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. See video of a roundtable discussion with the winners..

By CFE Media
Events and Awards December 11, 2018

System Integrator Giants 2019

CFE Media announces the 2019 System Integrator Giants

By Bob Vavra
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
System Integration December 11, 2018

Raise a glass to integration!

Colorado State University's CSU) on-campus brewery an automation leader with its Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program.

By Dan Malyszko
System Integration December 11, 2018

Whisky distilling by design

Modern control system preserves The Macallan’s singular tradition.

By MacAllan Distillery
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Figure 2: Safety professionals need to know all the details of a process, explained Jeff Pratt, Crown Equipment, senior corporate EHS Engineer (and vice-chair of the RIA R15.08 committee), and César Reyes Núñez, Crown Mexico, EHS coordinator, at the International Robot Safety Conference. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Robotics December 10, 2018

Industrial robot safety requires industrial risk management

Five ways to lower robotic system risks: Industrial safety, while a widely used term, is a misnomer; nothing is without risk. When something is declared safe in an industrial setting, those involved should think again about risk assessment and determine if the risk is acceptable.

By Mark T. Hoske
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. See video.

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

Polytron Inc., Duluth, Ga.

Polytron Inc. 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. See video.

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

NorthWind Technical Services, Sabetha, Kansas

NorthWind Technical Services 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. See video.

By CFE Media
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.

Courtesy: CFE Media
Automation December 8, 2018

Enhancing automation systems

Automation can be enhanced in a number of ways whether its through improving process instrumentation or unlocking the power of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Jack Smith