Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming in a cost-effective model
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming in a cost-effective model

Today’s manufacturing facilities and automated order fulfillment and distribution systems operate faster and longer to meet increased volume. Typical operational requirements at a distribution center, for example, mandate sorting and shipping orders 18 to 20 hours a day, seven days a week. These prolonged hours of... Read More

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Machine safety networks
Machine safety networks

Very few safety networks existed 10-plus years ago; what existed were covered by little understood safety standards, and most networks were proprietary. In 2014, all kinds of new safety network... Read More

Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems
Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems

Pneumatic systems are considered to be inherently inefficient, so little is done to improve them. However, this article will show how these systems can be optimized to not only improve energy... Read More

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It is an engineer's job market
It is an engineer's job market

Engineers are in greater demand than ever; working with a recruiter is one way to advance an engineer's career path. By 2020 older workers will account for more than a quarter of the U.S. workforce,... Read More

PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high
PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high

As the overall economy prepares to mark five straight years of growth, the manufacturing sector again is leading the charge. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index jumped in April to 54.9%,... Read More

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Energy Efficiency Webcast
Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager for Industry with ACEEE, will discuss the types of programs targeting SMMs as well as those serving the industrial sector as a whole. Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.
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Gauge range marking system
Gauge range marking system

Gauge Range Marking System are translucent self-adhesive sheets in red, yellow and green. The... Read More

Configuration software
Configuration software

The C-more HMI configuration software version 6.0, from AutomationDirect comes with more alarm... Read More

Broadband RF Amplifiers
Broadband RF Amplifiers

Fairview Microwave Inc.'s broadband RF amplifiers operating in octave bands between 0.5 and... Read More

Acrylic silicone topcoat
Acrylic silicone topcoat

Cortec Corporation's VpCI-386 HT Black is a high heat resistant water-based acrylic silicone... Read More

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