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May 2015 Newsletter
Conducting a Risk Assessment: What You Need to Know To Get Started

Ever design a machine only to find out later that there wasn’t a risk assessment conducted? Then, as a result, the design had to be modified due to safety requirements, adding additional cost, time and resources.

As end users, machine builders and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the latest machine safety standards, risk assessments are now being requested frequently to be in compliance with the applicable machine safety standards in North America and Europe.

Learn more about how to conduct a risk assessment.



Conducting a Risk Assessment
5 Misconceptions about LED Lighting
5 Misconceptions about LED Lighting to Brighten you up!

Don’t fall into the trap of being misconceived about LEDs! You may hear people say, “LED’s cost too much! LED Light quality isn’t good, LEDs generate no heat, LEDs last forever or I know that prices are going to go down on LEDs, so I am going to wait!” Well don’t be tricked!

Here are the real fun facts to brighten you up!



ACD Adds TOGGLED to Its Technology Leading LED Lighting Portfolio

ACD has added TOGGLED, a Troy, Michigan based LED lighting manufacturer, to its LED lighting portfolio. Designed and engineered in the US, TOGGLED has a total of 47 patents issued and more than 40 patents pending!

Learn what makes TOGGLED Different


ACD Adds TOGGLED to Its Technology Leading LED Lighting Portfolio
4 Trends in Industrial Automation
4 Trends in Industrial Automation Today

Trends are emerging in the Automation Industry as they try to become more efficient and safe.  Some commercial trends are slowly finding their way into the Automation Industry.

Learn more about what these trends are!


Up Coming Events
TECHFEST 2015 is Next Week! Register Today!

June 4, 2015 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | The Pro Football Hall of Fame

Open to all! You're invited to TECHFEST 2015! This one-of-a kind, high-impact event will bring you the latest innovation in industrial control and automation with vendor showcases and various workshops. Event guests will also enjoy Free Admission to explore the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

We hope to see you there! Register Now!

Win a Pair of Steelers vs Browns Tickets!

TECHFEST is open to all, so bring a friend if you don't want to come alone! Refer as many colleagues as you would like, and when 1 of them registers, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Steelers vs. Brown tickets. 

Here's how you can win:

  • Refer colleagues from your own company or a different company.
  • For every colleague that registers and attends, your name will be entered into a raffle.
  • The more colleagues that come, the better chance you have of winning!

Please be sure anyone who attends with you is registered.

Register Now | Visit Event Page 


eWon Workshop

June 16, 2015
Course Length: 1 Day
Location: Ohio

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Realizing Engineering Efficiency in the TIA Portal

June 22, 2015 | June 30, 2015
Course Length: 1 Day
Location: PA | OH 

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JumpStart 101+102: Introductory Siemens TIA Portal (PLC + HMI)

July 7, 2015
Course Length: 3/4 Day (9am- 4pm)
Location: Ohio

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Siemens S7 Programming 1

Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015
Course Length: 5 Days
Location: Cranberry Township, PA 

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