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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: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600 percent since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?
Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?

In the hierarchy of Type A, B, and C safety standards, doesn’t a Type B safety standard take... Read More

Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?
Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?

According to the International Labor Organization, every 15 seconds approximately 160 workers have... Read More

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