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World's largest wind turbine test facility aims to resolve stresses of more wind generation
World's largest wind turbine test facility aims to resolve stresses of more wind generation

Clemson University created what it calls the world's largest 15-megawatt (MW) Wind Turbine Drivetrain Test facility to create new technologies for the energy market. The facility, which opened November 2013, uses National Instruments (NI) integrated hardware and software tools.Read More

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Reducing harmonics with IEEE 519 practices, procedures
Reducing harmonics with IEEE 519 practices, procedures

Technology Update: Industrial facilities should include a system evaluation, including a harmonic distortion analysis, while planning facility construction or expansion. Vendors of nonlinear loads,... Read More

Global reshoring efforts aim to boost manufacturing and production
Global reshoring efforts aim to boost manufacturing and production

Make it smart, and make it here!” These are rallying words heard around the world regarding keeping manufacturing and production jobs within their respective countries. The following are global... Read More

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Three ways to transform a manufacturing facility's management and operations
Three ways to transform a manufacturing facility's management and operations

Bombardier Aerospace, a manufacturer of commercial and business aircraft, was consistently over budget and laying off employees before instituting three key management and operational changes to... Read More

Reduce HVAC energy consumption with FHP and VFD operations
Reduce HVAC energy consumption with FHP and VFD operations

Air-cooled chillers can take up a lot of room while expending massive amounts of energy. Integrating FHP and VFD operations is one way to cap energy consumption.Read More

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Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller
Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller

When deciding to apply a device to achieve a safety function, by default, that safety function... Read More

Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation
Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation

Machine safety validation is defined by the international standard ISO 13849-2, Part 2: Validation,... Read More

Machine Safety: ISO 13849-1 status, interlock switch safety
Machine Safety: ISO 13849-1 status, interlock switch safety

Upon reviewing a machine that has two interlock switches mounted to an access door, can you say... Read More

Machine Safety: 12 hazards of unused machinery
Machine Safety: 12 hazards of unused machinery

Look at the 5 levels of hazard mitigation to help determine risk of a machine no longer in use.... Read More

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