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Maintaining the human machine
Maintaining the human machine

Maintenance is critical to a productive manufacturing operation. You have to repair what’s broken, upgrade what’s new, and keep an eye on your operation for signs of wear and fatigue and lost productivity. Every manufacturing operation puts an emphasis on maintenance. Training is maintenance for the human machine. In... Read More

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Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller
Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller

There are generally several devices on a machine to actuate a safety function. When safety-related devices are wired to general purpose control will they achieve their intended safety function... Read More

Five hats for reliability engineers
Five hats for reliability engineers

I was recently meeting with some new reliability engineers as they were getting ready to step into the role for the first time. They were asking what kind of things they should expect to be doing in... Read More

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Four reasons why regulated industries need to invest in APM
Four reasons why regulated industries need to invest in APM

Asset Performance Management (APM) is typically thought of as being most relevant to asset-intensive industries that operate 24/7 and rely heavily on asset availability for their production volumes.... Read More

How to hike safety, reduce failures
How to hike safety, reduce failures

Without a stronger safety infrastructure, incidents have the potential to grow as larger populations demand greater productivity from process industries over the next several decades. Managing these... Read More

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Three ways integrated design can improve a future food manufacturing facility
Three ways integrated design can improve a future food manufacturing facility

The food safety quality of your next facility depends on whether the people designing and... Read More

Robotic safety: What you don't know
Robotic safety: What you don't know

With robotic safety, the adage, "What you don't know won't hurt you" doesn't apply, which... Read More

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 8-14: Prescriptive maintenance, Product of the Year, reliability program pillars, more
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 8-14: Prescriptive maintenance, Product of the Year, reliability program pillars, more

Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from May 8-14, covered prescriptive maintenance, the... Read More

Designing for construction safety best practices
Designing for construction safety best practices

Designing for construction safety (DFCS), also known as prevention through design (PtD), is a... Read More

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