Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Order increase helps February PMI rebound
Order increase helps February PMI rebound

Even with a slowdown in production and the continuing harsh winter throughout most of the country, the monthly manufacturing PMI Index showed a 1.9 percentage point  increase in February to 53.2%. The index has fallen in January to an eight-month low of 51.3%, but the February increase kept the PMI’s winning... Read More

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Determine if a VFD is right for your application
Determine if a VFD is right for your application

The primary function of a variable frequency drive (VFD) is to vary the speed of a three-phase ac induction motor. VFDs also provide nonemergency start and stop control, accel­eration and... Read More

Robotic MIG guns: Make the consumables last
Robotic MIG guns: Make the consumables last

Companies make the investment in welding automation with an eye toward the potential long-term benefits it can provide — better productivity, improved weld quality and reduced costs. Protecting that... Read More

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More connected than ever: 6 billion new Internet-enabled devices to be produced in 2014
More connected than ever: 6 billion new Internet-enabled devices to be produced in 2014

The global market for connected devices that allow users to access the Internet is set to surpass 6 billion units this year, as new products including cellphones, tablets, and computers enter... Read More

Smart manufacturing will drive demand for M2M communication
Smart manufacturing will drive demand for M2M communication

The manufacturing sector has traditionally implemented a range of wired networks to automate plant floor operations. However, emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) systems such as short-range wireless... Read More

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Vision-guided robotic inspection system
Vision-guided robotic inspection system

Vision-guided robotic inspection system that provides both automated inspection and decision making... Read More

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Level winding drive

Rolling ring level drives are designed to enable users to spool cable with specific spacing... Read More

Stainless steel comfort panel
Stainless steel comfort panel

The TP1900 HMI INOX comfort panel is designed with a stainless steel front making it ideal for... Read More

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Stainless steel connector clamps

The GN 132.5 stainless steel two-way connector clamps are designed to resist moisture... Read More

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