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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Indexing conveyor oven
Indexing conveyor oven

The DTI-1213 indexing conveyor oven enables Davron's customer to process a part in a cycle time of... Read More

Computer gateways
Computer gateways

ProSoft Technology's PLX30 gateways feature two independent ports that let each protocol... Read More

Eight-channel thermocouple conditioner
Eight-channel thermocouple conditioner

The Sensor Connection has expanded its line of measurement and control instrumentation with the... Read More

Right-angle servo gear reducers
Right-angle servo gear reducers

AutomationDirect has extended its SureGear line of precision servo gearboxes to include right-angle... Read More

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