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Automation

Turn Good to Great When It Comes to Safety Management

Turn Good to Great When It Comes to Safety Management

Grace Engineered Products, INC will be offering a free webinar on March 7th 10-11 CST & 2-3 CST discussing Accountability Systems: Getting from Good to Great in Safety with presenter, John Kolak.

Good Safety Management is just good Management…applied to Safety. Effective managers recognize that everyone in the organization impacts safety in some manner and the key to effective safety management is getting everyone to optimize their part of the safety process. This is known as “Corporate Alignment” and any organization that

WEG's Reliable Enclosed Starters Can Meet Your Demands

WEG’s Reliable Enclosed Starters Can Meet Your Demands

Our world faces environmental challenges in many areas today, and companies around the world in many of those fields are rising to meet those demands. WEG is one of those companies.

Responsible environmental management is based on a commitment to practicing those preventive measures that can meet all of the environmental challenges our world currently faces. WEG focuses on the development of technologies that contribute to the sustainability of our planet and has developed its line

How a Voltage Test Station Helped a Virginia Town

How a Voltage Test Station Helped a Virginia Town

In this month’s Automation Spotlight, we wanted to highlight a find from a featured manufacturer, Grace Engineered Products. A routine visit and test turned into the creation of a new product!

This account was relayed by their Regional Sales Manager, Don Sparks:

A city located in Virginia contains 411 wastewater lift stations. In a partial power blackout, two hundred stations lacked power. According to protocol, the station required a visit to decide whether the station needs to

Motor Plugs Simplify Motor Change-outs and Reduce Costs

Motor Plugs Simplify Motor Change-outs and Reduce Costs

Meltric recently announced an update to their switch-rated motor plugs and the results could benefit your automation needs.

Meltric touts their Switch-rated Motor Plugs and receptacles as the safest and most cost-effective solution for connecting motors and other electrical equipment. The reasoning is because when you buy a Motor Plug and receptacle you are effectively getting a disconnect switch for free. They are UL approved for branch circuit disconnect switching and motor circuit disconnect switching. They

WEG's Hydraulic Units Offer Energy-Reducing Power Solution

WEG’s Hydraulic Units Offer Energy-Reducing Power Solution

As manufacturing professionals can tell you, hydraulic-powered equipment actually requires a certain amount of electrical energy to run. The electric motor helps circulate the hydraulic fluid. When the equipment does not need to move, the electric motor keeps circulating the fluid at rated speeds. This causes excessive wear and tear on the motor and can heat the hydraulic fluid up.

The Solution

WEG has developed energy-reducing power solutions for hydraulic equipment. This solution involves adjusting the

How Switch-Rated Plugs Benefit the Craft Brewing Industry

How Switch-Rated Plugs Benefit the Craft Brewing Industry

As the craft brewing industry continues to grow, brewers need a large array of tools and equipment at their disposal. This equipment isn’t cheap, as we all know, and installation can be a burden. If you’re used to the old pin and sleeve connectors, then you’re undoubtedly familiar with the costs that come with them. In addition to the pin and sleeve connectors, you’ve got to use the line of sight disconnect switches, which only

5 Ways the Food and Beverage Industry Benefits from Automation

5 Ways the Food and Beverage Industry Benefits from Automation

The food and beverage industry is a great beneficiary of the technological advances in automation sector. If your company invests in the food and beverage industry, these advances help optimize many aspects of your company’s routine. These machine and software upgrades both lead to better production efficiency through a variety of means.

To begin, modern control systems rely on input data being interpreted and implemented by computer applications and PLCs. These developments are cost efficient and

April Spotlight: The GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor

April Spotlight: The GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor

The GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor (HSM) is a continuous, real-time temperature monitoring device intended for locations that are difficult and hazardous to access. Its monitoring capability coupled with the the proactive ability to predict a failure before a potential shutdown make the HSM an amazing option for safety needs. Identifying faults before they occur is going to save you and your team money because equipment failures, service interruptions and unplanned outages can become a thing

Manufacturer Partner Spotlight: Socomec and INOSYS

Manufacturer Partner Spotlight: Socomec and INOSYS

EMR Associates is the premier manufacturers’ representative for automation systems in the Southeast. We are expert automation engineers who use our products to develop economical solutions for our clients. We draw on years of experience integrating and selling solutions based systems. These systems involve all aspects of the automation market and provide vital support to our manufacturing and corporate partners.

One of our featured manufacturers is Socomec, whose expertise is in Power, Control and Safety. Since 1922,