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LED Lighting Applications: Are Ballasts Still the Best Option?

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES LIGHTING BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Linear LED lighting instruments are rapidly changing the way lighting applications are designed. LED tubes found early success despite high initial costs by being ballast compatible, which means they are suitable for drop-in replacement in the countless traditional linear instruments in industrial and commercial buildings, and schools.



Giving Oil Rigs Legs

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES OIL & GAS BLOG IN PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Modern “walking rigs,” as they are known, are onshore drilling rigs equipped with hydraulically powered legs or skidding systems.


How to Increase Workplace Productivity With the Flick of a Switch

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES LIGHTING BLOG IN PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Light matters. It controls our circadian rhythms, telling us when to be active and when to sleep. It influences our creativity, our motivation and our health. That’s why smart lighting controls can have a big impact on employee productivity.


10 Electrical Safety Tips to Live By

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES COMMUNICATIONS BLOG IN PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Below are 10 tips for how not to become a statistic — because even the most experienced of electricians can slip up.


8 Robotics Trends for 2017 and Beyond

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

What trends are going to be seen in the robotics market over the next few years?


Safety Design Productivity Tools

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Rockwell Automation’s Safety Automation Builder (SAB) with RASWin, is a software tool that will assist with the design and documentation of machinery safety systems.



Smart Tools for Automation

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

To get the job done right, you need the right tools. To get the job done more efficiently, you need smarter tools.


Managing Control Assets

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

As control systems are increasingly being put on manufacturing Ethernet networks, the opportunity to manage control system assets in a more efficient and productive manner has grown as well.


Harnessing the Wind

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

For the first time in history, a renewable energy could actually compete with fossil fuels without tax credits or incentives because of major technology advancements in harnessing the wind.


Storm Preparedness

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES COMMUNICATIONS BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

With Tropical Storm Hermine making headlines last week, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare for a storm.


Custom Motors for OEMs

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES

Is there a place for a distributor to supply motors to OEMs?


Virtualization in Automation (Part Two)
Who and When?

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

In a previous article, we discussed what virtualized computer images are. Now, we need to talk about who should use this technology and when.



Virtualization in Automation (Part One)
What is a Virtualized Machine?

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Changes in operating systems, as well as automation systems, are occurring at an ever-increasing pace. OEMs, integrators and end user site maintenance and controls engineers find themselves trying to keep older systems that are dependent on 32-bit operating systems like Windows XP.


Rockwell Automation: New Products and Software Update

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES

This year will be an exciting one for Rockwell Automation customers with some great new releases of hardware and software.


Rockwell Automation: New Drive Products

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES INDUSTRIAL CONTROL & AUTOMATION DEPARTMENT BLOG IN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES

Rockwell Automation released two new and innovative drive products this year; one new addition each to the popular Powerflex and Kinetix drive product lines.


LightFair 2015: Some Bright Ideas

POSTED BY TURTLE & HUGHES ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN INDUSTRY NEWS & EVENTS, PERSPECTIVES, PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

The big talking point from LightFair 2015, the world’s largest lighting trade show and conference, was what lighting can offer beyond simple illumination. Visible light communications, human centric lighting, connected lighting and smarter environments were all the buzzwords.


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