Author Archive | Jane Alexander

1:30 am
January 30, 2015
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Weinman End-Suction Back Pull-Out Pump Efficiencies Cut Costs

Weinman end-suction pumps from Crane Pumps & Systems are heavy-duty, general- purpose centrifugal units capable of meeting a variety of industrial, municipal and commercial needs. Applications include those found in the areas of process secondary pumping and municipal drinking water, as well as in condenser and chilled and hot water systems in the HVAC sector. According to the […]

7:34 pm
January 22, 2015
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Steven Hedlund to Lead Global Automation Business for Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., has announced the promotion of Steven B. Hedlund to Senior Vice President and President, Global Automation, effective immediately. Hedlund had been serving as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. His new role expands executive leadership of Lincoln Electric’s global automation initiative, which has been identified as […]

3:08 pm
January 13, 2015
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All in a Day’s Work

Two Schneider Electric facility engineers share their tips for ensuring the safety, efficiency and reliability of a site’s electrical system. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor The infrastructure of a typical commercial or industrial facility is a complex network of electrical, electronic, process and control, automation and building-management systems. Some facilities include critical power and cooling […]

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 […]