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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Transformation – Part 8

It has been a while since our last Transformation post! We miss being with you!

In the past few weeks, we worked on something that is a little different. This post include writing about a real Transformation in the CAD Department which is part of what we wanted to communicate with you from the beginning of our CAD Department Development story. Time has finally made it!

Enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment to let us know what you think. We will look forward to reading your comments.

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Fan Photo

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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Transformation – Part 7

Transformation-Part 6 discussed the idea of the communication process that takes place between the CAD drafter and the AutoCAD software.  In Transformation-Part 7, you will accompany us as we march through the CAD development years and watch some of our CAD team skills’ enhancement. Let’s go…

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Transformation – Part 6

As you got to explore a little about the AutoCAD software in Transformation – Part 5, in Transformation Part – 6, you to gain some knowledge about the relationship between the AutoCAD software and the CAD drafter which is a very interesting relationship.  

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Shipping Damage!

Shipping Disaster

Instead of writing a witty introduction, I've spent the last 45 minutes staring at this train/truck fiasco.

There had to be at least one kid who woke up full of excitement on Christmas morning only to hear "Remember that toy train you wanted for Christmas? You'll never guess why you aren't going to be getting it..."

Whether it's that kid's therapy sessions or a damaged drive, shipping issues can cost a ton of money. So I'd suggest reading the post to find out ways to keep your drives save while in transit. It's pretty important.

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Transformation - Part 5

In Transformation – Part 4, the writer shared with you her perspective about the CAD Department Development Story, and asked you to move with us to Transformation – Part 5 to get introduced to the software, so we can share a nice understanding of our CAD work.  

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