Monday, March 17, 2014
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Building sustainable value through improved reliability
Building sustainable value through improved reliability

Editor's note: Dow Chemical's Deer Park, Texas, facility is the recipient of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award. Like companies that have received this award in years past, Dow has used the smart diagnostics available through HART communication as part of a larger maintenance initiative. Often these programs are... Read More

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Temperature diagnostics help prevent unplanned shutdowns
Temperature diagnostics help prevent unplanned shutdowns

In most industrial process plants, unit operations have become increasingly complex. That combined with the ever-increasing demands on operations and maintenance personnel for their time, make it... Read More

Water a competitive advantage for manufacturing
Water a competitive advantage for manufacturing

Water is not seen by most as a manufacturing tool, energy source, or even a source of economic growth. But in fact, water is all of those things, according to Markos Tambakeras, chairman of... Read More

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Managing alarms, managing competency
Managing alarms, managing competency

In the process industries, alarm systems are a vital tool, allowing plant operators to identify escalating abnormal situations and take action to recover. Such occurrences can quickly lead to... Read More

As manufacturing changes, it's time to take some risks
As manufacturing changes, it's time to take some risks

The idea that manufacturing has changed in the last decade comes as no big surprise. What futurist Jack Uldrich pointed out at the opening session of the MFG Meeting in Phoenix on March 6 was that... Read More

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Maintenance Webcast
This Principles of Lean Maintenance webcast will take place on Thursday, Mar 20, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.
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Plant Engineering 2014 Maintenance Study
The report includes details on facility maintenance—time spent each week, scheduled shutdowns, levels of maintenance, outsourcing, training, technologies, and unscheduled downtime—as well as advantages to the top facility maintenance strategies. Click here.
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Combustible Dust Strategies: Meet OSHA Requirements, Maintain Productivity

Combustible dust is a serious plant safety issue for all manufacturers. OSHA’s increased attention to combustible dust makes it a strategic safety issue as well. Meeting the OSHA requirements and maintaining an efficient plant are compatible, and our Webcast will show you how.
The webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 2, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.
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Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec, a unit that combines a Servopack servo amplifier with a one-axis motion... Read More

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications
Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and... Read More

Modular access system
Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five... Read More

Limit switches for rugged industrial environments
Limit switches for rugged industrial environments

AutomationDirect's F25 Series NEMA limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated... Read More

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