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Maintenance

The self-contained and DIN rail mounted IP20 module with an integral LCD display provides access to time-stamped surge event data, and makes it possible to verify how many transient events have occurred, along with their timing. It counts the current pulses greater than a set threshold value that are discharged by PE conductors on surge protection devices....
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Weidmuller: Surge Detector And Recorder

The Varitector Logger 30 is designed to detect transient surges over 50 A in ground circuits of industrial control systems.
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award

Dow’s specialty chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, was given the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award for its reliability improvement program that involved monitoring critical control valves.
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Manage Reliability to Keep Your Assets Ticking

Use the information from your production equipment to overhaul your asset management and maintenance practices, becoming more proactive and decreasing unplanned downtime.
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Telcos Becoming More Prominent in Manufacturing
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Telcos to Play More Prominent Role in Manufacturing

Expanding use of Ethernet to connect machines, devices, and entire systems to each other and to operators is leading telcos to become more heavily involved in manufacturing, starting with remote maint
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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Asset Reliability a Performance Indicator

The methodologies for managing assets to ensure reliable performance first began to be developed by the airline and power industries and the U.S. military in the 1970s.
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Managing for Reliability Key to Asset Performance

The powerful combination of smart devices and communication networks has great potential for helping industrial plants achieve significant gains in productivity and efficiency.
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Turck: Overmolded M40 Connectors

These overmolded M40 powerfast connectors deliver durable power connectivity in demanding environments.
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Phoenix Contact: Basic Electronic Monitoring Relays

The EMD-BL comes in smaller package and is available with push-in technology.
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Honeywell: Alarm Management Software

DynAMo Alarm Suite reduces the overall number of alarms while helping operators focus and respond to those most critical.
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ISA Names Beamex as Calibration Partner

ISA and Beamex will provide and develop a range of calibration resources for members and customers.
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Rockwell to Acquire vMonitor

The acquisition will add wireless wellhead monitoring, among other products, to Rockwell Automation’s toolbox, giving it a further step into the oil and gas industry.
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Equipment Complaints as Diagnostic Clues

The latest generation of diagnostic and prognostic technology can monitor and analyze such clues so you can apply the right dose of preventive maintenance early enough to cut costs, extend service lif
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Combining Vision & Visibility
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Production Insights, Part 1: Combining Vision & Visibility

A former production manager at Pepsi Bottling Ventures shares his experience in aligning business vision and technology-driven visibility to drive organizational growth and reduce operating costs.
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Weidmuller: DIN-Rail Mounted Circuit Breakers

The BR Series are UL 489 Branch rated and the SU Series are UL 1077 approved for Supplementary protection.
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IDEAL Industries: Handheld Ethernet Cable Tester

The IENet PRO Industrial Ethernet Cable Tester integrates M12 and RJ45 ports and shows results in Profinet format.
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Turck: Overmolded Valve Plug Cordsets for Harsh Environments

The overmolded face eliminates the need for an additional sealing gasket, ensuring optimal performance in harsh environments.
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Combining Condition Monitoring and Remote Access
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Asset Maintenance: Combining Condition Monitoring and Remote Access

Monogram Aerospace Fasteners adopts Siemens’ cloud-based Electronic Production Services suite as a central component of an extended services contract, reducing maintenance resolution issues by as much
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OEE: Bridging the Software and Process Divide
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OEE: Bridging the Software and Process Divide

GE Intelligent Platforms releases Proficy OEE to help quantify OEE as a key performance indicator to drive continuous improvement.
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IMI Sensors: Mechanical Vibration Switch

The Model 685A09 provides a much better sensitivity adjustment than traditional designs.
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