RePak(TM) replaceable pleat pack elements have been designed in conjunction with a reusable center tube that allows the pleat pack to be crushed or incinerated, reducing disposable costs and minimizing environmental concerns. Applications include industrial lube oil and hydraulic system applications.
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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.