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January 30, 2015
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Weinman End-Suction Back Pull-Out Pump Efficiencies Cut Costs

Weinman end-suction pumps from Crane Pumps & Systems are heavy-duty, general- purpose centrifugal units capable of meeting a variety of industrial, municipal and commercial needs. Applications include those found in the areas of process secondary pumping and municipal drinking water, as well as in condenser and chilled and hot water systems in the HVAC sector. According to the […]

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January 13, 2015
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All in a Day’s Work

Two Schneider Electric facility engineers share their tips for ensuring the safety, efficiency and reliability of a site’s electrical system. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor The infrastructure of a typical commercial or industrial facility is a complex network of electrical, electronic, process and control, automation and building-management systems. Some facilities include critical power and cooling […]

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January 13, 2015
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Mechanical and Hydraulic Showcase

Global Hydraulics Service for Power Generation Bosch Rexroth’s global hydraulics service portfolio includes spare parts, repairs and preventive maintenance, safety systems, hydraulic motors and pumps, steam and gas valve actuators and more for the power-generation and other industries. The service department is involved in the installation, start-up and fine-tuning of the complete control system. Rexroth […]

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January 13, 2015
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Forward Observations: Hope in Detroit

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor I passed through Detroit twice last year, which is two times more than I had in several years prior. Considering that I’ve covered manufacturing since the late 1990s, this long gap is somewhat telling. Years ago, when Detroit was a manufacturing hub and magnet for job-seekers from all over the […]

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December 1, 2014
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For on the Floor: More Good Than Bad in 2014

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor We’re in the final weeks of what has turned out to be an above-average year for U.S. manufacturing, with output and key indicators up. The 2014 year-end review from the factory floor is also encouraging, according to our Maintenance Technology Reader Panel. The group reports strong personal achievements for the […]

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December 1, 2014
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My Take: Connecting Your Enterprise — Leveraging the Internet of Things

By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor This month’s cover asks “What’s Trending Now?” My take is that the “Internet of Things (IoT)” is one of the hottest topics out there, especially among the suppliers of technologies for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Alas, among industrial end-users, the IoT may be one of the least understood trends. […]

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December 1, 2014
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Compressed Air Challenge: Put Your Compressed Air System to Sleep

By Ron Marshall, CET, CEM for the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) Just like turning out the lights when you leave a room, a good energy-efficiency strategy for compressed air is to turn the equipment off when not required. Leaving the equipment running will waste energy, increase maintenance costs and shorten its life cycle. Industrial compressed […]

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