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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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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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Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash
Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash

Geared Bearing solutions comes with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade... Read More

Thermal imaging cameras with Wi-Fi capability
Thermal imaging cameras with Wi-Fi capability

The E75, E85, and E95 thermal imaging cameras have been redesigned to meet both changing customer... Read More

Digital pressure sensors
Digital pressure sensors

The EPS ProSense line of digital pressure sensors are designed for industrial... Read More

High-resolution line scan cameras
High-resolution line scan cameras

3DPIXA HR 5 has a larger field of view of approximately 35-mm and a scanning speed of up to 30... 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.
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