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From bankruptcy to rebirth
From bankruptcy to rebirth

The persistent hum running through the General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, sounds neither like crisis nor change, even in a facility and a company that has seen plenty of both. Before 2009-before the GM bankruptcy closed this plant, ended the production of the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6,... Read More

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The three laws of asset management
The three laws of asset management

Note: The adoption of ISO 55000 in 2014 provided a framework for the principles and benefits of establishing an asset management system. It has been hailed as one of the most important new standards... Read More

5 tips to effectively maintain your steam system
5 tips to effectively maintain your steam system

Steam systems are generally efficient and reliable. Organizations that use steam come in all shapes and sizes, from industrial facilities and office buildings to hospitals and universities. But these... Read More

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Reliability lessons from the aircraft industry
Reliability lessons from the aircraft industry

If there's one situation where we expect total reliability, it's when we're about to board an airplane. Aircraft reliability is a function of an organizational culture that supports people working in... Read More

The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT
The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT

There is much speculation about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in the next phase of automation. Proponents say it promises greatly increased productivity while lowering costs, but some... Read More

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Energy Efficiency: Your Hidden Advantage eGuide
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Safability: Analyzing the relationship between safety and reliability
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

In this session we will talk about how to leverage the success many sites have had with safety to improve maintenance and reliability. We will also look at how maintenance and reliability can affect safety performance.

Presenter: Shon Isenhour, CMRP, Founding Partner, Eruditio and The Institute At Patriot’s Point.

One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Sponsored by: Woodhead-Molex.
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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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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.