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Dr. Shi-Wan Lin spoke at CFE Media’s Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit in September in Chicago. Courtesy: CFE Media.

Plant Engineering names three to Editorial Advisory Board

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If you’re looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy loads, take a look at air casters. Courtesy: AeroGo

Air casters: 7 reasons to take a fresh look at an existing technology

If you’re looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy... » more

Tracking utilization rates can help optimize fleet structure and improve operator productivity. Courtesy: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Small data, big impact

Extract actionable insights from lift truck telemetry to improve efficiency for material handling... » more

Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, spoke about how Phoenix Contact successfully “put down roots” in the U.S. Courtesy: Phoenix Contact USA

2015 Top Plant Winner: Making connections locally, globally

Phoenix Contact: From cordsets and terminal blocks to industrial wireless, process infrastructure,... » more

Optimized throughout for speed and efficiency: The VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system offers universal and quick application, easy planning and assembly. The system also boasts extremely quiet and low-wear operation. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth

Modular conveyor system for quick assembly

The VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system allows for quick planning and assembly and offer... » more

Food safety is a shared responsibility among different departments. Use these five high level questions to improve the sanitary design of the plant. Courtesy: Stellar

5 key questions to answer during hygienic food plant design

Food safety is a shared responsibility among different departments. Use these five high level... » more

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PMI skids to 52.7% in July despite positive outlook

Growth slips as oil prices and global economic uncertainty continue to linger, though the overall... » more

In a two-step process, engineers have successfully sealed leaks in graphene. First, the team fabricated graphene on a copper surface (top left) — a process that can create intrinsic defects in graphene, shown as cracks on the surface. After lifting the gr

Plugging up leaky graphene

Researchers at MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and... » more

Dr. Shi-Wan Lin spoke at CFE Media’s Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit in September in Chicago. Courtesy: CFE Media. If you’re looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy loads, take a look at air casters. Courtesy: AeroGo Tracking utilization rates can help optimize fleet structure and improve operator productivity. Courtesy: Yale Materials Handling Corporation Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, spoke about how Phoenix Contact successfully “put down roots” in the U.S. Courtesy: Phoenix Contact USA Optimized throughout for speed and efficiency: The VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system offers universal and quick application, easy planning and assembly. The system also boasts extremely quiet and low-wear operation. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth Food safety is a shared responsibility among different departments. Use these five high level questions to improve the sanitary design of the plant. Courtesy: Stellar Image courtesy: CFE Media In a two-step process, engineers have successfully sealed leaks in graphene. First, the team fabricated graphene on a copper surface (top left) — a process that can create intrinsic defects in graphene, shown as cracks on the surface. After lifting the gr

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  • Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.
  • The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. Courtesy: Comau
  • Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets. Courtesy: Emerson
  • The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures. Courtesy: Wildeck
  • The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. Courtesy: Emerson
Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.

PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion.  » more

The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. Courtesy: Comau

Automated guided vehicle

The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. » more

Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets. Courtesy: Emerson

Operational applications for monitoring plant assets

Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets.

The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures. Courtesy: Wildeck

Safety gate with integrated cable/pulley system

The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures.  » more

The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. Courtesy: Emerson

Non-contacting radar level transmitter

The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. » more

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Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

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Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

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