Adequate Part Agitation Facilitates Cleaning – Stroke

Inadequate or improper agitation of parts in a cleaning tank is a common problem in industrial cleaning.  Agitation, if properly applied, can be a very powerful aid to cleaning.  The result of improperly applied agitation, however, can range from disappointing to disaster. The basic reason to agitate a part in a cleaning tank is to provide or …

Valves – Considerations for Specifying Automated Valves

The specification of automated valves requires certain considerations that are not of concern with typical manually operated valves.  The blog Valves – Automated Valves – What’s Different? provided a glimpse of automated valves with a very simple (but typical) example.  There are, of course, innumerable variations used in the design of automated valves so the …

Valves – Automated Valves – What’s Different?

Today’s highly automated industrial cleaning equipment relies heavily on valves remotely actuated either by an operator or by an automated control system.  Although performing basically the same function as manually operated valves, automated valves operated by electricity, air, hydraulics or other means are considerably different than manual valves not only in their construction but their mode …

Ultrasonics – Deburring – Fact or Fantasy?

Over the years I have had many hundred people approach me with potential applications for ultrasonic deburring.  There are, in fact, many references to ultrasonic deburring in the literature going back decades in time so it’s not unlikely for the question to be asked.  In fact, ultrasonic deburring may have limited application but requires certain very special circumstances …

OOPS!

Well, sometimes stuff happens!  As I was checking the blog today I discovered that the wrong sound clip somehow wormed its way into yesterday’s blog Sounds of Silence – Pulse Period and Duration I have made the appropriate correction and now the sound clips in the published blog are actually the ones that they should …