Materials: Mott Corp.’s sintered powder porous metal elements for liquid/solid and hot gas/solid separation in the refinery, petrochemical and chemical processes will be showcased in a shared exhibit space with Bekaert at this year’s ACHEMA show in Frankfurt, Germany, May 11-15. The booth location will be in Hall 5.0, Stand D9-D12.
Mott specializes in developing effective all-metal process filtration systems that improve process efficiencies, protect customer equipment investments and simplify the process of installing, as well as maintaining large process systems. Mott products are ideal for high-temperature and harsh corrosive environments. Applications currently utilizing Mott’s filter systems include gasification, FCCU slurry oil, catalyst recovery - slurry phase reactors, polishing of corrosive liquids and gases, process steam filtration and guard filtration for fixed bed reactors.
Mott also provides porous metal products for applications requiring media that provides flow control, particle capture, venting or gas to liquid contacting (sparging). The company has design teams that continually engineer porous metal components, sub-assemblies and finished products for applications in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, medical, chemical, petrochemical, instrumentation, fuel cells, food and beverage, semiconductor, and power and energy.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.