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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Contrast sensor for neutral and color targets
Contrast sensor for neutral and color targets

The CNTX 30-T contrast sensor is designed to achieve high-speed contrast differentiation... Read More

Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications
Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications

The TCC motorized blower is an air-moving package that is designed for industrial and... Read More

Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition
Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition

The LXI-based DN.649x series is offered from 24 to 48 fully synchronized channels... Read More

LED retrofit kit expanded
LED retrofit kit expanded

The Everline LED Retrofit Kit family has been expanded with the LED Linear Retrofit... Read More

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Soft Foot: Causes, Characteristics & Solutions There is nothing "soft" about a soft foot instead, it means machine frame distortion. The effects of machine frame distortion are numerous and potentially very damaging to the machine. This white paper explains in depth the causes and characteristics of soft foot conditions and how to diagnose and solve. Download your copy!