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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Process controller with touch-screen technology
Process controller with touch-screen technology

Watlow's F4T with Intuition temperature process controller is designed to provide intuitive... Read More

Canted coil spring for oilfield connecting
Canted coil spring for oilfield connecting

The Enforcer high-force canted coil spring is a mechanical fastening component that gives oil and... Read More

Explosion- and flame-proof coil enclosure
Explosion- and flame-proof coil enclosure

The 316L stainless steel explosion-proof coil and enclosure are used for the control of process... Read More

High-density fuse terminal blocks
High-density fuse terminal blocks

The UT 4-PE/L/HESI fuse terminal block series multi-level terminal blocks provide fusing,... 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!