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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9:04 pm
March 17, 2015
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Pure Technologies, Ltd. to Grow Capabilities with Acquisition of Wachs Water Services

Pure Technologies Ltd. (“Pure”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pure Holding Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Wachs Valve and Hydrant Services, LLC (“Wachs Water”), a privately held company operating as Wachs Water Services. In business for 15 years and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, Wachs Water is a leading […]

6:10 pm
March 13, 2015
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Industry Trends: APM — Poster Child for IIoT ROI

By Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst, LNS Research With bold market-size predictions ranging from $20B to $50B by 2020, it’s perhaps not surprising that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most-talked-about technology topics these days. Carrying the potential promise of the ability to connect every device on earth, it seems, the IoT and, by extension, the […]

2:40 pm
March 12, 2015
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The Business Case For Asset Reliability

Build it by understanding how the many benefits of asset reliability affect everything the operation wants to accomplish. By Al Poling, CMRP Corporate executives and senior managers have historically held a dim view of the maintenance function. Many believe maintenance would be unnecessary if manufacturing operations were better run. Consequently, it is not uncommon to […]

1:50 pm
March 12, 2015
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Three Ways To Communicate Between Mobile Devices And PC-Based HMIs

Mobile technology allows instant, on-demand access to production data from anywhere. But users must still select the correct method for establishing communications. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor If your company is like most, it could benefit from communications between your automation systems and mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Many recent technology advances have […]