Category: washdown

Industrial Enclosures Protect Components in Harsh Environments

Guest contributor: Steve Sullivan, Rittal Training Manager Industrial enclosures face harsh conditions. From blazing to frigid temperatures, to dust, oil, dirt, airborne corrosives and liquids. Industrial engineers know that the manufacturing environment poses a multitude of challenges to the integrity of the control panel infrastructure.  Environmental protection of the control panel infrastructure is never simple.

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Acids Can Put Your Sensors in a Pickle

Guest contributor,  Henry Menke, Balluff In many types of metals production, pickling is a process that is essential to removing impurities and contaminants from the surface of the material prior to further processing, such as the application of anti-corrosion coatings. In steel production, two common pickling solutions or pickle liquors are hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sulfuric acid

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The basics of IP69K washdown explained

Guest contributor, Will Healy III, Balluff Ask 10 engineers working in Food & Beverage manufacturing what “washdown” means to them and you will probably get about 12 answers.  Ask them why they wash down equipment and a more consistent answer appears, everyone is concerned about making clean healthy food and they want to reduce areas

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