PLANT ENGINEERING April issue preview
Through the use of infrared thermography, manufacturers can more accurately predict where maintenance is needed, preventing costly downtime and the accompanying drag on the bottom line.
• Cover Story: Infrared thermography hits hot spots
Through the use of infrared thermography, manufacturers can more accurately predict where maintenance is needed, preventing costly downtime and the accompanying drag on the bottom line. Senior editor Kevin Campbell looks at some new applications for IR thermography and revisits some old ones, too.
• PLANT ENGINEERING’s 2006 Product of the Year winners
The winners have been announced. Check to see who won, and don’t forget your shopping list.
• Electrical Connection
Driving electrical reliability in power quality solutions.
• Electrical Engineering
Mike Garrick of Phoenix Contact talks about SIL 3-rated relays and the “acceptance” of their use as an industry practice.
• Mechanical Engineering
Alan Bandes of UE Systems takes on the task of eliminating waste in compressed air systems
Does anyone care about the loss of manufacturing jobs, plants?
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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