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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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Flush mount switches for machinery, control cabinet engineering applications
Flush mount switches for machinery, control cabinet engineering applications

EAO Corporation's Series 71 flush mount switches use a mounting system to any PCB with a contained... Read More

Strain gage input module bridges interfaces to transducers
Strain gage input module bridges interfaces to transducers

Dataforth’s MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage input module provides 4 channels of strain gage input that can... Read More

Software integrates remote IO capability
Software integrates remote IO capability

Horner Automation's Cscape 9.6, Service Pack 3 (SP3) software solution is designed to allow users... Read More

Leverless limit switches for extreme operating environments
Leverless limit switches for extreme operating environments

HSI Sensing's Spot On series of leverless limit switches use reed switch technology, have no moving... Read More

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