Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Real-time power management is a plant manager's secret weapon
Real-time power management is a plant manager's secret weapon

Modern power management systems require new techniques and cutting-edge technology to allow electrical power users and producers to be competitive. Technology that allows plant managers to have more control may improve system utilization, lower energy costs, and foster financial stability. A new breed of... Read More

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Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency
Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency

Recently some motor manufacturers have begun to mark their motors with service factors (SFs) of 1.25 rather than the usual 1.15 number used for years. Although this may indicate one is... Read More

Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage
Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage

The digital revolution, globalization, and market forces are upending the manufacturing industry, causing manufacturers to face unprecedented challenges. Senior managers are wary of making long-term... Read More

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Mersen’s NEC14 Reference Guide Now Available Mersen’s reference guide, “2014 National Electrical Code: Changes in Overcurrent and Surge Protection,” identifies and explains code changes in overcurrent and surge protection.
Steam as a living organism
Steam as a living organism

Steam systems and boilers are an interconnected system of entities that forms a healthy steam and condensate loop. In carrying energy from boiler fuels, each element relies on the other to perform... Read More

Determine if a VFD is right for your application
Determine if a VFD is right for your application

The primary function of a variable frequency drive (VFD) is to vary the speed of a three-phase ac induction motor. VFDs also provide nonemergency start and stop control, accel­eration and... Read More

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Studies include

· Energy Management
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· Maintenance

Also don't miss out on the 2014 Maintenance Study. This report includes details on facility maintenance—time spent each week, scheduled shutdowns, levels of maintenance, outsourcing, training, technologies, and unscheduled downtime—as well as advantages to the top facility maintenance strategies.
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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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