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Six common reasons why electric motors fail
Six common reasons why electric motors fail

Electric motors are an essential part of an industry and numerous applications and systems depend on them. If they are well-maintained, they will have a long life. However, any failure would lead to a great loss to the organization. Inspect them regularly and ensure that maintenance activities are performed... Read More

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Machine learning for engineers from time-series data
Machine learning for engineers from time-series data

Increased access to machine and operational data, proliferation of two-way communication, and lower costs for computing, connectivity, and storage, have set the stage for operational improvements,... Read More

Comparing conventional and sustainable safety instrumented systems
Comparing conventional and sustainable safety instrumented systems

A conventional process plant safety instrumented system (SIS) is often comprised of a set of software black boxes, accessible only by a very limited number of highly technical and specialized... Read More

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PMI slips as tariffs raise concern for managers
PMI slips as tariffs raise concern for managers

With the issue of tariffs looming over the manufacturing sector, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) monthly purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) slipped 2.1 percentage points in July to a... Read More

Machine vision's role in the IIoT
Machine vision's role in the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) describes a factory environment where machines of all types are constantly connected, monitoring and transmitting performance data for non-stop optimization... Read More

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2019 System Integrator Giants
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. The 2019 System Integrator Giants program is open for submissions!
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Tsubaki SMART TOOTH®
Tsubaki SMART TOOTH® sprockets utilize Tsubaki’s patented Wear Indicator Technology that allows customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs. Just Look for the BLUE! Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
Three Steps to Maintain an Efficient Compressed Air Dryer System
Efficient compressed air systems provide value to plant managers, but efficiency in compressed air systems also is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturers.

This webcast will review the three-step process to prevent water in compressed air lines.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsor: Vaisala
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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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2018 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit
The 2018 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) kicks off with a networking luncheon and keynote address followed by four educational sessions led by top industry experts who will explore issues such as cybersecurity, operational change maintenance, and robotics. Learn more.