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How do you measure your compressed air’s air quality?

Many industrial sites measure their compressed air quality, or think they do. When asked to show the dew point of a system with refrigerated air dryers, the compressor operators will typically point to the air dryer display, not knowing that the reading is not really dew point,...

Are your hydraulic hose, tubing and fittings compatible?

Hydraulic systems are found in a wide variety of applications, from small assembly processes to large capacity integrated steel mills, earth moving equipment, chemical and food & beverage processing, aerospace and just about anywhere where there is a need to control the movement of some type of...

Maintenance best practice: looking after your hydraulic filters

Like any piece of equipment, filters perform best when they are in a system that is well maintained and looked after. Including hydraulic filters as part of your scheduled preventative maintenance plan can prolong the life of the machine and filter, maintain peak performance, prevent unscheduled downtime...

What is pressure compensation in a hydraulic system?

Pressure compensated pumps, pressure compensated flow controls or even just straight-up pressure compensators – these terms are thrown around constantly. But unless you’re a hydraulic specialist, you may not know what these are, let alone what they do. Of course, you’ve probably heard of systems analysts and...

4 key points to the advantages of hydraulics in agriculture

A study presented by The American Farm Bureau Federation shows that 29% of American jobs are tied to food and agriculture. Even with the recent pandemic and changes to the world economy, the industry has remained resilient to provide Americans with jobs, economic opportunity, and safe food....

Automation investment for Micro-Mesh and FilterFinder

FilterFinder parent company Micro-Mesh Engineering has unveiled the latest innovation at its Nottingham-based factory; a robotic arm to introduce automation to part of its filter production process. This purchase kicks off a round of investment that the company is making in 2022. Representing a £50,000 investment, the robotic arm helps...

Alternative filters: what are they and why should you consider them?

One of the questions FIlterFinder are asked a lot is what is the difference between an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) filter and an alternative filter?  Given their parent company Micro-Mesh 50-year track record in filter manufacture, it is safe to say they are well placed to answer...

High level coding with operator controls

“Are you looking for integrated RFID monitoring on your operator controls, monitoring switch or guard locking device?” The team at Fortress have developed tGard High Level Coding (HLC), an RFID solution which integrated into the medium duty range of operator controls and guard locking, tGard to create:...

Ensure your process valves are IIoT-ready

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) includes the interconnecting of devices such as instruments, sensors, valves, and other components which are networked together via intelligent software in industrial applications. The connectivity of components provides a higher degree of automation which allows for the collection, exchange, and analysis...

Emergency service workshop would be lost without Rowasher

Rozone’s team have worked with Cambridge Fire and Rescue over a long period of time and remain valuable customers. Previously, the fleet workshop technicians were using rags and sprays, which is time consuming, expensive and not environmentally friendly. Being a very busy workshop, the Cambridge Fire and...
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