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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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7:42 pm
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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7:04 pm
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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7:35 pm
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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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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9:56 am
December 1, 2014
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5 Steps to a Safer Manufacturing Facility

A plant’s maintenance practices, attention to workplace safety and levels of employee morale and productivity are more closely linked than you might think. A manufacturing facility can be a dangerous place, especially if management doesn’t enforce strict safety protocol and maintenance checks. In general terms, your facility should be stocked with equipment for quick action […]

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2:44 pm
November 21, 2014
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5 Steps to a Safer Manufacturing Facility

A manufacturing facility can be a dangerous place, especially if management doesn’t enforce strict safety protocol and maintenance checks. In general terms, your facility should be stocked with equipment for quick action when a safety hazard is spotted. Your personnel should understand when to act on a perceived danger and when to stand down. Moreover, you should understand the […]

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