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Hold On! Are you milling aluminum? There’s a good chance you are running at very high spindle speeds—10,000-20,000 rpm. With that kind of spindle speed, you better make sure your high-performance endmill is held in the right toolholder. Let’s look at the good, better, best options.

Today, manufacturing facilities are challenged with doing more with less—less staff, less capital, and of course, less time. Remanufacturing can help you achieve these goals. Remanufacturing benefits include like-new parts, support for obsolete parts, and lower maintenance budgets.

If you are at all familiar with Rockwell Automation® PanelView™ operator interfaces, you have at least concluded that they have a wide selection of terminals. When comparing PanelView terminals, there’s a lot to take in. This blog condenses 23 webpages and half-a-dozen into a readable synopsis.

In the lighting world today, education is key, especially as LED products are improving at the speed of well, light. The more you know about these innovations, the more you can avoid lighting inconsistencies, reduce energy consumption, lower utility bills, improve safety, and increase productivity.

Inertia is an object’s resistance to a change in speed. In a motion control or servo system, both the motor and load have inertia. The ratio between their inertias impacts system performance. This ratio is one of the most important aspects of servo motor sizing and one of the most overlooked.

LEDs are dramatically better than fluorescent lights. They have a longer lifespan, emit brighter light, offer a smaller footprint, and most importantly, consume less energy. That’s why many states have created incentive programs to encourage businesses to make the switch to LEDs.

Uptime—it’s a big focus in the manufacturing environment, today more than ever. Nothing ruins productivity like unplanned shutdowns. The only surefire way to reduce downtime and increase machine efficiency is to collect data and determine the root causes of it throughout your facility.

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