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Strategic Industrial Network Design: When Good Enough isn’t Good Enough Anymore

In most manufacturing facilities, there is a point person everyone turns to for their shop floor network needs. When a new device needs to be plugged in, a change needs to be made, or a problem is encountered, they rely on their de facto architect and keeper of the Frankenstein Network. For the purposes of […]

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Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set & Forget Procedures

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with […]

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Maximize Safety, Productivity & Reliability in Industrial Cable Installation with Southwire SIMpull Solutions®

As the operating climate for electrical contractors has become more competitive, many in the industry are looking for new avenues to win bids and maximize profitability. With wire, cable, and conduit installation accounting for roughly 40% of all the material and labor budget on a typical project, any efficiencies that can be gained go a […]

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ABB Sta Kon Ferrule and Installation tool kit

Sta-Kon® Ferrule Kit and Tool Loan Options from ABB Help Organize and Minimize Inventory

There’s something to be said for having the equipment you need and knowing where to find it. That’s the inspiration behind the Sta-Kon® Ferrule and Installation kit from Agilix Solutions manufacturing partner ABB Installation Products. This kit puts everything you need to wire a control panel, including 3,400 high-quality Sta-Kon insulated ferrules and the strip […]

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Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair® 2021 Coming to Houston in November

After going virtual in 2020, Rockwell Automation announced that the 2021 Automation Fair event will be an in-person event this year, with an online hybrid experience also being offered. This year’s event will be held November 10 – 11 in Houston, Texas. As in past years, Automation Fair 2021 will feature engaging keynote presentations, interactive […]

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Hoffman Steinhauer Enclosure modification system

Custom Enclosure Modification Minimizes Human Error and Cuts Lead Times

An off-the-shelf solution has its advantages. It’s often the quickest and most affordable way to get what you need. But when selecting electrical enclosures, off the shelf doesn’t always cut it. Historically, that meant panel builders, OEMs, and end users had two options for making modifications to their enclosures or back panels. They could custom […]

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Carlisle Gold-Ribbon Cog-Belt

Carlisle Gold-Ribbon® Cog-Belts® Increase Energy Efficiency, Power Ratings, and Belt Life

How much are your drive belts costing you in unnecessary energy expenses? That’s probably not a question that keeps you up at night, but maybe it should be. You work hard to get the most from your kilowatt dollars. You’ve invested in premium, energy efficient motors and high efficiency air moving equipment to reduce your […]

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Choose the UPS & IT Monitoring System that Works as Hard as You

You’ve come to rely on solutions from APC to provide “Certainty in a Connected World.” You need tools, resources, and partner solutions that ensure your business is able to respond and perform exactly when needed. Now, the certainty and innovation you count on from APC is even stronger with new power and monitoring solutions that […]

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Dialight ProSite Floodlight Industrial Lighting

Industrial Energy Saving Strategies to Reduce Cost & Environmental Impact

How can we reduce the environmental impact of our operations? It’s a question more and more manufacturers are asking themselves these days. As companies look to become better stewards of the communities they serve, one of the most tangible ways to lessen the ecological carbon footprint of a manufacturing facility is to decrease the amount […]

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Industrial professionals wearing work gloves that meat the standards of ANSI ISEA 138

ANSI/ISEA 138: Everything to Know About the New Hand Impact Standard

Hand injuries are all too common on the job. For that reason, there have long been standards in place for measuring a particular glove’s resistance to cuts, abrasion, heat, and puncture. These standards help us select the right glove to protect a wearer performing a specific task, in specific conditions, with specific hazards. But when […]

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