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Industrialology #7 – Behavioral techniques: from quality control to instrumented micro-pilots

Behavioral techniques: from quality control to instrumented micro-pilots Behavioral instrumental techniques (viscosity cup, viscometer, texturometer, rheometer, tribometer, etc.) occupy a privileged place in our Industry, in that they make it possible to acquire information relating to the macroscopic scale, characteristic of industrial phenomena. Among the wide variety of devices on the market, it is often difficult to...
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Industrialology #6 – Measurement standards, sources of problems?

Measurement standards, source of problems? Material transformations involve strong couplings between material and processing conditions, such that the same material or combination of materials gives rise to different products depending on the conditions. Such a particularity has multiple implications that I try to highlight and analyze...
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Industrialology #5 – Technical problems and their resolution

Technical problems and their resolution What do the manufacture of a lip balm, the extrusion of elastomer parts or the emptying of a silo of powders have in common? The coupling between material and process is crucial and its control often poses difficulty. In the event of inappropriate adjustment of the process, the finished product risks being non-compliant;...
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Industrialology #4 – Quality & Material transformation

Quality & Transformation of materials For nearly ten years, we have observed the systematic technical difficulties of industrialists in the transformation of materials within organizations of all sizes, in sectors as diverse as cosmetics, agri-food, pharmaceuticals , composites, coatings or waste treatment. Factors influencing compliance...
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Industrialology #3 – Another look at measurement

Another look at measurement The sensitivity of formulated materials to thermomechanical conditions is a key factor in the diversity of properties and applications in the process industries. It is also the inevitable cause of a large number of technical difficulties encountered during the stages of research, development, production and...
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Industrialology #2 – A brief history of viscometry and rheometry

A short history of viscometer and rheometer I previously mentioned the confusion surrounding the notion of viscosity, often placing technical exchanges on unstable ground conducive to misunderstanding. I would like to show, through a brief history, how the different notions relating to viscosity have gradually been elaborated over the development of techniques...
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Industrialology #1 – Viscosity, rheology & confusion

Viscosity, Rheology & Confusion In the vast majority of industries, manufacturing products involves subjecting matter to a succession of transformations to give it certain functions and shapes. The different materials are thus likely to go through powder, fluid, pasty, gelled, emulsified, solid states, etc. Among these transformations, the ability to...