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Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler
The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product. This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal. The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time consuming and a waste of valuable employee FTE’s. On top of that, sorting, storing, and baling the plastic and aluminum containers adds...
Taking advantage of production waste - Case Study
Recycling areas: Various scrapCompany name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes)Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), ItalyFounded: 1886Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. From middle of 2016 the pipe production of the Serravalle Scrivia Factory become Serravalle Copper Tubes, born from a joint venture between KME and the Finnish...
Oil and gas industry process analytics in ethylene production plants – Case Study
Ethylene is the largest volume industrially produced organic material and its majority is used in the production of polymers and derivatives. Between a variety of processes the thermal cracking of hydrocarbons in the presence of steam (steam cracker) is mostly used. Regardless of the process type, all plants require process analytical equipment to collect reliable and accurate process data for process control, product quality, and plant safety.Siemens, a leader in process analytical instrumentation, has proven...
Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply
Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, decrease operational costs, increase productivity, and ensure consumer safety. Read our in-depth application notes to learn...
Effective Protection or Cost Driven Safety?
Operators of a system that has been running safely for many years are sometimes ruluctant to change that system. However, reagrding safety and, more importantly, upgrading of their safety systems, they should not be complacent. Especially with regard to explosion protection, it is necessary that the protective measures be examined regularly and be adapted to the latest state of technology. This does not always result in higher costs. On the contrary, this frequently involves a process improvement at minimal...