Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Five ways to improve machine maintenance with remote monitoring
Five ways to improve machine maintenance with remote monitoring

When it comes to building maintenance and facility services engineers, certain key trends are emerging as vital for business success in 2016. 1. Service offerings will become key differentiators for many mechanical engineering firms. 2. Mobile is a crucial tool to enable maintenance teams to get work orders... Read More

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Three key areas to examine in your manufacturing analysis
Three key areas to examine in your manufacturing analysis

What's the best way to remain competitive in the food processing industry today? A strategic plan. It equips your business with the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to evolve and adapt to... Read More

Why vibration is a problem for your equipment
Why vibration is a problem for your equipment

Establishing a preventative maintenance program requires that you look into several different ways of testing the equipment at your facility. You could use something such as infrared scans or perhaps... Read More

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Why do factories still have ‘maintenance’ departments?
Why do factories still have ‘maintenance’ departments?

We hear a lot of talk about "Lean maintenance." Here's my question: Why does the "maintenance" department even exist? The term "maintenance" implies maintaining things... Read More

Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT
Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT

Two of the biggest names in business—and two of the companies most interested in growing their profile in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—will collaborate on an industrial cloud platform.... Read More

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Webcast today
The Link Between Maintenance and Electrical Safety
Today at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET, speaker Shon Isenhour will discuss the important link between maintenance and electrical safety and how best practices in both areas can be coordinated to produce a safer and more efficient electrical system. One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.
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Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. According to the study 76% of manufacturing facilities follow a preventive maintenance strategy; 61% use a run-to-failure method and 51% use a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
Sponsored by: ATS. Download the 2016 study.
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System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 System Integrator Giants program. The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue.
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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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Maintenance Strategies Digital Report
Strategic maintenance means understanding all the parts of your plant, understand what needs attention and when, and above all, how to make sure you take the machine down for maintenance on YOUR time, rather then when the machine wants to take itself down. When a machine breaks, it almost always is expensive and wasteful, and can be dangerous as well.
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