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Maintaining power in remote locations
Maintaining power in remote locations

This article, originally posted May 1, 2015, was modified on Aug. 8, 2015, adding additional information on wind-power applications, and graphics about service life of UPS, as an “Online Extra” to a Control Engineering August Digital Edition Exclusive. Although many people think of uninterruptible power supplies... Read More

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VFD trends and solutions for drive systems
VFD trends and solutions for drive systems

The increase in variable frequency drive (VFD) installations across the globe has meant that drives are being applied in more challenging system environments.Not only is the environment challenging,... Read More

Five tips to make HVAC maintenance more effective
Five tips to make HVAC maintenance more effective

When it comes to plants and facilities, HVAC systems play an important role in making sure the building stays at the right temperature and humidity levels. But, like any equipment, they can also... Read More

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Eco-friendly packaging in the food and beverage industry: Types & benefits
Eco-friendly packaging in the food and beverage industry: Types & benefits

Many food companies are transitioning to eco-friendly packaging as a way to preserve the environment and to appeal to environmentally conscious customers. The options available in eco-friendly... Read More

Predictive analytics hit the midstream
Predictive analytics hit the midstream

Analytical software now at the disposal of midstream engineers and operators is a far cry from the trending and process historians, which have been relied upon to monitor and fine-tune operations.... Read More

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Engineering Leaders Under 40
The future is now! Are you a leader under 40? The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Plant Engineering is now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program.
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Upcoming Webcast: "Integrated Drive Systems Ensures Reliability for Your Application"
Electric motor systems with variable frequency drives (VFDs) are becoming more common in large industrial systems because VFDs provide higher system efficiency, greater operational flexibility and improved reliability with reduced carbon footprint. When the requirements and functionality of the drive system are well-defined, component design can be optimized to achieve the highest reliability and lowest cost of ownership.

Presenters Dave Hernandez and Sumit Singhal will help you understand how to optimize drive train systems for improved reliability.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition
Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition

The LXI-based DN.649x series is offered from 24 to 48 fully synchronized channels... Read More

LED retrofit kit expanded
LED retrofit kit expanded

The Everline LED Retrofit Kit family has been expanded with the LED Linear Retrofit... Read More

Bearings with enhanced formulas for more applications
Bearings with enhanced formulas for more applications

The Solid Oil bearings have added enhanced formulas to benefit more applications and are... Read More

Self-regulating heating system for supply lines
Self-regulating heating system for supply lines

The EasyHeat In-Pipe Self-regulating Heating System is designed to provide economical,... Read More

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2015 Energy Management Study: Reducing energy consumption on the plant floor
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Energy Management Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. See findings and access full report.