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Three ways to improve your proactive maintenance plan
Three ways to improve your proactive maintenance plan

1. We are all capable of preventing or containing every single failure that may occur: Manufacturing managers have to believe that with careful study and continual refinement, each and every failure can be addressed either through redesign or careful application of a proactive maintenance task.2. More proactive... Read More

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How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers
How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers

Known as Section 316(b) of the act, the water intake rule regulates the water a plant pulls in for cooling purposes. The rule has been revised and delayed several times in the last few years, and it... Read More

Correcting induction motor power factor
Correcting induction motor power factor

Most plant managers and maintenance personnel know that induction motors can cause low power factor (PF) and trigger expensive surcharges on electric bills, even if they aren’t sure why. A simple... Read More

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Achieving energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers
Achieving energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers

Small and medium-size manufacturers compose about 90% of manufacturing establishments and use only 50% of the energy consumed by industry. But these facilities also pay higher energy prices, so... Read More

“Real-time” information: It’s all relative
“Real-time” information: It’s all relative

“Real-time information” is a term that's bandied about by vendors and end-users alike when it comes to discussions about manufacturing and enterprise software. For example, we talk about real-time... Read More

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Energy Efficiency: Your Hidden Advantage eGuide
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Operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows users
Operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows users

Microsoft Windows 10 is designed to provide mobility for business owners and users with... Read More

Current-limiting protector
Current-limiting protector

The CLiP-LV Current Limiting Protector is presently rated for continuous currents of 4,000 A in... Read More

Apps for Engineers: Energy management and savings
Apps for Engineers: Energy management and savings

Apps for Engineers from CFE Media is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The RSA-154F remote switch actuator allows technicians to remotely close or open the switches from... Read More

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