Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Regulations look past motors to improve system efficiencies
Regulations look past motors to improve system efficiencies

Electric motor system efficiency and power electronics are impacting future energy saving opportunities as attention moves from motor efficiency to motor-driven system efficiency. In the U.S., the first move was to apply motor efficiency regulation. The next step is addressing the system. Stage 1: Motor as a... Read More

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Modern control valves offer communications, diagnostics
Modern control valves offer communications, diagnostics

An old machine design engineer once sat me down and taught me everything he thought I needed to know about the science of pneumatic directional control valve selection. While his approach seemed... Read More

The benefits of using a soft starter on ac motors
The benefits of using a soft starter on ac motors

Throughout the workplace in many industries, ac motors provide the backbone of much of the work that occurs. They work in the background, but without the power they provide, most industries would... Read More

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Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design
Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Plant managers who oversee a manufacturing facility where hydraulic systems are used have most likely been told that leaks in those systems are inevitable. However, it is more accurate to say that... Read More

Using current-limiting devices to improve Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): Your questions answered
Using current-limiting devices to improve Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): Your questions answered

Current-limiting devices can have a significant impact on the Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) of an industrial control panel. However, many struggle to understand how to properly apply... 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 May issue covers managing leaks in hydraulic valve systems and the 2016 Hannover Messe recap.
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IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part Two: Information Management for IIoT
Presenter Sal Spada will focus on the current state of IIoT technology and trends, ways modern data management and data storage influences IIoT adoption, and how manufacturers are currently utilizing IIoT technology to affect change in their operation.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Beckhoff Automation, Epicor, Kepware, Red Lion, and Rittal
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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

Variable volume pump
Variable volume pump

The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... Read More

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Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Energy Management Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. Sponsored by: Kaeser Compressors
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