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===== ARC BENCHMARKING SURVEYS =====
>> Motion Control and Safety
Issues: A Constantly Evolving Market
Many market insiders believe that recent consolidation in the motion
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past two decades. ARC contends that the industry remains extremely
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===== INDUSTRY TRENDS =====
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.
===== COMPANY NEWS & BRIEFINGS =====
>> Business Industrial Network Offers Discount on PLC
Training as a New Strategic Training Partner for the Association for
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
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) -- Business Industrial Network
(https://bin95.com) announces it is now a Strategic Training Partner
for the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE). See http://www.afe.org/stp.html#BIN
for details and discounts offered to Association for Facilities
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 https://bin95.com/AB_RSLogix_Seminar.htm
for details. Details of the onsite training can be found at https://bin95.com/plc_training.htm,
or call for details on any of Business Industrial Network’s offerings.
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===== ACQUISITIONS & PARTNERING NEWS =====
>> 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.