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A recent survey of 200 manufacturing executives found that more companies are relying on Big Data for their business, though some remain skeptical of the benefi... read more
CMMS enhances maintenance strategies of all types and not enough companies have come to realize the benefits that they offer.
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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.
The electrical industry is seeing a number of trends affecting medium voltage power network design: workforce shifts, capital and operational expenditure sensitivity, equipment space issues, and continual need for better...
The importance of robotics in improving manufacturing safety is every bit as important a consideration as the impact of robotics on productivity. And as the use of robotics increases on the plant floor, the standards for robotics...
VP of IoT/Embedded Sales at Dell, Inc., Jeff Brown, talked about the Internet of Things (IoT) and some of the latest developments in that industry with Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra at IMTS 2016.
IoT Solutions Manager at Dell, Inc., Kevin Terwilliger, talked about the Internet of Things (IoT) and some of the latest developments in that industry with Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra at IMTS 2016.
CEO at Beckhoff Automation North America, Aurelio Banda, addressed the current state of IIoT implementation in manufacturing with Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra and showcased cloud-based tools to connect data and...
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey