Author Archive | Jane Alexander

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8:51 pm
March 31, 2015
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Extech Offers 1000A Clamp Meter with Bluetooth

Extech Instruments’ newly released EX850 is a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter equipped with Bluetooth technology and a built-in infrared thermometer. Using the EX850 and new ExView app, electric-industry contractors and plant-maintenance professionals can remotely view and display instrument readings on an Android phone or tablet up to 30 ft. away. According to the company, the rugged EX850 is […]

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12:30 am
March 25, 2015
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NI Strengthens Position in 5G Wireless Arena with Acquisition of Technology Provider BEEcube

NI, a company long-known for providing the types of platform-based systems that help engineers and scientists solve what it says are “the world’s greatest engineering challenges,” has acquired BEEcube, a technology innovator and supplier of high-performance FPGA prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defense applications. Speaking of the transaction, Charles Schroeder, Director of RF Communications for NI, noted that his Austin, […]

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6:46 pm
March 24, 2015
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New Regal Power Transmission Solutions Retrofit Program Turns ‘Old Technology’ Live-Roller Conveyor Systems into High-Performers

Regal Power Transmission Solutions has rolled out a new turnkey retrofit program that transforms what has been characterized as “old technology” live-roller conveyor systems  for sustainable, high-uptime performance. Leveraging a combination of the company’s System Plast modular plastic belt and chain offerings, high-efficiency Hub City and Grove Gear drives and long-life Sealmaster material-handling bearings, the new program […]

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5:03 pm
March 24, 2015
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Siemens Debuts SINAMICS G110M Motor-Mounted Drive for SIMOGEAR Motors at PROMAT 2015

Siemens is introducing the new SINAMICS G110M motor-mounted drive for its SIMOGEAR motors at this week’s ProMat Show in Chicago. Featuring Profinet and EtherNet/IP communications capabilities, the new drive appears to check off many of the boxes for today’s busy machine-builders and end-users. Items on those wish-lists include solutions that lead to faster machine-build, installation and startup, smaller equipment footprints and increased flexibility of control- system […]

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9:58 pm
March 23, 2015
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Siemens Grows Sinamics V20 Drive Line for Basic Applications

Siemens has introduced its new single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both Low Overload (LO) and High Overload (HO) ratings. Available in five frame sizes with power ratings ranging from 1/6–40 hp at 480V AC, the new units are well suited for a variety of basic tasks, including material handling, conveyor, pump, fan and […]

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4:16 pm
March 21, 2015
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Baldor Electric’s Amy Lakin Honored As A 2015 ‘Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award’ Recipient

The Manufacturing Institute has selected Amy Lakin, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Baldor Electric Company, as a recipient of its 2015 “Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award.” Lakin is among 100 women from across industry to be so honored this year. Launched in 2012, the  STEP Ahead Award Initiative recognizes women from all levels of […]

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3:07 am
March 20, 2015
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Rockwell Automation Adds New Capabilities to FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0

Rockwell Automation has added a new custom-device plug-in capability and more  to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset-management software. According to the company, system integrators can now develop re-usable plug-ins to connect the software to unlimited third-party devices. This type of  connectivity expands monitoring, backup and recovery capabilities for critical automation-related assets. FactoryTalk AssetCentre is an asset-management […]

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1:58 am
March 20, 2015
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New Electronic Logbooks from Emerson Enhance Operator Effectiveness and Protect Processes

New Logbooks from Emerson Process Management let operators electronically track and document activities and, in turn, streamline shift changes, accelerate decisions and drive actions. A consistent approach to operator logs, the company says, supports safety improvements, audits and corrective-action processes. Emerson points to inherently risky shift handovers as one example of how these products can improve communication, facilitate collaboration and help minimize process upsets. Theses […]

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