Power quality Webcast now online
If you missed PLANT ENGINEERING's important Webcast on power quality on Nov. 15, the archived version is now available on the Web at www.plantengineering.com. The Webcast featured a discussion of what plant engineers and managers can do to ensure the quality of power in their plants, how they can recognize and measure the source of the problems and how they can protect their plant from power qu...
If you missed PLANT ENGINEERING 's important Webcast on power quality on Nov. 15, the archived version is now available on the Web at www.plantengineering.com. The Webcast featured a discussion of what plant engineers and managers can do to ensure the quality of power in their plants, how they can recognize and measure the source of the problems and how they can protect their plant from power quality interruption. Hundreds of viewers saw it live, and the event attracted viewers from as far away as Central and South America.
You can also register now at www.plantengineering.com for the new Webcast, electrical efficiency, which will air Jan. 16, 2006. Electrical efficiency is a nice buzzword, but when it comes to electric power in plants, what does it really mean? Top industry experts will offer views on how to quantify electrical efficiency, and how to use this knowledge to increase the bottom line without hampering productivity
Check out the latest Webcast opportunities at www.plantengineering.com
PLANT ENGINEERING 's exclusive three-part magazine series provided the basics of Ethernet. One question was left: How do you effectively take that knowledge to the plant floor?
In the Web-exclusive final part of his series, Larry Komarek of Phoenix Contact takes a look at how to make the right choices to maximize your Ethernet system.
A successful plant floor Ethernet deployment involves increasing system performance, leveraging switch capabilities, understanding standardized protocols and making diagnostics and network management software work for you.
Also online is all four parts of the Ethernet series, allowing PLANT ENGINEERING readers one more chance to take an in-depth look at the latest Ethernet information.
It's all available at www.plantengineering.com .
NMW blog up and running
The blog on the National Manufacturing Week web site has been functioning well since September. To post a comment, go to
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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