Looking for something to spend your year-end budget on? EquipNet is hosting a number of online auction events in November and December, featuring equipment from leading manufacturers in a number of industries. Click here to view our calendar of events or continue reading for more information on each event.
If you work in an industrial plant, you may have come across a mechanical chiller. Chillers are components of an industrial cooling system that ensures the air in facilities is maintained at desirable temperatures. In any factory, the equipment therein usually generates heat and to prevent drastic wear, tear and melting of parts, it is essential to keep the temperatures low. These components are useful, mainly where cold water flows through within the particular machine moving heat from areas within to the outside to cool it off. Water or coolants are commonly used liquids in industrial chillers. So how exactly does your chiller work? Let us have a look.
Additive Manufacturing has become the most popular topic since the invention of the pacemaker. The invention has since transformed and is now used in designing various products. Manufacturers of medical devices are now able to utilize 3D printing to make medical products. Engineers can manufacture parts from metal, silicon, plastic, ceramics, and much more. This technology usually “prints” tangible products from a computer file by placing layers of materials one on top of the other instead of beginning with a solid base material that to be cut and molded into an object. It enables organizations to effectively produce more complex designs and structures that would have traditionally been hard to make.
Since the dawn of modern-day science, chemical reactors have been regarded as the heart of chemical processes. A chemical reactor is a piece of enclosed equipment, made from metal (often high resistant alloys or stainless steel) in which chemical reactions are contained and controlled. They vary in size from small test-tubes in the lab to industrial-size reactors, in which complex heat and mass transfers occur amidst computerized provisions of safety and control.
Undoubtedly, most people have never heard about fluid bed dryers. However, where drying involves bulk materials such as granules, powders, plastics, among others, this is not a new terminology. What are fluid bed dryers? These are pieces of equipment that use a fluidization mechanism to dry materials. In this process, hot gas is released to the spaces surrounding solid parts and evaporates the moisture. Force is then used to suspend the particles to a state of a boiling fluid bed. Drying takes place when particles get into contact with the hot gas. Below, we explore the functionality of fluid bed dryers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Industrial mixers are found throughout a wide array of industries. They play an important role in many industrial applications and processing. They come in varying shapes and sizes and are used to mix large quantities of ingredients for different purposes. Here are some of the most popular types.
Are you looking to invest in conveyors for your production line? You need to select conveyors that will best suit the exact needs of your business. However, for you to make an informed purchase, you should understand the different types of conveyors and their applications. This will enable you to know the kind that will meet your application needs. Conveyors come in various designs, but they all have one thing in common; they are used for moving and delivering products to help save time during processing. To make things easier for you, let us have a look at the common types of conveyors and their applications.
Cannabis extraction involves removing a cannabis product from the cannabis plant. Cannabis contains high levels of psychoactive and medicinal ingredients. This process creates a product more useful for a specific purpose than the plant itself.
The capability of a substance to permit electrons to flow through is referred to as its conductivity. A conductor allows electrons to pass through while an insulator will require lots of energy to do the same. A semiconductor is, therefore, a material that has a conductivity between that of conductors such as metals, and non-conductors (insulators) such as ceramics.
Chemists and physicists use mass spectrometry to separate mixtures of substances into their components. They turn them into beams of particles then use a different technique to bend them with electricity and magnetism. This is to come up with a unique spectrum that contains various items that can be easily identified. So what exactly is a mass spectrometer? To start, it is much simpler than it looks. Let us assume you are given a bucket full of atoms from different chemical elements then someone asks you to identify what its contents are. You will need to separate the molecules as quickly and effectively as possible. However, how do you go about it? It is pretty simple; tip the bucket into a mass spectrometer.
Running an environmentally-friendly business helps to promote sustainability. Reducing the impact on the environment and preserving natural resources is an organization’s responsibility, a concept that promotes sustainability and saves costs.
Promoting sustainability might not be a straightforward process and the challenges could derail your quest. The modern standards not only consider sustainability and green principles as trendy, but it also initiates a sense of accountability. Good news is, within the used equipment market, you can conveniently embrace sustainable operations and reap its benefits.
This past May, leading asset management company, EquipNet, Inc. celebrated its 20th year in business. As one of the most comprehensive asset management providers for manufacturing, industrial, and lab equipment, the company has announced an update to its self-posting platform.
The face of pharmaceuticals is ever-evolving, but with the technological advantages given to the field, changes have happened quite rapidly. FDA regulations, as well as a growing demand worldwide, have resulted in several trends for 2019.
How It’s Made: Lab-Grown Meat
Seamless stainless steel tubes are sought after for their strength and resistance. Compared to a tube with a welded seam, seamless tubes are able to withstand much more pressure and tension, making them an ideal component for a number of industries’ needs such as aerospace, medical devices, nuclear equipment and more.
EquipNet is working with a leader in the yogurt industry to sell its surplus equipment from facilities in OH, TX, and UT. Inventory includes fillers, valves, heat exchangers, filling lines, case packers, tanks and much more.
EquipNet is working with one of the top 10 yogurt manufacturers in the US to help sell its surplus equipment from facilities in Ohio, Texas, and Utah.
With innovative foods and methods of production, the food industry continues to expand its reach and diversity. Spanning various food categories, digitalization and technological advancements have allowed manufacturers and retailers to more closely align with consumer preferences. Shaping the industry for years to come, current food and manufacturing trends include streamlined production, improved communication, healthier chocolate, reimagined cereal and much more.
EquipNet is working with a leading global bioprocessing manufacturer to help sell its surplus equipment from a facility in South Carolina. This equipment is currently located at EquipNet’s warehouse in Canton, Massachusetts.