Food & Beverage

Submitted by Kair Turubayev || Valin Corporation
Ignoring Alerts: Running VFD’s to Failure

We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.

Submitted by WIKA
Hydrogen: A Promising Way to Decarbonize the Chemical Industry

Worldwide, chemical companies are recognizing the potential of hydrogen as a feedstock and fuel source – and the most viable way for the industry to become carbon-neutral. Obstacles to realizing this future are gas leakage and storage/transport, two issues that reliable measuring instruments can help overcome.

V-Cone® for LNG: Safety and Quality Benefits in Cryogenic Processes

The V-Cone is often implemented in upstream, midstream, and even downstream oil and gas processes to measure a variety of flow media in various states and temperatures. The V-Cone’s options for customization are among the many factors that prompt customers to choose this meter for such diverse and varied applications.

Steam & Water Flow Measurement: Going with the Flow

Given the need for accuracy, consistency and repeatability, brewers should always choose the highest quality meter they can afford. Flow metering is all about optimizing production to give the brewer consistent and reliable results through understanding the precise temperatures, pressures and flow being used.

V-Cone Differential-Pressure Meters: Accuracy To Go With The Flow

When space is tight and straight-run piping is at a premium, V-Cone® differential pressure meters are an excellent choice — especially where the potential for turbulence raises metering accuracy issues. This article describes how to satisfy some challenging water infrastructure applications with the V-Cone meter.

Submitted by Ryan Kraus || Valin Corporation
Circulation Heaters: What You Need to Know

We’re always seeing questions about circulation heaters. Specifically, given the abundance of different models and types, customers want to know which works best for their application.

Easy Upgrade Path for Parker's 6K Controller Discontinuation

After 24 years, Parker's popular 6K has been discontinued. It was the follow-up to Parker's successful 6000 Series controllers which together spanned over 35 years of motion control history!

Revolutionizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Food and Beverage Packaging

Are downtime and product quality impacting your production efficiency? Find out how Balluff can help revolutionize your overall equipment effectiveness in food and beverage packaging.

WIKA’s Next-Gen Diaphragm Monitoring System Offers Digital Connectivity, Ease of Use for Sanitary Processes

Self-monitoring digital instruments are essential to the safe operation of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. The next generation of WIKA’s diaphragm seal system offers foolproof monitoring with HART® communication protocol, ideal for sanitary processes in the pharmaceutical industry.

Submitted by Corey Foster, Valin Corporation
Top 3 Security Misconceptions Between IT and OT Personnel

There seems to be this constant game of tug-of-war between Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) personnel in industrial settings. In general, there are three misconceptions that OT personnel have about the IT department.