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March 2015 Newsletter
 
Why RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)?

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a technology using radio waves to automatically identify people or objects.  The most common usage is to store a unique number, which identifies the item, on a microchip attached to an antenna.  

RFID is a solution to material tracking, within a production environment, during inventory storage in a warehouse, and while transporting and delivering products.

 Learn more about all the possibilities with RFID.

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Why RFID?
Building Compact Control Panels with Failsafe Functionality
Building Compact Control Panels with Failsafe Functionality

Compact Hybrid Motor Starters combine relay and semi-conductor technology with integrated electronic overload protection and safe shut down functionality with a width of only 22.5 mm for motors up to 3 horse power.

With this in mind, take a look at the 5 advantages for decreasing your panel size.

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5 Common AC Drive Terms You Should Know

As drive technology continues to advance, drive features are constantly being added by the manufacturers to both the hardware and software designs. Along with these advancements comes new terminology to describe or promote these advancements. This article defines a few of the terms that have come about in recent years and help improve the understanding of AC drives.  

Read these terms and download the entire "ABC of Drives."

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5 AC Drive Terms you should Know
Life Expectancy of LEDS
Life Expectancy of LEDs

As your metal halide and fluorescents burn out, it's a good time to consider switching to LED lighting. Yes, LED bulbs can be quite more expensive than the alternatives, but its impressive lifespan and reduction of maintenance makes LED lighting a very cost-effective solution.

Learn how long LEDs can last. 

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Troubleshoot from the Comfort of your Office - eWON Cosy 131

Imagine all the time you’ll save being able to troubleshoot from your desk. In the beginning of this year, eWON released the new eWON Cosy 131 VPN remote access routers with LAN, WiFi, and 3G+ connection options. This newly designed industrial router offers remote access to machines and installations on customer sites or in the field. The new eWON Cosy 131 has the same range as the Cosy 141, but it's less expensive, and includes a ton of new features.

Are your customers firewalls or strict IT policies blocking you from gaining remote access? It won't anymore.

 View all of the advances.

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Troubleshoot from the Comfort of your Office - eWON Cosy 131
Up Coming Events
Redefining Automation: A Hands-On Siemens Automation Event

March 26th, 2015
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel


The increasingly complex processes in industrial manufacturing result in more requirements on automation technology regarding performance, safety and efficiency. The key is integrated technology – Siemens supplies the answer with the current automation technology and its base, the TIA Portal.

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Eliminate the Pain of PID

April 14, 2015
Cranberry, PA

April 16, 2015
Streetsboro, OH 

April 21, 2015
Erie, PA


The InTAC 1 Day Control Workshop, based on SIEMENS TIA Portal, PCS7, and Simotion, will give participants exposure to the InTAC library of function blocks. Participants will discover how InTAC can improve performance, simplify commissioning, and reduce maintenance.

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Siemens S7 System Tools & Troubleshooting 1

April 13, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Course Length: 5 Days
Location: Cranberry Township, PA 

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Siemens S7 Programming 1

April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Course Length: 5 Days
Location: Cranberry Township, PA 

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eWon Workshop

May 14 - Cranberry Twp, PA
May 15 - Erie, PA
Course Length: 1 Day

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Ohio Customer Event

June 4, 2015
Location: Pro Football Hall of Fame

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