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

Learning objectives Understand when to specify VFDs.Learn which types of motors require VFDs.Know how to achieve efficiency when specifying a VFD to meet load conditions. The optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says the glass is half empty; the engineer says the glass is twice as large as it needs... Read More

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Manufacturing consortium to focus on high-tech power electronics
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President Obama went to Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 15 to announce creation of a new $140 million manufacturing consortium that would include private manufacturers and universities focused on developing... Read More

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

After finalizing the Invensys acquisition deal last week, Schneider Electric is now beginning to move the business plan from the board room to the marketplace. Clemens Blum, executive vice... Read More

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Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency
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A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be... Read More

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

Manufacturing output plunged with the cold weather in January, as the monthly Institute for Supply Management PMI Index plunged 5.2 percentage points to its lowest point since May 2013, and analysts... Read 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.

Lean Maintenance is gaining traction as a sound strategy to keep equipment running and productivity humming. The hardest part is getting started. On Thursday, March 20 at 1 p.m. CDT, Plant Engineering will present a Webcast that looks at the steps needed to implement a sound Lean Maintenance strategy on your plant floor and to begin to reap the benefits.
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Circuit Breaker Analyzer's CBAnalyzer application is designed for Windows... Read More

Apps for Engineers: File preview apps for iOS and Android
Apps for Engineers: File preview apps for iOS and Android

Buzzsaw iOS 4.2+ Cost: Free Company: Autodesk Inc. Company Website:... Read More

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Apps for Engineers: Vision apps for iOS and Android

IP Cam Viewer Android OS 1.6+ Cost: $3.99 Developer: Robert Chou Remotely view and control... Read More

Power distribution fuse block saves space, time, money
Power distribution fuse block saves space, time, money

A new power distribution Class J fuse block was introduced by the Bussmann business of power... Read More

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