When mapping out a new machinery or system project it is critical that the correct decisions are made before beginning design. The choices of products, vendors and service providers can make or break a project before it even gets off …

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This is a pretty cool article and Infographic from Dorner. I used to use them a lot in the old Automation Consulting Services, Inc. and working with NAS. As they mention in the infographic and in their blog, a lot …

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First I’d like to apologize for a term I’ve mis-used in the past, that of the OEM. I’ve always considered manufacturers of specific types of industrial equipment to be “OEM”s, or Original Equipment Manufacturers. After looking carefully at the various …

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While many readers may have heard of the Rockwell Retro Encabulator and some of you may have even been involved in its calibration or decirculation, few people realize that it actually evolved from General Electric’s “Turbo Encabulator”. Encabulation technology has …

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This week’s article is a guest post from Doyle Taylor, President of Monico Monitoring, Inc. *************************************** The Role of Monitoring in Industrial Automation Industrial automation and monitoring go hand in hand. In fact, monitoring enables automation. In a world driven …

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Today’s article is a guest post by TiMotion, an electric linear actuator manufacturer. ********************** Get The Essential Facts About Actuators Don’t make the mistake of buying a robot when a simple actuator will do. Robots have become the “go-to” tool …

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Today’s article is a guest post by Glue Machinery Corporation ***************************************** Adhesives Across Industries When is the last time you thought about glue? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not lately.” Adhesives are a part of our everyday …

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Today’s topic derives from a project I have become involved in in my “spare” time. Lately I have been spending a lot more time teaching classes. My project in Miami is mostly complete, so I have been able to get …

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