Plant Automation - Standards

The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility

Counterfeit bearings are becoming a major problem for companies and they pose dangers to machines... » more

Three ways integrated design can improve a future food manufacturing facility

The food safety quality for a future facility depends on whether the people designing and... » more

Three keys to food and beverage manufacturing compliance

Use enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage processes and procedures for food and... » more

Electrical design as easy as N-E-C

A step-by-step look at how to rework a motor branch circuit as well as tips when a motor control... » more

Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool

Safety is paramount with electrical test instruments and great care must be taken when using... » more

Six ways to optimize a facility's energy consumption

Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as... » more

Is your company’s electrical safety program NFPA 70E-compliant?

NFPA 70E-2015 requires employers to implement and document an overall electrical safety program. An... » more

The top 10 stories of 2016: what you still can learn

Readers picked their favorite stories of the year, and there are many great tips on that list. » more

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Products

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Serial console model

The Avocent ACS800 serial console models have two, four, or eight serial ports and a digital output port. » more

Thermal imaging camera series

FLIR Systems' T530 and T540 professional thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including power generation, electrical distribution, and research laboratories.

Self-guided lift truck

The MPE080VG is designed to operate as a self-guided truck and the infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. » more

Industrial Ethernet switches

The Stride SE2 Series of managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications and provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. » more

Cloud-based supervision and diagnostics system

ABB's Ability Electrical Distribution Control System, is a cloud-based energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics system that connects a facility’s electrical equipment with the Internet of Things.

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LaChance on CMMS Blog

Hacking scandals show value of cloud storage

Does your data need to be stored in the cloud? Here are a few ideas... » more

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Videos

Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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My company's maintenance efforts are largely:
Reactive in nature (break-fix)
A combination of preventive and predictive
Predictive, moving toward more a analytical approach
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