News from PLANT ENGINEERING: Week of May 1

05/02/2006


 

Web exclusive:

 

Manufacturing Approach to Reliability Excellence
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6324018.html

 

FEATURES

 

MRO spending: plan for the unplanned

 

Unplanned maintenance needs can wreak havoc, both on the plant engineer and the bottom line. Plant Engineering senior editor Kevin Campbell talked with W.W. Grainger’s Ken House about solutions for these unplanned events.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6328312.html

 

AWWA heads to Phoenix for annual event

 

Part of the American Water Works Association’s 125thanniversary celebration, the AWWA’s annual DSS Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 17-20 in Phoenix and promises information and exhibits on the best in water system distribution, engineering, and plant operations issues.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6329075.html

 

NAM welcomes strong durable goods orders report

 

New orders for durable manufactured goods soared by 6.1 percent in March, the biggest monthly rise since last May. “This is very good news and shows that the manufacturing expansion is continuing to gain momentum heading into the second quarter,” said David Huether, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Click here:
www.nam.org/s_nam/doc1.asp

 

Latest poll at plantengineering.com

 

The latest reader poll at www.plantengineering.com asks: What area of your plant operation will receive the least amount of attention this summer: capital improvements, employee training, automation upgrades, energy management or equipment maintenance? Log on and cast your vote.

 

SME Education Foundation Awards $90,000

 

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation announces winners of their Family Scholarship Award totaling $90,000.Click here:

 

 

www.sme.org/cgi-bin/get-press.pl;

Tufco Technologies, Inc. wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

 

The Wisconsin Council of Safety (WCS) and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) commended Tufco for regarding occupational safety and health in such a strong manner, noting that all too often employers do not realize the human and economic value of strong occupational safety and health efforts.
Click here:
media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp

 

TGM completes dual calpine outage

 

TGM's Steam and Combustion Turbine Services Divisions worked together to perform both a hot gas path inspection on a 7EA machine and a minor inspection on a 40 MW ABB VAX steam unit.
Click here:
media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp

 

Brady Corp. to acquire Daewon

 

Founded in 1997, Daewon had fiscal 2005 sales of approximately $40 million (U.S.) and employs 250 people in South Korea and China.
Click here:
media.prnewswire.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp

 

Registration Open for BE Conference 2006

 

Bentley Systems, Inc. announces that registration is now open for BE Conference 2006, to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina, May 21-25. The BE Conference is an annual gathering of Bentley software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6326953.html

 

MDM case study on motor efficiency

 

A rubber manufacturer recently installed a variable frequency drive on a 1,500-horsepower motor used to power an extruder. The drive saves the customer more than $40,000 per year in utility bills and improves extruder operations and the power factor for the entire plant.
For a look at this exclusive case study from Motor Decisions Matter, go to www.motorsmatter.org/kit/MidAmerican.pdf .

 

ARC conference to focus on enterprise performance

 

Top industry visionaries will share their experiences and best practices for driving manufacturer enterprise performance at ARC Advisory Group's Fourteenth Annual Forum, “ Driving Enterprise Performance through Next Generation Manufacturing Concepts ,” to be held June 26 to 28 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6329081.html

 

Participate in maintenance benchmarking survey

 

Klaus Blache from General Motors Corporation will conduct a maintenance benchmarking survey modeled after a similar study done several years ago while he was chairman of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6324980.html

 

Matrikon MVP group meeting in Alberta

 

Matrikon's Most Valued Partners North American user group event will be May 8-10 at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6329083.html

 

Nanotechnology and Manufacturing event is August 23-24

 

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has moved the Emerging Technology Forum, “The Next Industrial Revolution: Nanotechnology and Manufacturing” to August 23-24 at the PollardTechnologyConferenceCenter in Oak Ridge, TN.
Click here:
www.plantengineering.com/article/CA6326958.html

 



No comments
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.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
Safety standards and electrical test instruments; Product of the Year winners; Easy and safe electrical design
Safer human-robot collaboration; 2017 Maintenance Survey; Digital Training; Converting your lighting system
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation modernization; Predictive analytics enable open connectivity; System integration success; Automation turns home brewer into brew house
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas for tomorrow's fleets; Colleges and universities moving to CHP; Power and steam and frozen foods

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.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
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.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
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.
click me