Mobility June 1, 2005

Inverter-based welding power cuts maintenance costs

If time means money, then an inverter-based welder and plasma cutter may provide the best return on investment using inhouse plant maintenance and repair personnel. If experiencing any of the following problems, inverter-based technology can likely reduce wasted time and lower costs: Inverter-based welders and plasma cutters can solve all of these problems because their advanced technology dram...

By Neal Borchert, Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, WI
Mobility May 1, 2005

Merging SCADA and business processes

The underlying technology that enables traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) functionality has changed dramatically. ARC's definition of SCADA encompasses hardware, software, and services used for the control of geographically dispersed assets such as oil and gas pipelines and water distribution networks.

By Russ Novak, ARCAdvisory Group
Mobility February 10, 2005

Money winners

The following readers won a $100 gift cheque from American Express in a random drawing of Product of the Year ballots received on or before Dec. 15, 2004

By Staff
Mobility January 10, 2004

AC motive power takes off

For decades, the ac induction motor has been recognized as a highly reliable and cost-effective power source for stationary equipment and machine tool applications such as pumps, compressors, fans, electric doors and conveyors.

By David Morzella, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Mobility November 1, 2003

Material Handling – 2003-11-01

Keyless ignition automates checklist Model 501 LCD programmable keyless ignition is a vehicle management and comprehensive safety system for forklifts and other moving equipment. System prevents untrained operators from starting the vehicle, schedules maintenance by date or hour-meter reading, makes abusive operators accountable for speeding and damage, monitors engine conditions, shuts down vehicle as programmed, and provides code expiration when recurrent training is due. Keytroller, Inc. : , TO VOTE, WRITE 3 ON BALLOT For more information, write 3 on card AGV guided by laser Odyssey is a line of laser-guided automated guided vehicles (AGV).

By Staff
Mobility September 10, 2003

Software & Computers – 2003-09-10

IR camera software RTools software suite was developed to acquire, radiometrically calibrate, process, analyze, and archive data from advanced digital infrared (IR) imaging systems. The software kit provides users with the ability to process and analyze spatial, temporal, and spectral radiometric data in units of absolute or contrast radiance, irradiance, radiant intensity, and temperature. The accompanying RDac module is a real-time data acquisition program for image capture, viewing, analysis, storage, and radiometric output. Indigo Systems Corp.

By Staff
Mobility May 6, 2003

The future of the CMMS/EAM industry: A look at the National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show

Last year yielded mixed results for the CMMS/EAM industry. Some vendors had a respectable year despite uncertain economic times, while others struggled. The same can be said for their customers. I wasn't surprised by the continuing downward trend in vendor participation and attendance at the National Plant Engineering & Facilities Maintenance Show (NPEFM) last March in Chicago.

By Tom Singer Contributing Editor, Principal, Tompkins Associates, Oak Brook, IL
Mobility March 15, 2003

Software and Computers – 2003-03-15

Project management MVP Project is a browser-based, XML-enabled project management tool. Data are transferred to the application, reducing network traffic. A copy of the data resides in the user’s computer, enabling users to sort, search, and scan complex interrelated data quickly without draining server resources.

By Staff
Mobility November 11, 2002

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By Plant Engineering Staff
Mobility September 15, 2002

The wireless revolution invades the plant

Since the invention of the cellular mobile network by AT&T Bell Labs in the 1970s, the demand to provide voice communications to anyone, anywhere, at anytime has increased, with an explosion in consumer-level products during the past decade. The installed mobile phone base is approaching 1 billion, and soon the number of mobile phones will exceed hard-wired ones.

By Russ Agrusa and Bob Braier, ICONICS, Foxborough, MA