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Five ways to avoid counterfeit electrical products
Five ways to avoid counterfeit electrical products

Eaton will expand its efforts to help manufacturers identify counterfeit electrical products through its "I Didn't Know" educational campaign. Company officials said in a press release that progress is being made on this issue. "Through joint initiatives with Independent Electrical Contractors and... Read More

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Trends in system integration
Trends in system integration

After a decade of slow growth and recession, manufacturing finds itself today in the midst of a healthy turnaround, and the role of a system integrator is vital to sustaining that growth curve. The... Read More

Selecting and applying VFDs
Selecting and applying VFDs

A wide variety of variable frequency drives (VFDs) are available, and are sometimes referred to as inverters, ac drives, variable speed drives, or adjustable speed drives. Despite the differences in... Read More

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Ethernet/IP links plant productivity to business intelligence
Ethernet/IP links plant productivity to business intelligence

Plants are replacing proprietary protocols with integrated communication protocols using Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Ethernet network structures to link plant floor... Read More

North America robot sales set record for 2014
North America robot sales set record for 2014

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6... Read More

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Mobile portable compressor
Mobile portable compressor

The M58 is designed to deliver 210 cfm at 100 psig for rental houses, construction, demolition,... Read More

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting
Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

AutomationDirect has added a line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol. These... Read More

PVC coated sealing locknut
PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut is a simple, detachable sleeve providing a consistent seal... Read More

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