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MES: Eating the elephant
MES: Eating the elephant

This manufacturing truth is not surprising, sensationalism, or scandalous. It's just a fact; leaders fight it every day in the plant trenches, and no limit exists on their opportunity to improve operations. But whether the issue involves waste from rejects, 10,000 mislabeled products, a mysteriously rejected 5,000 lb... Read More

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Plant controls and safety initiatives for industrial facilities
Plant controls and safety initiatives for industrial facilities

Safety for the industrial automation worker is a two-sided coin. It depends on the safety layers built into the process operations as well as the process operators' dedication and knowledge of... Read More

Exploring the state of the industrial sector
Exploring the state of the industrial sector

It's been a tumultuous few years for the industrial sector economically, politically and technologically. While the industry struggled through a challenging 2015 and 2016, the market for industrial... Read More

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Comparing ladder logic and object-oriented programming
Comparing ladder logic and object-oriented programming

Many young people in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), in FIRST, and other high school technical programs have used or programmed Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or similar microcontrollers.... Read More

Cooling high-power VFD cabinets in harsh environments
Cooling high-power VFD cabinets in harsh environments

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) provide power and control to large and small commercial and industrial motors, and they must be thermally protected appropriate to their designs and environments.... 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 June issue includes articles about motor maintenance trends, control system migration, and the 2018 Lubrication Guide.
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Electrical Safety Update Digital Report
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), while fatalities related to electrical injuries are down considerably since 2006, they experienced a 15% increase from 2015 to 2016. Younger workers are more than twice as likely to die in an electrical safety incident as a more experienced worker. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
Cloud impacts supervisory control, MES, and ERP software markets
This webcast will include expert panel discussions that highlight the impact cloud is having on industrial software markets and the opportunity this evolution offers for investment in productivity improvement.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Epicor
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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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2019 System Integrator of the Year
For the 14th System Integrator of the Year program, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business to feature on the cover of the Global System Integrator Report in December 2018. Learn more.