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Pick up a Python

12-Jan-2017 14:14:12

When you need a python for a beverage application, AS Rubber has a wide range of BevEx brand pythons, to meet a huge variety of requirements and regulations.

BevEx Standard Pythons meet the requirements of brewers and soft drinks companies, and other applications with soft drinks, water, wine and spirits. The products comply with all relevant regulations, from the FDA code to the EU “Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food” Regulations, and the BBPA QAS 3244 for brewers and licensed retailers.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Efficiency, Fluid Power, Transfer & Control

How to Clamp Down on Ducting Assembly Costs

20-Apr-2015 09:03:00

Do you sometimes feel there are only two choices when you need to connect ducting? Either you pay more than you really want to, for manufacturers’ crimped ducting assemblies. Or you use low-cost worm drive clips, but at the expense of non-compliance.

If that sounds familiar, you’ll be pleased to learn there’s actually another alternative that’s not only cost-effective, but also re-usable, FDA complaint, and unique.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Efficiency, Chemical Industry, Food & Beverage, Tools, Safety and Maintenance

Permanent Antistatic Hose Solutions for Bulk Materials

30-Mar-2015 10:53:00

NORRES Schlauchtechnik presents its widel expanded range of permanently antistatic hoses in its anniversary year. These hoses provide a permanently constant conductivity without any migrating antistatic agents.

A property which strengthens the reliability of these hoses in the everyday use of bulk goods and at the same time substantially extends the areas of use.

125 and Counting

In its 125th year, NORRES Schlauchtechnik has committed to 125 innovations to mark the anniversary. 

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Topics: News, Innovation, Efficiency, Paper & Printing, Food & Beverage, Fluid Power, Transfer & Control, Hose Technology

Hose Asset Management System Offers Complete Tracking

09-Feb-2015 10:52:00

Health and Safety inspections cause headaches at the best of times, but combine this with 4 different sites   and endless hoses, finding the appropriate text certificate at the push of button can be a problem - but not when you enlist the help of ERIKS Hose Technology.

Situation

Heineken had no system in place to manage its hoses. They had no idea how many hoses they had or their condition and could not find the appropriate test certificates when requested by their Health and Safety department.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Efficiency, Food & Beverage, Hose Technology

Top 10 Tips - Hose Assembly

26-Feb-2014 10:26:00

1. Respect your hoses and fittings.  Since they are often perceived as commodity items, few engineers spend a lot of time thinking about hoses and fittings.  As a consequence, they are often poorly specified and installed, then ignored once they have been fitted into machinery.  However, the incorrect selection of materials will typically lead to an unnecessarily rapid deterioration over time, while the wrong choice of hose fittings or clamps can result in a sudden and often catastrophic failure. 

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Topics: Best Practice, Fluid Power, Transfer & Control, Hose Technology

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