Plant Automation - Standards

Electrical design as easy as N-E-C

A step-by-step look at how to rework a motor branch circuit as well as tips when a motor control... » more

Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool

Safety is paramount with electrical test instruments and great care must be taken when using... » more

Six ways to optimize a facility's energy consumption

Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as... » more

Is your company’s electrical safety program NFPA 70E-compliant?

NFPA 70E-2015 requires employers to implement and document an overall electrical safety program. An... » more

The top 10 stories of 2016: what you still can learn

Readers picked their favorite stories of the year, and there are many great tips on that list. » more

The way forward

5 views on what’s next for manufacturing in 2017 » more

SPONSORED White Paper: Handling Combustible Dusts: Preventing Dust Explosions with Industrial Vacuums

This white paper talks about compressed air-powered industrial vacuums meeting NFPA 70 requirements... » more

Keep a grip on tools to improve safety

Improvements in tethered tool technology are changing the discussion for operating a safe and... » more

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Products

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Cloud-based supervision and diagnostics system

ABB's Ability Electrical Distribution Control System, is a cloud-based energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics system that connects a facility’s electrical equipment with the Internet of Things.

2016 Product of the Year Awards

The 2016 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored. » more

Limit switches for rugged industrial environments

AutomationDirect's F25 Series NEMA limit switches consist of three modular, interchangeable, plug-in components: operating head, switch body, and wiring receptacle. » more

UHF reader with anti-collision technology

RFID, Inc.’s Model S4 UHF reader can port up to 4 antennas with addressing achieving read ranges up to 75 feet with anti-collision technology (the ability to read multiple RFID tags).

Plug-and-play industrial PC system

The Ready-to-Use system is designed as a plug-and-play industrial PC system that can be customized for instant operation.

Webcasts

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LaChance on CMMS Blog

Hacking scandals show value of cloud storage

Does your data need to be stored in the cloud? Here are a few ideas... » more

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Videos

Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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Poll of the Week

How will your plant implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies in 2016?
We already are using these on our plant floor and plan to expand
We are just implementing our first IIoT strategies
We are still evaluating IIoT strategies
We have no plans to implement IIoT strategies
We don't know about IIoT


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