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Resilient Hybrid Coupling for VFDs, Motors, Diesel Engines

The Kop-Flex MAX-C WB hybrid coupling is a new solution for managing torsional vibration in high-performance drivetrains powered by synchronous motors, variable-frequency drives, and diesel engines, or those driving reciprocating machinery or handling shock loads.

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PlantPAx Automates Procedures, Enhances Visualization

The latest release of the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation allows companies across multiple industries to improve operator effectiveness with automated procedures, enhanced visualization and new skid-integration capabilities.

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Industrial Ethernet Switch Integrates Multiple Machines, Single Network

The integration of machines onto a plant’s network architecture can prove difficult as OEM IP-address assignments rarely match those of the end-user network IP-address requirements. This is challenging for the machine builder and end user as IP addresses are generally unknown until the machine is being installed, which can add cost and time to the commissioning of the equipment, and delay moving that equipment into production.

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A Wind-Win Situation

By Mark S. Kuhar

Nine out of every 10 articles written on the topic of wind power will likely contain the Bob Dylan song lyric, “the answer is blowin’ in the wind.” But I submit to you, the questions are blowing in the wind.

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