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Machine vision improves safety, productivity for food and beverage manufacturers
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Food and beverage manufacturers face increasing challenges in their efforts to deliver a safe and high-quality product to consumers. Increasing production rates and higher levels of automation increase the challenges of assembly verification and packaging inspection. Mislabeled allergens can in the worst case lead to... Read More

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Implementing alarm management per the ANSI/ISA-18.2 standard
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In process industries, alarm systems are used to notify operators and other plant personnel of abnormal process conditions or equipment malfunctions. Alarm systems help operators operate the process... Read More

Manufacturers cut $1 billion in energy costs through Better Plants program
Manufacturers cut $1 billion in energy costs through Better Plants program

The Energy Department today recognized more than 120 manufacturers that are making smart investments to save on energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve their bottom lines.... Read More

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Understanding of resonance essential for solving vibration problems
Understanding of resonance essential for solving vibration problems

It's no secret that severe vibration can destroy bearings, ruin shafts and potentially disrupt production. What's less well known is that resonant machine components and supporting structures can... Read More

Save energy with monitoring, targeting
Save energy with monitoring, targeting

Many steam users are on the lookout for new ways to save energy as fuel bills and climate change legislation continue to bite. But saving energy isn’t rocket science. Just think about how people and... Read More

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Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance
Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance

In this last section on the Process Safety Management-National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP), we will... Read More

How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants
How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants

Process Safety Management, specifically the National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP) might be terms and... Read More

Where to start? Building a world class MRO process
Where to start? Building a world class MRO process

In practice, it’s easier to ‘build’ a world class MRO process from one that is mature and... Read More

CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail
CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail

As much as some CMMS vendors don’t like to admit it, not every CMMS implementation has been a... Read More

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