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Questions tagged [industrial-engineering]

Questions for this tag may be for improving processes or finding an efficient way to complete a task.

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Analizing Vibrations Influence on Dynamic Weighing

I have a very sensitive scale used for dynamic weighing (by dynamic I mean that the scale and load cells are actually beneath a belt conveyor that actively weight product when it´s being transported ...
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Coating brass components cheaply

I have seen a number of products made of brass with a silver-looking coating covering the brass on the outside. These products are all quite cheap (for example a small watering can or clothes hooks). ...
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Manufacturing screw thread onto lid

I am wondering how the screw top of a container made of either aluminium or brass is manufactured at scale. A picture of the sort of thing I am talking about is below. Currently the only method I can ...
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Waste Foundry Sand as an aggregate for concrete mixes. I have a question regarding grain diameter and it's possible applications

I'm working on a project with a company that uses sand casts during moulding processes and they provided us with samples of the sand they use before it's involved in the procedure and afterwards (...
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Typical use of AutomationML develop process

I am a student and I have recently approached the study of AutomationML. The literature that I find around is quite exhaustive, but not entirely. I would like to understand, from a practical point of ...
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Does a closed loop biomass-fired cogeneration/CHP make sense?

I'm working on a project concerning electricity production using biomass, and we have seen that making use of cogeneration is very attractive in order to increase the efficiency of the installation. ...
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AirFlow Measurement

I'm a software developer, who wants to create a monitoring system for an industrial airflow system. The airflow of the system is huge - between 15 and 20 cubic liters per minute. Here is my problem, ...
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Recommended compressed air source and location for separate air compression system

I am investigating what would be the most appropriate compressed air source (fan/blower/compressor) for designing a separate air compressor system. The information is as follows: the compressed air ...
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What constitutes AGILITY where Behavior-Driven and Unit Testing are concerned [closed]

This morning I had a presentation on PHPSPec which the official website describes as follows: A php toolset to drive emergent design by specification. As defined within an adjective context the ...
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For a variable control chart, how to find the optimal sample size, control limits, and frequency?

I need help to solve this question: A process has only one assignable cause. The process will run for 20,000 hr continuously The process generates N units/hour. To take a sample, there is a fixed ...
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How to bend copper heat pipes?

I have purchased these copper heat-pipes; however, I am wondering how to bend them without kinking them or cutting them open due to pressure on weak points/bends. These are flat copper heat pipes, so ...
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Metering pump that is either computer compatible or microcontroller compatible?

I'd like to write something in Python to automate and maintain a specific dosing formula for a couple of our processes. We need a dosing pump that either has a USB port that can interact with a ...
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What are SCADA Boxes?

I've seen the terms "SCADA boxes", "SCADA out-of-the-box", "SCADA turnkey systems" used in various articles but without a definition. I'd like to know whether the terms are synonymous and if not what ...
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Anybody have any idea what temperatures are reached inside commercial grain/flour mills?

I'm looking to find out about what temperatures commercial grain mills get to when they grind grains into flour. Specifically I'd like to know what the max temperature of the 'grinding device' is, e.g....
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3D construction [closed]

Can someone please tell you what to start with to construct a Kids Bike Trailer as 3D. It should select material and geometry. I think I should start sketching with forces (children's weight) and ...
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How does an industrial engineer develop a process? [closed]

I would like to know what industrial engineers use for planning and developing a process: What is the most widely business analysis modeling language used (Think ...
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Is it possible to make very large diamonds using a pressure vessel at several GigaPascal pressure?

Nanocrystalline diamonds can be synthesized by direct conversion of graphite or carbon black mixed with low amount of boron (0.1%-10%) at 8-10 GPa, according to US patent No.20120255236. If some ...
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Required clearance for moving part (Push Button)

I'm designing a push button made from most likely ABS but possibly TPE, it presses a surface mount button on a PCB with 0.9mm travel. The ABS button is 8x8mm Square and travels through 4mm of ...
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How to specify the quickest movement a human can do based on MTM standards?

I am looking for a benchmark as a reference regarding the human Kinesiology that specifies the quickest movement a human can do on basic everyday movements like computer mouse clicking. As far as I ...
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Check valve in compressed air pipe network?

I am working on a building that would like to used compressed air for some pneumatic actuators. They would like to bring the air in from an adjacent building that has more than enough capacity, but ...
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Why does the stress-strain curve decrease?

This is a stress-strain diagram I have noticed that the curve decreases between points C & D and between E & F. Why does that happen? I expected the curve to always increase since the ...
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silicone injection molding - making a flexible ring

I am working with silicone injection molding as a hobby and I am wanting to make a ring. I have tried with 100% silicone and the results are a clear ring that is not quite the consistency I want. I ...
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Use of iron oxide as surface cleaning agent

Metal oxides are hard in nature, that's what my professor says. Technically Iron oxide is a metal oxide and must be hard. Then is it used in industries for surface finishing operations like buffing?...
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Industrial Engineering Program [closed]

I am a senior in high school and have been accepted into multiple engineering schools, and the top engineering school I'm looking at is OSU(industrial and systems engineering). I have noticed that ...
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Young engineer wanting to work in the industry: is PhD worth it? [closed]

I'll soon get my engineering diploma (~MSc, from a "renowned-but-not-in-the-top-3" so-called french grande école). The degree itself is not specialized, but I mainly studied mechanical and industrial ...
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Folded/bent sheet steel design

I'm coming from the software engineering world (please don't rip me to shreds here), and I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the manufacturing process when it comes to cut and bend steel. To provide broader ...
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Amount of programming needed to become a decent industrial engineer [closed]

I am interested in becoming an industrial engineer. I know the basics of Java and Python but I cannot program well. I am wondering whether it is still possible for me to become an industrial engineer.
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Stability issues in gateleg table design

This is a table with two wings that fold down, and two legs per side that swing out for support. I'm pretty confident about this design being stable: The green section at the top is the only surface ...
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Why isn't air added to the primary reformer in ammonia production?

Is there an energy related reason why, in the production of ammonia, air is not introduced in the primary reformer? In this case we don't need the second reformer. I could think of a few reasons like ...
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What is the technical term for a document that contains the results of a final test for a specific product?

Currently, I have to design a final test for a product. I want to summarize the results in a test report. The report is automatically generated and gives a summary (quantitatively) of which ...
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How to compare utilization rates?

I have the utilization rates of several machines for each week over a year. These differ per week because of the occurrence of machine failures and changes of orders. Meaning that one week a machine ...
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Pipe seized to inaccessible coupling - how to attach a new pipe?

A friend of mine that doesn't use the internet much runs a commercial laundry. They use an old 'Manlove Tullis' laundry calendar (c. 1980) that looks like this: (click to enlarge photos) ...
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How to fairly distribute items when there is more demand than supply?

I have these 2 problems to solve (on the image). I have 9 stores that want different quantities of a product. The first store asked for 62 units, the second one 10 units, etc etc. The supplier sent ...