Lubrication June 17, 2019

Moving the needle on productivity

The 2019 Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide is designed to provide manufacturers with an understanding of all of the market options available and the innovations. See link to the Lubrication Guide.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Lubrication June 7, 2019

Clean oil is productive oil

The care of your lubricant stock is all about the basics.

By Brad Prickett
Events and Awards June 17, 2019

Leaders Under 40 nominations extended to June 28!

Nominations for the 2019 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program has been extended to June 28. Nominate a young engineer today!

Lubrication June 10, 2019

Understanding lubrication from the bearing’s perspective

Many factors can impact how proper use can avoid friction.

By Keith Bartley
Arc Flash June 6, 2019

Expert advice given on NFPA 70E

Best practices for mitigating arc flash and combustible dust hazards.

By Scott Francis
Recent Content
Courtesy: CFE Media
CNC Motion Control June 25, 2019

Motion control and motor market reports decline in first quarter of 2019

The Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) reported that the global motion control and motor market saw a very small decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 2018.

By Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA)
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Machinery and Equipment June 25, 2019

Equipment leasing report shows new business up double-digits in May

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index reported business was up 18% year-over-year in May, with overall business flat in 2019.

By Chris Vavra
Maintenance Strategy June 25, 2019

12 benefits of using standards in design, implementation for iMOM projects

Integrated manufacturing operations management (iMOM) is designed to increase and sustain business benefits for users such as improved accuracy and thorough implementation.

By Stan DeVries
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication June 24, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 17-23

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, predictive maintenance obstacles, worker safety best practices, and NFPA 70E expert advice were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Darren Roos (left), CEO, IFS, and Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica, will be combining their companies' resources after EQT Partners' acquisition of Acumatica. Courtesy: IFS, Acumatica
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics June 21, 2019

ERP cloud companies to collaborate under new ownership

Acumatica will combine their resources with IFS after the company's acquisition from EQT Partners.

By IFS North America
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics June 21, 2019

Three industries benefiting from service robot applications

Service robots are growing thanks to improved technology and lower operational expenses. The medical, agricultural and defense industries are benefiting from their potential in a variety of ways.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) had an index of 52.8 in June 2019. Courtesy: Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Machinery and Equipment June 20, 2019

Equipment leasing confidence slides, according to report

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's June Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) had an index of 52.8, which is down several points compared to May and double digits compared to the same period in 2018.

By Chris Vavra