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Increase motor reliability by monitoring and reducing operating temperature
Increase motor reliability by monitoring and reducing operating temperature

Although summer heat waves provide poignant reminders that “heat kills,” high temperatures can harm electric motors as well as people. In fact, operating a three-phase induction motor at just 10 C above its rated temperature can shorten its life by half. Whether your facility has thousands of motors or just a few,... Read More

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Five ways to reduce energy consumption in your plant
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You can’t manage what you don’t know. But there can be too much of a good thing. Most power distribution systems incorporate a host of equipment that can communicate and provide a vast amount of... Read More

Examine all factors when choosing between a reciprocating piston or rotary compressor
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When it comes to compressing air, there is more than one way to skin a cat, so to speak. If you’ve been in the market for a new air compressor, you’ve likely noticed this. There are a variety of... Read More

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The 28 metrics every plant needs to monitor
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When it comes to metrics, it’s often said that what gets measured gets done. Part of this is human nature. Everyone has more piled on their plate than ever, and many workers find themselves... Read More

Four ways fabric curtain walls can improve energy efficiency
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Fabric curtain walls have many uses to separate environments within and around the perimeter of industrial buildings, while also offering a simple, quick, inexpensive means of improving energy... Read More

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Mobile portable compressor
Mobile portable compressor

The M58 is designed to deliver 210 cfm at 100 psig for rental houses, construction, demolition,... 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

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

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

PVC coated sealing locknut
PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut is a simple, detachable sleeve providing a consistent seal... Read More

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