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10:41 am
March 12, 2015
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Maintaining Modular Conveyor Systems In Flexible Manufacturing Operations

Regularly scheduled maintenance and attention to detail are crucial for ensuring the longevity and efficiency of these systems. Pallet-based modular conveyors used in flexible manufacturing provide a wealth of benefits in just about any assembly operation. Suitable for applications ranging from small electronic parts assembly to large appliance manufacturing, automotive drivetrain and even medical-device assembly, […]

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10:58 am
March 11, 2015
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Red Viking Wingspan Battery-Free AGVs Offer Flexible, Low-Maintenance Solutions Wherever Intelligent Conveyance Is Required

Traveling with Siemens to Red Viking corporate headquarters and production facilities in Plymouth, MI, prior to the start of this week’s Manufacturing in America Symposium in Detroit, the international trade press was treated to up-close views of a range of state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing technologies. Among the highlights from a maintenance and reliability standpoint were plant-floor demonstrations of Red Viking’s inductive power transfer (IPT)-based Wingspan Battery-Free AGVs. Wingspan AGVs provide intelligent, automated […]

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5:39 pm
March 10, 2015
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Safety Products Showcase

Hard Hat With Back-of-Head Protection Honeywell’s North Force hard hat offers 24% more back-of-head coverage than standard Type I hard hats, according to the company. The patented shell design of the new design provides increased rear-head coverage without restricting range of motion, while an innovative rear-impact attenuator absorbs force to minimize injuries. The hard hat […]

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3:10 pm
March 10, 2015
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Bob Williamson on Day 1 of SAP-Centric EAM: IoT, Bridging Generations and More

Tuesday, March 10, 2015– Reporting from SAP Centric EAM in Huntington Beach, CA: more than 530 participants attended four keynote sessions about the Internet of Things, Individual Working Styles, Collaboration Through Asset Information Networks,and Bridging the Generational Divide. Four conference tracks featured many “how to” and best practices for the Future of Asset Management. The conference […]

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1:30 am
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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3:08 pm
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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3:07 pm
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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