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5 steps to select a basic switch
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A precision snap-action switch is typically available in three models. It can consist of a basic switch alone, a basic switch with an actuator(s), or a basic switch with an actuator and an enclosure. The snap-action comes from the plunger and spring design. Snap-action basic switches have existed since the 1930s, and... Read More

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Service offerings expand from automation distributors
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Distributors in the industrial automation industry have traditionally stocked their warehouses with all the latest technology from the vendors they represent so as to facilitate sales to local... Read More

5 proactive CNC maintenance tips for holiday weekends
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Companies should take advantage of scheduled factory shutdowns during the upcoming July 4th weekend to perform proactive maintenance on computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, advises Mitsubishi... Read More

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Manufacturers seek benefits from increased connectivity
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Commercial communication technologies are quickly migrating onto plant floors, creating opportunities, and potential risks, for manufacturers. During its 2013 RSTechED event, Rockwell Automation... Read More

Robots serve many industries
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With more than 40 live robotic demonstrations and 39 seminars on robotic subjects, ABB Robotics hosted a Technology Days event on May 15, 2013, for current and potential customers at its North... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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