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Asset maintenance management

Asset Maintenance Management System represents the latest evolution in the traditional facility management approach and focuses on maintenance services and reliability. The services concentrate on achieving long-term maintenance cost reductions, based on applying innovative maintenance strategies and a total cost approach. For more information, contact George Heidelmann at Structural Group at 816-231-7400, or visit .

Predictive maintenance techniques online

Free online PdM training courses are available 24 hr per day upon demand at R/CM1 Online Reliability & Condition Monitoring Training Conferences. Select the desired training, fill out a quick registration form, and watch as the program starts automatically. An expert instructor narrates each lesson and can be reached via email for followup questions. Training sessions can be resumed at a later time without starting over, or users can begin again. For more information, visit .

Surface cleaner

The Cyclone flat surface cleaner makes light work of cleaning dirty shop floors or any other flat surface and attaches to most hot and cold-water pressure washers. Its 20-in. cleaning width helps relieve virtually any flat surface of dirt, grease, and grime. Hotsy Corporation Write 320 on PE card


A complete range of magnifiers with powers from 6x to 20x is constructed with high-quality, achromatic color-corrected lenses that provide clean, sharp, and distortion-free viewing. Single and double-lens magnifiers are available. GEI International, Inc. Write 321 on PE card


Press-loc tri knobs are easily assembled by pressing the steel nut or screw into the plastic tri-knob. Hex press-loc thumb screw knobs in round and wing head styles are also offered. Micro Plastics, Inc. Write 322 on PE card

Oil skimmers

A catalog describes oil skimmers and coolant maintenance equipment for the industrial and wastewater markets. Systems and components for maintaining fluids at peak operating levels are covered. Zebra Skimmers Corporation Write 323 on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Doubling down on digital manufacturing; Data driving predictive maintenance; Electric motors and generators; Rewarding operational improvement
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
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Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
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This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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