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Compressed air demand: find and fix leaks first
Compressed air demand: find and fix leaks first

Though still a small minority, more and more industrial plants are taking the initiative to conduct compressed air audits to collect and analyze data that show how their systems are operating with an eye to how they could more reliably deliver stable air pressure, use less energy, and in many cases, both. ... Read More

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High-efficiency steam production from the sun
High-efficiency steam production from the sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material... Read More

Set industrial damper torque based on operating conditions
Set industrial damper torque based on operating conditions

Unlike commercial HVAC dampers, operating torque for heavy duty industrial dampers is not determined on a square foot face area basis. High pressures and velocities, as well as bearing friction and... Read More

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Three steps to proper propane truck maintenance
Three steps to proper propane truck maintenance

Nearly 60,000 propane-powered forklifts were sold in the U.S. last year, making up a significant share of the forklift market. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel with very low emissions, making... Read More

Temperature measurement best practices
Temperature measurement best practices

This article integrates six online articles on overcoming temperature measurement installation challenges, improving accuracy and reliability of temperature diagnostics, choosing the right... Read More

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Top Plant 2014
The 2014 Top Plant Award will be featured in the December 2014 issue of Plant Engineering and will be formally honored at the 2015 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner. Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
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The 2014 Product of the Year program is now accepting nominations! See which products are named finalists in the November 2014 issue of Plant Engineering.
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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, will deliver a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants.

This peer-to-peer looking at modern manufacturing will discuss trends in productivity, maintenance, automation, mobility, and information management while offering attendees insights on how they can affect change in their operation to keep pace with the accelerating changes in manufacturing worldwide.
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Modular wiring solution for process automation
Modular wiring solution for process automation

Turck's powerfast is a modular wiring solution for process automation connectivity products are UL... Read More

Air nozzle
Air nozzle

The air nozzle delivers a small blowoff with an efficient, high volume, high velocity airflow. Its... Read More

Rugged rackmount server
Rugged rackmount server

The Wildcat 2U rugged rackmount server, optimized for high mean time between failure (MTBF), is... Read More

TF450 Laser marking machine
TF450 Laser marking machine

This laser solution takes advantage of all the benefits of it's fiber laser source including: long... Read More

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