Stainless steel bioreactor used in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical Grade Stainless Steel Tanks: Meeting ASME Sanitary Pressure Vessel Requirements

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The world witnessed the pharmaceutical industry’s advance in recent years as the industry successfully developed multiple vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in less than a year. This success can be attributed to the exceptional progress of pharmaceutical research and development and technological advances in manufacturing.    These technological advances can…

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An industrial bioreactor used in the pharmaceutical industry

Bioreactors in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Anything that helps bio-organisms thrive can be considered a bioreactor, from living beings to technological innovations. The bioreactor technology used in pharmaceuticals supports a wide area of biological research, from cell therapy to vaccine development. The engineering of the bioreactor vessel and its integration into the production line is directly…

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Welding pipeline with a pipe welding robo

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Pipe Welding Robot

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Modern engineering and infrastructure projects may rely on pipelines and piping systems to transport fluids, with applications occurring across industries ranging from food and beverage to semiconductor, chemical processing, and oil and gas. Unfortunately, the long history of pipelines includes a parallel history of annual pipeline incidents. In 2021 alone,…

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Technology for automating manufacturing plants

Automating Manufacturing Plants: The Human Element

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Automating manufacturing plants provides many advantages, from speed and productivity to efficiency and quality. While some may argue the necessity of this innovation, there is no question regarding the significant benefits compared to a purely manual process. However, transforming manual actions into automated ones often invites concerns regarding the role…

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Image representing smart, independent, and collaborative Welding cobots

Welding Cobots: How Orbital Welding Paved the Way

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The introduction of automation and robotic technology has brought unimaginable benefits to manufacturing—from ergonomic safety for operators to heightened productivity. However, current automation are either completely independent or, alternatively, rely heavily on human intervention. However, if humans and robots could collaborate more effectively, manufacturers could further enhance performance and quality….

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Tube to tubesheet welding with an automatic tube welder

Are Automatic Tube Welders Fully Automatic?

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Manufacturers utilize metal tubing across many applications—from food and beverage processing that follows strict sanitary requirements to heat exchangers in a nuclear plant that demands performance under high temperature and pressure conditions. These roles necessitate a precise and consistent tube fabrication process to ensure quality and adherence to specifications. Automatic…

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Titanium pipe and tube used in aerospace engineering

How Titanium Welding Machines Reveal New Possibilities

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Titanium is a corrosion-resistant metal with a polished appearance used in industries ranging from aerospace to petrochemical. Although the metal is less dense than other widely-used steels, it can provide equal or greater strength. When working with titanium, though, there are specific considerations for welders.   Applying conventional welding processes to…

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