Industrial Utility Efficiency

Boosting Process Vacuum Performance at a High-Tech Electronics Plant

Electronics applications typically run their tooling requiring Process Vacuum based on differential pressure from barometric; that is, they control their PVAC pumps to “Inches of Mercury Vacuum”. This is because the parts and pieces being manipulated by vacuum are of certain sizes, shapes, and weights. If the differential pressure across the part is not great enough, then the tooling will fail and result in a loss of product, adverse impact to quality, and production downtime. 

Vacuum and Compressed Air Systems at IWF 2022

The IWF 2022 International Woodworking Fair was held August 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first global woodworking fair since 2018. The Show attracted announced the attendance of thousands of verified buyers of woodworking equipment.  IWF is the largest woodworking technology trade show in North America and is held every other year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. It is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. 

New Vacuum Solution Ensures Safe & Sustainable Tires at Continental

The new solution also saves close to 90 percent of the annual maintenance costs. The side channel blowers required intensive repairs and were therefore a source of high costs. MINK MV claw vacuum pumps provide completely dry compression of intake air and thus work without operating fluids such as oil or water. This makes the vacuum pumps virtually maintenance-free. 

Vacuum Upgrades Improve Operations at SupremeX

SupremeX, a Canadian based envelope and packaging manufacturer, with 11 facilities across six provinces, as well as five facilities in the United States, recently upgraded the vacuum system in their Winnipeg based plant. This article discusses the system before and after the changes, and the significant energy savings, plus improved system reliability that resulted. The company also captured a significant utility incentive to help with the cost of a new cutting-edge variable speed vacuum pump.

The System Assessment

Food

Vacuuming fresh food using chamber machines is often a daily activity in butcher shops, at fresh

Wastewater

Most control systems use Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) algorithms for controlling DO,

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

In choosing a system for the safe, clean conveyance of materials, it seems that the choices can be

Plastics

The basic function of vacuum degassing is to remove the vaporized gas and moisture from the

Semicon

Electronics applications typically run their tooling requiring Process Vacuum based on differential

Woodworking

The IWF 2022 International Woodworking Fair was held August 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability

Metals

Many heat-treating applications put difficult demands on vacuum pumps in general and oil-sealed

Paper

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse