Thursday, March 13, 2014
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The rewards of remote monitoring for air compressor maintenance
The rewards of remote monitoring for air compressor maintenance

Are we close to receiving tweets from Air Compressor Number Four on the shop floor? Actually, we’ve already moved beyond it. Today’s technology allows an unprecedented flow of information, 24/7, to multiple locations, allowing extraordinary advances in maintenance scheduling, service efficiency, and life extension 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

ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind
ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind

Whether you follow engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), batch process, or any other manufacturing style, there’s an enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy to fit your firm.... Read More

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Lean Maintenance is gaining traction as a sound strategy to keep equipment running and productivity humming. On March 20 Plant Engineering will present a Webcast that looks at the steps needed to implement a sound Lean Maintenance strategy in your plant. Learn more.
Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage
Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage

The digital revolution, globalization, and market forces are upending the manufacturing industry, causing manufacturers to face unprecedented challenges. Senior managers are wary of making long-term... Read More

Moving from predictive maintenance to a condition-based program
Moving from predictive maintenance to a condition-based program

Since the dawn of the mechanical revolution, companies have been searching for ways to manufacture more for less. In the past 20 years companies have shifted from the “more is better” concept to “how... Read More

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The Virtual Support Engineer service from Rockwell Automation provides secure remote monitoring of performance parameters for your critical assets to reduce downtime, expedite troubleshooting and optimize your automation investment.  Learn more here.
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Modular test device for surge products
Modular test device for surge products

The Checkmaster 2 modular test devices checks protective elements such as spark gaps,... Read More

Vision-guided robotic inspection system
Vision-guided robotic inspection system

Vision-guided robotic inspection system that provides both automated inspection and decision making... Read More

Level winding drive
Level winding drive

Rolling ring level drives are designed to enable users to spool cable with specific spacing... Read More

Stainless steel comfort panel
Stainless steel comfort panel

The TP1900 HMI INOX comfort panel is designed with a stainless steel front making it ideal for... Read More

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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.