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SPECIAL REPORT: New solutions put us on the way to preventing arc flash incidents
SPECIAL REPORT: New solutions put us on the way to preventing arc flash incidents

There’s good news about arc flash. Engineers are discovering and deploying new ways to prevent, contain, and limit its potentially catastrophic consequences. Causing an arc flash is easy—simply dropping a wrench can power a disastrous explosion that injures employees, destroys equipment, and puts a facility out of... Read More

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Harvest wasted power using the triboelectric effect
Harvest wasted power using the triboelectric effect

With the stomp of a foot, 1,000 LED bulbs lit up with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from the same source as a tiny spark jumping from a fingertip to a doorknob when you walk across... Read More

Energy harvesting for Internet of things
Energy harvesting for Internet of things

The Internet of things (IoT) is part of the evolution of the Internet where items are interconnected (stoves, toilets, shoes, shirts); the future may be found in connecting parts of everyday life.... Read More

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Mersen’s NEC14 Reference Guide Now Available Mersen’s reference guide, “2014 National Electrical Code: Changes in Overcurrent and Surge Protection,” identifies and explains code changes in overcurrent and surge protection.
Assessing the performance of harmonic mitigation alternatives
Assessing the performance of harmonic mitigation alternatives

Variable frequency drive users often have strict demands placed on them to mitigate harmonic distortion caused by nonlinear loads. Many methods are available including line reactors, harmonic traps,... Read More

High-efficiency steam production from the sun
High-efficiency steam production from the sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material... Read More

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2014 Workforce Development Study
This year's study asked key questions on the causes and effects of the lack of a skilled workforce in the U.S., what manufacturing plants are doing to combat this issue, and how facilities are establishing a positive relationship with their communities.
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2014 IMTS Show
Meet your manufacturing peers and see the future of automation. Come to the 2014 Industrial Automation North America Pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show Sept. 8-13 in Chicago. Attend North America's largest manufacturing show. Click here for information
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Plant Engineering Top Plant Program
Plant Engineering's Top Plant award program honors the outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. The 2014 Top Plant Award will be featured in the December 2014 issue of Plant Engineering and will be formally honored at the 2015 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
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Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications
Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications

The TCC motorized blower is an air-moving package that is designed for industrial and... Read More

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

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2014 Product of the Year
The 2014 Product of the Year program is now accepting nominations! See which products are named finalists in the November 2014 issue of Plant Engineering.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014