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New orders, employment bolster November PMI
New orders, employment bolster November PMI

With new orders and employment continuing to show strong growth, the monthly PMI Index from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) continued its high-wire act in November. While the index slipped three-tenths of a point in November, the 58.7% PMI Index reading still is more than 17% above the break-even level of 50%... Read More

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Why your expansion plan needs supply chain modeling
Why your expansion plan needs supply chain modeling

As the food processing industry continues to flourish, many manufacturers are faced with the need to increase capacity. Whether it's adding a new process line, building an additional plant or... Read More

Removing obstructions to your plant’s workflow streams
Removing obstructions to your plant’s workflow streams

Process manufacturers, power generators, and other plants have many flows of product moving through the production cycle. Those can be chemicals, oil, fuel, or something else. In any case, these... Read More

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Secondary HMIs capture data, help integrate, manage
Secondary HMIs capture data, help integrate, manage

Outside the smart-device layer of automated reporting exists a rich secondary layer of process information that is now at our fingertips, if we can just integrate it into established controls... Read More

The pace of change depends on where you sit
The pace of change depends on where you sit

I can’t confess that I’m a big fan of NASCAR. Most days it just looks to me like drivers making a lot of left-hand turns. And without getting too Seinfield on you, why is it always a left-hand turn?... Read More

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How Lakeland Electric Maintains Production Efficiency, Lowers Cost, and Conserves Fresh Water With Reuse of Reclaimed Water for Cooling
Join industry experts from Lakeland Electric and GE Water & Process Technologies for an informative and interactive webcast on one of the hottest trends in the industry today – water reuse.

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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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