Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems
Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems

Pneumatic systems are considered to be inherently inefficient, so little is done to improve them. However, this article will show how these systems can be optimized to not only improve energy efficiency, but also enhance productivity and lengthen the life of the machine. The good news is while there are many sources... Read More

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Safety automation isn’t automatic
Safety automation isn’t automatic

Is there an Olympic event that made you say, “I can do that?” So filled with budding excitement you go out and try it. At first you struggle just to get up. But it’s OK since you know you’ll get the... Read More

PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high
PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high

As the overall economy prepares to mark five straight years of growth, the manufacturing sector again is leading the charge. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index jumped in April to 54.9%,... Read More

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Using CMMS to track staff, vendor training credentials
Using CMMS to track staff, vendor training credentials

If a broken pipe led to a toxic chemical spill, how fast could you find a vendor or staff technicians with the right EPA certification to clean it up?What if OSHA came to call? Are all your team... Read More

Automation in Manufacturing conference looks at robotics on the rise
Automation in Manufacturing conference looks at robotics on the rise

The inaugural Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference will feature presentations on how robotics are affecting manufacturing, and how that impact will continue into the future. Among the... Read More

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Energy Efficiency Webcast
Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager for Industry with ACEEE, will discuss the types of programs targeting SMMs as well as those serving the industrial sector as a whole. Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.
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Interested in what's happening beyond your desk? Keep up to date on webcasts, like our Energy Efficiency webcast on May 15th at 1 pm central. View the events calendar here.
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The Future is Now!
Are you a leader under 40? The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions.
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Rotary screw air compressor
Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

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

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing
Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic Industries' series 6500 jet venturi scrubber offers improvements in operating... 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

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