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Energy Efficiency & Management October 6, 2009

2010 Manufacturing / Automation Summit

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Plant and Control Engineering Manufacturing/Automation Summit brings together the brightest minds in the industry to provide a complete educational program for engineers and managers. This year the event will convene in Chicago at the Hotel Sofitel from March 28-30. The 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit will offer a strategic look at issues pertaining to four key topic areas that are vital to the success of manufacturing operations worldwide:• Energy and sustainability• Automation integration• Maintenance as a cost center• Global strategies for manufacturers The two-day event is designed to highlight manufacturing improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that manufacturing personnel can take back with them and implement right away. REGISTER HERE This year's Keynote Address will be presented by Edward W. Bryan FBCS, PMP See full bio here.

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PLCs, PACs July 9, 2009

PLC market sees sharp decline for 2009

ARC study says growth will accelerate over next five years

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Switchgear July 9, 2009

Recession trips up circuit breaker market

Study finds market will decline as recovery lags

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HMI, OI July 9, 2009

Process simulator

SimSci-Esscor PRO/II software is a steady-state process simulator used to design, analyze and improve chemical processes. In addition to the numerous enhancements that address the emerging needs of the hydrocarbon and chemicals processing industries, the newest version of the company's PRO/II simulation software is even easier to use, faster and more flexible."Many of the features and functionality of our PRO/II 8.3 simulation software came directly at the request of our clients," said Joseph McMullen, PRO/II product manager, Invensys Operations Management. "Its most innovative feature is the customizable language module that allows the graphical user interface, error messages and warning messages to be viewed in many languages, starting with Japanese.

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Motors & Drives July 9, 2009

White paper looks at benefits of VFDs

A new white paper in the Plant Engineering Resource Center examines the benefits of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and special considerations that must be given to their design, installation and operation. The paper also reviews and evaluates the various cable types typically used in VFD systems and conditions affecting their performance such as radiated and common-mode noise. The white paper is sponsored by Belden , and can be found in the Plant Engineering Resource Center or by clicking here .  .

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 July 7, 2009

Siemens launches safety tour

45-city event to highlight Web, wireless safety strategies, products

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 July 6, 2009

Be Connected series offers online modeling seminars

Bentley Systems delivering best practices seminars on demand

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Safety Standards June 19, 2009

Safety helps drive manufacturing growth, ASSE reports

Group to discuss how work safety drives competitveness at Expo

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 19, 2009

Sparking an interest in welding for girls

Summer camp in Alabama provides peer-to-peer mentoring experience for high school students

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Asset Management June 10, 2009

It’s a deal! Fiat takes control of Chrysler assets

Supreme Court clears the way, and both parties waste no time in signing the deal

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