Visit the following company Web sites. For information on how to advertise in the Plant Engineering Internet Connection, call Jim Langhenry at 630-320-7171. www.bacharach-inc.


Visit the following company Web sites.

For information on how to advertise in the Plant Engineering Internet Connection, call Jim Langhenry at 630-320-7171.

Bacharach is a ninety year old manufacturer of quality gas test and measurement equipment. Bacharach products enhance safety, assist environmental compliance, and promote energy efficiency.

Bacharach, Inc., the ISO 9002 online stocking distrinutor, specializes in providing real-time inventory of hard-to-find electrical, voice and data products-and industry information for plant pros. LLC

On-line demo Mainsavere EAM/CMMS software. Review services, customer case histories, strategic partners, news and events, plus client/server and MainsaverNOW e Internet-based hosted TSP solutions.

Cayenta EAM Solutions Group

Visit Conbraco's website,, for complete information on the company's ApolloW, ConbracoW and RP & CW brand valves, actuators and flow control products. Made in USA. ISO 9001.


Duke Energy. The energy to get you where you want to go. For information on how we can help your business, visit us at www.duke-energy. com or call 1-800-USE-DUKE.

Duke Energy

Dynatork air motors site offers a full technical support on the application of their air motors which are technically complimentary to standard air motors for slow speed high torque applications.


eFilter is the e-commerce resource for filtration. You can purchase products for all of your filtration needs and get valuable industry expertise for free.


FactoryWare provides an integrated hardware and software system designed to analyze and benchmark productivity through cycle time and downtime analysis utilizing a revolutionary portable, rapid deployment hardware concept.

FactoryWare, Inc.

ThermaCAMW infrared predictive maintenance systems from FLIR allow plant engineers to see, measure, and document electrical and mechanical problems quickly and accurately.

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Goulds Pumps manufactures a broad line of pumps and PumpsmartW process control systems for industrial applications. Goulds PRO Services supplies integrated solutions to your repair and inventory needs.

Goulds Pumps

H-P Products is a leading manufacturer of METFLOe tubing, pipes, bends, fittings, and accessories for pneumatic conveying, industrial vacuum, and carrier pneumatic systems.

H-P Products, Inc.

Kaeser Compressors offers a complete line of air system products including rotary screw compressors, rotary lube blowers, portable air compressors, air dryers, filters and accessory equipment. With over 80 years of experience, we are the air systems specialist. Visit our user-friendly site for product information, a compressed air glossary, tips/trivia, case studies, and a list of free publications.

Kaeser Compressors

KrylonW Industrial Coatings include: Rust ToughW Acrylic Enamels, Industrial Maintenance Paints & Clear Coatings, Tough Coate Acrylic Enamels, Quik-Marke Upside-Downe Marking Paints, Woodmarke Paints, Striping Paints & Equipment.

KrylonW Industrial

This site has everything you need to know about Lubriplate High Performance Lubricants; Multi-purpose Greases, Gear Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Compressor Fluids, and FDA/USDA H-1 Food Machinery Lubricants.


Laser alignment tools for rotating machinery. V-Belt pulley alignment tools. Vibration and condition monitoring tools. Bearing Heaters. Precut SS shims. Machinery alignment services and training courses.

Ludeca, Inc.

Download a FREE evaluation copy of MainBoss CMMS-North America's most affordable, easy to use, and powerful maintenance software package, or call 1-800-563-0894 for FREE CD.


National Partitions web site ( ) has all the essential information you need to design inplant offices and manufacturing rooms. Visit us and Download our FREE 52 Page Engineering Manual.

National Partitions

ProMinent manufactures chemical metering pumps, controllers, transmitters, sensors, chlorine dioxide and oxone generators, polymer feed systems, and engineered packaged or custom metering and control systems.

ProMinent Fluid Controls

Rebis, the largest supplier of plant design software solutions in the world, offers a complete suite of integrated applications for:

  • piping, structural, equipment design and modeling

      • process and instrumentation schematics

          • pipe stress and fluid flow analysis

              • plant asset management

                • Rebis Industrial

                  Workgroup Software


                  Reliability Center, Inc. offers consulting services and training programs to clients using their exclusive root cause analysis PROACTW system. Visit their web site to find reliability articles, reliability forums, a reliability search service, software and books and industry links. Subscribe to their free reliability newsletter.

                  Reliability Center, Inc.


                  Ridge Tool Company manufactures over 300 different hand and power tools in more than 4,000 models and sizes ranging from the original RIDGID pipe wrench to hand threaders, pipe cutters, threading machines, power drives, and tubing tools.

                  Ridge Tool Company


                  Simon Roofing is a national, 100-year-old company that manufactures, designs, and installs roofing and flooring products for the commercial and industrial markets.

                  Simon Roofing


                  Toyota Industrial Equipment invites you to visit! The site features information on Toyota products, services and a video demo of Toyota's exclusive System of Active Stability(tm).

                  Toyota Industrial Equipment


                  Wright Tool Company is a leading manufacturer of professional-quality sockets and wrenches. The company manufactures more than 3,000 tools for the industrial, contractor, and MRO markets.

                  Wright Tool

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