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January 2015 Newsletter
The 4 Pillars of Industrial Network Support

Is your network ready for planned upgrades to your automation, drive, and data systems?

Even if you are not moving toward the newest trends in the industry, like the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, and Industry 4.0, your automation systems are likely in need of an upgrade.  Whether to replace obsolete equipment, improve speed and accuracy of production, or to better integrate the plant floor with the main office, upgrading means staying relevant in your industry.

Find out how the 4 pillars of industrial network support provide the foundation for successful modern networks.



The 4 Pillars of Industrial Network Support
The ABC's of LEDs
The ABC's of LEDs

What does LED stand for?

LEDs Light-Emitting Diodes — are found in all sorts of things. For example, the numbers on your digital clock are formed by LEDs. Your television remote control probably uses LEDs to send signals LEDs are now being used as headlights and tail lights on vehicles and on traffic lights. Your TV may even be powered by LEDs!

But what exactly are LEDs? Learn how LEDs earned a reputation as the light of the future.



Motor Control Centers – Yesterday and Today

What do stadiums and steel mills have in common, other than Pittsburgh pride?

Both traditionally use Motor Control Centers (MCC), an automation technology that has deep roots in many manufacturing industries.

Motor control centers have been in use since the 1950s, primarily in the automobile manufacturing industry which used large numbers of electric motors. Now MCCs work harder and smarter than ever.

Find out how motor control center technology now offers better safety and smart design.


Motor Control Centers - Yesterday and Today
Manufacturing Safety Performance Levels
Manufacturing Safety: Performance Levels

ISO 13849-1 is the most important standard for regulating the basic principles and performance required of a safety control system for machines and devices.  This standard was greatly revised almost 10 years ago in November 2006.  The 2006 revision highlighted changes to the fundamentals of system design in manufacturing safety. A major update overhauled the use of Performance Levels when performing risk assessments of machine design and use. 

Performance Levels (PL) are not just extra boxes to check off on the paperwork, but make a difference in real-world safety when operators and designers work together.

Learn how to measure and improve safety using Performance Levels.


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Feb. 8 - Feb. 12, 2016

Course Length: 5 Days 
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February 9, 2016
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February 9, 2016
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JumpStart 111,112,121: Introductory Siemens TIA Portal (PLC + HMI)

March 8, 2016
Course Length: 3/4 Day
Location: Streetsboro, Ohio

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