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Use this Connectivity Guide
to Help with Data Gathering

Monday, October 24, 2011
The MTConnect Institute has released "Getting Started with MTConnect--Connectivity Guide," providing a structured framework to guide companies through the assessment of connectivity issues associated with new and legacy manufacturing equipment. Says David McPhail, president and CEO of Memex Automation and co-chair of the MTConnect Shop Floor Connectivity Committee: “By applying the techniques defined n the guide, essentially every piece of manufacturing equipment can now be integrated into a manufacturing data system.” Download the document at

Safety Seminars Heading
for Ontario and Rochester

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ross Controls, Troy, MI, has scheduled its Total Machine Safety seminars for fall 2011. The curriculum, which addresses electrical and fluid-power machine safeguarding, is aimed at maintenance supervisors, safety engineers and managers and engineering managers, to help companies reduce risks in the workplace. Topics covered include safety circuits, lockout/tagout and hazard and risk assessment. Upcoming dates and locations: November 8, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; November 10, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; and November 11, Rochester, NY. Learn more at

ne Trail Awash in Customer Recognition

Thursday, October 20, 2011
ne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, OH, has received the Highest Unit Sales Award for a system integrator from Yaskawa Motoman, having sold more Motoman robots than any other integrator throughout North and South America. The recognition comes on the heels of ne Trail Technologies earning a 2011 Supplier Excellence Award from Rhinestahl CTS, for the second year in a row. Rhinestahl, Mason, OH, manufactures aircraft-maintenance equipment, and contracts with ne Trail’s Build to Print Manufacturing Services Group. More at


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