Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Preserving power quality in changing times
Preserving power quality in changing times

Power quality is an important plant issue in 2015. This is true even though both electric utility system reliability and immunity of plant processes and equipment to power-related disruptions have generally improved in the last 20 years. It will remain important in the coming years as a proliferation of distributed... Read More

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PMI skids to 52.7% in July despite positive outlook
PMI skids to 52.7% in July despite positive outlook

The pace of manufacturing growth slowed in July, as concerns over oil prices and international economic stability lingered. The Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Manufacturers' Index... Read More

How to choose the best lighting for a food facility
How to choose the best lighting for a food facility

All lighting is not created equal. When selecting LED or fluorescent lighting for a food facility or warehouse, understand that each type is better suited for some areas rather than others.... Read More

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Five strategies to achieve world-class preventive maintenance
Five strategies to achieve world-class preventive maintenance

More than ever, manufacturers must focus on establishing preventive maintenance programs as a base to build upon their competitive strategy within the market. After all, premium performance of... Read More

Cyber security in process plants: Recognizing risks, addressing current threats
Cyber security in process plants: Recognizing risks, addressing current threats

Process industries are no place for uncertainty and risk. Companies in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, and power-generation industries, among others, must prevent and mitigate cyber... Read More

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2016 System Integrator of the Year
For the 10th System Integrator of the Year program, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business to feature on the cover of the Global System Integrator Report in December 2015. Winners are then inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
Deadline extended to Aug. 14.
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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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