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Along with the latest industry news, Manufacturing AUTOMATION presents
Robotic, Hydraulic and Pneumatic
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Machine Safety Tips Part 2 - An outline of what your lockout program should include WATCH


Rockwell and Cisco launch training course
The demand for skilled professionals who understand the exchange between IT and operations technology (OT) is increasing as the industrial plant floor and corporate enterprise become more connected. In response, Rockwell Automation, in collaboration with Strategic Alliance partner Cisco, has launched a new training course to help IT and OT professionals overcome the challenges of converging their network technologies. Learn more.

Carlo Gavazzi honours distributor with “Outstanding Achievement Award"
Manufacturers Automation Inc. recently received an "Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award" for 2014 from Carlo Gavazzi. Learn more.

Harting names new sales director for Canada
Harting has appointed veteran sales executive Claude Langlois as sales director for Canada, heading up its expanding sales and customer engagement for the Canadian market. Meet the new addition.

U.S. durable goods orders surge in July
Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month. Learn more.

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How to lower plant costs using power factor correction
In electrical engineering, power factor is the ratio of real power to the apparent power flowing to the load from the source. From a business standpoint, it’s important to understand how having a low power factor raises your plant’s power bill. Learn more.

Calendar of Events:

September 8-13: IMTS 2014 - Chicago, Ill.

September 8-13:
Motion, Drive and Automation North America - Chicago, Ill.

September 8-13:
Industrial Automation North America - Chicago, Ill.

September 23-24:
Advanced Manufacturing Expo featuring RAPID Conference and Exposition - Mississauga, Ont.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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