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Host and Automation Support Engineer, Auston Davidson discusses the latest products and trends in industrial automation with experts in the field.

Host and Automation Support Engineer, Auston Davidson discusses the latest products and trends in industrial automation with experts in the field.

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United States

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Host and Automation Support Engineer, Auston Davidson discusses the latest products and trends in industrial automation with experts in the field.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 50: Anyone Have A Bottle Opener?

6/6/2022
Have you ever tried to open a twist off cap only to realize you are going to need a bottle opener? In this episode Auston talks with Max Davitt of LinMot to discuss issues surrounding capping applications and where legacy techniques may fall short of modern applications. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained in...

Duration:00:15:05

Episode 49: The Journey to Net Zero

5/6/2022
In this episode Auston is joined by Geno Porter of Fluke to discuss ways that individuals can make a difference in their plant by assessing the energy usage and power quality of their machine circuits. This includes the use of Fluke's 1770 line of Power Quality Analyzers for various load and power quality studies. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please...

Duration:00:14:00

Episode 48: Under Pressure [Part 2]

5/6/2022
In this episode Auston is follows up with Chris Brogli of Ross Controls to continue their discussion on safe fluid power. They discuss how to properly assess and mitigate the risks of energy related to compressed gases and pressurized liquids. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained in this podcast series is...

Duration:00:14:57

Episode 47: Under Pressure [Part 1]

4/25/2022
Machine safety standards dictate that all hazardous energy must be properly controlled during service or maintenance of the machine. Did you know this includes not only electrical energy, but also things like compressed air and pressurized liquids? In this episode Auston is joined by Chris Brogli of Ross Controls to discuss safe fluid power. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you...

Duration:00:14:31

Episode 46: Did You Mean Batch or Batch? [Part 2]

4/11/2022
In this week's episode Auston is joined again by Steven Hazelton of Rovysis for the 2nd half of their two part series on batch processing. In this episode they discuss the various types of complexities within batch processing systems, from PLC driven to full scale batch processing. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information...

Duration:00:15:38

Episode 45: Did You Mean Batch or Batch? [Part 1]

3/28/2022
In this week's episode Auston is joined by Steven Hazelton of Rovysis for the first of a two part series on batch processing. In this series they clear up the confusion around what batch processing is and help us determine if a process would benefit from a batch solution. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained...

Duration:00:14:43

Episode 44: Quality over Quantity

3/14/2022
It is often hard to determine where power quality gremlins reside and how to flush them out. Fortunate for us, Denison Technologies has a team of expert exterminators. Take a listen as Auston discusses the symptoms, causes, and impacts of poor power quality with Dianne Denison. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information...

Duration:00:14:34

Episode 43: The Life of a Work Order

2/24/2022
Maintenance often doesn't have the tools at-hand to do their jobs as effectively as possible. They're either still using paper records or spreadsheets, or stuck using a cumbersome tool like SAP that has a maintenance management system (CMMS) but only as an afterthought. Join Auston as he discuss the Life of a Work Order with Chris Luecke of Fiix Software. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience...

Duration:00:15:16

Episode 42: Let's Get Physical

2/14/2022
We tend to give lots of attention to the 'logical' design of our Ethernet/IP network, but we should give just as much attention to the physical design. How to lay out the cabling and switches so that we build a resilient and expandable network. In this episode Auston is joined by Brent Murray of Panduit to discuss proper ways to design your physical network infrastructure and how McNaughton-McKay and Panduit Services can help. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The...

Duration:00:15:31

Episode 41: The Evolution of Hydraulics

1/31/2022
Industrial hydraulics consume upwards of 3% of all the energy in the United States at an efficiency rate of around 22%. This makes them a prime target when discussing sustainable manufacturing and cost savings. Join Auston as he discusses the evolution of hydraulics with Carl Richter of Kyntronics. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that...

Duration:00:15:07

Episode 40: Simplifying Safety Circuits

1/14/2022
Wiring machine safety circuits can be tough due to the nature of redundancy and diagnostics that are typically required. But what if there was a way to simplify these circuits and reduce the work required to deploy them? Join Auston and Amanda Eason as they discuss how Rockwell Automation's GuardLink solves these issues. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful....

Duration:00:15:15

Episode 39: Dealing with Supply Chain Issues

12/20/2021
It's no secret that the supply chain is stressed. Delays on shipments have made life tough for businesses and individuals through most of 2021. To discuss this further and explain what McNaughton-McKay is doing to help, Auston is joined by an expert of deliveries for a jolly conversation to round out the year. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note,...

Duration:00:05:49

Episode 38: The Art of the Bump Test

12/6/2021
Typical manufacturing facilities have hundreds if not thousands of PID controllers. They are an essential part of maintaining safe, effective and efficient control. However, tuning these loops is difficult to dial in and many times we rely on manual tuning. In this episode, Auston is joined by Ziair DeLeon of Control Station to discuss the art of the bump test and best practices when tuning your PID loops. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay...

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 37: Storeroom Management and You

11/23/2021
Storeroom management can be a daunting task. As more machines are brought into an end user the variation of equipment tends to grow. How you properly maintain this is crucial. In this episode Auston is joined by Shannon Betts of McNaughton-McKay to discuss how the Customer Alliance Program (CAP) can help. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note,...

Duration:00:10:47

Episode 36: Modern Computing Meets Manufacturing

11/4/2021
Server room conditions and plant floor conditions tend to be polar opposites. So what do you do when you your manufacturing process requires modern computing capabilities? Frank Hill of Stratus Technologies joins Auston to walk us through the history of computing in manufacturing and how we can couple the IT capabilities in the OT environment. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope...

Duration:00:14:42

Episode 35: The Motor Control Playbook

10/25/2021
There are so many options when it comes to controlling motors, which one do you choose? Enter The Motor Control Playbook. Listen in as Auston and Randy Langer of Rockwell Automation discuss the ins and outs of controlling motors and the benefits of each different option. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained in...

Duration:00:12:57

Episode 34: Automation Fair 2021

10/12/2021
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Automation Fair event, and we are excited to visit our colleagues from The Reynolds Company in Houston, Texas! New this year, Rockwell Automation will be providing a HYBRID experience for this premier event. You can join us in-person at the George R. Brown Convention Center, or online, on November 10-11, 2021. Learn more about Automation Fair, register to attend, and sign up for our hotel package at https://www.mc-mc.com/automationfair If you...

Duration:00:06:44

Episode 33: One Hand to Shake

9/10/2021
In a follow-up episode to Do You Have A Healthy Network? we discuss what the next steps are after a network assessment and how McNaughton-McKay Services and Solutions can assist you from start to finish. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained in this podcast series is subject to our disclaimer and should not be...

Duration:00:14:57

Episode 32: The Power is Yours!

8/30/2021
How has the digital era impacted the way you do business? What expectations do you have for your plant and your partners in the digital space? Auston talks with Corporate Director of Marketing and Digital Technology Cecilia Madden about how the digital revolution has changed the game for B2B and why it’s a good thing for you and your business. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope...

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 31: Don't Move a Muscle

8/16/2021
Machine safety should be a priority for every manufacturer. But what happens when you have an environment that is not conducive to traditional safety devices? If you need to Inxpect an area with dirty environment we have just the thing for you. If you have any questions, reach out at podcast@mc-mc.com. The McNaughton-McKay Podcast series is made available for your convenience and we hope you find it helpful. Please note, however, that the information contained in this podcast series is...

Duration:00:14:36