Archive | 2014

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5:51 pm
November 21, 2014
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PLCs Control Massive Hangar Doors at San Francisco International Airport

By Jenna Castro, San Francisco International Airport, Design & Construction Department A Boeing 747-400 is 232 ft. long, has a wing span of 212 ft. and a tail height of 64 ft. It weighs close to 875,000 lbs. at takeoff. The Superbay Maintenance Hangar at the San Francisco International Airport can accommodate up to four […]

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2:44 pm
November 21, 2014
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5 Steps to a Safer Manufacturing Facility

A manufacturing facility can be a dangerous place, especially if management doesn’t enforce strict safety protocol and maintenance checks. In general terms, your facility should be stocked with equipment for quick action when a safety hazard is spotted. Your personnel should understand when to act on a perceived danger and when to stand down. Moreover, you should understand the […]

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6:42 pm
November 20, 2014
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Eaton’s V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole System Offers Safer, Less Expensive Lighting

Power management company Eaton today introduced the V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole from its Crouse-Hinds business, designed to increase safety and reduce labor costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at industrial facilities. The controlled lowering pole features spring assistance to easily move the fixture up and down vertically. The V-Spring system may prevent the need […]

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2:49 am
November 20, 2014
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Automation Fair 2014 Links Attendees to The Connected Enterprise

An information-packed Automation Fair 2014 (the 23rd in a series of annual events) kicked off today at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, CA. More than 9000 registrants from around the globe attended day one of this year’s fair, presented by Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork program. Many of the attendees arrived early in Anaheim to participate in the annual Rockwell Automation […]

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6:48 pm
November 19, 2014
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Hayward ECP Series Thermoplastic Quarter Turn Electric Actuator Provides Superior Corrosion Resistance

Hayward Flow Control announces an addition to our line of Actuation and Controls with the new ECP Series Thermoplastic Quarter Turn Electric Actuators. The ECP features a GFPP (Glass Filled Polypropylene) housing that provides the actuator superior corrosion resistance and performance in environments and atmospheres where most metal actuators cannot. The ECP Series are available […]

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6:41 pm
November 19, 2014
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Rockwell Automation Adds Mobile Capabilities to its FactoryTalk VantagePoint Software

Manufacturers now have the freedom to use any digital device to easily access optimized performance metrics and data analytics from plant floors and machines, thanks to new capabilities embedded in the FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v6.0 software from Rockwell Automation. The VantagePoint v6.0 software now includes VantagePoint mobile, a component that enables users to create displays […]

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5:34 pm
November 18, 2014
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FLIR Debuts AX8 Temperature Sensor

The AX8, ideal for continuous condition monitoring and fire prevention, is a small and extremely affordable temperature sensor that provides early detection of temperature-related issues in electrical and mechanical equipment, guarding against unplanned outages, service interruptions, and equipment failure. Key features include: Compact size: Measuring only 54 x 25 x 95 mm, its compact size […]

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November 18, 2014
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Siemens Extends SITRANS Temperature Sensor Portfolio

Siemens has extended its offering of temperature sensors to include the SITRANS TS500 product family. The new resistance thermometers (RTDs) and thermocouples (T/Cs) are designed for universal use in the process industries. The products have a modular design, and offer a large range of sizes, materials, sensors and transmitters. The modular SITRANS TS500 products are […]

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