Sensor Manufacturing Capabilities at Dwyer Instruments

“I need it yesterday.” This idiom is a typical answer to a very common question in the manufacturing world: “When do you need this?”

This turn of phrase indicates urgency of the request, and often means that a product is already past its required delivery date. In instrumentation manufacturing, this sense of urgency is one that Dwyer knows all too well. We understand that our customers have a need that must be fulfilled by a set date for a variety of reasons. This can be the key to ensuring a project is completed on schedule, or to get production operational and bringing in a profit. It is for these reasons that Dwyer takes such pride in our 99.5% on-time delivery and 3 day average build time to order. Speed and urgency are part of our never-ending commitment to excellence. Continue reading “Sensor Manufacturing Capabilities at Dwyer Instruments”

An Introduction to Pneumatic Conveying

When walking through the grocery store and picking up a bag of flour or sugar, you’ve probably never thought about the process that it took to get these items packaged. The small particle size of these materials requires specialized handling to ensure there is minimal damage or loss, which is called pneumatic conveying.

A pneumatic conveying system works by moving the material through an enclosed conveyor line using a combination of pressure differential and the flow of air (or another gas) from a blower or fan. Pneumatic conveying systems can be used to transport cement, starch, sugar, salt, polymers, plastic powder, and other powdered/granular bulk materials. The two most common forms of pneumatic conveying systems are dilute phase and dense phase.
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Controlling Temperature in Paint Booth Heat Exchange Systems

Jaguar. Ford. Ferrari. Three iconic automakers with storied racing pedigrees that have made some of the fastest and most beautiful cars in the world, each draped in a coat of paint of their own signature color: British Racing Green, Ford’s Grabber Blue, and Ferrari’s Rosso Corsa.

Beyond providing a bit of personality and character, a car’s paint also serves a practical purpose: protecting the body, frame, and other components from the elements, preventing rust and corrosion from destroying the raw material underneath. The earliest paint jobs were done by craftsmen such as furniture makers and carriage builders who applied varnish primers and oil-based enamel paints by hand. These finishes were inky, with low opacity and coverage, requiring multiple coats and lengthy drying times. And even with all that work involved, the paint would soon become brittle and start chipping away. Continue reading “Controlling Temperature in Paint Booth Heat Exchange Systems”

How is Paper Made?

The crisp touch of a page, the smoothness of a glossy photograph. Despite using paper for so much throughout our lives, many do not know much about how paper is created besides the vague notion that it comes from trees. In fact, there are several steps for paper to transition from the forest into your hands.

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