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OCTOBER FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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Best Practices for Installing AC Drives

In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Jim Kluck, you will learn about important factors to consider when installing drives. Also,

What can you do with groov?
Show production status on HDTV, use a low cost machine interface, simplify building controls, make service calls mobile, and make changes fast!
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RESOURCES

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  • Parker Hannifin introduces Rapid Service Unit

    Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received. MORE

  • ISA announces Android version of InTech Plus mobile app

    The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals’ access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and... MORE

  • GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool 
    GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool

    Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with a motor. MORE

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment 
    Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment

    By Jeffrey Cohen
    Although the price to acquire equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the... MORE

  • The Risk Reduction Process Utilizing a Hierarchy of Controls 
    The Risk Reduction Process Utilizing a Hierarchy of Controls

    By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
    After safety risks have been identified, evaluated and analyzed, there will inevitably be... MORE

  • ICONICS’ New Industrial Mobile HMI Apps Reflect Commitment to Any Glass, Anywhere 
    ICONICS’ New Industrial Mobile HMI Apps Reflect...

    By Janice Abel and Craig Resnick, ARC Advisory Group
    Industrial software developers are starting to introduce new applications designed to run on... MORE

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency 
    PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency

    Automation World
    For air filter manufacturer K&N Engineering, a high number of simultaneous parallel processes taxed an older test system. A... MORE

  • Project Magnet extends the life of Whyalla Steelworks 
    Project Magnet extends the life of Whyalla Steelworks

    What’s New in Process Technology
    Project Magnet converted the Whyalla Steelworks to a magnetite iron ore feed. The project required a completely... MORE

  • BMW implements automatic crack detection for pressed parts 
    BMW implements automatic crack detection for pressed parts

    What’s New in Process Technology
    At BMW in Munich, defective wheel housings were previously only recognised at the out feed of the press line.... MORE

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    EVENTS

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    November 2, 2014 - November 5, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    Only PACK EXPO focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing you to technologies and ideas from all different industries. It’s the one place you can discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible.

    November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014
    São Paulo , Brazil


    Brazil Automation 2014 - 18th International Congress and Exhibit on Automation, Systems and Instrumentation – gathers domestic and foreign companies that supply services and technology to companies that consume automation of processes control and manufacturing.

    November 5, 2014 - November 7, 2014
    Las Vegas , NV, USA


    Remote Monitoring & Control 2014 will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.

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    TRAINING

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    July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    Online , KS, USA


    This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.

    June 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015


    This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to...

    September 11, 2014 - July 16, 2015


    This course will provide attendees with the knowledge and the tools required to successfully supervise and manage departments and groups involved in industrial control systems (manufacturing, sales, design, installation or maintenance).