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The mini UVC, jointly developed by BlueBotics and Engmotion, is mobile robot that disinfects as programmed every using UVC lamp technologies. It can be used alone or in a connected fleet to autonomously disinfect hospitals, airports, hotels, and commercial/industrial sites. BlueBotics uses its autonomous navigation technology (ANT) mobile robot platform to simplify and shorten installation of AGVs and mobile robots. Courtesy: BlueBotics SA
Robotics September 30, 2020

Five tips for specifying mobile robots

Before investing in an industrial mobile robot, get answers for these five questions.

By Matthew Wade
Preston Hullen, 30, Mechanical Design Engineer, Quality Transformer & Electronics, Milpitas, Calif., BS Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University
Events and Awards September 17, 2020

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Preston Hullen, 30

Mechanical Design Engineer, Quality Transformer & Electronics, Milpitas, Calif., BS Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication August 10, 2020

Overcoming industrial automation lubricant challenges

Using the right lubrication in the right application is critical and so is looking at technological advancements designed to reduce bearing wear and corrosion.

By Phil Burge
Courtesy: Beltran Technologies
Events and Awards September 28, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 21-27, 2020

Articles about the Leaders Under 40 winners, electrostatic precipitators, edge I/O, 3-phase squirrel cage motors and hydrogen's growing importance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Swagelok
Maintenance September 4, 2020

Select and specify efficient, accurate grab sampling systems

How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design

By Matt Dixon
Courtesy: SEPCO
Asset Management August 6, 2020

How to maximize your EAM or CMMS

Tracking your mechanical seals may be the best thing since sliced bread

By Chris Tindell
Courtesy: Swagelok
Hydraulics August 10, 2020

How to isolate systems with block valves

Isolating industrial fluid systems is important; selecting the right valve configuration is critical to safe maintenance

By Joe Bush