Bad news travels fast. Case in point: There isn’t a worker alive who doesn’t know we’re currently mired in the most difficult economic downturn since the Great Depression. But, like any story, there are two sides.
You’re not alone in your efforts to get around the economic killing fields of the lingering recession. The 12 companies represented in our Industry Outlook 2009 “have your back.”
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube: In one of your previous articles, you stated that about 70% of mechanical failures are directly, or indirectly, attributable to poor or ineffective lubrication practices. Can you explain the basis of this statement?”
AutomationDirect has always tried to provide the ‘best value’ to our customers, and this economy has forced us to evaluate ways to do even better. On nearly every front, we have taken some measures to help our customers economically.
It’s Easy Being Green Is it a good idea to go green with your facility during a recession? The decision-makers behind two of America’s skyscrapers think so.
A 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 […]
Adding “Eyeballs” To HMI/SCADA Systems Longwatch 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 […]
While 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 […]