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  • Are You Experiencing Inventory Loss in a Silo, Bin or Other Vessel?

    Apr 25, 2018
    It is crucial to have a reliable and accurate measurement of material stored in vessels, silos or bins. There is a variety of weighing systems used to measure bulk inventory. At some point, you may experience a loss of inventory through your weighing system.
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  • 8 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Timer Relay

    Apr 24, 2018
    There are eight important factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate timer relay for your application.
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  • Top 3 Reasons to Automate Your Inventory Management System

    Apr 13, 2018
    Inventory management is critical to dry bulk and in-process applications. Whether your company is a supplier, an in-process facility or even a smaller operation, inventory management automation will help improve your business flow.
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  • Nuclear Qualified Switches: Time & Temperature

    Mar 01, 2018
    Check out how changing your gaskets and/or o-rings can help nuclear plant life extension.
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  • Solution to Percentage Timing Needs

    Feb 21, 2018
    Eagle Signal is known for producing the most reliable industrial timers on the market. Industrial timers perform in industries such as commercial printing, food processing, material handling and production, packaging, plastics, pump controls, and irrigation to name a few.
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  • How Do Nyliner Bearings Stand Up to High Speed Applications?

    Feb 21, 2018
    Polymer bearings have several advantages over oil impregnated metal or bronze bearings in high rotational speed applications. Technology used in both the sleeve type and flanged type bearings allows smooth, accurate, low friction rotary, and linear or oscillating motion.
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  • Voltage Transforms with the Turn of a Dial

    Feb 21, 2018
    The variable voltage transformer is a versatile transformer and controller. They take in utility line voltage and provide continuously adjustable output voltage.
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  • Limit Switch Mechanisms 101

    Feb 15, 2018
    The Cam-type and Rocker-type are the most popular mechanisms of limit switches. Unique to the industry, Namco enhances these mechanisms with SNAP-LOCK® technology. The SNAP-LOCK® action ensures a quick make and quick break of contacts together with mechanical locking in either open or closed positions.
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  • Vacuum Contactor vs. Air- Break Contactor

    Feb 15, 2018
    Contactors are the heart of motor starters and many other electrical installations and panels. It is important to know the advantages and disadvantages to using different types of contactors in different applications.
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  • How Do Nutating Discs Work?

    Feb 09, 2018
    Nutating discs are most often used in feed production, fuel metering, and water metering. This simple yet reliable component is crucial to the operation of positive displacement meters.
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  • Why Use a Percentage Timer in Irrigation?

    Feb 09, 2018
    Center- pivot is a very common form of irrigation for farmers across the world. These farmers need tools and systems that help them perform quick maintenance with little downtown.
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  • Where Does Your Microcell Sensor Belong?

    Jan 26, 2018
    Vessels, such as silos, come in all shapes and sizes. In order to get an accurate measurement of what is in a silo, you must place your weighing device in a specific spot on the vessel depending on how it is made.
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  • What Are The Two Most Important Factors in Continuous Level Measurement?

    Jan 26, 2018
    Gaining the most accurate measurements of dry bulk materials in silos can be a tricky task because of dust and other obstacles. Radar technology is one of the most advanced techniques in measuring dry goods, but you most have two very important factors to be successful.
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  • 7 Considerations When Selecting a Totalizer

    Jan 10, 2017
    A totalizer is a counter that sums the “total” number of cycles applied to its input. Many applications require only additive counting, but we also offer electronic totalizers with bidirectional (add and subtract) capability for specialized application.
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  • Uses of Electromechanical Relays

    Nov 10, 2016
    For this discussion we will focus on electromechanical relays that do not have any timing functions. Electromechanical relays perform a variety of switching functions in control circuits that are found in industrial, commercial, and even residential applications. Their purpose generally is to switch or control a voltage or current with that of possibly a different voltage or current.
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  • Selecting the Correct Operating Lever for your Application

    Nov 10, 2016
    Operating levers are the last item people consider when they select a limit switch. However, they are integral to any installation and necessary for proper operation of your limit switch. This article focuses on what to consider when selecting your operating lever.
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  • Measurement Calls for Precision

    Oct 14, 2016
    When it comes to measurement, you need to be precise and accurate. Veeder-Root allows for just that. We would like to introduce to you the 1953 Series Gear Driven Visicounter. This mechanical counter is perfect for precision linear measurement of all types of moving materials, including textiles, sheet, roll, paper, rope, cable products and so many more.
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  • Top 5 Customer Application Successes

    Oct 14, 2016
    Thomson is constantly working on new cost reduction applications utilizing our custom wear and friction injection molding expertise, specifically to eliminate metal components and consolidate assembly operations. We have been successful in the replacement of powder metal and bronze components at major Automotive, Marine, Lawn &Garden, Appliance manufacturers. See how you can be successful with injection molding.
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  • Snap-Lock® Technology Is What You Need

    Oct 14, 2016
    The SNAP-LOCK® Technology is what makes our remote indication devices so unique. Utilizing this technology in our design enables us to produce a robust, highly reliable and trusted product for the nuclear industry.
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  • How To Select A Contactor For Your Application

    Oct 05, 2016
    Although the contactor is probably one of the most common components in an industrial / motor control application, selecting one correctly requires detailed application information to be provided.
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