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2017 Top Plant: Data-driven pioneers
2017 Top Plant: Data-driven pioneers

Extraordinary manufacturing companies are more than just a collection of production cells, robotic placement machines, manual assembly lines or visual inspection equipment—they are people who empower a data-driven culture. People and technology have come together to make the Rockwell Automation plant in Twinsburg,... Read More

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5 steps to robot implementation success
5 steps to robot implementation success

A plant engineer has decided that robotic automation is the best solution to reduce costs, increase production, and address labor shortages, but what happens next? Before calling a system integrator... Read More

The evolution of power monitoring and maintenance
The evolution of power monitoring and maintenance

In a perfect world, organizations would be able to keep their eyes on IT infrastructure and power management equipment constantly, making sure they are protecting critical power and running... Read More

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Time to start turning digital twins into improved productivity
Time to start turning digital twins into improved productivity

Confidence in digital manufacturing is high among leading automobile manufacturers these days, and for good reason. Industry leaders are beginning to realize benefits from their investments in... Read More

Maintaining our focus on improvement
Maintaining our focus on improvement

In our final issue of 2014, I wrote the following passage: “We have the choice of spending our time pondering at a past we can neither change nor control, or turning forward and facing our... Read More

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Digital Edition
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 December issue includes articles about the 2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, and the top 10 stories of 2017.
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Plant Engineering is conducting a research study on enterprise resource planning (ERP), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and usage of the Cloud for data management. Your opinions are important to us and so is your time. As a token of our appreciation, all respondents who complete the survey can enter a drawing to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Take the survey.
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2017 Product of the Year Voting
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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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