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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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.
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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