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Published: 1/4/2011

Energy Miser: Plug Costly Compressed-Air Leaks
Last month we introduced the idea that compressed-air usage is one of the first places any manufacturer should look to reduce energy cost.

Published: 1/3/2011

Compressed Air Isn’t Free!
Compressed air is a convenient and often essential utility, but it is very expensive to produce, and most of the energy used to compress air is turned into heat and then lost to the system and environment.

Published: 1/3/2011

K 2010 Preview, Auxiliaries: Equipment of All Types Debuts This Month at K 2010
From materials drying, feeding, and blending to process heating/cooling, scrap reclaiming, testing, welding, and decorating—the K 2010 show this month in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have news in all categories of auxiliary equipment.

Published: 12/30/2010

Geothermal Cooling Works in Molding, Too
While geothermal water-cooling systems are becoming known as an energy-saving alternative for residential use, they are still quite novel in plastics processing.

Published: 6/7/2010

Heating & Cooling at NPE 2003
Smaller, more efficient, and environmentally friendly are the themes for new heating/cooling products at NPE.

Published: 4/1/2010

Hot/Cold Thermal Cycling of Injection Molds Heats Up
Injection molders are warming up to the idea of cycling their tool surface temperature during the molding cycle rather than keeping it constant.

Published: 4/1/2010

Six Things You Should Know About New Eco-Friendly Chillers
If you never paid much attention to what kind of refrigerant is circulating inside your plastics chillers, it may be time you did.

Published: 3/1/2010

Where Are You Using Energy?
Few plants are able to accurately divide up their energy consumption by where it occurs, despite the fact that this is relatively easy to do.

Published: 11/1/2009

Process Cooling Goes for Performance Plus Affordability
At the NPE 2009 show in Chicago, half a dozen exhibitors showed new cooling equipment that emphasized improved performance at about the same or lower cost.

Published: 8/1/2009

Cooling in Tough Times: How to Save Energy and Maintenance
In today’s down market, plastics processors are discovering a whole new set of problems related to operating at reduced capacity.