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Why Get a Line Reactor?

Why Get a Line Reactor?

Protect Your Drives and Avoid Downtime

A line reactor is an inductor that absorbs high voltage microsecond transients that can damage the Variable Frequency Drives running your facility. Line reactors achieve this by slowing the rise time of the voltage spike to keep your VFDs safe. Line reactors are a relatively inexpensive way to protect several drives in an installation.

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Rockwell Automation Product Support - TechConnect

Rockwell Automation Product Support - TechConnect

24x7x365 Technical Support for Allen-Bradley Products

In the Industrial Automation Industry many people only call customer service when they have a product issue. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of these requests are made late in the afternoon to a manufacturer support line across the country or overseas. An afternoon support request may not be answered until the following business day. Rockwell Automation and Buckles-Smith take a different approach.

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Why Implement Buckles Smith’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?

Why Implement Buckles Smith’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?

Minimize your costs with Buckles-Smith’s VMI

As part of Buckles-Smith’s Supply Chain Solutions we can provide your company with a customized Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Solution. Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Buckles-Smith provides VMI services to both end users and machine builders. Leverage your relationship with Buckles-Smith to effectively outsource a significant portion of your supply chain management. This service allows your company to focus on its core competencies, while reducing acquisition and material handling costs with zero increase in cost of goods.

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Author: Bob Schmidt
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Counter Machine Vibration & Improve Weight Readings in Industrial Application

Counter Machine Vibration & Improve Weight Readings in Industrial Application

Eliminate the effects of machine vibration on your weight scale readings

Motors, mixers, conveyors, forklifts and other machinery operating near or around your scales can interfere with an accurate weight reading. With each machine, unique vibratory forces corrupt the weight signal, causing fluctuations on weight displays and inaccurate batch weights, slowing down your operation, creating downtime, and ultimately costing you money.

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Author: Dan Rodgers
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How to Backup a Logix Controller Program - Part I

How to Backup a Logix Controller Program - Part I

Your guide to backup your Logix Controller Program

Today we will cover the first three steps on how to backup your Allen-Bradley Logix Controller Program to your PC. The detailed steps include:

  1. Connecting to a Serial Controller
  2. Establishing a RSLinx Connection
  3. Launching RSLogix 5000

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How to Search for Allen-Bradley Product Lifecycle Status

How to Search for Allen-Bradley Product Lifecycle Status

Find out the Lifecycle Status of your Product

This easy to use search tool from Rockwell Automation allows you to check the lifecycle status of your Rockwell products. The Product Lifecycle Status Tool enables users to determine status for Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs, Variable Frequency Drives, Motion Controllers, Distributed I/O and Network Interfaces.  Here’s a quick guide on how to find the page and search for your product’s lifecycle.

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Author: Peter Plough
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Hoffman Line Extension on Mild Steel Enclosures & Junction Boxes

Hoffman Line Extension on Mild Steel Enclosures & Junction Boxes

104 new models added!

Hoffman’s Mild Steel CONCEPT line has now been extended by 104 new models. The extension to their well-known and liked CONCEPT line ensures that you have more size options to choose from and quicker lead times. This increase in the number of standard models makes Hoffman’s line one of the largest offerings in the market. Check out the spec sheets for the CONCEPT Enclosure and Junction Box lines.

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New Liquidtight Fittings

New Liquidtight Fittings

Thomas & Betts' Quick-Connect Liquidtight Fittings

Thomas & Betts offers a variety of fittings that are suitable for a wide range of installations. Designed to withstand demanding environments, today we are going to talk about one of Thomas & Betts’ newest fittings:

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New Motor Disconnects

New Motor Disconnects

for Food & Beverage Customers

Hubbell has been hard at work making improvements to their product offerings for the Food & Beverage industry. We will go over what those improvements are and give you a look at a couple of Hubbell’s disconnect switches that can help improve your facility.

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B-Line 4Dimension Channel

B-Line 4Dimension Channel

Game Changer?

Today we are bringing it back to the basics with one of our favorite electrical representatives, Bob Powell from ElectroRep. Bob’s going to talk about strut. We hope you are equally impressed by the time and cost savings this new product will bring to the market.

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