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Energy Management

Experts say that companies who fail to reduce their energy consumption face a competitive disadvantage. Yet a recent survey found that 50 percent of American companies have never made a serious effort to factor energy waste into their cost of doing business—and then do something about it. If inertia and complacency, as the Delta Institute report suggests,...
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Take Steps to Reduce Energy Consumption

Skolnik Industries, Steelcase and Data Device Corp. are three manufacturers of many who are walking the walk of energy management and seeing good results.
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Motor Production at Siemens Norwood plant.
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Integrated Drive Systems Initiative

The Integrated Drive Systems initiative is designed to highlight the energy efficiency benefits of comprehensive and custom engineered product and service offerings, including gearboxes, couplings, mo
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation: Energy Monitoring and Control Solution

EnergyPAQ, an energy monitoring and control solution, can help industrial facilities lower utility bills, reduce energy consumption and meet energy compliance standards.
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Testing System Added to New U.S. Government Energy Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Systems Integration Facility got a new regenerative 1 MVA AC + DC source system for grid simulation and testing.
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Advantech Corporation: Energy Data Concentrators Enable Remote Monitoring of Meters

The BEMG-4221 and 4222 media gateways are designed for collecting energy usage data from electricity, gas, water meters in such environments and applications as industrial sites, facility energy ma
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Eaton to Acquire Cooper Industries, Form Global Power Management Co.

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton will acquire electrical equipment supplier Cooper. The combined company would have had historical 2011 revenues of $21.5 billion and EBITDA of $3.1 billion.
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Get Paid to Cut Power Consumption

The ability to measure and model energy consumption has benefits that go beyond allocating energy costs to products and processes.
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Danone and SAP Team Up to Analyze and Measure Carbon Footprint Across 35,000 Products

Measuring and reducing carbon footprint of manufacturers and producers has become increasingly important. In some regions of the world, this is becoming mandated.
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Rockwell Acquisition
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Rockwell Acquires Power Systems Maker SoftSwitching

Research shows voltage sags lasting less than two seconds can cause unscheduled downtime. Rockwell Automation now offers a new solution for that problem.
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Bosch Rexroth: Decentralized Servo Drive with Multi-Ethernet

Using a Multi-Ethernet interface, the IndraDrive Mi enables simple realization of modular machine concepts and varied automation structures with one single type of hardware.
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Example of a synchronized drive application in paper processing. Source: Lenze
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Improving Efficiency with Decentralized Machine Drive Topologies

Understanding how the use of decentralized frequency inverters along with motor gear sets can be used to solve simple machine applications and enhance the performance of existing equipment.
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Automation Solutions for the World Trade Center Site: Museum Reflecting Pools

The 9/11 Museum and Memorial site covers eight acres and includes two massive reflecting pools with waterfalls. Delta Fountains and Siemens Industry Inc.
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Hurricane Season and Manufacturing Best Practices

With certain areas of the United States still devastated by flooding and more tropical storms coming, Schneider Electric, (www.schneider-electric.com/us), is urging businesses to take every precaution
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The Benefits of Energy Intelligence

Best-in-class companies have taken a holistic approach toward energy management by effectively changing in business processes, organizational structures, knowledge and performance management.
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DC Brushless Motors

BLV Series DC Brushless motors provide a speed control range of 100 to 4,000 revolutions per minute and are available with a round shaft motor, parallel gear or space-saving hollow shaft flat gear
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For Ultra High Speed Motors and Spindles

Eazy Series Variable Frequency Drive system is designed to precisely manage the electrical current for ultra high-speed motors and spindles using a proprietary PWM sinusoidal waveform.
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Arc-Resistant MCCs Comply with C37.20.7

The re-engineered family of tiastar motor control centers, appropriate to the needs of vertical markets such as water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries, includes what i
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Cloudy with a Chance for Profits

The MESA International North American Conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida September 19-23.
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Re-engineered Arc-Resistant Motor Control Centers

A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, a
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