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Measure motor efficiency to understand VFD's value
Measure motor efficiency to understand VFD's value

Electric motor driven systems represent more than a third of the total electricity demand for the United States and between 43% and 46% globally, according to the International Energy Agency. Total motor energy usage for the industrial sector outstrips commercial usage by roughly 3:1. Of total power used by motors... Read More

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Outside forces cause fifth straight drop in PMI index
Outside forces cause fifth straight drop in PMI index

The measuring stick for U.S. manufacturing declined for the fifth straight month in March, dropping to its lowest point in two years. The Institute of Supply Management PMI Index fell to 51.5% from... Read More

Cyber security lab offers real-time off process modeling for facilities
Cyber security lab offers real-time off process modeling for facilities

The grand opening of Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) Industrial Cyber Security Lab in Duluth, Ga., featured Jeff Zindel, global cyber security business leader; Mike Spear, global... Read More

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Engineer leadership with 8 pillars of trust
Engineer leadership with 8 pillars of trust

Lack of trust is the largest business expense, and re-engineering leadership to increase trust can add to more output, higher retention, greater productivity and innovation, higher revenue, lower... Read More

9 ways to avoid crisis upgrades to automation IT
9 ways to avoid crisis upgrades to automation IT

Here's how to avoid crisis upgrades related to unsupported automation IT legacy systems that may be without documentation or anyone who remembers anything about them. We recently had to fix a... Read More

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Multi-axis positioners from LazerArc come in two, three, four, and five axis varieties. Multi-axis... Read More

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