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Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier
Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier

With the convergence of OT and IT, an extensive and open communications system is critical. An enormous challenge in an industrial facility is determining how to quickly and easily move data from the real-time, industrial environment to other information dependent systems, often under the control of the IT group. OPC... Read More

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7 questions for industrial wireless security
7 questions for industrial wireless security

At the Belden industrial Ethernet infrastructure design seminar, Jeff Caldwell, chief architect for security for Belden, posed this question to the audience—is wireless more secure or less secure... Read More

Learning PID loop tuning from an expert
Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Soon after graduating from college, I got a job at a chemical plant as an electrical and instrumentation technician. Being a young guy with little experience, my supervisor paired me up with a... Read More

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The NFPA 70E for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been updated for 2015. It contains significant changes. Understanding these changes is imperative for compliance with OSHA mandates regarding electrical safety in the workplace. Learn more.
Machine builder decreases manufacturing time
Machine builder decreases manufacturing time

Faster panel building for a manufacturer can mean more products out the door in a shorter amount of time with a redesign that incorporates a smart, modular wiring system. Matrix Design LLC, based in... Read More

Is it possible to over-automate processes in APM?
Is it possible to over-automate processes in APM?

During a recent visit with a manufacturing client, I toured their facilities management control center. This particular manufacturer’s facilities occupied numerous buildings on quite a large amount... Read More

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Product of the Year Finalists
The 96 finalists for the Plant Engineering 2014 Product of the Year program offer the innovation needed to help that expansion take off. This year’s finalists stretch across 14 categories. Voting will conclude on Jan. 9, 2015.
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Combining thermal and visible cameras along with FLIR’s proprietary MSX® technology in a small, affordable package, the AX8 is easy to install in space-constrained areas for automated and uninterrupted temperature monitoring of critical equipment. Learn more.
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2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit On-Demand
The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, delivered a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants.
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Optical IR sensing turbidity analyzer
Optical IR sensing turbidity analyzer

The Triton Turbidity Analzer (TR86) combines precision turbidity analysis with the flexibility to... Read More

Addition to LubePro pump series
Addition to LubePro pump series

Graco Inc. adds the A2800 vertical oil and A2900 vertical grease pumps to the LubePro™ series of... Read More

Wireless emergency stop for machine safety applications
Wireless emergency stop for machine safety applications

Humanistic Robotics' (HRI) Wireless Emergency Stop (E-stop) is a tool designed to... Read More

Gas-fired, heavy duty furnance
Gas-fired, heavy duty furnance

No. 1042 is a 2000 F (1093 C), gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat... Read More

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