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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Joral releases true non-contact rotary encoder

Joral releases true non-contact rotary encoder

The Joral PE18 ProxEncoder non-contact rotary encoder product line receives a square housing with side sense capacity. Enhancing the original PE18 proximity style form factor, the new rectangular design allows for easy mounting on flat surfaces. Two USPTO patents enable the PE18-BX ProxEncoder to detect on-axis rotation with up to 0.5" (12mm) air gap between the application and sensor.  

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Smart plug-and-play flowmeter for utilities from Endress+Hauser

Smart plug-and-play flowmeter for utilities from Endress+Hauser

In industrial process measurement and automation, demand is steadily rising for simple, reliable and maintenance-free measuring instruments in a pocket-sized format. The new Picomag from Endress+Hauser fulfills such requirements, making no compromises. Not only does it measure the flow of electrically conductive fluids, but also their process temperature. In addition, Picomag offers customers easy commissioning with Bluetooth using its SmartBlue App, as well as seam-less system integration thanks to IO-Link technology. This makes Picomag absolutely ready for Industry 4.0.

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Multipoint flow meter from FCI helps monitor stack gas emissions

Engineers responsible for reporting stack gas emissions data to federal, state or local authorities will appreciate the optional Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) and Continuous Emissions Rate Monitoring System (CERMS) applications package available with the next-gen MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI).

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Fieldbus transmitter added to popular variable area flow meter

Fieldbus transmitter added to popular variable area flow meter

Brooks Instrument, a world leader in precision fluid measurement and control technology, has added a new FOUNDATION Fieldbus transmitter to its popular MT3809 variable area (VA) flow meter, making it easier for users to integrate the unit into their automation control systems for more efficient data capture and digital communication across the plant enterprise.

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ABB to integrate Baldor Electric Canada into global brand

ABB to integrate Baldor Electric Canada into global brand

ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Canada company name into its global ABB brand as a part of its Next Level strategy, which includes harmonizing different ABB-owned brands under the global ABB master brand. Beginning March 1, 2018, Baldor Electric Canada, a member of the ABB group for more than seven years, will be known as ABB Motor and Mechanical (Canada) Inc.

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​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced GreenLync 2.0, an enhanced electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.  Momentum utilizes the most advanced proprietary technologies to provide valuable real-time information to drivers, fleet managers and technicians to effectively manage, diagnose and service CNG vehicles.  GreenLync 2.0 technology provides drivers with information they've never had before, focusing on driver confidence and providing a more diesel-like experience.  Through collaboration with Cummins, the system is designed to reduce false occurrences of engine fault codes, and further, GreenLync 2.0 technology can integrate with telematics platforms to enable fleet managers to understand their vehicle performance and optimize fuel management. 

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HARTING connectors provide corrosion resistance in harsh conditions

HARTING connectors provide corrosion resistance in harsh conditions

HARTING's new M12 INOX connectors are made of high grade stainless steel to provide superior corrosion resistance in harsh environments, indoor or outdoor. M12 connectivity is standardized and reliable, widely used in industries like transportation, factory automation and robotics. M12 connectors stand up well in most applications, even outdoors, but when the operating environment is especially harsh - for example, extreme salt spray or mist - a stainless steel connector like the IP 65/67-rated M12 INOX is required. 

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Flow switch from FCI protects pumps from dry running

FLT93 Flow Switch

Engineers responsible for optimizing the up time of process flow networks in a wide range of demanding industries will find the FLT93 Flow Switch from  Fluid Components International (FCI)  provides a reliable early warning alert to the potential of dry running conditions, cavitation and other pump issues that can lead to emergency shutdowns, service interruptions and unplanned costly maintenance.

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Schneider Electric named to World's Most Admired Companies list for 2018

Schneider Electric named to World's Most Admired Companies list for 2018

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been named as one of the World's Most Admired Companies, according to the 2018 list published by Fortune. This year, the company ranks fifth in the electronics industry, three places higher than in 2017, reflecting its growing reputation as an all-round achiever in its industry, pursuing innovation with a strong focus on sustainability. 

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Wireless inclinometer from SignalFire monitors tank hatches and pump jack motion

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduces the TiltSCOUT, a new, patent-pending, intrinsically safe wireless inclinometer for tank hatch detection and pump jack motion monitoring. The innovative device helps mitigate environmental and safety risks associated with accidental emissions from tanks by monitoring and reporting the status (opened, partially opened, closed) of the tank's hatch. The built-in, three-axis sensor continually monitors the hatch and wirelessly transmits status if the tank hatch is moved. This feedback can help operators avoid or minimize environmental and unsafe gas emissions from a tank. 

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Honeywell offers mixed-reality simulation for plant personnel training

Honeywell now offers a cloud-based simulation tool that uses a combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities. With as much as 50 percent of industrial plant personnel due to retire within the next five years, the Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency is designed to bring new industrial workers up to speed quickly by enhancing training and delivering it in new and contemporary ways. 

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