New 'Quick Clicks’ tab
Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at www.plantengineering.com to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop. In this month’s Quick Clicks: PLANT ENGINEERING’s recent Webcast, “Safety – Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at www.
Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at www.plantengineering.com to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop.
In this month’s Quick Clicks:
PLANT ENGINEERING ’s recent Webcast, “Safety %%MDASSML%% Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at www.plantengineering.com under the Webcast Archive section. The Webcast sponsor, UNICCO Services Company , has also launched a new plant services Web site, located at www.uniccoplantservices.com that details the company’s industrial sector services. UNICCO provides plant services with accounts in several industry sectors and recently passed the 1 million hour mark over two years without a lost-time incident at one of its industrial accounts.
PLANT ENGINEERING has a new study from ICONICS that looks at how one manufacturer is successfully implementing plant floor level intelligence. That study can be found on the home page, www.plantengineering.com
Looking for a checklist on how to minimize the chance of an arc flash incident in your facility? Eaton Corp. , Moon Township, PA, has put together a simple one-page checklist on ways to minimize your exposure to arc flash. You can download this checklist today through Nov. 30 at www.plantengineering.com .
The recent Flir InfraMation Conference in Las Vegas brought together some of the best new ideas on infrared thermography and its uses in a variety of ways. A variety of papers presented covered the full range of thermographic uses, including finding people lost at sea and helping keep animals healthy at a zoo in Alaska. The thermographic images of elephants and camels were impressive. On a more practical note for manufacturers, there was an excellent paper presented on how thermography has been used for more than 25 years to keep a Manitoba hydroelectric system up and running safety. You can download this white paper at www.plantengineering.com .
A white paper by Johnson Controls addresses a timely topic: How to help manufacturing facilities get “greener” to reduce the cost of energy on our environment and on the bottom line. “Greening Industrial Facilities: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing Energy Concerns” by David Love and Paul vonPaumgartten is available to download at www.plantengineering.com .
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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