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Smaller microbreweries, especially startups, are often located in facilities that were originally designed for other purposes. These might include warehouses, factories, or store buildings. Space is often at a premium, and...
It’s the 30% of nonstandard processes, unique to your company, that you need to manage more effectively. And this is where the difference between configuration and customization becomes glaringly apparent.
As manufacturers, our place in the market is only secure if we continue to expand and grow our product lines, our production volume, and our quality. The Internet of Things makes all of this possible—but only if we invest in the...
For brute force speed control applications where positioning or extremely precise control are not required, it’s hard to beat a dc motor and drive. While the basic design of the brushed dc motor has not changed much, the...
Multi-phase ac induction motors have traditionally dominated the electric motor industry. The industry has improved overall motor efficiency in each subsequent NEMA-MG 1 motor standard revision. To make sense of motor efficiency,...
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about...