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Dock slowdown has impact on sliding PMI
Dock slowdown has impact on sliding PMI

The announced settlement of the West Coast dock workers slowdown came a little too late to boost the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) monthly PMI Index in February. The dock slowdown on the West Coast got most of the blame as the PMI fell from 53.5% in January to 52.9% in February. The February PMI... Read More

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Seven items to address with your process hazard analysis
Seven items to address with your process hazard analysis

A process hazard analysis (PHA) is just one of the 14 essential process safety management (PSM) elements, but it’s also one of the most important. A PHA is extremely detailed, designed to examine and... Read More

Test bed designed to bring industrial Internet to factory floor
Test bed designed to bring industrial Internet to factory floor

The Industrial Internet Consortium Test Bed, the "Track and Trace" development, is designed to drive forward tool connectivity to improve industrial manufacturing. The... Read More

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Survey seeks opinions on maintenance practices
Survey seeks opinions on maintenance practices

A new study hopes to gain insight into the maintenance strategies used in manufacturing plants, and Plant Engineering readers have been invited to participate. The survey, sponsored by... Read More

A beginner’s guide to lean: Lean lessons learned
A beginner’s guide to lean: Lean lessons learned

Now that we have begun a new year, it’s a good time to reflect on Lean lessons learned in 2014. My students conducted six Lean Workouts with various sponsor organizations this year. These... Read More

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Mobile portable compressor
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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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Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut is a simple, detachable sleeve providing a consistent seal... Read More

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