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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Process controller with touch-screen technology
Process controller with touch-screen technology

Watlow's F4T with Intuition temperature process controller is designed to provide intuitive... Read More

Canted coil spring for oilfield connecting
Canted coil spring for oilfield connecting

The Enforcer high-force canted coil spring is a mechanical fastening component that gives oil and... Read More

Explosion- and flame-proof coil enclosure
Explosion- and flame-proof coil enclosure

The 316L stainless steel explosion-proof coil and enclosure are used for the control of process... Read More

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High-density fuse terminal blocks

The UT 4-PE/L/HESI fuse terminal block series multi-level terminal blocks provide fusing,... Read More

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