Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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The quest to find the ‘perfect’ bearing fit
The quest to find the ‘perfect’ bearing fit

Much has been said and done to produce the "perfect" fit for rolling element bearings in motors and other rotating equipment. Assembly of these machines requires that either the inner fit to the shaft (journal) or the outer fit to the housing (bore) is able to slide; so if one fit is tight, the other must... Read More

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PMI barely keeps its head above water in October
PMI barely keeps its head above water in October

Manufacturing growth slowed to almost a compete stop in October as the Institute for Supply Management's monthly Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. The... Read More

Designing HMIs: For the big screen or a phone?
Designing HMIs: For the big screen or a phone?

Imagine this scenario: You’re George Lucas and you’ve been given the green light from the movie studio and a dump truck full of money to produce the next Star Wars feature. But as you’re leaving... Read More

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Smart data and 5G are critical to enable the Industrial Internet of Things
Smart data and 5G are critical to enable the Industrial Internet of Things

By 2050, about 50 billion devices will be connected, most wirelessly, yet 85% of embedded devices today are not connected, according to Richard McDonell, technical director, Americas, at National... Read More

Extracting full value from operational data
Extracting full value from operational data

Oil and gas industry analysts say emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and IIoT offer excellent platforms to take advantage of automation data to boost operational... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and it includes interactive links and exclusive content not shown in print. The October issue includes stories on the latest updates to NFPA 70E and arc flash safety measures.
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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

Variable volume pump
Variable volume pump

The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... Read More

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The NFPA 70E for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been updated for 2015. It contains significant changes. Understanding these changes is imperative for compliance with OSHA mandates regarding electrical safety in the workplace. Learn more.