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How to Implement a Cybersecurity Program

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Considering recent media coverage on cybersecurity breaches, CBT Specialists have been receiving several questions regarding how to update firmware on industrial controllers...

To Remanufacture or Repair? That is the Question

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The most common challenges we face in the manufacturing industry are to reduce downtime and reduce MRO spendSo, where do we start?

Sanitation Tech Tip: Is Your Sanitation Program in Need of a Tune Up?

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In the past few yearsfood manufacturers and regulators have become more and more vigilant for environmental pathogens with issues triggering swab-a-thons and, in the worst-case scenario, product recalls. A robust sanitation system can help protect your plant and your consumers.

Eight Criteria for Choosing between Fluid-driven and Electric Actuators

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When deciding between fluid-driven and electromechanical linear actuators, close consideration of long-term benefits to the intended end user can help original equipment manufacturer (OEM) system designers maximize both product value and return on investment (ROI).

What Causes a Transformer to Overheat?

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Properly functioning cooling tubes are critical to keeping transformers from overheating. Transformers are especially susceptible to overheating because as they step up or step down voltage levels between circuits, energy is lost as heat in the core and windings. That heat can build up damaging insulation and leading to transformer failure.

A safe and easy way to ensure that cooling tubes are effectively dissipating that heat is to inspect them using a thermal camera.

CBT is an Authorized Hoffman on Demand Distributor

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CBT is excited to announce we are now an authorized HOFFMAN On Demand distributor, supplying the product you need when your business demands it.

New Incentives Could Cover the Cost of Your Lighting Project

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When the CARES act was passed on March 27th of this year it opened up the possibility for lighting upgrades to be 100% written off in the year installed, meaning that the federal government would be subsidizing any improvement by the amount of the companies federal tax rate.

Food Safe Bearings Improve Reliability and Increase Longevity in Food Processing Plants

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Two local food processing plants were experiencing high bearing failure rates due to high temperatures, high pressure, and caustic washdown. We replaced their outdated bearings with the new IP69k rated Food Safe Bearings from CBT partner, ABB Dodge which led to a reduction in downtime and maintenance costs.