Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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Warehouse automation: five emerging trends
Warehouse automation: five emerging trends

Shopping for products has never been easier for today's consumer. With the touch of a button, customers can add and remove items from their virtual shopping cart and expect it to show up on their doorstep just a few business days later. Because of this, manufacturers need rapid fulfillment to keep up with technology... Read More

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Equipment reliability doesn't equal system reliability
Equipment reliability doesn't equal system reliability

The reliability of power systems varies greatly from site to site and from business to business. Operations teams work with dissimilar quantities and qualities of electrical equipment, support... Read More

Six ways to build a manufacturing culture from the bottom up
Six ways to build a manufacturing culture from the bottom up

Any discussion of process improvement on the assembly line inevitably turns to the Toyota Production System, and for good reason. According to some reports, Toyota receives more than one million... Read More

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VAC-U-MAX Industrial Vacuum Cleaners: General Purpose, Specialty, Continuous Duty, and Central Systems
A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of innovative vacuum cleaning equipment, VAC-U-MAX focuses on safer plant environments by addressing issues like chemical compatibility, flammability, and worker exposure to dusts. Learn more.
The high cost of low-grade lubricants
The high cost of low-grade lubricants

As with anything with moving parts, from our knee and elbow joints to bearings in wheel assemblies, lubrication helps equipment operate smoothly and last longer. The performance of industrial... Read More

Prevent shaft current from causing motor damage
Prevent shaft current from causing motor damage

Although many problems could occur in dc motors, a major issue that can be rooted out and corrected is shaft current. Shaft current is an issue that could result in the motor failing,... 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 includes interactive links. The October includes stories on the high cost of low-grade lubricants and how an arc flash relay reduces costs.
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Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Three: Security for IIoT
While the plant engineering sector is an important consumer of industrial cybersecurity hardware, software and services, capital expenditure has been curtailed in the oil and gas sector by the decline in oil prices and the related plunge in oil company revenues. In spite of this situation, regulation and the threat of further legislation have served to support the case for investment.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Sponsors: Moxa, Rexroth Bosch Group, and Rittal.
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Mobile portable compressor
Mobile portable compressor

The M58 is designed to deliver 210 cfm at 100 psig for rental houses, construction, demolition,... 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

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

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

PVC coated sealing locknut
PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut is a simple, detachable sleeve providing a consistent seal... Read More

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Compressed Air Strategies Digital Report
It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked. The digital report features articles on preventing compressed air leaks and centrifugal air compressor basics.
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