Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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HVLS basics: Balancing the air temperature
HVLS basics: Balancing the air temperature

Large open workspaces are a hallmark of industrial and commercial facilities. Operations that include manufacturing, processing and warehousing need these wide-open areas for the specialized machinery and processes that allow them to be efficient. Unfortunately, the same floor plan that makes them efficient... Read More

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Compressed air leaks leads to lost money
Compressed air leaks leads to lost money

Compressed air is not free. In fact, when comparing the percentage of power input to value delivered, a poorly-operated compressed air system can cost more than water, electricity, steam or even... Read More

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... Read More

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Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs
Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Lighting may not be the biggest expense in your operating budget, but its performance effects every area of your plant—from productivity to safety. Industrial environments pose lighting challenges... Read More

Understanding ac induction motor basics
Understanding ac induction motor basics

To understand how an alternating current (ac) induction motor works, it helps to look into the basics of magnetism and electromagnetic induction and how they impact the functions of ac induction... 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
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Rotary screw air compressors
Rotary screw air compressors

The RS185 to RS260 oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors provide a more energy-efficient... Read More

Mobile portable compressor
Mobile portable compressor

The M58 is designed to deliver 210 cfm at 100 psig for rental houses, construction, demolition,... Read More

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting
Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

AutomationDirect has added a line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol. These... Read More

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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. Download now.