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Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it
Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it

Companies with well-planned preventive maintenance (PM) programs enjoy minimal unplanned downtime, minimal spare parts costs, minimal manufacturing interruptions from breakdowns, maximum manufacturing times, maximum product quality and longer machine life spans. These companies have done their homework upfront. They... Read More

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New IIoT technologies, strategies for a new year
New IIoT technologies, strategies for a new year

Industry analysts are offering their year-end predictions for 2016 with a focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its continuing impact on manufacturing structure and strategy. ARC... Read More

Eliminate RF leakage currents from drives
Eliminate RF leakage currents from drives

Using pulse-width modulation, drives' output reaches variable speeds and torques, but also brings some undesired effects such as leakage, bearing currents, and additional thermal losses. A drive is... Read More

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Piloting your way through the danger zone
Piloting your way through the danger zone

Learning has many variables and paths that you might follow as you travel to mastery of a skill. The skill could be one of mathematics, problem solving, or even being a pilot or a Jedi.  While... Read More

How to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants
How to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants

Though it can appear harmless and be overlooked entirely, combustible dust is extremely dangerous in food processing facilities. Any solid material composed of distinct particles can present a fire... Read More

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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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