Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Using automation to scare the neighbors on Halloween
Using automation to scare the neighbors on Halloween

When Halloween season rolls around on a certain neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, the house on the corner of a certain block upgrades its front lawn terror by calling upon the powers of the control automation profession. The one responsible for this terror is Advantech Corporation’s Eastern US... Read More

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North American robot sales set records for first nine months of 2016
North American robot sales set records for first nine months of 2016

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 23,985 robots... Read More

Companies collaborate on IoT for device to cloud services
Companies collaborate on IoT for device to cloud services

Advantech announced at its Embedded IoT Partner Summit that it is collaborating with Intel, Microsoft, ARM, and IBM to create Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that cover device to cloud... Read More

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Don't Compromise on your Product or Process Quality
There is an old adage which is also a law of physics; what goes in will eventually come out. This applies to compressor lubricant in oil-flooded rotary screw compressors. At a rate of 2 ppm carryover, an oil-flooded 100 hp compressor operating for one year will introduce over 4 gallons of lubricant into a compressed air system. Eventually, this lubricant will drop out. Download the full article!
Manufacturing index rises in October
Manufacturing index rises in October

Good news continues for the manufacturing sector as the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Manufacturers Index (PMI) October index registered 51.9%, which is a jump of 0.4% from September.... Read More

Three steps to becoming a proactive leader
Three steps to becoming a proactive leader

Life pushes us to be reactive and we learn from an early age. Young kids stick a fork in a power outlet or touch a hot stove and then we react. Reactive learning is the predominant learning style as... 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 October includes stories on the high cost of low-grade lubricants and how an arc flash relay reduces costs.
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Plant Safety Strategies Digital Report
There is no more fundamental right in the American workplace than the right to work safely. Creating that safe work environment is both a mechanical and a human process. This digital report features articles on machine safety tips to prevent injuries and the top safety concerns in manufacturing. Download the digital report!
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IIoT and the Digital Oilfield: Making Data Actionable
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises only more data and machine to machine communications, what do oil and gas engineers need to do now to evaluate the opportunities presented by technology over the next 2-5 years? This webcast will illuminate the challenges of implementing automation, help identify which parts of the operation to focus on, and strategies for making the data collected actionable across the entire operation.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Sponsors: Canary Labs, Kepware Technologies
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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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The 2016 Safety Study was conducted by Plant Engineering to better understand workplace safety in manufacturing. The research also looked at the idea of a safety “culture,” how far these efforts extend into the plant and beyond, and safety trends and strategies. Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Safety Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. Sponsored by: ATS.
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