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Lowering technology barriers could save manufacturers $100 billion
Lowering technology barriers could save manufacturers $100 billion

Identifying what it called "gaps in the technological infrastructure," a recent report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that manufacturing could save more than $100 billion annually by implementing more advanced manufacturing strategies and systems. In a joint project... Read More

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Considerations for using VFDs with standard motors
Considerations for using VFDs with standard motors

Motors that meet the requirements of NEMA: MG1 Part 31 are designed for use with variable-frequency drives (VFDs). Motors that meet the requirements of NEMA: MG1 Part 30 may be suitable for... Read More

IMC conference brings maintenance pros together
IMC conference brings maintenance pros together

Maintenance professionals from around the world will gather in Bonita Springs, Fla., on Dec. 12 to Dec. 16 for the 31st annual International Maintenance Conference (IMC). The event offers training... Read More

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Try the efficient way with Yaskawa’s U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive
U1000 drives provide outstanding harmonic performance and full power regeneration in a single stand-alone component. Learn more.
The effect of performance management reviews on Lean manufacturing
The effect of performance management reviews on Lean manufacturing

Employees can sometimes be discouraged after receiving a performance review, especially and when they are told of areas they need to improve in. Most employees put their hearts and souls into... Read More

2016 Product of the Year Finalists
2016 Product of the Year Finalists

Manufacturing improvement is not an event; it’s a process. You’re not good one day and great the next day. Improving your manufacturing operation does require the realization that there are better... Read More

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Digital Editon
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The February of AppliedAutomation issue includes stories on knowing what controller fits your application and understanding permanent magnet motors.
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IIoT: Operations & IT Digital Report
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years. Among the topics we’ll cover here are how to use IIoT to improve operations, how to do a better job of data analysis by using new technologies and new software, and how manufacturers are already using IIoT to affect changes in their operation. Learn more.
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Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2017, Webcast One: Get your head into the cloud
This Webcast focuses on how emergent Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies change the way process and automation engineers execute projects and sustain productivity in today’s, and tomorrow’s, cyber-physical world.

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: B+B SmartWorx, Rittal
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Rotary screw air compressor
Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

AutomationDirect has added a line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol.... Read More

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing
Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic Industries' series 6500 jet venturi scrubber offers improvements in operating... Read More

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting
Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter... Read More

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2017 Maintenance Study: 6 high-level findings
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. These include: Maintenance strategies, shutdown schedule, unscheduled downtime, training, technologies, and outsourcing.
Sponsored by: ATS
Download the 2017 study.