Thursday, January 21, 2016
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Piloting your way through the danger zone
Piloting your way through the danger zone

Learning has many variables and paths that you might follow as you travel to mastery of a skill. The skill could be one of mathematics, problem solving, or even being a pilot or a Jedi.  While this graphic is only a learning model, we can see three distinct zones that could yield interesting thoughts as one... Read More

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Building the machine health matrix: baselining and trending data
Building the machine health matrix: baselining and trending data

Out of necessity, many plants run a patchwork of strategies to maintain systems, relying on run-to-fail strategies or scheduled preventive calibration along with periodic troubleshooting of... Read More

Sound design principles result in better safety, reliability
Sound design principles result in better safety, reliability

All projects, no matter the scope and objective, share certain key electrical challenges that can be addressed during the planning phase. In a new research and development facility requiring... Read More

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How to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants
How to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants

Though it can appear harmless and be overlooked entirely, combustible dust is extremely dangerous in food processing facilities. Any solid material composed of distinct particles can present a fire... Read More

Manufacturers looking to fill skilled worker shortage, according to survey
Manufacturers looking to fill skilled worker shortage, according to survey

Data from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) 2016 Manufacturing Outlook Survey indicates that an increasing number of manufacturers are struggling to find qualified applications for open... Read More

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Apps for Engineers
Apps for Engineers is an "app of apps" that is available on both the App Store and Google Play. This mobile application contains links to more than 300 mobile applications created by a number of companies that engineers will find useful.
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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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Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec, a unit that combines a Servopack servo amplifier with a one-axis motion... Read More

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications
Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and... Read More

Modular access system
Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five... Read More

Limit switches for rugged industrial environments
Limit switches for rugged industrial environments

AutomationDirect's F25 Series NEMA limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated... 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.