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Rounding into shape: A tire manufacturer's success rolls on
Rounding into shape: A tire manufacturer's success rolls on

A tire is a part unto itself. In reality, it’s four parts on a car, which is itself a carefully orchestrated collection of valves and rods, spark plugs and pipes. We don’t see a tire as a collection of parts. Jim Hawk knows better. The president of Toyo Tire USA in White, Ga., Hawk sees it all—the rubber and... Read More

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Manufacturing convergence on display at 2016 GAMS
Manufacturing convergence on display at 2016 GAMS

In the time of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), one word that gets used over and over is "convergence." We talk about how data and technology are converging to deliver new... Read More

Three issues facing preventive maintenance
Three issues facing preventive maintenance

Maintaining equipment is one of the connecting factors between all branches of manufacturing. Companies can't produce at their highest levels without machines that are in top condition and ready to... Read More

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Sensors drive intelligence into maintenance
Sensors drive intelligence into maintenance

It seems like everything we buy today is intelligent. Thermostats that adjust themselves based on weather conditions. Cars that alert us to upcoming maintenance needs. Alarm systems that can be armed... Read More

Using IR scans to see trouble
Using IR scans to see trouble

The principal purpose of a preventative maintenance program is to head off any problems before they become unmanageable or lead to a catastrophic failure of equipment. In many cases, this would... Read More

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IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part Three: Security for IIoT
Presenters Alex West and Brian Arbuckle will discuss the basic issues around cybersecurity threats in the oil and gas sector, why investing in equipment and strategy is important, the technologies available to secure both legal systems and new installations, and the challenges and benefits of adopting a robust cybersecurity strategy for process manufacturing. One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec, a unit that combines a Servopack servo amplifier with a one-axis motion... Read More

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications
Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and... Read More

Modular access system
Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five... Read More

Limit switches for rugged industrial environments
Limit switches for rugged industrial environments

AutomationDirect's F25 Series NEMA limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated... Read More

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