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>> Motion Control and Safety Issues: A Constantly Evolving Market

Many market insiders believe that recent consolidation in the motion control market has tamed the spirited individualism prevalent during the past two decades. ARC contends that the industry remains extremely entrepreneurial and continues to provide fertile ground for innovation and differentiation of products. If you are an OEM or an end user please take this survey and provide your perception of Motion Control and Safety Issues in this constantly evolving market. You will receive the results at no charge from survey author Sal Spada.

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>> IT in Manufacturing: Issues Remain

ARC's 8th Annual Performance Driven Manufacturing Forum, held in Orlando last week, provided attendees with information on real-world implementations of solutions in the process, hybrid, and discrete industries that enable users to achieve Real-time Performance Management (RPM). Forum presentations focused both on enabling technologies for deploying an RPM strategy as well as changes in work processes and the manufacturing organization that are necessary to achieve and sustain RPM.



>> Business Industrial Network Offers Discount on PLC Training as a New Strategic Training Partner for the Association for Facilities Engineering

Business Industrial Network offers discount and 1.6 CEUs for it’s two day PLC Training course to members of the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) as a Strategic Training Partner (STP) for the organization.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) -- Business Industrial Network ( announces it is now a Strategic Training Partner for the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE). See for details and discounts offered to Association for Facilities Engineering members.

Business Industrial Network offers a two day basic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) training course, designed for those who troubleshoot machinery and equipment with Allen Bradley’s ™ RSLogix ™ software. The PLC training course is offered primarily as customized onsite training, but quarterly seminars are available too. Both qualify for 1.6 Continue Education Units (CEU).

Business Industrial Network always strives to give the customer more than they expect. Their customized on-site PLC training qualifies for many state employee training reimbursement programs. A summary of their offerings are; on-site PLC training, training seminars and online educational maintenance books, ebooks and CDs.

Business Industrial Network has extended a special price reduction for their on-site PLC training and seminars fees of 10% for AFE members. In order to obtain this discount, members must identify their AFE affiliation and provide their member id for verification. The next PLC training seminar is scheduled for March 22-23, 2004 in Atlanta Georgia.

Please see for details. Details of the onsite training can be found at, or call for details on any of Business Industrial Network’s offerings. 573-547-5630

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>> IAONA Expands Memorandum of Understanding to Include New Partners

Parker Hannifin completed the divestiture of Wynn's Industrie, an industrial lubricants unit of the Wynn's Specialty Chemicals business, to a subsidiary of Fuchs Petrolub AG. The divested unit, based in France, has

annual revenues of approximately $29 million. Parker Hannifin noted it

has retained all rights to the Wynn's brand, reflecting the company's continued ownership of Wynn's Specialty Chemicals, a producer of high-performance chemicals for mobile and automotive applications.

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