedented access to nearly any product imaginable.
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.
As you may notice while turning the pages of this issue, for the first time in more than a decade, Process Heating is publishing a full slate of technical articles instead of our annual Products Guide.
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