Industrial Utility Efficiency    

The System Assessment

Food

Vacuum and blower systems are commonplace in food manufacturing facilities. Bakeries, flour mills,

Wastewater

This guide explains three blower technologies and,using examples from actual wastewater plants,

Containers

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

Conveying

The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held May 3-5 at the Donald E.

Plastics

Two years ago, sales were picking up and we began operating six extrusion lines on most days. We

Woodworking

Multiple vacuum pumps can be running mostly “dead-headed” in the many production

Biogas

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

Medical

This article will examine in detail four of the five acceptable WAGD implementations under NFPA 99

Metals

Relatively few people realize that for a variety of industrial manufacturing applications, from air

Printing

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse
The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held May 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center at Rosemont, Illinois. Sponsored by the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA®) and produced by UBM Canon, this event celebrated its’ 40th anniversary as the leading event for the powder industry. Whether for dilute or dense phase pneumatic conveying systems, vacuum, blower and compressed air technologies play an important role in this industry.
ADA Möbelfabrik, headquartered in Anger, Austria, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of furniture. Upholstered furniture, beds, mattresses and slatted frames are produced for the Austrian market and for many other European countries in two shifts, using modern manufacturing techniques. The vacuum supply required for securing items to the CNC machining centers is provided via a central vacuum plant produced by Busch. By opting for this vacuum system, ADA has integrated an extremely economical and reliable vacuum supply into the production process.
Multiple vacuum pumps can be running mostly “dead-headed” in the many production systems that don’t require constant flow.  Any system that evacuates a small volume and then holds a product down while it is being machined, or sucks a bag shut to seal will spend the majority of its time not moving much mass of air.  This type of operation is found everywhere in secondary wood processing, machining, food packaging, and many other industries.  Anywhere vacuum is used as a motive force or to evacuate a small volume repeatedly.  This article will apply to any of these types of systems- and not apply to constant-flow vacuum applications in the process industries.