Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Robotics: Driving efficiency, creating jobs
Robotics: Driving efficiency, creating jobs

Plant managers have two competing challenges today—the continuing lack of skilled workers and the increased need for speed in operations. Cobots are seen as one solution, as Stan Prutz of QDS Systems points out in Plant Engineering’s Mid-Year Report. “They should be viewed as a tool to improve the manufacturing... Read More

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Seeking the ‘next level of perfection’
Seeking the ‘next level of perfection’

The 2018 Mid-Year Report in Plant Engineering takes a look at the Plant of the Future by talking to a variety of industry experts from around the world. No one doubts the rise of technology on the... Read More

Augmented reality: Not just for video games
Augmented reality: Not just for video games

Movies and video games have offered one view, as it were, of augmented reality (AR), but manufacturing innovators are working on some practical applications of headsets and computer simulation... Read More

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The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for low voltage motors picks up data on vibration, temperature and other parameters that provide information on the condition of operating motors, enabling decisions, which reduce maintenance costs and unplanned downtime. Learn more.
Align metrics throughout your plant
Align metrics throughout your plant

If running a manufacturing plant was nothing more than raw materials in and products out, it still would be a challenging, dynamic occupation. Plant managers know it’s much more complicated than... Read More

Choose the right automation controller
Choose the right automation controller

The programmable logic controller (PLC) and programmable automation controller (PAC) are integral parts of most automation operations. The devices have been around so long and have such reliability... Read More

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E-magazine
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 July/August issue includes articles about robotics, a GAMS preview, and the 2018 Mid-Year Report.
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The No. 1 trade fair for the industrial valves sector features over 700 international exhibitors showcasing valves, valve components, parts, actuators, positioners, pumps and compressors from November 27 – 29, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
Implementing Prevention through Design (PtD) on the Factory Floor
This webcast will follow an example of new safety technology – Absence of Voltage Tester (AVT) – employing PtD principles and focus on its various methods of deployment in an electrical enclosure. Attendees will learn how using AVTs will leverage the hierarchy of controls methodology by mitigating potential hazards present when verifying the absence of voltage.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Panduit
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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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Material Handling Digital Report
The modern supply chain must run at warp speed, and the tools available—from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders—have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change. Learn more.