Maintenance Strategy

Raymond Corp. strives to recruit the best talent to fill welding and manufacturing positions and is committed to developing a strong workforce through continuous training. Courtesy: Raymond Corp.
Maintenance December 13, 2019

Top Plant 2019: Raymond Corp. excels as an innovator

From introducing wooden pallets to incorporating Lithium ion batteries, near-100-year-old Raymond Corp. moves the materials that define the e-commerce era.

By Kevin Parker
Figure 2: An embedded air bearing system permanently mounted into the tool, machine or structure serves as its own permanent rigging gear. Courtesy: AeroGo Inc.
Material Handling December 13, 2019

How air casters optimize factory flexibility

Integrated air bearings make it possible to implement a reconfigurable system to improve or supplement manufacturing floor changes.

By Cole Miller, M.E.
Figure 1: Jose Rivera, CSIA CEO, (left) and Dave Patterson, Grantek CEO, on stage during their interview session. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integration December 12, 2019

Certified for success: Building a better system integration business

Jose Rivera, CEO of CSIA, interviewed Dave Patterson, CEO of Grantek, a certified SI member of CSIA, about the company's challenges and successes as an integrator and how they've become a better business.

By Jose M. Rivera
System Integrators December 9, 2019

System integrators at their best

The December issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on system integrators (SIs) providing quality work to their customers.

By Jack Smith
With on-site nitrogen generation, consumers can get nitrogen at the purity level needed, often at a cost savings when compared to the cost of highly pure tanked nitrogen. Courtesy: Atlas Copco
Energy Management December 9, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 2-8

Articles about Product of the Year, the price of nitrogen, data acquisition, industrial internet terms, and HMIs and maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Shown is a three-dimensional animated simulation of a bottling line. Courtesy: Polytron
Simulators, Optimizers December 6, 2019

Clear constraints on bottling lines using simulation

Insights ascend to the counter-intuitive when consumer goods manufacturer boosts productivity.

By Creighton Fearrington, PMP
Mobile HMIs may be hand-held, or on a cart as shown here, but can serve to widen the area where control and information tasks can be performed, from the central control room to the plant floor. Courtesy: Emerson
HMI, OI December 2, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 25 to December 1

Articles about Product of the Year, HMIs and maintenances, future of industrial automation, Industry 4.0 success, and selecting actuator components were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 25 to December 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Optimation provided engineering, controls programming and design, and skilled trade’s installation services, which included mechanical, electrical and construction management support, as well as control panel, pipe supports and frame fabrication. Courtesy: Optimation Technology Inc.
System Integrators November 27, 2019

System integrator upgrades complex batch system

Canadian food & beverage company, Grober Nutrition, expanded to the U.S. with the help of Optimation Technology Inc., and keeps growing.

By Jennifer Palumbo
Figure 1: Data acquisition network connections. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Data Acquisition, DAQ November 26, 2019

Eight data acquisition best practices

To discover which real-time data adds value to improve operational efficiencies and increase competitive edge in the marketplace, first understand data acquisition systems and consider the eight essential best practices for data acquisition success

By Brian E. Bolton
Mobile HMIs may be hand-held, or on a cart as shown here, but can serve to widen the area where control and information tasks can be performed, from the central control room to the plant floor. Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance November 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 18-24

Articles about Product of the Year, HMIs and maintenances, future of industrial automation, Industry 4.0 success, and selecting actuator components were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra