Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Why Lean fails so often
Why Lean fails so often

The "keep trying" part is easy: There are many stories of great results derived from the desperation to try almost anything to become more competitive. It's the "almost" part that causes the collapse. Let's start with the most visible causes of failure. The technical ones. Lean is a thinking... Read More

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System integrators, manufacturers see partnership as key to success
System integrators, manufacturers see partnership as key to success

The solution Ruben Hernandez, site services manager at Roche Operations Ltd. in Puerto Rico, was looking for three years ago wasn't called the Internet of Things, or IIoT. What he needed at Roche... Read More

U.S. continues to lead in natural gas production
U.S. continues to lead in natural gas production

For the fifth year in a row, the United States leads the world in the production of natural gas, and that lead is widening. In its "Today In Energy" report on May 23, the U.S. Energy... Read More

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GTI Predictive: Changing Predictive Technology
VibePro-EX now available. Explosion proof iPad vibration analysis system, class 1, div 2 approved. Other tools also available (balancing, thermography, alignment and more). Learn more.
Benchmarking 201: How to learn fast and leapfrog the competition
Benchmarking 201: How to learn fast and leapfrog the competition

Benchmarking is a term that's used often today, but is not well-understood by many. If we go back to the first documented book on benchmarking by Robert C. Camp in 1989, when he was at Xerox, he... Read More

Standards groups sign Memorandum of Understanding
Standards groups sign Memorandum of Understanding

The OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation (CiA) have agreed to collaborate in the development of specifications, white papers, guidelines and processes that provide the infrastructure necessary for... 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 May issue covers managing leaks in hydraulic valve systems and the 2016 Hannover Messe recap.
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Maintenance Strategies Digital Report
Strategic maintenance means understanding all the parts of your plant, understand what needs attention and when, and above all, how to make sure you take the machine down for maintenance on YOUR time, rather then when the machine wants to take itself down. When a machine breaks, it almost always is expensive and wasteful, and can be dangerous as well.
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Upcoming Webcast
Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Two: Information Management for IIoT
Presenter Sal Spada will focus on the current state of IIoT technology and trends, ways modern data management and data storage influences IIoT adoption, and how manufacturers are currently utilizing IIoT technology to affect change in their operation.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Beckhoff Automation, Epicor, Kepware, Red Lion, and Rittal
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Direct drive panel fan
Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW offers aerodynamically efficient performance within a heavy duty welded steel... Read More

Biobased/biodegradable coatings system
Biobased/biodegradable coatings system

The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green... Read More

Handheld production control system
Handheld production control system

The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while... Read More

Series of pressure indicators, transmitters
Series of pressure indicators, transmitters

The Series 699 Differential Pressure Indicators & Transmitters are designed for use with air... Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. 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.
Nominations close: June 24, 2016