Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Successfully testing steam traps with high-frequency ultrasound
Successfully testing steam traps with high-frequency ultrasound

When using high-frequency ultrasound, the main question is where the sensitivity should be set to conduct the test. If the testing instrument is set to too high a sensitivity, all the steam traps will test as failed; using too low a sensitivity will indicate that all steam traps are operating properly.  The... Read More

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Measuring torque with angle sensors
Measuring torque with angle sensors

Measuring torque in a continuously rotating shaft is difficult and there are several ways to do it. The most common solution is to infer torque from the amount of power required to rotate the shaft.... Read More

Stepper motor torque basics
Stepper motor torque basics

A stepper motor divides a full rotation into a number of equal steps. The motor's position can be caused to move and hold at one of these steps as long as the motor is carefully sized to the... Read More

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lloT: Machines, Equipment & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies. These include easier real-time sensor data access via tablets, PC-based control, data analytics, smarter machines, cybersecurity, how to get data more easily from maintenance software, human machine interfaces and controllers, along with easier industrial connectivity. Click here to view.
Servo and induction motors: what is the cost?
Servo and induction motors: what is the cost?

With the push of government to push induction motor manufacturers to make more efficient motors and energy providers charging a premium, perhaps it is time to make the jump to a servo. Many... Read More

What to consider when choosing an ac induction motor
What to consider when choosing an ac induction motor

AC induction motors are not often given the design consideration a machine deserves. The thought is "one size fits all" and the selection of a motor only depends on its voltage, power, and... Read More

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Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The April issue includes articles about high-impact assets, IMTS, Hannover Messe, and the 2017 Product of the Year Winners.
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2018 Maintenance Study
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2018 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today including maintenance strategies, unschedule downtime, and more. Sponsored by: ATS. View the study.
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Energy Management
Measuring compressed air systems means more than checking your electric bill. It means taking a proactive look at how, when and why compressed air is used, and work on both supply side management and demand management with your team. This webcast will review some of the proven strategies to energize your energy management strategies.

Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Multi-axis positioners
Multi-axis positioners

Multi-axis positioners from LazerArc come in two, three, four, and five axis varieties. Multi-axis... Read More

Managed switches
Managed switches

The 2000 series of managed switches gives machine builders an affordable switch with multicast... Read More

Remote monitoring system
Remote monitoring system

The Sentinel system from Sensaphone uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote... Read More

Serial device servers
Serial device servers

Mencom Serial Device Servers are designed to allow industrial devices to be directly accessible... Read More

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