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What does SIL stand for in safety?

Posted by Jason Robinson 0 Comments

Nowadays safety systems saturate the industrial substructure, spreading protective influence all the way to an...

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How to Choose the Right Fuse for your Electric Actuator

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

Although safeguards are implemented numerous times over while constructing electrically automated flow systems,...

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Troubleshooting Electric Actuators Motor Failure

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

The likelihood of a motor failure without external causes is very rare. Motor failure rates from our experience are...

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Anodized Materials for Food Manufacturing / Preparation Equipment

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Due to the nature and physical properties of anodic coatings, anodized aluminum products and components are used in...

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The Evolution of Actuator Design

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

Based on the power source used, actuators can be divided into two main categories:
  • Electric actuators: using either...
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Cost vs. cost of ownership: what to consider when buying electric actuators

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

Plant engineers are tasked with a vital job: equipping their plants with the most reliable, high quality and...

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Upstream Oil and Gas Equipment - Markets Report  

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Significant global energy demand growth and rising living standards in China, India, and the Middle East, coupled with...

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Heavy Oil vs. Oil Sands

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Oil is a popular topic in the world we live in. For many industries, oil is a subject that is heavily relied upon. The...
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Earth Day: Why it Matters

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

Over the years and across the globe, Earth Day has become one of the most widely celebrated environmental events. The...

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Pros & Cons: How Current Oil Prices Affect the Industry

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 1 Comment

It is increasingly evident the importance actuators have in the oil and gas industry. Actuators play a vital role in...

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Powder Coating: a Vital Element of Actuators Manufacturing

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Powder coating uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin that are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto...
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Control Valves vs. Regulators in Control Applications

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 2 Comments

Understanding the differences between regulators and control valves is crucial in the automation industry. Each of...
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UPs and DOWNs in the Nuclear Industry & Impact on the Actuator Demand

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Nuclear power is extremely political. The discussions as well as overcoming obstacles to reach the goal require large...
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Technical Selling: The Clear Actuator Solution

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

There is a surplus of important roles in the automation industry. Each role plays a vital part in the success of an...
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Duty Cycle: What Actuator Buyers Need to Know Now

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

A good analogy for initially understanding duty cycle can start with the idea of riding a bicycle. You peddle (period...

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4 Applications for Actuators in Wind Turbines

Posted by Olivier Tisserand 0 Comments

Nowadays wind turbines play a larger role in the power generation combination for the USA. Every day, more and more...

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