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8/17/2017 1:03:38 PM
Bellimo
Belimo has recently announced the upgrade of their website. I encourage everyone to visit their new site and navigate throughout it (https://www.belimo.us/en_US/). For me, it was a surprisingly pleasant experience. What made it easy was the simple way it was organized under three primary headings, "Solutions”, "About US " and "Contact Us”.

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7/31/2017 10:00:00 AM
Honeywell ControlEdge
Honeywell's new ControlEdge programmable logic controller is the first industrial PLC to offer universal I/O, with OPC UA protocol and built-in cyber security. It's designed to work with any SCADA system, and can be used with Honeywell Experion HS, LX, and PKS.

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5/11/2017 3:35:52 PM

Honeywell has just announced the availability of their newest VFD’s which will replace their Compact VFD line as well as add motor sizes up to 25 HP. This is a very exciting upgrade to their VFD product line. As you will learn by reading the announcement copied below, there are several new features included that were not available in previous product offerings.

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3/15/2017 2:14:40 PM

Congratulations to our vendor partners on their Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards!

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7/7/2016 3:15:04 PM

I don't know how many of you have children in their late teens still living at home, but the fact is that they are more expensive than when they were kids. "Dad, I need money for ____________". All you have to do is fill in the blank. They may have a job, but more often than not, that money they get from working is for other things...

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6/27/2016 2:07:56 PM

If you have a supplier who goes above and beyond, here's your opportunity to say thank you. Recognize the companies who have demonstrated excellence in automation technology or services. Use the link below to vote for your favorite vendors of 2016.

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6/8/2016 10:16:58 AM

I was fortunate to attend Schneider Electric's Connect 2016 Automation Conference in New Orleans in May and I have to say it was an impressive event. With customers and Schneider representatives from around the world there was an international flair. While in attendance I met people from Thailand, Russia, Dubai and many other countries.

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5/26/2016 1:45:12 PM
Elko Mining Blog
The George T. Hall Company specializes in Industrial and Combustion Solutions for the Mining and Mineral market. We offer a number of engineering and field services including:
PLC Programming/Troubleshooting l Combustion Efficiency Solutions l Industrial System Design
VFD Startup & Repair l HMI Programming l Field Calibrations & Repairs l SCADA Design



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5/19/2016 3:23:59 PM

Honeywell provides Experion LX to meet the critical automation needs of mining and minerals facilities. This flexible Distributed Control System (DCS) boosts the performance of plant operations by enabling improvements to reliability, agility and efficiency. The mining and mineral processing field is tougher than ever before. Environmental concerns, rising costs, uncertainty over demand, falling commodity prices, strict safety regulations and skilled labor shortages place ever-greater demands on operating companies.
 

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5/10/2016 2:23:44 PM
GTH Hockey
With the NHL Playoffs in full swing and the battle for the Stanley Cup starting to heat up, it might be a good time to take a look at our local rinks and one of the hazards that they may face on a daily basis. Even though the two teams in Southern California are out of the playoffs, local youth and recreational hockey has been sky rocketing. The last time hockey was this big, the Great One skated into town and made hockey in Southern California a major attraction and people swarmed, not only to watch, but also to play...

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3/29/2016 4:12:05 PM

Pasteurization requirements for milk products are based on regulations outlined in the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). The PMO determines the minimum processing conditions needed to destroy disease causing microorganisms that cause Q fever in humans. The pasteurization process also enhances the quality of milk products by destroying spoilage microorganisms and enzymes that contribute to reduced quality and shelf life of milk...



 

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2/23/2016 12:44:02 PM
UL App

UL Standards are used to assess products; test components, materials, systems and performance; and evaluate environmentally sustainable products, renewable energies, food and water products, recycling systems and other innovative technologies.


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1/22/2016 3:00:00 PM

The Honeywell UDA2182 analyzer can accept single or dual inputs from Honeywell pH, ORP, contacting conductivity and dissolved oxygen sensors. The input boards can be mixed in any combination of up to two inputs or a single input reducing inventory and increasing flexibility. The UDA2182 monitors and controls various applications such as power water quality control, wastewater influent and effluent, pure water preparation, food and dairy and neutralization.


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7/30/2015 10:30:00 AM

RittalCheck out the blog from Rittal on the importance of using Filter Fans for cooling in control panels. Most control panels are placed in dirty environments and the hash elements and temperatures on the production floor can be very damaging to electronics inside the enclosures. 




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5/14/2015 11:00:00 AM
HART Communications

The George T. Hall Company offers a wide variety of control and instrumentation solutions. One of the most widely used communication protocols that we utilize is HART. HART is an open protocol that delivers the benefits of smart field devices while offering the simplicity and ease-of-use associated with traditional I/O.

Read the full article on Control Engineering - Europe.


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3/18/2015 11:30:00 AM

Variable Frequency DriveThis Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) training class that was presented by the Honeywell Representative, Michael Berney at the George T. Hall Company in Anaheim was interesting and a great experience workshop that helped improve my knowledge of these devices which are manufactured by Honeywell.


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3/12/2015 1:30:00 PM
Honeywell
For several years we have offered the Honeywell "Light Commercial Building Solutions" line of products as a low cost way to monitor and control mechanical systems in buildings. The appeal of these products has been strong for a number of reasons. The cost, when compared to a high end DDC Building Automation System is dramatically lower, but that is not the only thing that makes these systems attractive to an end user.

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2/19/2015 1:00:00 PM

Phoenix ContactPhoenix Contact introduces Radioline wireless platform that offers wire replacement for simple I/O and serial communication. With a software-free radio setup, it offers a cost-effective wireless solution where it is too costly or not possible to run a wire. The Radioline platform is well suited for simple wire replacement; pump control; sensor, flow and temperature monitoring; and PC/PLC/RTU interface applications...




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1/29/2015 11:00:00 AM

Connect Air



Did you know that the George T. Hall Company and Connect Air are here to bring you Low Voltage Cable for Commercial Applications?




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7/10/2014 12:00:00 PM
Stryker





Effective June 30, 2014, Vykon branded controllers will have Stryker features enabled by default. The Stryker feature will no longer be restricted to WEBs branded controllers (i.e. WEBs "JACE's")...

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7/9/2014 11:30:00 AM
Honeywell
These end of life announcements will probably have a profound effect on future field work related to existing R2 installations and both new and existing AX projects. There is no single answer as far as how to upgrade from R2 to AX on existing projects, so each situation will need to be handled individually...

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6/26/2014 4:15:00 PM
Schneider Electric



Recently I attended the Schneider Electric's System Integrator event in Cannes France. While the French Riviera was pretty amazing I was also quite impressed with Schneider Electric's new Process Drive. The Altivar Process has some impressive features that will undoubtedly have some unique and distinct advantages over the competition.

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6/17/2014 2:30:00 PM
Vimal KapurHoneywell recently introduced their new president, Vimal Kapur, at the Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. Vimal Kapur has been with Honeywell for more than 25 years! He took over the position from Darius Adamczyk, who was named president and CEO of Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT)...




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6/10/2014 2:45:00 PM

Now that Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, manufacturers need to choose how to move forward, since many of these manufacturing facilities throughout the world are still using the platform. These manufacturers are now faced with three different options as noted in Automation World, "1) Do nothing and hope for the best; 2) Upgrade to a new version of Windows - this is ultimately necessary, but much easier said than done; or 3) Implement industrial firewalls to protect your existing Windows XP systems as you move through the upgrade process."

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5/29/2014 1:00:00 PM
Honeywell

Working on a project with Control Ball Valves or Pressure Independent Control Valves?
Honeywell is offering a hot summer deal on control ball valves and pressure independent control valves used with MVN actuators. From now until August 31, 2014 receive a 4% rebate on all qualifying valve/actuator orders over $5,000. This offer is valid on all orders for individual MVN actuators or valve assemblies using MVN actuators...



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5/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
Niagara SummitI was privileged to represent George T. Hall Company at Niagara Summit 2014 in Las Vegas. For those of you not familiar with Niagara, it is the controls platform developed for control integrators by Tridium. Tridium, owned by Honeywell, is arguably the most widely known and accepted integration platform used by commercial controls integrators in the current market. George T. Hall Company offers this control platform under the Honeywell product name of Honeywell WEBax.



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4/3/2014 3:00:00 PM






XP was the first reliable commercial multi-windowed system, it became the "go-to" standard for control, human machine interface (HMI), and instrumentation systems. If Windows XP had been built on an open source model, there would probably still be an active community to support the operating system, just as other open source software has lasted 30 or more years...

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3/18/2014 4:00:00 PM
RedlinkHoneywell recently had a webcast in which they laid out upcoming changes to their contractor programs. Here are some of the changes contractors can expect in 2014:
  • The new contractor programs now include a minimum purchase mandate for Building Automation products and Honeywell has also increased the overall commercial purchase requirements. These changes will take effect in 2015, so contractors will have all of 2014 to meet these new goals.
  • Honeywell is currently updating the contractor locator on customer.honeywell.com.
  • New controls site for contractors http://www.buildingcontrols.honeywell.com/http://www.buildingcontrols.honeywell.com/.

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3/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
Schneider Electric




Just a few weeks ago in January, Schneider Electric closed a huge deal by acquiring Invensys. By merging Invensys into Schneider Electric they will be able to offer a broader range of manufacturing products and can now enter into the emerging oil and gas markets in North America...

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2/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
In October Honeywell release the newest addition to their extensive line of actuators with the new Universal Fire and Smoke Damper Actuators. Honeywell has simplified how to order, stock, and install with their reversible design, now you can mount the same actuator for clockwise or counter-clockwise applications.
Please check out this informational video.


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2/4/2014 2:04:41 PM
As technology advances and our reliance on computing increases, our needs for energy storage are also expanding. Data Center electricity use increased by 56% from 2005-2010 in the U.S. It represents 1.3% of World Electrical use and represents 2.0% of the United States electrical use.

SE Data Center Solutions Brochure


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1/13/2014 2:03:18 PM
Honeywell Analytics manufacturers a wide range of products suited to every type of application or industry - from small boiler rooms right through to large petrochemical plants and oil refineries. This training will focus on Honeywell's line of Commercial Gas Detection products which safeguard building occupants and assets, manage energy consumption, extend green building practices and improve indoor air quality. Click here for your FREE tickets.

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1/7/2014 1:23:57 PM
Honeywell Contractor PRO
The George T. Hall company and Honeywell would like to remind our ACI and BCS Contractors that your statuses will be calculated soon and not to forget about the benefits that you are eligible for. With the 2014 annual license fees looming in the near future Honeywell would like to offer to waive the annual fee...

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12/5/2013 1:18:31 PM
As a distributor, George T. Hall Compnay is proud to represent Schneider Electric as they roll out their SmartStruxure Lite building automation solutions for comfort and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. SmartStruxure Lite is a brand of Schneider-Electric Inc. that includes and expands on the original Viconics product line to provide comprehensive wired and wireless BAS solutions for building management.
Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Lite


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10/23/2013 2:55:18 PM
There are many obvious applications for gas detectors in Commercial and Industrial spaces. These include everything from monitoring CO in a parking garage to measuring combustible gases in a manufacturing facility. Recently however, I visited a customer that had a very interesting application for CO detection.


Honeywell XNX Gas Detector



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10/21/2013 11:52:38 AM
Operate your plant in a safe, economical and efficient manner.
Honeywell Reliability
Honeywell and George T. Hall Company offer field products that keep your assets out of trouble and help prevent potentially dangerous mistakes while also increasing maintenance engineers’ effectiveness.

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10/2/2013 1:47:39 PM
Commercial and industrial facilities of all sizes can benefit from gas detection. Whether you are looking to measure toxic or flammable gases in industrial process applications or indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings, the George T. Hall Company has the solution for you! Contact the GTH office near you for more information on these products and how they can help you comply with your local regulatory requirements!






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7/19/2013 4:14:41 PM
Honeywell and the George T. Hall Company are partnering together to offer training to our valued Contractor customers. S.T.E.P.S. is a non-product specific training class that Honeywell has been offering in the residential marketplace for several years and now they are teaming with GTH to expand into the Commercial and Combustion world.

S.T.E.P.S

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2/10/2013 4:39:17 PM
Did you know Southern California Edison (SCE) offers on-bill financing (OBF) to eligible customers?



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