Software and Computers

11/01/2003


CAD template library

Thousands of downloadable CAD template drawings, available through the company's web site, allow users to access the extensive library. Three-dimensional drawings are built on demand, using current dimensions. CAD templates can be downloaded directly into any major CAD modeling program, including AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Solid Works.

Swagelok Co. , swagelok.com , Write 303 on PE card

Motor performance curves

MotorBoss 3.0 is an online motor ordering and tracking system that also features three performance curves of standard stock motors — performance vs. horsepower; performance vs. torque; and torque, current, power factor vs. RPM. The curves can be obtained through the web site's submittal request program. On the submittal query results page, users can access the curves, which are available for stock models and qualifying configured orders.

Emerson Motor Technologies , emersonmotors.com , Write 304 on PE card

PROFInet guide

PROFInet Technology and Application Guide is a 32-p publication that offers detailed information on how PROFInet integrates with PROFIBUS to bring Ethernet connectivity to the plant floor. The illustrated guide presents information on the PROFInet component model, automation objects, real-time communications, migration strategies, network management, and web integration.

PROFIBUS Trade Organization , us.profibus.com , Write 305 on PE card

CMMS/EAM guide

New literature identifies and explains five different approaches to achieving success using CMMS/EAM programs. The guide includes discussions on fully outsourced programs, client-controlled operation, application service provider (ASP) web-enabled deployment, data integrity overview, and enhancement of operations.

HSB Reliability Systems Group , hsbrs.com , Write 306 on PE card

Ethernet book

The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide is a technical overview of industrial Ethernet networking. The book provides standards-based information on the industrial adaptation of the Ethernet protocol and discusses technologies with regards to the 7-layer OSI model.

Delmar Learning , delmarlearning.com , Write 307 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.
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
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
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
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems

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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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.
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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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.
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