Events and Awards November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

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Asset Management December 7, 2018

Decision paralysis and what to do about it

Manufacturers must react swiftly to changing markets, technologies. Eight influencing factors are highlighted.

By Steve Beard
Maintenance December 6, 2018

Roller bearings and predictive analytics

Predictive maintenance is a powerful tool to keep the noise down with roller bearings and can reduce costly repairs.

By Scott Moeller
Motors, Drives December 6, 2018

Picking the right motor size

Finding the right size is crucial for choosing a motor as well as balancing torque, speed, and inertia for optimal application performance.

By Andrew Skidmore
Sensors, Vision December 5, 2018

Sensor communication, lighting improves loading dock safety

Sensor-based communication and LED integration are two of the ways companies are making loading docks safer for workers.

Recent Content
Left to right: Mike Bosworth, president, NorthWind Technical Services; Ron Rich, CEO, Polytron; Doug Fagaly, chief strategy officer, E-Technologies Group; Steve Veldhuis, chief technology officer, E-Technologies Group. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

System Integrator of the Year award winners announced

Integrator companies E-Technologies Group, Polytron, and Northwind Technical Services are recognized for their outstanding achievements.

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Doug Fagaly (left), chief strategy officer, and Steve Veldhuis, chief technology officer, E-Technology Group. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

E-Technologies Group, West Chester, Ohio

E-Technologies Group is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. Co-founders Steve Veldhuis and Doug Fagaly shares some of the company's success stories and advice.

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Ron Rich, CEO of Polytron. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

Polytron Inc., Duluth, Ga.

Interstates Control Systems is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Mid-Sized System Integrator Category. CEO Ron Rich shares some of the company's success stories and advice.

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Mike Bosworth, president of NorthWind Technical Services. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

NorthWind Technical Services, Sabetha, Kansas

E-Technologies Group is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. President Mike Bosworth shares some of the company's success stories and advice.

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Projects are more than technology. In fact, their most important aspect should be on people and relationships. Finding compatibility in this area should thus be one of the main elements of any system integrator search process. Courtesy: Tesco Controls
System Integration December 10, 2018

The SI as your partner

Developing a long-term relationship delivers better solutions across multiple projects. Six critical criteria are highlighted.

By Michael Prosser
Changes in the 2018 NFPA’s 70E Standard result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents. Courtesy: Eaton
Electrical December 9, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 3-9

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 70E standard changes, three phases of industrial digital transformation, linear motion considerations, and sensor communication were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 3-9, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Lubrication December 9, 2018

Selecting the right industrial gear oil

Viscosity grade and speed are among the determining factors when making a selection for industrial gear oil.