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The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility

Counterfeit bearings are becoming a major problem for companies and they pose dangers to machines... » more

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Three ways integrated design can improve a future food manufacturing facility

The food safety quality for a future facility depends on whether the people designing and... » more

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Three keys to food and beverage manufacturing compliance

Use enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage processes and procedures for food and... » more

The new Size 6 starter is ready to be attached to the side of the motor control center. Courtesy: Robert Barnett

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

Figure 4: Conducting an electrical risk assessment wearing the proper PPE. Courtesy: AVO Training Institute

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

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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

Story #3: Safety, everyday---for 18 years. Courtesy: CFE Media

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 World Bearing Association (WBA) is a non-profit industrial organization that promotes the common, lawful interests of the world bearing industry, such as open economic engagement, sustainable development and the protection of legal rights of companies Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media The new Size 6 starter is ready to be attached to the side of the motor control center. Courtesy: Robert Barnett Figure 4: Conducting an electrical risk assessment wearing the proper PPE. Courtesy: AVO Training Institute Image courtesy: CFE Media Story #3: Safety, everyday---for 18 years. Courtesy: CFE Media

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  • The Avocent ACS800 serial console models have two, four, or eight serial ports and a digital output port. Courtesy: Vertiv
  • FLIR Systems' T530 and T540 professional thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including power generation, electrical distribution, and research laboratories. Courtesy: FLIR
  • The MPE080VG is designed to operate as a self-guided truck and the infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. Courtesy: Yale Materials Handling Corporation
  • The Stride SE2 Series of managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications and provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

Modular touch panel computers

Advantech's two-piece panel PCs offer numerous performance and cost saving advantages.

The Avocent ACS800 serial console models have two, four, or eight serial ports and a digital output port. Courtesy: Vertiv

Serial console model

The Avocent ACS800 serial console models have two, four, or eight serial ports and a digital output port. » more

FLIR Systems' T530 and T540 professional thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including power generation, electrical distribution, and research laboratories. Courtesy: FLIR

Thermal imaging camera series

FLIR Systems' T530 and T540 professional thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including power generation, electrical distribution, and research laboratories.

The MPE080VG is designed to operate as a self-guided truck and the infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. Courtesy: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Self-guided lift truck

The MPE080VG is designed to operate as a self-guided truck and the infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. » more

The Stride SE2 Series of managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications and provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

Industrial Ethernet switches

The Stride SE2 Series of managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications and provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. » more

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LaChance on CMMS Blog

Can you guarantee the uptime of the computer servers that house your CMMS data? Courtesy: Smartware Goup

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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Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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