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Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage
Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage

Here a bot, there a bot—almost everywhere robots are increasing production and distribution efficiencies while decreasing workers' compensation claims industry wide. While automation is a lifetime lower-cost solution, there are still more (often overlooked) opportunities to extend cost reductions through a... Read More

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High distributed control system, with security, introduced in China
High distributed control system, with security, introduced in China

Advanced distributed control system (DCS) features-operational excellence, safety integration, process automation and electrical integration, and enterprise asset management (EAM)-were highlighted... Read More

Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud
Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud

When drilling for oil and gas, two things must always be of primary importance: Maintaining the integrity of the wellEnsuring the safety of everyone working in or around that well. Focusing on... Read More

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Providing up to 30 percent more wiring space, Woodhead® Watertite® non-metallic FD boxes are rated for harsh conditions and available in one-, two- and three-gang configurations. The water- and dust-tight boxes provide maximum design flexibility. Learn more.
IMTS Conference offers solutions to manufacturing issues
IMTS Conference offers solutions to manufacturing issues

The 2014 IMTS show, Sept. 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature a variety of conference-within-a-conference opportunities for continuing education. The IMTS 2014 Conference will... Read More

Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries
Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries

Machinery in the workplace provides benefits of increased production and less labor. Heavy machinery also presents safety hazards and workers must be fully trained and aware of the machine operations... Read More

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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
Meet your manufacturing peers and see the future of automation. Come to the 2014 Industrial Automation North America Pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show Sept. 8-13 in Chicago. Attend North America's largest manufacturing show.
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Plant Engineering Top Plant Program
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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Optimizing Motor, Drives and Gearbox Systems to Ensure Best Performance and Total Cost of Ownership
Presenter William Finley from Siemens will explain that with modern industrial systems, there is a large advantage in total cost of ownership when driven equipment, adjustable frequency drives (AFD), motors, and gearboxes are matched and driven at ratings appropriate for these components.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Siemens
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Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600 percent since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?
Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?

In the hierarchy of Type A, B, and C safety standards, doesn’t a Type B safety standard take... Read More

Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?
Machine Safety and safety maturity: Are you safe without injuries?

According to the International Labor Organization, every 15 seconds approximately 160 workers have... Read More

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2014 Product of the Year
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.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014