Archive | 2014


6:49 pm
December 23, 2014
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After A Storm: Schneider Electric Urges Caution During Electrical-System Recovery Efforts

Recent storms that brought torrential rain, mudslides, winds and power outages to areas of the West Coast should serve as a strong reminder to all industrial operations. Given the fact that water and electricity don’t mix, restoring power to water-damaged equipment can be a dangerous undertaking. Chad Kennedy, the Industry Standards Manager for Power Equipment at Schneider Electric, says that […]


6:38 pm
December 22, 2014
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MecWash Systems Introduces Maxi Parts Washer to U.S. Markets

  MecWash Systems has introduced the Maxi, a fully automatic, highly customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that, the company says, meets the highest cleanliness standards in the aerospace, automotive and hydraulic industries. Suitable for use with large individual components or on smaller ones with high volumes, the unit has a cleaning chamber that measures 24” W x 24” H x […]


5:52 pm
December 22, 2014
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Pinpoint Laser Systems Introduces ‘Smart’ and Easy-to-Use Microgage PRO Laser Alignment System

According to Pinpoint Laser Systems (Pinpoint), its recently launched Microgage PRO laser-alignment system sets a new standard for ease-of-use. The system operates with three primary components: a laser transmitter, a digital receiver and a “smart display.” A precise laser beam forms a straight reference line for a machine or assembly and each receiver measures in two axial directions, horizontal and […]


5:10 pm
December 22, 2014
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Emerson Process Management Adds Powerful Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Gas-Analysis Technology to Rosemount Portfolio

Emerson has announced the acquisition of Cascade Technologies Ltd., of Stirling, Scotland, a manufacturer of gas analyzers and monitoring systems that incorporate Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology. By measuring multiple gases simultaneously, QCL technology can help companies improve industrial-emissions monitoring, production efficiencies and environmental compliance. The technology will added to the Rosemount Analytical gas-analysis portfolio of Emerson Process Management. According […]


10:28 pm
December 17, 2014
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Machine-to-Cloud e-F@ctory IoT Gateway from Mitsubishi Electric Delivers Real-Time Energy-Management and PdM Data

      Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., and ILS Technology (ILS), a Telit company have announced their collaboration on the e-F@ctory IoT Gateway, Mitsubishi Electric’s new Machine-to-Cloud (M2C) industrial appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This Internet-enabled gateway is powered by the deviceWISE IoT platform from ILS for seamless and secure M2C connectivity and data […]


4:48 pm
December 17, 2014
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Acquisition of Emerson’s Power Transmission Biz Expected To Be ‘Transformational’ for Regal Beloit

According to Mark Gliebe, Chairman and CEO of Regal Beloit Corp. (Regal), its planned acquisition of Emerson’s massive Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business will be “transformational” for his company. Terms of a definitive agreement that the two parties entered into earlier this week call for Regal to pay approximately $1.4 billion to Emerson for PTS. Commenting on the […]


6:18 pm
December 16, 2014
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Yaskawa America Introduces Intelligent iQpump Micro Drives

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has announced the release of the iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive, An extension of the company’s proven iQpump1000 drive technology, the new product has been designed to provide simple, reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 HP. Yaskawa notes that although some end-users with light-commercial, industrial, agricultural and ground-water well-system applications […]


9:52 pm
December 14, 2014
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From Our Perspective: The Study

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor In 1964, Professor H. Peter Jost published the results of the world’s first major study on the effects of “Lubrication, Friction and Wear.” His research had been commissioned by the British government, which was keenly interested in these effects on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Jost’s study proved to […]