Safety Standards May 16, 2019

Fueling forklift safety

Company’s choice of propane one part of its best practices

By Jeremy Wishart
Electrical May 15, 2019

Overcurrent protection technologies change the calculations for PPE

NEC Section 240.87 provides guidance for safety, maintenance teams.

By Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP
Maintenance Strategy May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 9, 2019

An untapped data gold mine

Leverage supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data to address maintenance needs for maintenance operations and applications.

By Michael Watson
Webcasts May 15, 2019

Rental Units: The Solution to Planned and Unplanned Outages

To give you the needed resources to stay ahead, Trane experts will explain the benefits of rental services and three scenarios when rental services may be necessary.

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Safety May 20, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 13-19

Articles about electrical safety culture, arc flash hazards, an accelerating supply chain, energy project savings barriers, and the human factor in change management were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 13-19. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Cybersecurity May 18, 2019

Securing electric substations

Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that side channel signals and bolts of lightning from distant storms could one day help prevent hackers from sabotaging electric power substations and other critical infrastructure.

By Gregory Hale
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced its acquisition of Foxborough, Massachusetts-based Iconics Inc., in an opportunity to enhance their automation Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offerings. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Electric
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 17, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric acquires Iconics to advance IIoT offerings

Manufacturing, building automation products strengthened by deal, company officials say.

By Bob Vavra
Bipedal robot designed to walk on unpredictable, uneven terrain reshapes researchers’ expectations for dynamic robotic locomotion in the real world. Courtesy: Oregon State University/RIA
Robotics May 17, 2019

Robot ethics, movement key to future technology developments

Researchers at several universities are working on technological developments that are blurring the line between human-robot interaction and what they can ethically do for people.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Rice’s new design for creating security keys with a physically unclonable function (PUF) proved more reliable, more energy efficient and smaller than previously published PUF technologies. Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Energy, Power May 16, 2019

Unclonable digital fingerprints developed for IoT devices

Rice University integrated circuit (IC) designers have developed unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that allows their PUF to be more energy efficient than previously published versions.

By Jade Boyd
Robotics May 14, 2019

Standards committee finalizes test methods and metrics for collaborative robots

The RIA R15.06 Standards Committee has finalized Technical Report (TR) R15.806-2018 to address the test methods and metrics for measuring pressure and force associated with quasi-static and transient contact events of collaborative applications.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Bruce Wesner, senior director of engineering services at PGT, said there are two keys to a successful implementation of CMMS. “You have to have executive support to make it important, and partnerships within the organization to make it move.” Courtesy: PGT Custom Windows and Doors
Maintenance May 14, 2019

The human factor in change management

Earn trust and show the benefits in building a case for CMMS.

By Kevin Clark, CMRP