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Isolation system manages cargo kinetic energy

Norwegian oil company Statoil’s Gudrun Platform operates in the North Sea’s Gudrun field. The platform operates cranes for around-the-clock cargo handling. As crane operators hoist supplies from ships to the platform, containers (some weighing as much as 8,000 kg) can move toward the Gudron Platform at 3 m/sec. “Moving equipment from a supply ship onto

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Cable and hose carrier installations made easy

Mark Cunningham • Sales Manager • Gortrac Division Mark Zanolla • Engineering Manager • Gortrac Division Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. • New Berlin • Wisxonsin Cable and hose carriers may be installed as a component on new or existing equipment, but it is often possible to simplify and expedite their installation with a complete turn-key assembly

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IoT ready modules and motherboards

The COM Express Computer-on-Module Kontron COMe-cBL6 and the mini Motherboard mITX-BDU-U are IoT ready and equipped with 5th generation Intel Core SoC processors as well as Intel Celeron processors. The COM Express module and the mITX are suitable for various environments that require multi-touch display systems or maximizing limited power consumption. Design examples with such

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Managing industrial networks

An industrial network typically has four stages to its life cycle—installation, operation, maintenance and diagnostics. But any of these stages is not only vulnerable to human error, each is also susceptible to time-consuming inefficiencies. For continuous operation, many tasks must be performed manually or use software to run and manage the network at each stage.

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Brushless motors help keep diesel vehicles running

Brushless motor dosing modules for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) process in heavy-duty diesel engines are custom designed for both air-assisted and airless DEF systems used in trucks, busses and off-road vehicles. Integrated motion control enables exact amounts of urea to be delivered to the selective catalytic reduction system

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Gearmotors safe to use around food and beverage

Special greases or lubricants are needed if industrial equipment could incidentally contact food at any point in a food and beverage application. H1 grease is a food-grade lubricant used in food processing environments and as part of the Class H1 lubricants, is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and may be used on

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The math and science death march

by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor There’s been a lot of hype recently about the rethinking of engineering curriculums. The new prescription for training engineers consists of more hands-on practice, less theoretical classroom work. To see how this movement is going, I took a look at the course requirements for the engineering school from which I

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