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Industry Outlook: We’re Staying The Course

colipA year ago, most manufacturers were working overtime to get as much product produced and to the marketplace as possible. Distributors were just as busy making sure that they had the MRO products necessary to keep all those production lines up and running at full efficiency. Now, one year later, both OEMs and distributors are struggling to keep people working and their production lines running. At Baldor we are working very closely with all of our customers to help them through this very tough time.
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Industry Outlook: Improving The Road Ahead

brian_odonnellWhile the current economic downturn has caused a considerable business challenge for many companies, we need to make sure those near-term issues don’t alter the work that needs to be done to establish and build a strong long-term future. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
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Industry Outlook: Driving Operating Improvements

steve_sonnenbergClearly, the pressures on process manufacturing management and their engineering and maintenance teams vary with the economy. Not long ago, high demand shined an intense light on capacity, availability and uptime—this has changed. Today, many industries are experiencing reduced demand leading to emphasis on operational efficiency and cost reduction.
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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Adding “Eyeballs” To HMI/SCADA Systems

longwatch_0809Longwatch has added new features and functions to its Video System Version 5.0 to make it easier for users to integrate cameras in local and remote areas, combine video data with a wide variety of plant information and enable operators to access video data from HMI terminals, cellphones or on a PC via the Internet. The enhancements integrate local and remote video systems, using existing plant infrastructure such as fiber and wireless networks, and a distributed system architecture that delivers scalability, performance and fault tolerance. Among other things, the Video Historian feature links to the plant’s HMI/SCADA system, making it possible to store video with real-time plant data, so that operators can see what happened during various events. The Video Historian can then play a sequence back at any time, along with images from similar sequences for analysis purposes.

Longwatch, Inc.
Norwood, MA

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New Gearbox Upgrade Drives Higher Tech Specs

wittenstein-0809Wittenstein’s alpha SP+ and alpha TP+ gearboxes have a slightly new look and higher technical specifications these days. The changes will not affect critical external and connecting dimensions. The technical specifications are already available online and in the 2009 printed Wittenstein (alpha) catalog. The torques of the new look are significantly higher (up to 25%, depending on the version), which raises the power density of the units. Users can reap energy savings from this extra torque by selecting a smaller, more cost-effective gearbox without compromising on specifications.

Wittenstein
Bartlett, IL

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Industry Outlook: Increasing Customer Competitiveness

ian-davidsonHigh-performance Mobil-branded lubricants are used everywhere, in nearly every industrial operation on the planet. Across all industries we serve, ExxonMobil has had a long-standing tradition of increasing our customers’ competitiveness by helping to improve their productivity and maximize equipment life—regardless of the condition of the economy.
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