Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence
Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence

The concept of implementing a management system to enhance business performance is not foreign to most organizations. Many have designed and implemented a system that outlines how their operations are managed—at least on paper. It typically contains several elements, complete with standards and policies intended to... Read More

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Three keys to pursue an industrial engineering career
Three keys to pursue an industrial engineering career

Industrial engineers have historically set the bar high for innovation and are frequently the pioneers of improving mechanical processes. As a result, students who pursue an industrial engineering... Read More

Deferred maintenance and risk assessment: Technical analysis is critical to the process
Deferred maintenance and risk assessment: Technical analysis is critical to the process

With constant pressure to reduce maintenance costs as well as short-term budget constraints, asset managers are often compelled to continue operating aging assets while deferring maintenance and... Read More

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World-class maintenance: barriers to success
World-class maintenance: barriers to success

Maintenance used to be reactive, only done after a failure occurred. This run-to-failure approach used to suffice because the cost of maintenance exceeded the cost of failure. As failure costs... Read More

Instill a 'checklist culture' to verify plant processes
Instill a 'checklist culture' to verify plant processes

In manufacturing, getting the job done right the first time and every time is a must. Many plants try to implement the latest and greatest process efficiency fad, but experience fatigue and failure... Read More

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System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 System Integrator Giants program. The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue.
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2017 System Integrator of the Year Call for Entries
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business for the 11th System Integrator of the Year program. The chosen System Integrator of the Year winners will receive worldwide recognition from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, and will be inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
Deadline to enter: Friday, August 5, 2016.
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Plant Engineering offers you the opportunity to view our webcasts on-demand for valuable information and earn learning units on RCEP-certified webcasts. View recent webcasts on topics such as Energy Management Strategies for Manufacutring and the 2016 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Webcast Series.
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Modular touch panel computers
Modular touch panel computers

Advantech's two-piece panel PCs offer numerous performance and cost saving advantages.Read More

Energy monitor and control unit
Energy monitor and control unit

ABB's CMS-700 energy monitor and control unit is designed to allow easy access for data collection,... Read More

Industry light for control cabinets, machines
Industry light for control cabinets, machines

The Weidmuller Industry Light (WIL) is an LED light source with an ultra-wide beam angle and... Read More

Non-contact rotary torque sensor
Non-contact rotary torque sensor

The Datum Electronics Series RS425 non-contact rotary torque transducers are designed to fit in... Read More

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It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked. This digital report features articles on preventing compressed air leaks and rotary screw or reciprocating air compressors.
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