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October 2012

ABB IRC 5 Test Stand

POSTED: 10/22/2012

Allen Bradley Kinetix Drive

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System test Capability: Allen Bradley Kinetix Drive The system is Controlled by an Allen Bradley 1756-M16E SERCOS Module Installed in a 1756-L55 Procsesor Rack.  Click here to learn more: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Kinetix%20Drive%20tech%20bulletin.pdf  

Allen Bradley 1771 IMC Motion

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System Test Capability of Allen Bradley 1771 IMC Motion: Test Stand is utilized to test SLCS components that interface with IMC Motion Control Systems.  Click on the link to learn more: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Allen%20Bradley%201771%20IMC%20Motion.pdf  

G&L 8000A Control Test Stand

by G&L 8000A Control Test Stand

POSTED: 10/22/2012

New Repair and System Test Capabilities- View here to learn about our latest G&L 8000A Control Test Stand: http://www.k-and-s.com/PDF/Tech%20Bulletin%20-%20GL%208000A.pdf

July 2012

Selecting Cables for VFD Applications

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Review four cable design factors to maximize reliability in drive applications For all their energy savings and process control benefits, variable frequency drive (VFD) systems have a downside too. When these drives fail, they can bring motor-driven industrial processes to a dead stop. To avoid this costly downtime, smart

Understand Connector Selection to Avoid Downtime

by Lapp Group USA, Product Management

POSTED: 07/19/2012

A typical manufacturing plant today will have thousands, or even many thousands, of electrical connections on both fixed equipment and moving machines. And it’s just a matter of time before some of those connections fail or wear out, bringing production machines to a dead stop. One way to minimize this

The Importance of Oil Resistant Cable

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Introduction The demands of the industrial environment are on going, with ever changing trends. Cables, which were once able to sustain functional and operational integrity a decade ago, would not be adequate to survive in the environment of a present day manufacturing site. Everywhere, from the Renewable Energy Industry, Automotive

NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

by John Gavilanes, Director of Engineering, Lapp USA

POSTED: 07/19/2012

Meeting the New NFPA 79 2012 Cable Requirements NFPA-79 is the section of the National Electrical Code (NEC) that focuses on electrical wiring standards used with industrial machinery. NFPA-79 applies to the electrical equipment used within a wide variety of machines — and groups of machines — working together in

March 2012

Innovative 'DeltaSpot' Spot Welding Process

POSTED: 03/08/2012

Innovative process for resistance spot-welding of aluminum sheets proves its worth among users   Although resistance spot-welding has a decade-long track record in the joining of steel sheet, when used on aluminum it always met with tight constraints in terms of productivity and feasibility. For in the conventional resistance spot-welding

February 2012

Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 02/15/2012

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.   The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a $200 million refurbishment atThe RSC Lightlock system operates using Newton’s third law of motion:

Focusing on Dark Energy

POSTED: 02/15/2012

The HETDEX project is the first major experiment to search for dark energy in the universe using a set of spectrographs to map the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies.   The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (left) shown with its

January 2012

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 01/18/2012

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 01/18/2012

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts, “Robothespian” stands five feet nine inches tall, with

November 2011

Finding Hidden Treasures in Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/04/2011

Planning ahead for short- and long-term growth is a basic strategy for business in any economic environment in all industries producing any kind of product. Industry looks for proven solutions that may assist in improving the bottom line regardless of which domain


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