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  • Automations Controls – Part 1

    It was a dark and stormy night. Outside the wind was howling, rain pouring down as if from a fire hose. But inside, I was stretched out in front of the television, aimlessly clicking the channel button on the remote.

    Sigh... nothing good on tonight to pass the time.

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  • Automation Control — From Start to Finish... and Beyond

    If we haven't fallen over the precipice already, we stand at the beginning of a new age in technology that's being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    This new wave of technology will alter and drastically change the way we do everything, from work to play. And the wave is already crashing on the shoreline with speed, scope and global impact that's unprecedented in human history.

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  • Southwire Develops Overhead Conductor for Extreme Ice Conditions

    Numerous electric utilities across the country have had to weather significant ice storms over the past several winters that have taken down overhead transmission and distribution lines.

    Southwire has developed a new high-quality and high-strength overhead conductor designed to help power lines withstand extreme ice loads.

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  • Upgraded Signaling Systems Providing Faster, More Accurate Weather Alerts

    If you live in an area at risk of severe weather events, you’ve probably heard community-wide outdoor warning sirens. For decades, as public safety officials have learned of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and other severe storms coming toward their areas, they’ve sounded these alarms warning citizens to take shelter.

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  • AFC Cable Color Codes MC Cables for Speed and Ease of Identification and Inspection

    Atkore International’s AFC Cable uses color coding to save contractors and building owners time, money and maintenance costs when wiring new or retrofit locations.

    The company’s Type MC cables including MC TUFF, MC Lite and other MC cables in a variety of specialty configurations do this using AFC’s ColorSpec ID System.

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  • Wireless Light Control Helped Reduce Labor and Installation Costs at the Seattle VA Hospital

    Working with energy-efficient lighting service provider, Northwest Edison, The Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Seattle, Washington completed a renovation of its Facilities building, some office space and several laboratories to provide a more energy-efficient, updated space. The installation was complicated by the fact that the hospital building was constructed in the early 1950s, and budgets were tight.

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