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7:08 pm
July 27, 2015
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Wunderlich-Malec’s VIP Services Puts World-Class Maintenance in the Palm of Your Hand

Minnesota-based Wunderlich-Malec Engineering Inc. (WM) has announced the release of VIP Services, a new maintenance tool for the industrial automation market. According to the company, VIP Services (which stands for  “Virtual Information Portal” Services) is a mobile app designed to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, attain key performance indicators (KPIs), and increase productivity, and it can all […]

11:24 pm
July 15, 2015
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.NET Software Development Kit Integrates Custom Applications with Opto 22 SNAP PAC Controllers

Industrial-automation leader Opto 22 (Temecula, CA) has released a new .NET Controller Software Development Kit (SDK) for writing custom Microsoft Windows applications that communicate directly with the company’s SNAP PAC control systems. This  SDK is well suited for machine builders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and others that integrate custom applications with Opto 22 controllers. It supports modern .NET frameworks and Visual Studio environments, […]

7:25 pm
July 15, 2015
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Higher-Res Fluke TiS Performance Series Infrared Cameras Enhance Problem Solving

Fluke (Everette, WA) says the improved-resolution capabilities of its eight new TiS Performance Series Infrared Cameras let users analyze equipment health more quickly and accurately than ever. According to the company, products in the TiS Performance Series deliver up to 2.5 times more pixels than Fluke Ti1xx series cameras, as well as a 70% improvement in distance-to-spot. Better image quality, the […]

5:00 pm
July 15, 2015
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AVO Delivers New 9-Module, Online, Self-Paced Arc Flash Safety Training Series with Critical 2015 NFPA 70E Updates

According to the Dallas-based AVO Training Institute (AVO), its newly released nine-module online course series on Arc Flash Electrical Safety incorporates important 2015 NFPA 70E updates. Modules include: “Intro to Arc Flash Hazards” “NFPA 70E Introduction” “NFPA 70E & OSHA Qualified Person Requirements” “NFPA 70E & OSHA Un-Qualified Person Requirements” “Arc Flash Hazard Analysis” “Electrical Safety Program” “Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition” […]

3:36 pm
July 14, 2015
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SMRP Confirms 10 Companies as ‘Approved Reliability & Physical Asset Management Education Providers’

The Atlanta-based, non-profit Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) has put 10 companies specializing in training for reliability and physical asset management on its list of Approved Providers of professional education. According to SMRP, the Approved Provider Education Program recognizes education and training that align with topics and best practices related to reliability and physical asset management, specifically those documented in […]

10:56 pm
July 9, 2015
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Emerson Spin-Off of Network Power Biz Expected to Grow Value of Both Companies

According to the details of a recent announcement by Emerson (St. Louis, MO), the planned spin-off of its Network Power business (Columbus, OH) via a tax-free distribution to shareholders is intended to streamline the corporation’s portfolio, drive growth, and accelerate value creation. The move will also allow Emerson to explore strategic alternatives for its motors and drives, power-generation, and remaining storage businesses. Along with […]

7:06 pm
July 8, 2015
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Grundfos Launches Multi-Tasking SL Submersible Wastewater Pump Series

According to Grundfos (Downers Grove, IL), its new SL submersible wastewater pumps are designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage and effluent, and large volumes of surface and process water in municipal, utility, and industrial applications. These solids-handing units (in motor ranges from 1.5 – 15 hp) are offered with two types of impellers: SLV/SuperVortex Impeller: This type provides the free passage of […]

12:48 pm
July 6, 2015
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Team, Inc., to Acquire Leading NDT Service Provider Qaulspec Group

Team, Inc. (Sugar Land, TX) has executed a stock-purchase agreement to acquire Qualspec Group (Deer Park, TX), a leading U.S. provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) services, from Clearview Capital Fund II, L.P. Qualspec has significant operations throughout the West Coast, Gulf Coast and Mid-Western areas of the United States. Its acquisition adds about $180 million of annual revenue to Team’s operations and nearly […]