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Predictive vs. preventive: The debate—and the future
Predictive vs. preventive: The debate—and the future

The primary objective of an organization's maintenance function is to maximize the availability and efficiency of the organization's assets throughout their expected lifecycles at the lowest possible cost. Maintenance generally falls under two categories: reactive and proactive. Reactive maintenance, also known as... Read More

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Embracing IIoT's potential for maintenance
Embracing IIoT's potential for maintenance

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the concept of IIoT for Maintenance are popular buzzwords in the maintenance world today. But what do they mean, and how can these concepts benefit... Read More

Smart devices make the difference when determining shutdown causes
Smart devices make the difference when determining shutdown causes

A process shuts down unexpectedly. A plant technician is called to find and fix the problem. No one witnessed exactly what happened. The technician must therefore systematically inspect the equipment... Read More

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Robotic safety: What you don't know
Robotic safety: What you don't know

With robotic safety, the adage, "What you don't know won't hurt you" doesn't apply, which is why the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) continues to teach about applicable robotic safety... Read More

RIP, HMI: Everything now is an interface
RIP, HMI: Everything now is an interface

HANNOVER, GERMANY: Farewell, HMI, and thanks for everything. The human-machine interface (HMI) has had a long and storied history in manufacturing, and its use as a simple way to manage and... Read More

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Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2017.
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