Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix it
Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix it

Some companies are struggling to design an effective preventive maintenance (PM) program? An endless parade of books and articles tell us how to "do" PM. But it's one thing to read, and another entirely to implement. Know that preventive maintenance should not be confused with predictive... Read More

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Seven ways to sell maintenance to your C-Suite
Seven ways to sell maintenance to your C-Suite

In developing a sustainable maintenance program, a plant manager has to engage every part of their plant-from your peer group to your staff to the corner office personnel. The most difficult of... Read More

Ten tips to optimize pneumatic performance
Ten tips to optimize pneumatic performance

Pneumatics is considered extremely simple, convenient, and flexible. With just a few tricks, engineers can save time and optimize system performance. Here are ten practical tips: 1) Use the correct... Read More

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Thinking About Wireless Monitoring Solutions?
Early fault detection provided by such PdM systems is saving nuclear plants’ staff time, improving safety conditions and avoiding expensive repairs. Read more.
Turn OEE into a financial indicator
Turn OEE into a financial indicator

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is one of the best indicators of process reliability, but many struggle to connect OEE to the bottom line. How much of an OEE improvement is necessary? How... Read More

Five strategies for finding waste in compressed air systems
Five strategies for finding waste in compressed air systems

The most expensive component in the total cost of compressed air—including capital costs and service and maintenance costs—is energy consumption. In fact, over the lifespan of a compressor, energy... Read More

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2015 Product of the Year Finalists
As we present the Plant Engineering 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, we celebrate innovation at the product level. The 15 categories of new products we submit for your review and consideration celebrate innovation available to all corners of our manufacturing plants.
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20th Annual ARC Industry Forum
Learn how your peers are embracing new information technologies to improve their business performance at ARC Advisory Group’s Industry in Transition Forum: Navigating the New Age of Innovation, February 8-11 in Orlando. Learn more.
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Plant Engineering 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 December issue includes stories about 2015 Top Plant and the 2015 Best Practices.
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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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Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study identified nine important high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. Learn more.