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SPECIAL REPORT: New solutions put us on the way to preventing arc flash incidents
SPECIAL REPORT: New solutions put us on the way to preventing arc flash incidents

There’s good news about arc flash. Engineers are discovering and deploying new ways to prevent, contain, and limit its potentially catastrophic consequences. Causing an arc flash is easy—simply dropping a wrench can power a disastrous explosion that injures employees, destroys equipment, and puts a facility out of... Read More

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3 steps toward end-to-end traceability capabilities
3 steps toward end-to-end traceability capabilities

Product recalls. Supplier issues. Increasing customer demands. For manufacturers, these are all problems that can quickly pop up and throw a huge wrench in the operational gears, significantly... Read More

Optimizing communications for embedded machine control systems
Optimizing communications for embedded machine control systems

CANopen has been designed for embedded machine control systems. Opposite to factory automation, embedded machine control systems need to be optimized to design better products than those of... Read More

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AME: Conquering the roadblocks to acceptance of Lean
AME: Conquering the roadblocks to acceptance of Lean

If you've engaged in any facet of Lean, then you've experienced what I call the "leaky bucket syndrome." This is the point at which, after several Lean initiatives, there appear to be... Read More

Importance of safety and security on the rise
Importance of safety and security on the rise

Safety and security are an important combination in any industry, but when you talk about the offshore oil and gas industry, the subject definitely ratchets up a few levels. Yes, folks at the... Read More

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The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions.
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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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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

Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash
Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash

Geared Bearing solutions comes with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade... Read More

Thermal imaging cameras with Wi-Fi capability
Thermal imaging cameras with Wi-Fi capability

The E75, E85, and E95 thermal imaging cameras have been redesigned to meet both changing customer... Read More

Digital pressure sensors
Digital pressure sensors

The EPS ProSense line of digital pressure sensors are designed for industrial... Read More

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