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AutomationDirect adds new series and models of enclosures from Hammond. Hammond data communication racks provide a housing to mount data communication equipment and devices used in industrial environments. Wall-mount swing­out rack enclosures include 19-inch mounting rails for easy installation of network access equipment. Rack cabinets and open wall-mount racks are ideal for securing equipment to vertical surfaces in limited spaces.      

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The new Prosense Basic series of proximity sensors offer great value for general industrial applications.

These round inductive proximity sensors made from nickel-plated brass are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm. Flush and non-flush mount styles are available in sensing distances up to 15mm and offer an LCP (liquid crystal polymer) active face.

PNP logic models are available with either a N.O. or N.C. output; NPN logic is also available with a N.O. output.

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AutomationDirect adds new series and models of enclosures from Hammond. Hammond data communication ...
Bel Power Solutions recently announced the ABS601 (industrial) and MBS601 (medical) ...
EnerSys is teaming up with TravelCenters of America (TA) to offer ODYSSEY Performance and NorthStar ...
ABR Series barcode readers can now be used to solve even more track and trace applications. New to ...
In line with our commitment to provide products with innovative design, superior quality and ...
Bourns Magnetics Product Line is releasing the Model SM353230-181N7Y, SM453230-121N7Y and ...
Excelitas Technologies Corp. has recently released the latest version of its popular Qioptiq ...
nVent Electric plc has recently introduced its Universal Free-Stand enclosure portfolio. Specially ...
Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, was recently ...
Klein Tools recently introduced a new 7/16’’ quick connect adapter, engineered to add ...

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Control panels in the international market are subject to requirements for protection against ...
A short-circuit current rating (SCCR)1 is the maximum current a device or system can safely ...
 Machines, their control panels, and other types of electrical equipment must be designed and ...
Electrical planning is one of the essential steps in the development of a new machine or production ...
As we inch closer to the upcoming Industrial Control Panel Symposium, an event that we are sure all ...
In this edition of Allied’s “Ask The Expert” series, the topic is industrial ...
Excessive inrush currents combined with harmonics triggered by Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in ...
When control equipment is used in the U.S., the UL standards have to be complied with in respect of ...
Texas Instruments recently introduced the industry’s first zero-drift Hall-effect current ...
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Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a Bebco EPS® purge and pressurization system designed specifically for use with large enclosures in Zone 1 hazardous areas. The 6100 series purge and pressurization system can purge an enclosure over 450 cubic feet (12.2 cubic meters), making it the largest purging system available from Pepperl+Fuchs. The 6100 series system is perfect for applications in the chemical/petrochemical and oil and gas industries.

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Even the most neatly printed or perfectly etched barcodes can eventually degrade to the point of ...
Only with precise and reliable process control and continuous monitoring can you ensure product ...
The Southwire Carrollton Utility Products plant (SCUPP) recently recertified its ISO 14001 ...
Parker Hannifin will present the first in a new series of ‘Expert Insights’ tech talks on ...
Emerson has recently announced the opening of its new Branson welding and assembly technologies’ ...
Industry 4.0 and digital processes are indispensable for future manufacturing growth. While many ...
nVent Electric plc recently released its results from an independent ISO 9001 certified laboratory ...
B&R has added Fredrik Holmberg to its business development team as an expert in the ...
Amid a global health crisis that accelerated the need for digital transformation and technologies ...
PNOZ has been synonymous with the safety of man and machine since 1987. With an ...

Orion Fans IP69K-rated AC and DC fans are the optimal solution for restrictive environments. The IP69K rating ensures that no damage will occur to electronics during washdown procedures and that no contaminants will enter the fan motor. These fans are rigorously spray tested with 80°C water every 30 seconds with the spray nozzle being 4-6 inches from the fan. The water sprays from 4 angles and is considered a high-pressure stream.

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To maintain compliance with OSHA lockout/tagout standard 1910.147, it is required to perform annual inspections of both the procedures and employee competency in lockout/tagout practices. Annual audits are an important part of a lockout/tagout program because audits can reveal inconsistencies and problems.

When it comes to annual audits, there are three main steps to complete:

  •    -   LOTO procedure audit
  •    -   Authorized employee compliance review
  •    -   Addressing any deficiencies in people, procedures, and processes

 
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Variations in the printing or marking method of barcodes and direct part marks (DPMs) - including poor ink distribution, incorrect thermal printer heat settings, or uneven pressure in surface abrasion - can hamper readability. Since no-reads can make production inefficient, it's important to understand the types of print/mark inconsistencies and their causes.

Here, each category of inconsistency will be defined and then some possible solutions discussed.

 

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Molex recently unveiled the results of a global survey of automotive decision makers depicting top trends and technologies impacting “car of the future” strategies and business decisions. Survey findings validate the critical role of data, software and networking in enabling electrification and connectivity—identified as the two most important areas of innovation.

“It’s an exciting time in the automotive industry, and this survey underscores the accelerated pace of investment and innovation,” said Mike Bloomgren, SVP, president, Transportation & Industrial Solutions, Molex. “The results also reinforce our mission to design and deliver critical electronics solutions that form the central nervous system of tomorrow’s connected cars.”

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