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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 […]

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January 13, 2015
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Don’t Procrastinate, Innovate: ‘Data’ Should Not Be A Four-Letter Word

By Ken Bannister, CMRP, Contributing Editor As W. Edwards Deming once admonished us, “In God we trust, all others must bring data!” Today, we have plenty of ways to deliver such data. Thanks to advances in technology, we’ve seen a proliferation of inexpensive, data-hungry smart communication devices (i.e, phones, tablets and cameras) with the ability to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 10, 2014
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Emerson Network Power Grows On-Site 24/7 Battery-Support Offering in U.S. with Expanded Capabilities and Mobile Service Units

Emerson Network Power (Emerson) has announced a number of expanded battery services delivered by its Electrical Reliability Services business. While the company has provided battery services to data-center, utility and industrial operations for decades, its recently expanded capabilities are said to offer customers a more comprehensive battery-management solution for protecting their emergency power systems. The expanded services include capacity and load testing, battery charger […]

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December 10, 2014
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Raj Batra, President of Siemens Digital Factory Business, Elected to NEMA Board of Governors

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has elected Raj Batra, President of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to serve on its Board of Governors. Batra will serve a two-year term expiring in 2016. The Digital Factory division of Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support […]

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December 10, 2014
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AVnu Alliance’s Industrial Focus to Open New Paths Across the Industrial Internet

AVnu Alliance (Alliance), the industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, has announced the creation of a new Industrial market segment. The move appears to be based, in part, on standard Ethernet’s expanded range, functionality and application with the evolution of the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard into Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).  Those new TSN capabilities, […]

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December 1, 2014
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My Take: Connecting Your Enterprise — Leveraging the Internet of Things

By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor This month’s cover asks “What’s Trending Now?” My take is that the “Internet of Things (IoT)” is one of the hottest topics out there, especially among the suppliers of technologies for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Alas, among industrial end-users, the IoT may be one of the least understood trends. […]

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