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Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades
Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades

There is a strong message from Plant Engineering readers in the 2017 Maintenance Survey: equipment upgrades and more maintenance training would go a long way to decreasing downtime. But the failure of plant management to address that fundamental issue is seen as a barrier to realizing those improvements. The 2017... Read More

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Prepare your maintenance program for the IIoT
Prepare your maintenance program for the IIoT

You've read about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its subset, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Gartner's recent Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has the IoT rising to what it calls... Read More

Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot
Achieve proper motor alignment by detecting and correcting soft foot

Proper alignment of direct-coupled machinery is an essential element for the reliability of a new or repaired machine (motor, pump, gear case, etc.). One common impediment to achieving proper... Read More

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Top 5 mistakes made when collecting vibration data
Top 5 mistakes made when collecting vibration data

In this video, Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology talks about the five most common mistakes maintenance professionals make when using an analyzer. These include proper mounting for... Read More

Maintenance meant continuous growth, change
Maintenance meant continuous growth, change

I started with GM in 1985 at the truck plant in Flint, Mich. I was working as an electrician in the Saginaw area, and GM was hiring electricians. I didn't think that I wanted to lock myself into one... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The March issue includes stories on safer human-robot collaboration and the 2017 Maintenance Survey.
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Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2017, Webcast One: Get your head into the cloud
Automation technologies are converging with information technologies. To handle growing volumes of data generated by IIoT-enabled devices, companies will need powerful data processing capability. Cloud-based environments transform how process-automation projects are engineered and instantiated, replacing client/server. This Webcast focuses on how emergent IIoT technologies change the way process and automation engineers execute projects and sustain productivity in today’s, and tomorrow’s, cyber-physical world.

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: B+B SmartWorx and Rittal
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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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