Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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PMI a mixed bag for June, as index slips to 55.3%
PMI a mixed bag for June, as index slips to 55.3%

One-tenth point drop continues steady growth, but consumer spending a concern Read More

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Surface conditioning: 5 questions to pick the right media
Surface conditioning: 5 questions to pick the right media

Follow the logic to ensure the right decision is made to complete the jobRead More

Top safety concerns in the manufacturing industry
Top safety concerns in the manufacturing industry

Manufacturing facilities are riddled with risks, both hidden and out in the open.Read More

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Fundamentals of real-time processing in automation and control
Fundamentals of real-time processing in automation and control

Almost all automation and control systems are designed, developed and built using data processors, microprocessors, digital signal processors (DSPs) or any other processing device. Part 1 of a series... Read More

Security ranked as a top challenge facing automation
Security ranked as a top challenge facing automation

What automation professional can expect in the years to come with cyber security.Read More

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Upcoming Webcast on 7/17
Presenter Paul Schildhouse from Panduit will explain how technology trends are enabling the rapid adoption of Industrial Ethernet to help improve efficiencies, lower operational costs and integrate manufacturing and Enterprise in new factory network deployments and upgrades.
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TREW Marketing Study
A study of over 700 engineers uncovers online marketing and content preferences. CFE Media and TREW Marketing partnered to conduct a survey about engineers’ content consumption preferences and online behaviors. Download and view the report now.
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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, will deliver a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants.

This peer-to-peer looking at modern manufacturing will discuss trends in productivity, maintenance, automation, mobility, and information management while offering attendees insights on how they can affect change in their operation to keep pace with the accelerating changes in manufacturing worldwide.
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Four differences between managers and leaders
Four differences between managers and leaders

There are four distinct differences between leaders and managers. We believe we have a world full... Read More

5 secrets to a successful operator care process
5 secrets to a successful operator care process

Giving your operators a reason and purpose for what you do is the value of a simple key performance... Read More

The top 3 reasons why our work order feedback loop is broken
The top 3 reasons why our work order feedback loop is broken

Here are 3 tips that will increase your chances of receiving real and meaningful feedback on your... Read More

Are you engaged?
Are you engaged?

We cover the causes of disengagement in your employees and how to keep your workforce engaged. Read More

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Energy Management Study
Plant Engineering's Energy Management study asked key questions on energy management practices, including continuous energy monitoring, challenges to energy management, energy reduction goals, and alternative energy sources. View results now.