Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Create a culture of purpose-driven excellence
Create a culture of purpose-driven excellence

If your organization's improvement initiatives are inconsistent, it's time to turn things around, but how? Perhaps it's time to revisit the company's purpose, leadership's day-to-day activities, and the strategies for building change momentum. There are a few ways to do this: Create a foundation Consider the... Read More

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Appealing to the next generation of manufacturing workers
Appealing to the next generation of manufacturing workers

A recent survey inquired about the shortage of a "skilled workforce" in manufacturing. Though the survey's basic premise, which addressed training and recruiting, is valid, I believe the... Read More

Machine vision lessons learned from applications
Machine vision lessons learned from applications

Two recent automotive case studies show value in recent, high-powered machine vision applications, as discussed at NIWeek 2016. A high-speed, clear, plastic bottle inspection also showed how... Read More

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Electrical Certification Programs
AVO Training’s 10 different Electrical Certification Programs may be completed in any order within an 18-month period, and they remain valid for up to 3 years and meet the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii). Learn more.
STEM education needs personalization and early engagement
STEM education needs personalization and early engagement

CFE Media interviewed the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Chancellor Michael Amiridis on his opinions on the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, the... Read More

Improving operations can save real dough
Improving operations can save real dough

Like any resource-constrained industry facing uncertain demands and external competition, the food industry is under constant pressure to reduce operating expenses, shorten lead times, improve... Read More

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Attend IoT Emerge and experience the transformation of IoT and how the intersection of people, data and intelligent machines will have far-reaching impact on the productivity, efficiency and operations of industries around the world. Includes three days of keynotes, technical sessions, workshops, live demonstrations, hands-on training, live tours, and peer-to-peer networking with IoT professionals. Use code: EXTREME30CFE to get 30% off an Extreme Pass!
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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 October issue covers stories on high cost of low-grade lubricants and is Ethernet the key to IIoT?.
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Machining center
Machining center

The VTC-805E (Vertical Traveling Column) Machining Center is designed with increased... Read More

Direct drive panel fan
Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW offers aerodynamically efficient performance within a heavy duty welded steel... Read More

Biobased/biodegradable coatings system
Biobased/biodegradable coatings system

The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green... Read More

Handheld production control system
Handheld production control system

The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while... Read More

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Compressed Air Strategies Digital Report
It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked. This digital report features articles on preventing compressed air leaks and rotary screw or reciprocating air compressors. Download the digital report.