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Hops and Bots, Let’s have a drink

Alcohol! The cause of, and soloution to, all of life's problems.

--Homer Simpson

Many new technologies are being implemented in the brewing process to produce the finest and most consistent brews in the craft beer market.

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Ask Al presented by Quad Plus - Siemens Masterdrive Servicing

I have received many notifications about the discontinuation of the Siemens Masterdrive. As an owner of this drive system, this is the type of communication that causes anxiety. Questions such as How am I going to get parts, repairs, and service immediately start swirling in your head. And the biggest question of all is, if I have to remove and replace these drives, how much will it cost, how long will it take, and are their implications to my automation system.

So, what exactly does this notice mean?

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Fan-tastic

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How long should you run your fan?

We all know we shouldn’t wait until our cooling fans come to a complete stop before replacing them on our Motor Drive/Power supply units. But how long should you expect that fan to last?

Read on to find the list of factors we consider important when evaluating both new cooling fans as well as fans that are nearing the end of their life cycle.

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Hold Your Horses

Vin and Duck

Some of the guys in the shop remember seeing "The Fast and the Furious" more than 15 years ago. It was awesome then and it's awesome now!

It's maybe the perfect summer movie. Vin Diesel, great action, and most of all cars, MUSCLE CARS

With a ton of power, these cars go fast. At some point, however, they need to stop. That's where you need a high performing braking systems.

The same concept applies to dynamic braking systems

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