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January 13, 2015
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Mechanical and Hydraulic Showcase

Global Hydraulics Service for Power Generation Bosch Rexroth’s global hydraulics service portfolio includes spare parts, repairs and preventive maintenance, safety systems, hydraulic motors and pumps, steam and gas valve actuators and more for the power-generation and other industries. The service department is involved in the installation, start-up and fine-tuning of the complete control system. Rexroth […]

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January 13, 2015
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Powerful Automation Technologies Propel a Michigan OEM Into New HVAC Markets

Faster, better, more cost-effective processes are expanding business opportunities for this company around the globe. Burr OAK Tool, Inc., Sturgis, MI, is a leader in the design and manufacture of custom production machinery for heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning OEMs. Plumbing, appliance, automotive and tube-component producers also depend on machinery and tooling from Burr OAK. Over […]

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January 13, 2015
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Viewpoint: A House Divided — Reliability or Cost Control?

By Jeff Dudley, Solomon Associates “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”—Abraham Lincoln “As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.” —Leonardo da Vinci Who could have guessed that the words of these two historical giants might one day apply to the world of reliability? Incongruous as […]

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January 13, 2015
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Workforce Development Issues: Has Technology Changed the Game?

By Michael I. Callanan, Former Executive Director, Electrical Training ALLIANCE In past installments of this column, we have focused on the changing nature of apprenticeship and the economic forces that redefine our apprenticeship model. There is another important factor contributing to and reshaping every aspect of training and talent development: technology. We have already discussed […]

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December 1, 2014
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Compressed Air Challenge: Put Your Compressed Air System to Sleep

By Ron Marshall, CET, CEM for the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) Just like turning out the lights when you leave a room, a good energy-efficiency strategy for compressed air is to turn the equipment off when not required. Leaving the equipment running will waste energy, increase maintenance costs and shorten its life cycle. Industrial compressed […]

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December 1, 2014
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Corporate Report 2014: U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC

What top industry trends will have a significant impact on business in your sector in 2015? In 2020? For the products we manufacture & sell, the overall health of such industries as Mining, Construction, Steel, Cement, Automotive, Oil & Gas, and Food & Beverage will have the most impact.  What “next big thing” we can […]

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Corporate Report 2014: Test Products International, Inc. (TPI)

Test Products International, Inc. (TPI) offers expandable and affordable CBM systems. The 9041 Ultra II is the latest vibration analyzer and field balancer from TPI (Test Products Intl, Inc.).  The Ultra II vibration analyzer automatically detects out of balance, misalignment and looseness as well as bearing defects. The Ultra II works both in route mode […]

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