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INDUSTRY ANSWERS Buy authentic. The best way to avoid counterfeit electrical products is to purchase products directly from the manufacturer's authorized distributors or resellers. The risk of obtaining a counterfeit rises if one cannot trace the path of commerce to the original manufacturer. Scrutinize labels and packaging. Be skeptical of poor-quality labels with legacy branding, missing date codes and extraneous markings, or labeling not applied by an original manufacturer. For easier identification, some companies use branded packaging on their component products. Question bargains. When shopping for electrical products, look for red flags that could signify if an item or distributor should be avoided. The first is associated with "bargains" that seem too good to be true. Compare the price of that product to the price of a similar product at a different retailer. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Verify authenticity. When possible, use tools provided by the original manufacturer or certification organization to verify that electrical products are genuine. MT: What should maintenance and reliability pros do if they come across counterfeits in the field? If a suspect product is found in the field, contact the original manufacturer. This allows for product verification and ensures that the potentially dangerous product is removed from the marketplace. The more information a manufacturer has, the better chance it can find similar counterfeit products and remove them from the marketplace to protect consumers. TG: When reporting potentially dangerous products, work to disclose the product vendor's name, business name, address, domain name and any other identifiers. It's also helpful to APRIL 2015 the information for an appropriate share a description of the commodity, response. including an explanation on why it is It is also beneficial to establish a suspected to be counterfeit. If contact company-wide process for reporting information is unavailable, don't stop: counterfeit electrical products. This Contact the National Intellectual provides a collaborative outlet for Property Rights Coordination Center alerting fellow workers and protecting (iprcenter.gov; IPRCenter@dhs.gov or your property. MT 866-IPR-2060), which will disseminate 2:48 PM Page 1 MT Compressor Ad_Layout 1 3/17/2015 Ultima Series Synthetic Lubricant Up to 12,000 Hours of Dependable Service Extended Life Rotary Screw Compressor Oil Summit Ultima is a high performance lubricant formulated to outper‐ form other synthetic compressor lubricants on today's market. Ultima's unique formulation allows for better compressor performance, and it is compatible with existing O.E.M. lubricants. Summit Ultima synthetic rotary screw air compressor lubricant benefits include: * Lasts up to 12,000 hours under normal operating conditions * Better thermal conductivity for lower operating temps * Superior protection against mechanical stress * Reduces power consumption through reduced friction * Eliminates varnish, sludge and carbon deposits * Protects against shear and loss of viscosity under heavy loads Summit Industrial Products 800.749.5823 www.klsummit.com MAINTENANCETECHNOLOGY.COM | 37 http://www.iprcenter.gov http://www.klsummit.com http://www.klsummit.com http://www.MAINTENANCETECHNOLOGY.COM

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