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Motor shaft grounding can enhance reliability in your inverter-fed motor
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While variable frequency drives save energy, they sometimes lead to premature bearing and motor failure when not properly grounded and programmed. Beware of this “new” cause of bearing failure and know how to prevent it by eliminating common mode voltage. Read More

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PAT adoption allows for safety in electrical testing
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European system seeing wider adoption in U.S. marketsRead More

Additive manufacturing used for hydraulic workholding
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James Tool Machine & Engineering Inc. uses 3D printing for workholding manufacturing. North Carolina shop uses additive manufacturing to assist in the engineering and building of hydraulic... Read More

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Pneumatic components market: Changes stir tranquil waters
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IHS reports that the pneumatic valve market landscape is starting to radically change as Chinese suppliers start to expand into the U.S. and Europe.Read More

Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors
Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors

Two mistaken ideas about how to dry wet windings have persisted for years. One is that heating the windings with a welding machine is good way to dry out an electric motor. The other is that windings... Read More

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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

Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business
Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business

Why is it important in the United States to identify machine safety standards for your business?... Read More

Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, can you tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding... Read More

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