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February 2018 Edition

February 2018 Edition

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Industrial Vacuum & Blower Systems

Leadership Profile: Charles Kane, Busch LLC

By Rod Smith, Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine

The market health is moderate. 2017 was a better year than 2016, which saw a slight decline. With that said, 2017 will be a good year for us. One major trend impacting the industrial vacuum market is industry consolidation. Busch employees and clients benefit against this dynamic market environment, from the strength and stability of our family-owned business- a business with over 3,000 employees in over 60 subsidiaries worldwide. The average tenure, for a subsidiary General Manager, is twelve years. This allows us to stay focused on managing for the long term benefit of customers and employees.

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Rotary Screw Vacuum Pumps Benefit Meat Packaging Plants

By Jerry Geenen, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum Division

At Scholle IPN, Valley Packline’s engineering experience and JetAir’s drying expertise came together to deliver an automated, energy efficient solution. Ultimately, the new system eliminated 120 man-hours each week dedicated entirely to erecting and washing. The new system can be manned by just one employee as it pulls bins directly off delivery trucks, re-erects, washes, and dries them, and feeds them into the facility for refilling. Throughput at Scholle was improved by the system, while energy costs were kept to a minimum.

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High Vacuum Solutions for European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser

By Fabian Frey, Pfeiffer Vacuum

The beginning of September 2017 marked a milestone in the history of nanotechnology research: With the inauguration of the European XFEL (X-Ray Free-Electron Laser), the world´s largest and most powerful X-ray laser was officially put into operation. It will completely open new areas of research and insights into the nanocosmos that were never achieved before.

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Aeration Blower Systems

Calculating Most-Open-Valve Aeration Control

By Tom Jenkins, P.E., JenTech Inc.

Most-Open-Valve (MOV) can be a cost-effective way to optimize aeration energy. It can also be a confusing and troublesome addition to a process automation project. In my experience MOV is the least understood aspect of aeration control. This article will shed light on MOV, the process and energy impacts and why it’s worth the trouble.

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2017 WEFTEC Show Report: Aeration Blower Technology

By Rod Smith, Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine

The 2017 WEFTEC Technical Exhibition and Conference was held October 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The 2017 event made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 90-year history. A total of 22,860 registrants and 1,011 exhibitors using a net of 305,600 ft2 of space attended WEFTEC. The event featured technical sessions, workshops, facility tours, and numerous other educational and networking events. WEFTEC is an enormous show. Both Blower & Vacuum Best Practices and Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazines were pleased to be in the literature bins at the 2017 WEFTEC!

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