Featured in this issue:      NES Rentals Holdings, Inc.  |  American Water Works Association (AWWA)  |  Res-Kem LLC  |  FLSmidth  |  Conviron  |  SAB North America  |  KCF Technologies, Inc.
 
26 August 2014
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Bring Your Own Device Strategies Bring Value and Innovation
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Bring Your Own Device Strategies Bring Value and Innovation
 
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement gives employees access to plant and enterprise data through the use of their own personal smartphones or tablets. Such unfettered access, however, causes concern among employers about security breaches, misuse of information, and taxing of IT resources. Developing a comprehensive BYOD strategy can alleviate risks while promoting operational excellence. Facility managers need to decide which application architecture to deploy, how to delineate user segments, and how to establish a solid end-user agreement. By adopting these strategies, management opens the door to better communication, empowerment of personnel, and real-time connection to all links in the supply chain.
 
 
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Fastest Way to Rent Online
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NESRentals.com is the fastest, easiest way to rent online. Place orders 24/7, from any device. Register easily with our streamlined credit application and e-signature feature. Manage your account anytime, anywhere — with the safety and reliability you only get from NES Rentals. Sign up now: NESRentals.com.
 
 
 
 
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Program Execution Excellence Through Verification Management
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Program Execution Excellence Through Verification Management
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Attend this Webinar to learn how to achieve consistent program execution excellence through Verification Management. Participants will learn how to ensure all verification events are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, and individual tests are linked to the necessary resources, providing full traceability. With the ability to re-use verification procedures and results, Verification Management helps you reduce costs, improve product quality, and deliver programs on-time and on-budget. Register today for Webinar access.
 
 
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Proper Instrumentation for Precision Power Measurements
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Proper Instrumentation for Precision Power Measurements
 
To determine which device to use when measuring the mechanical and electrical power of motors and drives, first consider the frequency range of the parameters, then the level of accuracy required, and the instrumentation's impedance and load. This second installment of a three-part series discusses using current and potential transformers and related instruments.
 
 
 
 
Stepper Motors Step Up Their Game
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Stepper Motors Step Up Their Game
 
For applications that call for minimal wires, extra safety precautions, and less demand on a system, stepper motors provide the right fit. Furthermore, microstepping technology has enabled a smoother motion and more precise control. Find out about other parameters for which steppers are suitable from Control Design's extensive article.
 
Automation & Instrumentation . . .
 
Fine Tune Vision with Camera, Software Smarts
 
The number of cameras needed in a vision system depends on cost, operating environment, programming requirements, and operator interaction. Software complexity and image sensor resolution further drive purchasing decisions in many cases. Read on about additional aspects worth considering when creating or upgrading a vision solution.
 
 
 
Fine Tune Vision with Camera, Software Smarts
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New Technologies Shift Industrial Automation into IT
 
The Internet of Things is bringing unprecedented connectivity among devices and systems, resulting in industrial automation systems with greater computing capacity and capabilities. This short article from Automation.com looks at the impact of embedded processors and how they are pushing data collection and intelligence to the edge of the plant-floor network.
 
 
 
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Blending Silo Techniques for Bulk Material Handling
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Blending Silo Techniques for Bulk Material Handling
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FLSmidth presents four powerful solutions to save you time and money. Air and gravity-based equipment combine for a mixture of energy-efficient, cost-effective, low maintenance, and space saving blending. At FLSmidth, we engineer all our blending silos to maximize the benefits of fluidization and gravity technologies over mechanical counterparts.
 
 
 
 
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Manage the Biggest Safety Pain Points
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Despite the best-laid plans, safety hazards do arise as a result of the human condition. These risks often are due to under-trained or inattentive workers, insufficient first aid training and/or supplies, and inadequate maintenance. In many cases, however, each of these problems has an easily implementable solution.
 
 
 
 
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Establishing a predictive maintenance model can be daunting, yet its benefits outweigh the burden. Start the process by following best practices such as categorizing the highest-priority assets and recognizing the hazards of over-maintaining. Then, analyze how well your predictive maintenance improves sustainability and operational excellence.
 
Products & Services . . .
 
Signal Light Indicates Equipment Status Changes
 
The rugged NE signal light from Patlite produces seven different colors to alert personnel about variations in equipment or environmental conditions. Suited for industrial settings with a rated voltage of 12-24 VDC, the compact unit features an opaque white lens cover that uniformly diffuses the light source.
 
 
 
Signal Light Indicates Equipment Status Changes
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Remote Terminals Target Hazardous Areas
 
Built to global hazardous certification standards, the MTL GECMA RT remote operating terminal from Eaton comprises five electronic modules that allow for easy-to-install upgrades. A cable running between the control room and device offers secure data transmission, while a visual alarm immediately warns users of a process failure.
 
 
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Innovation: SAB Specialty Cable
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Innovation: SAB Specialty Cable
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When predesigned cable doesn't meet specifications, design the correct cable for your exact application. The strength of SAB lies not only in the production of standardized cable, but also in the development and manufacturing of special products that meet and exceed your specifications. Learn more about SAB North America.
 
 
 
 
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Online Technology Degrees for Working Adults
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Published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, and available from IHS, this 122-page standard covers electrical insulating gloves and mitts. Composite gloves and products to be used with over-gloves are described.

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Seeing Safely with Electro-sensitive Protective Equipment
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Seeing Safely with Electro-sensitive Protective Equipment
 
This part of the IEC 61496 specifies requirements for the design, construction, and testing of electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE). This equipment is designed specifically to detect persons as part of a safety-related system, employing vision-based protective devices (VBPDs) using passive reference patterns (VBPDPP) for the sensing function.

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