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Remote monitoring an antidote to downtime
Remote monitoring an antidote to downtime

Avoiding downtime is a fundamental goal in any industrial operation. Improving uptime drives maintenance strategies, influences equipment purchases and sales goals, and it is entrenched in the minds of workers. Even with a concerted effort to fight downtime, some companies are finding it more difficult than ever to... Read More

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The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility
The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility

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

Cutting through the fog on pneumatic lubrication
Cutting through the fog on pneumatic lubrication

Click here to view the 2017 Lubrication Guide. Pneumatic devices that push, pull, lift, position, or convey last longer and perform better when supplied with compressed air that is clean, dry,... Read More

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Equip any Yaskawa Sigma-7 rotary servo motor with a custom-engineered companion gearhead for high torque, low RPM applications. Each combination is factory mounted and tested, and is backed by a Yaskawa warranty. Learn more.
Five lubrication warning signs to look for
Five lubrication warning signs to look for

There are many different things to follow as part of a preventive maintenance program. In the end, though it is about spotting problems before they become too large of an issue. These issues result... Read More

Six tips for reducing maintenance costs
Six tips for reducing maintenance costs

One of the best decision for any facility is to implement a preventive maintenance program. Any ongoing maintenance saves both time and money. That doesn't mean it is not an expensive part of... Read More

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Today at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET, Robin Olson will discuss how specifications provided to a gear drive manufacturer will affect the size and cost of the gear drive that is selected.
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Engineering Leaders Under 40
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. Our research shows that finding, training and retaining workers is the biggest issue facing manufacturing today.

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2017.
Nominations close: June 23, 2017
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Refrigerated air dryer series
Refrigerated air dryer series

The FLEX Series refrigerated air dryer is designed to efficiently remove liquid from compressed... Read More

Wireless digital flowmeters
Wireless digital flowmeters

A line of digital flowmeters with wireless capability use a Zigbee mesh network protocol to... Read More

Rotary screw air compressor series
Rotary screw air compressor series

The RS185 to RS260 oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors provide a more energy-efficient... Read More

Electropneumatic valve positioner
Electropneumatic valve positioner

The EP500 is an ergonomically designed electropneumatic valve positioner designed for... Read More

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Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are conducting a research study on the usage, preference, and desirable features of motor drives in automation and industrial engineering applications. Your opinions are important to us. Please take our survey.