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Protecting Airport Power with Automatic Transfer Switches

Singapore’s Changi Airport is the 18th busiest in the world. In 2014, it served more than 40 million passengers and 1.8 million tons of air freight. Airport systems are critical nerve centers of the global economy, and it is important that they keep running, regardless of power outages or power disruptions. Airports rely on backup […]

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How Cloud Computing Delivers a New Industrial Automation Tool for Improving Operations

The terms “cloud” and “cloud computing” have become popular, particularly in discussions about the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud computing is now being discussed as a technology beneficial for industrial automation. The origin of the term cloud computing is unclear. In some sense, it is descriptive of something off in the distance over the Internet—but […]

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How to Achieve Optimal Web Tension Control

Tension controls are crucially important, both for the runnability of the machine and for the overall quality of the product. However, this control is quite often executed imperfectly or even incorrectly because of poor design or engineering. Many times the selected components themselves are good, but they are still incorrect for the specific application, or […]

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