Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Manufacturing index plunges into contraction
Manufacturing index plunges into contraction

The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) monthly PMI Index dropped below the 50% mark for the first time in three years on Dec. 1. The 48.6% reading for November is the first contraction in the manufacturing sector since November 2012, and continues a steady decline in the index. Analysts had predicted a slight... Read More

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Turn OEE into a financial indicator
Turn OEE into a financial indicator

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is one of the best indicators of process reliability, but many struggle to connect OEE to the bottom line. How much of an OEE improvement is necessary? How... Read More

Packaging trends: Key findings from PMMI
Packaging trends: Key findings from PMMI

According to The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) report, "Global Packaging Trends," three common themes are influencing packaging markets worldwide... Read More

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Critical decisions for selecting pressure transmitters
Critical decisions for selecting pressure transmitters

Many of today's smart process transmitters are multitalented devices. They can provide a great deal more information and perform more functions beyond simply providing a pressure reading. This extra... Read More

Researchers developing method to harness more energy from photons
Researchers developing method to harness more energy from photons

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed from sunlight, a finding that could lead to better solar cells or light detectors.... Read More

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Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and it includes interactive links and exclusive content not shown in print. The November issue includes stories about Hannover Messe 2016 and the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists.
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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

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Variable volume pump

The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... Read More

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