• The Journey to Sustainability

    Making the World a More Sustainable Place Through Our Purpose People all over the globe are taking meaningful steps to reduce their environmental impact. I see it in my own life, in the importance of sustainability to my twin daughters, who are now ...
  • Equipment-Rental Companies: 3 Elements of a Build-to-Order Strategy

    It’s a scenario no equipment-rental company can afford: A big construction project comes to a halt because a rented air compressor or power generator breaks down. And because of supply chain bottlenecks, replacement parts are a long time coming. Ever...
  • Pneumatics for Railway Transportation Applications

    Many of us think about automation in the process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturing industries. But how does automation apply in other industries, such as railway transportation? In a Global Railway Review article, Improving railway operations using...
  • Optimum Fermentation Requires Proper Valve Selection in Fluid Automation

    The alcohol business is booming. The explosion of craft beers, demand for new wine blends and rise of international distilleries mean consumers now have more choices than ever. No matter the size, beverage manufacturers need to make sure their produc...
  • How to Improve Burner Efficiency With Pulse Firing

    Improving productivity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions are high priorities for industrial furnace, oven and dryer manufacturers. Because such equipment heats in-process materials to very high temperatures, they need a lot of fuel to ope...
  • Fluid Control and Pneumatics at the Emerson Exchange

    It’s been great to see face-to-face industry conferences returning. Already this year, I’ve had a chance to attend the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference here in Austin, Texas, and the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. It is also ...
  • Is the Biotech Industry Growing?

    In the biotech realm, many struggle to find experienced and technically savvy providers who can provide unique solutions in control automation. As trends accelerate in the biopharmaceutical industry, manufacturers are looking for new and improved app...
  • Pneumatic Efficiency for More Sustainable Manufacturing

    Pneumatic pressure drives much production equipment in discrete and hybrid manufacturing operations. Optimizing pneumatic efficiency reduces energy usage and drives more sustainable operations. In a Fluid Power Journal article, Improving pneumatic ef...
  • Food Packaging Automation Trends in 2022

    Authors: Tom Voth and Christine Hoffman The convenience of packaged food and beverages continues to drive growth in this industry. In fact, the U.S packaged food market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% from 2021 to...
  • Safety Loop Redundant Solenoids for Exercise and Testing

    Solenoid valves are often found in safety instrumented functions (SIFs) to release pneumatic pressure holding safety valves open or open depending on the application. Redundancy of these valves enables greater reliability and online proof testing. In...
  • Safety Components for Machine Automation

    In this video, Machine Safety | Fluid Control & Pneumatics Mobile Event , Emerson’s Wolf Gerecke explains how our cost-effective solutions keep workers safer, simplify safety systems, improve machine functionality, and maximize productivity....
  • Improving Compressed Air Energy Efficiency

    Compressed air used in many manufacturing sites whether process, hybrid or discrete manufacturing process. In a Compressed Air Best Practices article, Solving Predictive Maintenance and Sustainability Challenges Through Digital Transformation , Emerso...
  • Smart Devices Drive Performance Improvements

    Whether you collect data manually or continuously monitoring with sensors, you need this data to analyze the performance of your industrial assets. In a Process Instrumentation article, Smart valves and pneumatics improve plant performance from the a...
  • Advancements in Pneumatic Valve Systems

    Digital technologies have advanced the performance of pneumatic systems. In a Tech Briefs article, Smarter Pneumatic Valves Enhance Automation Systems , Emerson’s Marchelle Forish describes how: …pneumatic technologies such as control valves con...
  • Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators

    Actuators enable mechanical movement in many industrial applications. In discrete and hybrid manufacturing applications, pneumatic cylinders are commonly used. A JHFoster.com article, What Are Pneumatic Actuators Used For? Types, Applications & U...
  • Green Hydrogen Production: Sustainable Success Across the Value Chain

    Technological solutions and digital transformation have proven to accelerate hydrogen production and use while helping to solve the challenges that companies across the value chain are facing. Even though many projects have already been launched, the...
  • Digitalizing Pneumatic Monitoring and Control

    For industrial manufacturing and production processes, the better the monitoring and control functions are, the more safe, efficient and reliable the process will be. In a Pipeline magazine article, Accelerating digital transformation in monitoring a...
  • Smart and Wireless Pneumatics Drive Operational Improvements

    Wireless communications have fundamentally changed the way we live and work. This technology continues to advance industrial automation sensors, control elements, systems and software. In a Valve magazine article, In the Air: Wireless Trends in Smart...
  • Lead-Free Solutions Help Customers Meet Safety Standards

    Lead is a toxic metal that negatively affects the human brain and central nervous system and can result in high blood pressure and decreased kidney function. The effects can be even worse in children and infants and may include learning problems, hea...
  • Driving More Energy Efficient Manufacturing

    Compressed air drives mechanical motion in many manufacturing operations. There is a cost to compress the air for pneumatic power and any leakages waste energy and decrease operational performance. In a Plant Engineering article, Two ways smart pneum...
  • Improving Semiconductor Yield Rates, Process and Equipment Reliability

    When we purchase a mobile tablet, a cell phone or an electrical appliance, how long do we want that product to last? Consumers today have great expectations for electrical products to last for as long as they should. Having worked in a 200-mm and 300...
  • Driving More Sustainable Packaging Lines

    Manufacturers across the globe are looking for ways to drive more sustainable operations. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are examining not only the materials used in packaging but also the health and efficiency of their packaging lines. ...
  • Smart Pneumatics and IIoT

    I was with a friend who is a manufacturing engineer, Lim. We mesmerize to the wonders of how advanced automation has become today. We used to see workers at the production lines; today we are seeing more usage of robotic arms. This rapid change is fa...
  • Zoned Safety and Uninterruptible Power Supplies for Machine Safety

    We rely on uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) for many of the important electronic devices in our home. They are also often used in discrete and hybrid manufacturing operations for machinery control. In a Control Engineering article, How to keep m...
  • Pulse Valves for Efficient Dust Collector Systems

    Many industrial manufacturing and production operations create particulates in the surrounding air. Dust collector systems are used to extract these particulates to safe levels. In a Hydraulics & Pneumatics article, Pulse Valves: An Efficient Sol...