Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems and a hard drive tool supplier have completed a successful three-month evaluation of Ricor's MicroStar in-situ water vapor pump. According to the company, this new application for its Stirling cycle cryo pump reduces water vapor partial pressure, which in turn increases throughput and reduces base pressure and pump-down time. For more details on Ricor's stirling pump technology, check out www.ricor.com.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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