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Service departments are new revenue drivers for manufacturers
Service departments are new revenue drivers for manufacturers

Many businesses today are viewing their service departments as revenue generators and are changing manufacturing business standards. Two-thirds of surveyed manufacturing executives agree their service departments are generating income for their business. In the past, most service departments were viewed as cost... Read More

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What is the problem with counterfeit bearings?
What is the problem with counterfeit bearings?

Counterfeiting is a problem that affects many manufacturers around the world. Typically, any counterfeit item is going to be of lower quality because it is made of lower quality components and... Read More

How to find value in a KPI lifecycle
How to find value in a KPI lifecycle

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are part of a lifecycle because KPIs are continuously defined, redefined, and are even sometimes abandoned. Explicitly defining a KPI lifecycle provides an... Read More

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The benefits of using a soft starter on ac motors
The benefits of using a soft starter on ac motors

Throughout the workplace in many industries, ac motors provide the backbone of much of the work that occurs. They work in the background, but without the power they provide, most industries would... Read More

Controlling the demands of equipment and maintenance purchasing
Controlling the demands of equipment and maintenance purchasing

There is no "one size fits all" purchasing process for maintenance organizations-and for good reason. How your team may conduct supplier relations and what spare parts are purchased may... 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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Compressed Air Strategies Digital Report
UPDATED! It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked. Download the digital report.
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IIoT 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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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

Variable volume pump
Variable volume pump

The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... 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