Valin's Blog

Submitted on Mon, 07/27/2015
Culture Is The Great Differentiator – From Me To WE

Joe Nettemeyer, the president and CEO of industrial distributor Valin Corporation believes that culture is the great differentiator in business today.  But beyond platitudes he works to nurture the needed culture everyday.

Submitted on Mon, 07/27/2015
Joe Nettemeyer podcast - Your Future Is Defined By What Your Organization Stands For

In a world where most distributors are trapped by sameness and commoditization, Valin stands apart with its value proposition that is captured in the statement – Helping You Achieve Your Goals.

Submitted by Corey Foster
on Fri, 07/24/2015

Automation has been around since the 50’s, but the modern era of automation really started in the 1980’s. Many of these machines haven’t been updated since that time – more than 30 years. Over time, these machines tend to have little problems arise here and there, and frankly, the hardware can be very difficult to support and often impossible to repair due to older technologies going obsolete.

Submitted on Mon, 07/13/2015

We live in the age of disruption.  There is this perfect storm of geo political movement, economic uncertainty, government influence, demographic shifts, and of course the technology revolution.

Submitted on Thu, 05/14/2015
Twin Quasi-Legal Skyscrapers

Artist Chris Burden’s 36-foot-tall sculpture "Twin Quasi-Legal Skyscrapers” was erected atop the New Museum in New York as homage to the destroyed World Trade Center towers.

Submitted by Corey Foster ||
on Tue, 04/28/2015

A growing trend in industrial plant design is wireless connectivity. Recent technological advances have made wireless protocols significantly more robust and reliable than previous versions, enough so to rival traditional hard-wired connections.

Submitted on Wed, 03/04/2015

Winners of the 2014 Automation Inside Awards were announced in December and Omron's Delta Robot won Best Robot. Omron’s integrated Sysmac robotics solution offers the capability to integrate machine control, motion, remote I/O, HMI, safety, vision and robotics all in one controller.

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D.
on Mon, 01/05/2015

The principle difference between the nature of the flow of gas and the flow of liquid through control valves is that liquids are incompressible and gasses are compressible.

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D.
on Mon, 01/05/2015

Liquid Flow in Control Valves – Choked flow, Cavitation and Flashing

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D.
on Mon, 01/05/2015

Selecting a valve with the correct flow characteristic (the relationship between valve opening and flow capacity) can be as important as the selection of the valve size.