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2015 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!
2015 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

Innovation is an exciting concept. It conjures up visions of action, of progress, of achievement. Innovation in its purest form creates something new we never had imagined was possible. As we present the Plant Engineering 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, we celebrate innovation at the product level. The 15... Read More

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Mechanical repairs play a key role in motor repair and reliability
Mechanical repairs play a key role in motor repair and reliability

In a previous article ("A systematic approach to ac motor repair," Plant Engineering, April 2015), I described the good practices for electrical repair found in ANSI/EASA Standard AR100... Read More

Better lubrication practices key to extending bearing life
Better lubrication practices key to extending bearing life

The main reason a pump leaves service is failed mechanical seals or worn-out packings and sleeves. The second most-common problem is failed bearings. Worn-out/damaged mechanical seals are usually... Read More

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New work processes needed to make Big Data useful
New work processes needed to make Big Data useful

Dave Coplin sees data as the energy source that will transform manufacturing and business. That's quite a vision, but that's Coplin's job. As chief envisioning officer for Microsoft U.K., it's... Read More

Robot sales in U.S. set another record
Robot sales in U.S. set another record

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 22,427 robots... Read More

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Apps for Engineers
Apps for Engineers is an "app of apps" that is available on both the App Store and Google Play. This mobile application contains links to more than 300 mobile applications created by a number of companies that engineers will find useful.
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Predictive Maintenance Strategy Without CMMS
Presenter Dave Reiber will discuss how the Internet of Things will affect maintenance practices, how future assets should behave, which tools are available now, and what should be expected from maintenance professionals moving forward.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11 a.m PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: ExxonMobil Industrial Lubricants, Parker Hannifin
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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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