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Motor Driven: Selecting the Proper AC or DC Motor for Applications

Common in most industrial settings, electric motors are broadly grouped as those driven by alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC).  The two types...

Allied Ask the Expert: Not Your Dad’s Oil Change—Lubrication Needs for...

Allied’s “Ask The Expert” series taps into the experience and expertise of key thought leaders and subject matter experts from the more than 500...

Allied Expert Advice: A Checklist for Sensible Motor Maintenance

Small motors - both AC and DC - serve as critical points in industrial operations. They may be integral to automation and equipment control...

Safety First with Electric Motors: Test and Measurement Tools to Help...

In addition to enabling industrial maintenance best practices , electrical test and measurement tools help prevent electrical mishaps and dangerous accidents.  If used improperly,...

Key Component Considerations for Improved Machine Safety through Automation and Control

As factory automation evolves with Industry 4.0, advanced technology continues to introduce more accurate and innovative features, many of which are used to protect...

Smart Pneumatics for Today’s Industrial Automation

At the pioneering water treatment plant of the Landeswasserversorgung (state water supply company) in Langenau, Germany, one of the most modern in Europe, designers...

Pneumatic Control Systems for Automation: What Does the Present and Future...

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, takes grip, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to chug forward, demanding distinct and accurate...

Pneumatics for Today’s Industrial Operation

Today’s industrial landscape is outfitted with complex networks of air systems.  These systems use air as a fluid and gas to actuate valves, switches,...

Pneumatic Valves

Pneumatic valves are used to control compressed air flow to end-use devices and are fundamental building blocks for pneumatic systems. A previous article provided an...