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Motor shaft grounding can enhance reliability in your inverter-fed motor
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Variable frequency drives, as useful as they are for saving energy in many applications, may cause premature motor failure without proper grounding. Consider this: As a typical maintenance engineer attends to the regularly scheduled points of interest on the top of the typical commercial building or industrial plant,... Read More

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PAT adoption allows for safety in electrical testing
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Testing electrical equipment before it leaves a manufacturing facility, or before work begins on it at a calibration facility, has become increasingly more important in the United States over the... Read More

Additive manufacturing used for hydraulic workholding
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James Tool designs and manufactures a wide variety of hydraulic workholding devices used in aerospace, automotive, and other high-precision industries. The company, based in Morganton, N.C., recently... Read More

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Pneumatic components market: Changes stir tranquil waters
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The global market for pneumatic valves and actuators, estimated to be worth nearly $8 billion in 2012, is undergoing a competitive shakeup as low-cost Chinese suppliers continue to expand into the... 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: 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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