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Olivier Tisserand


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Powder Coating: a Vital Element of Actuators Manufacturing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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How to Install, Operate & Troubleshoot an Electric Actuator

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This installation and maintenance manual explains how to install and maintain electric actuators. Information on...

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Running a Second Shift: Challenges for Manufacturers

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“Let’s create a night shift!” 

Anyone working for a growing manufacturer has heard that before. Sounds easy and simple:...

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Can 3D Printers Change the Face of the Manufacturing Industry

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Not that long ago, the only way a manufacturer could build a prototype was to spend a whole lot of money in R&D and...

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Electric actuators for eco-friendly automation

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Electric actuators have been used in many industries for tens of years but their positive impact on the environment is...

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8 Questions Manufacturers Want to Ask their Workforce

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With Baby Boomers coming close to retiring or already retired, manufacturers must do all they can to keep employees and...

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Industrial Valves and Actuators Market Analysis

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A growth in oil exploration activities, investments in new refineries, and modernization of existing facilities will...

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New Pipeline Supplying Marcellus Natural Gas

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PennEast Pipeline Company publicized their plan to build a 100-mile pipeline to bring natural gas extracted in the...

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Introduction to Oil & Gas Offshore Drilling

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In the search for oil and natural gas under the ocean, three general types of drilling rigs are used. A “jackup”...

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Pipelines: Safest Option for Oil & Gas Transportation in the US

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There are more than 180,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines across the United States. They connect extracting areas...

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How Electric Rotary Valve Actuators can Optimize Ethanol/Gasoline Blending at Truck Terminals

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The ethanol blending process is a critical part of a gasoline terminal operation and has a significant impact on...

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