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A supportive foundation for Lean excellence
A supportive foundation for Lean excellence

Values in action—“doing things that matter to us”—continually inspire the Herman Miller, Inc. organization. The Zeeland, Mich.-based furniture manufacturer, known for the exceptional design and high quality of its office furniture, adopted the Herman Miller Performance System (HMPS)—its own version of the Toyota... Read More

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The other approach to Lean manufacturing
The other approach to Lean manufacturing

Total productive maintenance, six sigma, set-up reduction, or 5S methods may be used either separately or together to help a facility's team define the best path to a Lean goal. However, there is... Read More

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Seven ways to avoid potential safety hazards
Seven ways to avoid potential safety hazards

Workplace injuries due to electrical hazards are more than a possibility; they are a reality in many areas. There are thousands of people injured or worse every year. Often, preventing injuries is as... Read More

How to weld non-standard parts using automation
How to weld non-standard parts using automation

Custom, non-standard parts once caused challenges for welding systems. But there are best practices for the robotic welding of non-traditional parts. Understanding what makes the part... 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 June issue includes the 2017 lubrication guide and advice on achieving CMMS success in 10 steps.
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Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2017.
Nominations close: June 23, 2017
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Rotary screw air compressor
Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

AutomationDirect has added a line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol.... Read More

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing
Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic Industries' series 6500 jet venturi scrubber offers improvements in operating... Read More

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting
Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter... Read More

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