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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 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
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
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
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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