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Posted: Mar 9, 2018
Categories: LED Lighting
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Use these 7 steps to get started on your Lighting Audit

A lighting audit is an important step in determining which lighting fixtures need replacing or updating. Conducting a lighting audit can help you implement cost-effective changes to benefit your business or facility, and give you a better handle on an expected project cost and return on investment. Plus, it will provide you a baseline of what is already in your facility, identifying potential installation conditions if any issues were to arise.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018
Categories: LED Lighting
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Agricultural Company, Monsanto, Improves Energy Savings and Safety with an LED Retrofit at their Production Facility

Undertaking a full LED lighting retrofit at, not one, but two manufacturing facilities is a daunting task, but our partners at Acuity Brands were up for the challenge. Their complete LED lighting retrofit at Monsanto’s facilities met both lighting quality and efficiency project requirements.

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018
Categories: LED Lighting
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This “Cliff Notes” Version Of Title 24 Will Provide You Important Questions To Ask When Planning Your Lighting Retrofit Project.

California’s Title 24 is a very extensive energy code standard for new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings. In today’s post we present five questions to ask when determining the minimum lighting control (per Title 24) when retrofitting a specific space.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2018
Categories: LED Lighting
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Santa Cruz Wastewater Facility completed a lighting retrofit reducing their energy consumption and improving safety with Dialight LED Fixtures

Today we would like to share a case study from our partners at Dialight, who helped the City of Santa Cruz replace their older fixtures at their wastewater facility with new LEDs, which reduced their energy usage and costs by more than 50%.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2018
Categories: LED Lighting
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Increase Energy Savings for your Warehouse or Manufacturing Facility with these Lighting Control Strategies from Acuity Brands

It goes without saying that for any facility, you need appropriate lighting to provide a safe work environment and improve work performance. Lighting requires energy and energy costs money, but with the right lighting control strategy you can reduce your facility’s operating costs.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2017
Categories: Software
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How to share a Rockwell Automation software license between two or more computers with a USB Software Dongle

Working with our industrial automation customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, at times we see customers struggling with managing their software licenses between users. Most Rockwell Automation software licenses are single seat, which means they can only be used by one person at a time. Occasionally, however, there are times when you might not have access to the computer with the activated license or need to share the license with a colleague.

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Posted: Jun 9, 2017
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Author: Dan Rodgers

Decrease downtime and increase safety with electronic weigh scale calibration

The advantages of electronic weigh scale calibration include decreasing downtime and increasing safety, while maintaining necessary compliance standards. Here is a comparison of traditional versus Hardy C2 electronic weigh scale calibration:

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Posted: Jun 9, 2017
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Author: Dan Rodgers

Calibrate your weigh scale in three steps

Problem: Calibrating weigh scales can be time consuming and costly, with downtime and personnel safety being the main concerns.

Solution: Electronic Weigh Scale Calibration by Hardy Process Solutions C2 Calibration decreases time and resources spent on calibration

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting a CodeMeter-based Rockwell Automation Software Activation

If you are moving or transferring, also known as rehosting, a CodeMeter-based activation/license, there is one extra step to complete the process. Follow all steps on Part II How to Rehost without Internet Access on the Current Host Device. Once completing the steps outlined in Part II, you will have transferred the activations to the pool of activations for rehosting. You will need to return to the initial host device to remove the activation binding to the CodeMeter container.

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with no Internet Access on either of your Devices

Moving or Transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we review how to rehost software when you have no internet access on either of your devices. If you have internet access on one device or just on the device to which you are transferring the software, go to these posts:

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