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A Focus On The Future: STEM Education And Awareness

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It’s no secret that North American manufacturing is back in a big way. It’s growing and advancing at lightning speed, and it’s causing a ripple effect that is extremely good news for the economy. After all, consider these statistics from NAM: • Manufacturers contributed $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy last year • Manufacturing supports over […]

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3 Things to Know about Centrifugal Clutches

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The centrifugal clutch: as versatile as it is important. Not only are there many advantages of centrifugal clutches—energy savings, smooth acceleration, ease of maintenance, etc.—but there are so many applications that benefit from it. Here are three of them: 1) A controlled environment is best for industrial clutches. Test runs on your motor will help […]

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Save the Date: Manufacturing Day 2014

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If you’ve heard about or participated in Manufacturing Day since it began two years ago, you won’t be surprised to learn that this year, it’s projected to be bigger and better than ever. The date: October 3, 2014. The mission: to address “common misperceptions about manufacturing” while “amplify[ing] the voice of individual manufacturers” to address […]

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Preventative Maintenance and Centrifugal Clutches: Avoiding Catastrophe

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Consider this scenario: your business is booming, demand is higher than it’s been in years, and everything is on the right track—and then an emergency happens. You’ve been working so hard to get business where it now is, that you’ve forgotten to invest in a backup. You need to get back up and running right […]

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Mechanical Clutches That Fulfill Many Requirements

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A clutch may be most commonly associated with automobiles, but mechanical clutches are needed any time that the transmission of power or motion must be controlled.  There are many varieties of mechanical clutches, with each type designed to fulfill specific requirements.  One of the most commonly used types is the centrifugal clutch. These clutch systems […]

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The Rising Demand—And Success—in the Mining Equipment Industry

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If you follow the latest news and trends in American manufacturing, then you likely know that the industry is in the midst of a major recovery. Production and overall competitiveness in manufacturing is at levels not seen in many years, which is good news for business owners, manufacturing workers, and the country in general. What […]

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The Ease of Maintenance of Our Centrifugal Clutch

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In a previous blog post, we discussed the advantages of the centrifugal clutch. These included starting loads efficiently while saving energy, smooth acceleration, the elimination of expensive starting equipment, and more. Another specific advantage of the centrifugal clutch is its ease of maintenance. Because our clutch is made of separate pieces, these pieces can be […]

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The Waterworks Industry Prepares for the Future Where Keeping Water Pumping and Flowing Will Continue to be Critical

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Each day, water utilities and other companies in the waterworks industry face challenges, some more critical than others. For example, the current California drought affects the waterworks industry and millions of people in the state, with repercussions in other industries and other states and locations around the world. The agriculture industry is affected, with limited […]