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September 2, 2014
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Parker Hannifin Introduces AC10 Micro Drive and Expands Features/Functions of AC30 Series

According to Parker Hannifin, the new Parker AC10 Micro Drive offers simplified, reliable AC motor-speed control for 0.25  to -30 HP applications. This compact unit incorporates features normally available only in higher-specification drives, including sensorless vector mode, output frequency up to 650Hz and a full 150% overload at 0.5 Hz for one minute. The company’s AC30 series allows control of both AC-induction and permanent-magnet AC […]

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September 2, 2014
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Polyurethane Dust Collection Hose Replaces EPDM, Thermoplastics and Rubber Hoses

A new high-temperature polyurethane hose that is both puncture- and tear- resistant and can operate up to 260°F for dust collection from heat generating processes is being introduced by Flexaust. Flex-Tube PU-XT is a coextruded thermoplastic polyurethane hose with a rigid ABS external helix that operates from -40°F to 260°F for dust collection over a […]

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September 2, 2014
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CLV600 Series Bar Code Scanners Provide Excellent Read Rate Performance in Challenging Environments

SICK has announced the launch of the CLV600 IP 69K Housing bar-code scanners, which provide high read rates in challenging conditions. The IP 69K housing is completely waterproof, enabling the scanners to be used in harsh washdown environments where temperatures can reach up to 80° C. The stainless steel housing and plastic front window cover […]

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September 2, 2014
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Fluke Offers Accurate and Flexible Temperature Data Acquisition System

The 1586A Super-DAQ scans and records temperature, DC voltage, DC current, and resistance for up to 40 input channels and scan speeds as fast as 10 channels per second. The Super-DAQ can be configured for use as a multi-channel data logger in the factory, or as a precision reference thermometer for benchtop sensor calibration in […]

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September 2, 2014
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System Plast NG Evo Introduces Dry Conveying Option for Food Packaging

Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions business will introduce its new System Plast NG Evo conveyor chain at Pack Expo, featuring a proprietary, low-friction FDA-approved material for dry conveying in food packaging applications. NG Evo builds on the success of original NG chain, which is widely used for dry conveying in the bottling industry. The new chain provides a higher breaking load, greater elasticity, lower coefficient of […]

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August 29, 2014
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EAM: On to the Next Level

Providers of Enterprise Asset Management systems explain how their solutions for today’s challenges set the stage for a more mobile, data-rich future. By Rick Carter, Executive Editor The day is coming when the still-too-common view of industrial maintenance as an isolated plant function of uncertain value is overtaken by the larger concept of its key […]

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August 28, 2014
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Uptime: TPM — A Foundation for Asset-Management Systems, Part I

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor If you cannot make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will surely struggle with the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an organization-wide process for improving equipment effectiveness that was taken from the heart of what we now know as the “Toyota Production System” […]

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August 28, 2014
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Don’t Procrastinate, Innovate: What Maintenance Controls and What It Manages

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Traditionally, maintenance departments have been marked as scapegoats within their respective organizations. As a consequence, they may have found themselves on the receiving end of unsolicited blame for production slowdowns and losses, excess spending of corporate profits, and unfairly referred to as a “necessary evil.” Although there could sometimes be […]

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