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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: Does a CE mark make a machine safe?
Machine Safety: Does a CE mark make a machine safe?

Machine safety discussions have risen to new heights with improved computing technology and... Read More

Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

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