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The Industrial Internet of Things has arrived. Are manufacturers ready?

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT),  sometimes referred to as M2M (machine-to-machine) is one of the most effective automation technologies and has been progressing at a rapid pace of late. It is touted as the next industrial revolution. IIoT is a network of intelligent computers, machines, sensors, software, and devices that collect and share huge amounts of data.

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Addressing workforce challenges, a top concern for manufacturers

Manufacturers are optimistic about their industry and the U.S. economy, but concerned about the ongoing struggle to find qualified workers, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich LLP.

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V belts, an overview

To explain any belt drive system in a simple way, imagine two separate rollers bound by a thread which runs over their outer periphery, which transmits power from the driving member to the driven member. This describes the basic mechanics of a V belt drive system, where the thread is the V belt, and the two rollers are pulleys.

V belts provide the best combination of traction, speed of movement, and service life, while solving the problem of slippage and alignment. Hence, they are the go-to belt for many power transmission applications.

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