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Sniffing out an intermittent high-voltage fault
Sniffing out an intermittent high-voltage fault

Detective work found the root cause for a high-voltage electrical fault after repeated breaker trips. Here's how. Recently, I received a late evening call from the controls engineer at a local chemical plant. He was seeking help troubleshooting a high-voltage electrical problem. Blown fuses on one of its 12.5 kV... Read More

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Can and should vendors fill the engineering gap?
Can and should vendors fill the engineering gap?

There are many reasons why end users and equipment builders require the help of outside engineering services. One is a long-term engineering shortage. I know this firsthand when filling open... Read More

Use total cost to justify automation for reshoring
Use total cost to justify automation for reshoring

Manufacturers should analyze total costs to justify use of automation for reshoring manufacturing closer to demand, according to Harry C. Moser, founder and president, Reshoring Initiative. The... Read More

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Right-sizing a motion control system can improve energy efficiency
Right-sizing a motion control system can improve energy efficiency

Manufacturers are always looking to improve energy efficiency, which effectively improves their bottom line. The manufacturers who are successful in this endeavor seldom go it alone. They enlist... Read More

Manufacturing centers to focus on digital design, metal alloys
Manufacturing centers to focus on digital design, metal alloys

The expected announcement Tuesday of two manufacturing innovation institutes in Chicago and Detroit will continue the Obama Administration’s emphasis on high-tech manufacturing while creating a... Read More

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Software platform for robotics series
Software platform for robotics series

Rethink Robotics' Intera 3 is an upgrade to its software platform designed to double the... Read More

Brushless slotless motor for high performance applications
Brushless slotless motor for high performance applications

Portescap's 16ECH brushless motor is designed specifically for high performance applications... Read More

EC: SL series stacklights
EC: SL series stacklights

The SL Series is Eaton's newest range of stacklight solutions designed to improve control over key... Read More

EC: mGuard Secure Cloud
EC: mGuard Secure Cloud

The mGuard Secure Cloud (mSC) from Phoenix Contact is a web-based service that allows FL mGuard... Read More

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