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2016 Product of the Year Awards
2016 Product of the Year Awards

Plant Engineering's 2016 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 50 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2017 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering. The 29th annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year competition... Read More

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Cybersecurity guidance for industrial safety systems
Cybersecurity guidance for industrial safety systems

Information systems employed in operations including industrial control systems (ICSs) are often subject to very stringent requirements related to information integrity and performance. Functional... Read More

Prepare your maintenance program for the IIoT
Prepare your maintenance program for the IIoT

You've read about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its subset, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Gartner's recent Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has the IoT rising to what it calls... Read More

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Automation event to feature robotics, Industrie 4.0 developments
Automation event to feature robotics, Industrie 4.0 developments

The Association for Advancing Automation's (A3) of Automate 2017 event is a biennial event devoted to leading-edge technology and business innovation at Chicago's McCormick Place from April 3-6. The... Read More

Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot
Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot

Proper alignment of direct-coupled machinery is an essential element for the reliability of a new or repaired machine (motor, pump, gear case, etc.). One common impediment to achieving proper... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The March issue includes stories on safer human-robot collaboration and the 2017 Maintenance Survey.
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2017 Maintenance Study: 6 high-level findings
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. These include: Maintenance strategies, shutdown schedule, unscheduled downtime, training, technologies, and outsourcing.
Sponsored by: ATS. Download the 2017 study.
Upcoming Webcast
Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2017, Webcast One: Get your head into the cloud
Automation technologies are converging with information technologies. To handle growing volumes of data generated by IIoT-enabled devices, companies will need powerful data processing capability. Cloud-based environments transform how process-automation projects are engineered and instantiated, replacing client/server. This Webcast focuses on how emergent IIoT technologies change the way process and automation engineers execute projects and sustain productivity in today’s, and tomorrow’s, cyber-physical world.

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: B+B SmartWorx and Rittal
Register now.
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Rotary ring stretch wrapper

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On-board lubrication and greasing monitor

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Safety gate with integrated cable/pulley system

The NetGate pick module safety gate provides full height fall protection within the pallet zone.... Read More

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