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Inventory October 11, 2017

Four keys to a successful RPM program

Repairable parts maintenance (RPM) focuses on root cause and reliability. An RPM program eliminates waste, improves component reliability, and optimizes factory performance.

By Mike Waltrip, Advanced Technology Services
A locker machine requires employees to scan a badge or enter an ID number to access a locker with a scanner, and to report its condition when they return it, which can streamline repair and inventory management from shift to shift. Courtesy: Motion Instru
Inventory April 11, 2017

Manage materials with vending programs

Vending programs can manage materials and provide workers with better access.

By Megan Mullins, John Morton, and Eric King, Motion Industries
Inventory February 1, 2017

The IIoT assembly line: Getting a head start

Improving maintenance, operations among the most visible benefits.

By Dan Yarmoluk, ATEK Access Technologies
The VTC-805E Machining Center is designed with increased Y-axis stroke, a long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque, and SmoothG CNC control for efficient, powerful machining. Courtesy: Mazak
Inventory January 18, 2017

Machining center

The VTC-805E Machining Center is designed with increased Y-axis stroke, a long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque, and SmoothG CNC control for efficient, powerful machining

By Mazak
The VpCI-368 corrosion-inhibiting coating is more powerful with the addition of extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors. VpCI-368 is designed to provide protection for metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions. Courtesy: Cortec
Inventory January 10, 2017

Corrosion-inhibiting coating

The VpCI-368 corrosion-inhibiting coating is more powerful with the addition of extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors. VpCI-368 is designed to provide protection for metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions.

By Cortec
Dr. Shi-Wan Lin spoke at CFE Media’s Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit in September in Chicago. Courtesy: CFE Media.
Inventory January 5, 2017

Plant Engineering names three to Editorial Advisory Board

Billy Taylor, David Skelton and Dr. Shi-Wan Lin will advise on content for readers.

By Plant Engineering
“Quality front-end planning is the key difference between a successfully executed project and a failed one, but quality planning does not necessarily mean expensive or time-consuming planning. Front-end planning comes down to collaboration.” Courtesy: Day
Inventory December 22, 2016

Four ways to better manage small capital projects

Focus on collaboration, risk assessment, communication and review to meet time, budget goals.

By Bill Wasilewski, Day & Zimmermann
If you’re looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy loads, take a look at air casters. Courtesy: AeroGo
Inventory December 12, 2016

Air casters: 7 reasons to take a fresh look at an existing technology

If you’re looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy loads, take a look at air casters.

By John Massenburg, AeroGo
A?flowformed?drum?is moving?through?a?production?cell?automatically. This?part?is?on?its?way?to?CNC?machines?for?subsequent?turning and?processing. Courtesy: MFC Netform
Inventory December 12, 2016

2016 Top Plant

The 2016 Plant Engineering Top Plant winner, MFC Netform, makes people the cornerstone of their manufacturing philosophy.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Long angle view of the line showing the cleanliness and organization indicative of careful management and employee buy-in.
Inventory December 6, 2016

Throughput is mindset based on passion and process

Rapid changes in the market and in technology require managers to continuously troubleshoot, as throughput is a mindset based on passion and process.

By Gary Winslow, Ghafari Associates