Wednesday, November 17, 2016
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Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis
Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

A common phrase that is used throughout industry when a machine is experiencing unscheduled downtime is, "The bearing failed." Even though the rotating component fails to turn, in most cases, it is more accurate to say that we failed the bearing. I've heard it said, by different reliability specialists,... Read More

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Troubleshooting predictive maintenance plans
Troubleshooting predictive maintenance plans

Minor to major changes in the maintenance department have the potential to improve operations throughout an organization. When assets are maintained according to manufacturer's instructions and... Read More

Using CAPEX as part of a maintenance management strategy
Using CAPEX as part of a maintenance management strategy

When it comes to managing all aspects of maintenance, capital expenditures (CAPEX) remains one of the key priorities. CAPEX or improvements may be needed to increase an asset's function through... Read More

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CMMS brings vital metrics to light
CMMS brings vital metrics to light

The difference between a facility or plant with a well-designed CMMS and one with a basic or outdated solution—or none at all—can be quantified in several different ways. The automation enabled by... Read More

MTTR can cause reliability problems if not used right
MTTR can cause reliability problems if not used right

Metrics, also called key performance indicators (KPI), are a force for good when used at the right time and with the right complementary or supporting elements. When they are used at the wrong time,... 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 November issue includes stories on the 2016 Product of the Year finalists and advice on how to diagnose bearing failures.
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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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CFE Media’s Global System Integrator Database
UPDATED! The newest version of the online database is even easier to use! Through this database you will be able to connect with System Integrators by searching their corporate profiles which highlight: industries served, engineering specialties, product experience, geography, and other pertinent data. Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database.
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Machining center
Machining center

The VTC-805E (Vertical Traveling Column) Machining Center is designed with increased... Read More

Direct drive panel fan
Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW offers aerodynamically efficient performance within a heavy duty welded steel... Read More

Biobased/biodegradable coatings system
Biobased/biodegradable coatings system

The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green... Read More

Handheld production control system
Handheld production control system

The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while... Read More

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2016 Product of the Year Finalists
Plant Engineering's 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, celebrates innovation at the product level. The 114 finalists across 15 categories of new products for your review and consideration celebrate innovation available to all corners of our manufacturing plants. Vote now!