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August 28, 2019
CIP Security

What is CIP Security?

CIP Security: a new method of securely transmitting data at the protocol level is an additional layer in protecting your communications. Learn why implementing CIP Security should be an important part of your automation network strategy.
August 20, 2019
Powerflex 750 Overtemperatures

Heating up to a Fault

With rising temperatures, your variable speed drives are more susceptible to overheating and faulting. Here are some common issues that heat can cause and what you can do to prevent or troubleshoot.
August 14, 2019
Machine safety

5 Steps to Developing a Compliant Safety System

Looking to improve machine safety? Here are the five steps of a safety life cycle and how they can be used to develop a compliant machine safety system.
July 10, 2019

Coupling Selection: So Many Choices, So Little Direction?

There is so much more that goes into proper coupling selection. While shaft fit is a good place to start, it is only the first step of many on a longer path that must to be taken to decided what coupling will be the optimal choice for your application.
June 18, 2019

Roll with the correct bearing for your application!

Throughout my years of working in the power transmission field, I have seen many new designs and requirements for bearings – some from regulation changes and […]
April 30, 2019

Belt Drive Design and Selection

As a mechanical design professional, how do you decide what size and kind of belt drive to use? The Gates Design Flex Pro software takes the guess-work out of optimized sprocket and belt selection.
March 22, 2019

Selecting an Encoder for Your Application

Choosing the correct encoder for a specific application can save you time and headaches as you commission your machine. How do you choose? Here we focus on the most common comparison: Ethernet/IP vs CIP Motion
March 6, 2019

Reduce Headaches with Shielded VFD Cable

Electrical noise, or more specifically high frequency electrical noise (also called common mode), tends to be the gremlin of modern electrical panels. Using power cable shields can reduce this noise.
February 7, 2019

Simplify Drive Programming with Connected Components Workbench Software

Tired of hunting through hundreds of different parameters while attempting to troubleshoot or commission your Variable Frequency Drives? Do you feel lost without the aid of a printed parameter list or programming manual? Hunting for individual parameters when programming and troubleshooting can be time consuming, but using Connected Components Workbench could make your life easier in the field.