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VFD, motor strategies for energy efficiency
VFD, motor strategies for energy efficiency

A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in pumps, fans, compressors, or any other motor loads that may be found in a typical building. These best practices will provide the engineer with information on how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving...Read More

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Manufacturing consortium to focus on high-tech power electronics
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Obama announces $140 million project at NC State; universities, companies to partner on research and developmentRead More

Schneider Electric poised to "change the industrial landscape" after Invensys acquisition
Schneider Electric poised to "change the industrial landscape" after Invensys acquisition

Now that the Invensys acquisition deal is complete, Schneider Electric will combine the two firms’ unique discrete and process industrial portfolios, positioning it as a global market leader.Read More

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Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency
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New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.Read More

Weather or not, PMI Index hits the skids in January
Weather or not, PMI Index hits the skids in January

PMI Index drops to 51.3%, lowest mark in seven months, mostly due to poor weatherRead More

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This Principles of Lean Maintenance webcast will take place on Thursday, Mar 20, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.

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Compact automation solution for hazardous locations
Compact automation solution for hazardous locations

The 750 XTR series offers a modular, compact solution for automation architectures operating in... Read More

No drip atomizing nozzles
No drip atomizing nozzles

The Siphon Fed atomizing spray nozzles stop liquid flow when compressed air is shut off and can be... Read More

Flexible pneumatic fittings
Flexible pneumatic fittings

The NITRA fittings are constructed with thermoplastic bodies and stass steel tube gripping claws.Read More

Short-body inductive proximity sensors
Short-body inductive proximity sensors

PN series inductive proximity sensors are IP 69K-rated short-body sensors with metal housings.Read More

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