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Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence
Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence

The concept of implementing a management system to enhance business performance is not foreign to most organizations. Many have designed and implemented a system that outlines how their operations are managed—at least on paper. It typically contains several elements, complete with standards and policies intended to... Read More

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Establishing and improving safety, security
Establishing and improving safety, security

Maturity of safety systems has huge advantage over implementing a security program. Safety systems, once the babe in the woods, is the wise, grizzled veteran in any manufacturing enterprise, but... Read More

Financial benefits of combining automation and safety projects
Financial benefits of combining automation and safety projects

Almost every mid- to large-sized manufacturer has dedicated engineering and environment, health, and safety (EH&S) departments. Since the purpose, goals, and objectives of these departments have... Read More

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Control system power and grounding forensic exam aids reliability
Control system power and grounding forensic exam aids reliability

Industrial automation and control technologies don't operate reliably for several decades by accident. Those persons willing to learn the secrets behind that reliability can ensure replacement... Read More

Data-driven maintenance transforms the plant
Data-driven maintenance transforms the plant

In the revolution that is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the ability to capture, analyze and act on data will be the key strategy moving forward. How manufacturers will use this data may... 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 May issue covers managing leaks in hydraulic valve systems and the 2016 Hannover Messe recap.
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AVO Training’s 10 different Electrical Certification Programs may be completed in any order within an 18-month period, and they remain valid for up to 3 years and meet the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii). Learn more.
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Energy Management Strategies for Manufacturing
Presenters Ted Jones and Craig Massey will focus on trends in the evolving energy market and what manufacturers should consider in energy management, and Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) role in the industrial sector. One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Kaeser Compressors
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How to avoid stainless steel leaks and failures
How to avoid stainless steel leaks and failures

Stainless steel is an excellent material, but it requires a great deal of attention, something that... Read More

Of safety, protection, and crisis management
Of safety, protection, and crisis management

If you think about it, safety is implied throughout this entire issue of AppliedAutomation—safety... Read More

Defense from tainted mobile devices
Defense from tainted mobile devices

Workers and contractors are under stress every day to get work done as productively and quickly as... Read More

The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility
The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility

Counterfeiting is a problem that affects many manufacturers around the world. Typically, any... Read More

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