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Take charge of your energy bills
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By now, most manufacturing managers fully understand the business case for conserving energy in the production process. However, many still struggle with finding the right energy-conservation strategies. The biggest challenge continues to be striking the proper balance between the twin corporate mandates of cutting... Read More

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Plugging the $2,500 per leak gap
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Compressed air systems serve critical functions in many plant facilities. Compressed air is often referred to as the fourth utility because it is used as a power source for hundreds of manufacturing... Read More

Consideration when deciding to repair NEMA Premium motors
Consideration when deciding to repair NEMA Premium motors

A perennial question in maintenance circles is whether it’s best to repair or replace an electric motor that fails. For most plant engineers and maintenance staff, experience attests to the... Read More

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Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors
Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors

Two mistaken ideas about how to dry wet windings have persisted for years. One is that heating the windings with a welding machine is good way to dry out an electric motor. The other is that windings... Read More

PMI jumps to highest level in 2013 as growth accelerates
PMI jumps to highest level in 2013 as growth accelerates

Manufacturing’s summer surge continued in August, as the monthly ISM Report rose for the third straight month to its highest level of 2013. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI for August was... Read More

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Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer
Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

Learn how Viracon’s switch to active RFID technology used the plant’s existing Wi-Fi to manage more than 5,000 WIP carriers in a 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

Presenter: Gerald Deml, Production Manager, Viracon
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Antistatic power transmission belt
Antistatic power transmission belt

The Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt is an antistatic polyurethane solution that meets the ISO 9563 spec... Read More

Telescoping light pole system
Telescoping light pole system

The V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole uses spring assistance to offset the pole and the light's... Read More

Atomizing nozzles
Atomizing nozzles

The No Drip Internal Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way standard atomizing nozzles... Read More

Hand-held data logger
Hand-held data logger

The ALMEMO 2590-A Professional Measuring Instrument with Data Logger Function is a hand-held,... Read More

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