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Supplier Profile – ReeR

Supplier Profile – ReeR

When asked what comes to mind when someone mentions ‘Italy’, people often think of the country’s delicious pasta and food, fast cars, breath-taking landscapes and stunning architecture. Italy is certainly known for these remarkable things and much more. It is also home to this month’s supplier profile ReeR, a 60-year old company founded in Turin ... Read More
 
Acme Electric |Supplier Profile

Acme Electric |Supplier Profile

As Acme Electric enters into its second centennial of continuous operation, the company renews its commitment to the transformer industry by supporting new technology, providing products to support customers around the planet, and retaining its leadership position in the areas of efficiency and inventiveness. In fact, this 100+ year-old company innovates like a start-up but ... Read More
 
Fruitport High School Robotics Team Restores Kris Moose

Fruitport High School Robotics Team Restores Kris Moose

The Fruitport High School Robotics Team (FRC team # 2405), known as the Techno Trojans, were approached by the Lakes Mall in Muskegon Michigan to restore an animatronic Christmas moose display and ‘bring the moose back to life’.  Originally the moose – affectionately known as Kris Moose – was a part of the Christmas display ... Read More
 
Advocating Clean Energy Through Hydropower Automation

Advocating Clean Energy Through Hydropower Automation

For thousands of years, people have turned to water to help them with numerous tasks from grinding grain into wheat and sawing lumber to producing electricity. Today, hydropower is the largest single renewable energy source for electricity generation in the United States. All hydropower requires is water flowing through a turbine to make electricity; only ... Read More
 
The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award

The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award

View Results Here: <link> This award sponsored by AutomationDirect celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 2019 Digital Animation Award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to, storytelling, creativity, use ... Read More
 
Maintaining the Proper Equilibrium Through Automation – Systems & Controls

Maintaining the Proper Equilibrium Through Automation – Systems & Controls

Early civilizations used an arm’s length, the width of a palm or the number of seeds in a container to build buildings and trade items in a local marketplace. In today’s world, measuring liquids, solids, and even atomic particles has become an exact science. For day-to-day operations, manufacturers need to measure and maintain materials at ... Read More
 
ASO Safety Solutions – Supplier Profile

ASO Safety Solutions – Supplier Profile

In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy worried about lions, tigers, and bears as she began her journey. While those animals certainly can be frightening, in our automated world, safety concerns are different. Doors, gates, and machines can pose hazards to people and property if they don’t work properly: garage doors should stop if something is ... Read More
 
Designated “First Messengers” Patlite Provides Critical Information

Designated “First Messengers” Patlite Provides Critical Information

Some forms of communication are universal. In many countries, even though you might not speak the language, the signs for stop, go, and slow down are still understandable. The same goes for an emergency situation, we all know what a flashing red light means – danger, stop, or get away. Relaying critical messages is the ... Read More
 
Mersen | Protecting the World’s Devices from Surges

Mersen | Protecting the World’s Devices from Surges

Imagine that you are snuggled under blankets on your couch at home one rainy evening watching the season finale of your favorite TV show. Suddenly, with two minutes left in the show, the power flickers for just a brief moment. Then, your TV goes dark and won’t turn back on. You rush to your computer ... Read More