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If it's information about ac/dc drives, motion control, or power transmission that is of interest to you, then stop right here, go to your nearest web browser, and key in www.motorcontrol.
If it's information about ac/dc drives, motion control, or power transmission that is of interest to you, then stop right here, go to your nearest web browser, and key in www.motorcontrol.com (because I would need another column to tell you about everything you can access and do at this web site). Motorcontrol.com is an online community for users, specifiers, and suppliers of motors and controls. Here's just a few of the site's features: locate local motor and control dealers or national manufacturers; check out the technical tips section for information on selecting, applying, and troubleshooting motors and controls; register to receive a free newsletter; and link to relevant articles, application notes, or web sites. MotorControl.com provides many interactive features, including trivia contests, opinion polls, and the ability to send in news, sign up for leads, and swap links.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey