ABB Panelboard Offers Greater Safety for Low-Voltage Electrical Distribution

The ReliaGear SafeT panelboard, new from ABB Electrification Products division, features an industry-exclusive, finger-safe IP20 SafeT bus stack with plug-in branch devices that significantly improves safe operation in low-voltage electrical power distribution applications.

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Stratix 2500 Switch Addresses Evolving Networking Needs

Manufacturers that use unmanaged network switches but struggle with downtime or security concerns now have an alternative to using managed switches. The Allen-Bradley Stratix 2500 lightly managed switch from Rockwell Automation provides the security, resiliency, segmentation and bandwidth-optimization benefits of a managed switch without the need for extensive configuration. 

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Clearspan Fabric Structures has Aglime Covered for Rogers Group

A Rogers Group Inc. plant, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., was in need of a structure to allow year-round storage of aglime, which is only used by customers during spring and fall. “The material must be covered or rain will wash it away. In the past we had no structure at all, so we weren’t able to store it for future sales,” said Division Production Manager Ronny Buttrum.

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Mack Trucks Announces Automatic Standby Mode

Mack Trucks announced Automatic Standby Mode, a pioneering option for its 6 x 2 liftable pusher axle available on Mack Pinnaclehighway models. The 6 x 2 with liftable pusher axle offers improved fuel efficiency and productivity benefits and is designed for applications that haul out heavy and return empty, such as bulk haul. The addition of Automatic Standby Mode eliminates the need for the driver to manually push buttons to initiate standby mode, simplifying operation. 

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3 Maintenance Myths That Are Eating Your Cake

Who said, “Let them eat cake?” Marie Antoinette, many people will assuredly reply. This idea was first espoused in 1766, when Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote of an incident he recalled from some 25 years earlier, in which an unnamed “great princess” was told that the country people had no bread. “Then let them eat cake,” she replied. When Rousseau wrote of this, Marie Antoinette was an 11-year-old child in Austria (the French Revolution would not begin for another 23 years!)

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