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6:08 pm
November 25, 2015
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New Look, Cleaner Interface for Schneider Electric Wonderware SmartGlance iPhone Version

According to Schneider Electric Software (Lake Forest, CA), its recent release of a new iPhone version of the company’s Wonderware SmartGlance mobile reporting solution doesn’t just sport a brand new look. A cleaner interface now makes it easier and faster for iPhone users to retrieve and manipulate real-time and historical data, anywhere, anytime. Version 5.0.218 for […]

5:45 am
October 23, 2015
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AutomationDirect Expands Circuit-Protection Offering with Socomec Disconnect Switches

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) has added Socomec disconnect switches to its list of circuit-protection products. These devices provide make and break power under load, and most styles are front, right-side, flange, or direct-handle operable. A wide variety of accessories, such as handles, shafts, auxiliary contacts, additional poles, and more are available. SIRCO M compact UL 98 non-fusible […]

7:07 pm
October 12, 2015
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Improvement Efforts Advance Ergonomics

Piggyback your initiatives for workplace success. By Deepesh Desai, B.S., M.S., CPE, Humantech Inc. Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, eliminating waste, and reducing risk are now part of the culture for many companies, enabling them to sustain and improve their overall performance and bottom line. Continuous improvement (CI) teams are often tasked with “blitzing” an operation or assembly line […]

4:06 pm
October 9, 2015
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AutomationDirect G-Series ISO Pneumatic Air Cylinders Interchange with Other Popular Brands

Cumming, GA-based AutomationDirect has announced that its NITRA pneumatic product line now includes G-Series double-acting air cylinders for use in product packaging, food processing, and other high-speed manufacturing applications. According to the company, these pneumatic air cylinders have an operating pressure of a 145 psi and are interchangeable with other popular brands. Developed with a fully metric design to […]

2:56 pm
October 7, 2015
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LUDECA Recognized as SMRP Approved Provider of Continuing Education and Training

LUDECA Inc. has been named by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management. As a SMRP Approved Provider, LUDECA is recognized for its best-in-class continuing education training programs for precision shaft alignment of rotating equipment […]

5:01 pm
September 11, 2015
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Seven Steps to Maximum Belt Life

Take a few extra minutes to help these components deliver on their promise of long, trouble-free service. Drive belts often receive less attention than they deserve from plant personnel. And why not? The cost of these consumable items is relatively low compared with other components. Improperly installed and tensioned belts, however, can add to operating […]

4:51 pm
September 8, 2015
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Emerson Expands Safety-Monitoring Leadership with Spectrex Acquisition

Emerson (St. Louis) has acquired Spectrex, Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of flame and open-path gas detectors. The company will become part of the Emerson Process Management Rosemount portfolio of measurement and analytical technologies. The addition of Spectrex is said to give Emerson the most comprehensive line of flame, gas, and ultrasonic leak-detection safety-monitoring solutions in the industry. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. […]

1:54 pm
August 12, 2015
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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces F800 Series VFD for Precise Motor Control, Maximum Energy Savings

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) has introduced an F800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD) that offers precise motor-speed control with maximum energy-savings. Designed specifically to improve air-movement efficiency, the low-voltage, multi-funtional F800 is suitable for a range of HVAC applications, including air handlers, cooling towers, and pump, as well as for industrial pump and fan applications. Embedded motor control algorithms optimize AC motor voltage […]