Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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ISM index slides below growth threshold
ISM index slides below growth threshold

Manufacturing’s 2013 slowdown continued in May, as the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index slid to 49%, its fourth straight monthly decline and the first that put manufacturing below the 50% threshold indicating growth. The PMI Index was at 54.2% in February, but has declined each month, as reports of a... Read More

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China safety rules questioned after deadly fire
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The human impact of a fire at a Chinese poultry processing plant Monday was devastating. At least 119 people were reported dead and another 54 were reported injured by a fast-moving fire at the plant... Read More

Managing alarms effectively
Managing alarms effectively

Has managing alarms at your facility become a problem? Are operators missing critical alarms that could lead to unscheduled downtime or incidents because they’re inundated with too many low-priority... Read More

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Ask your utility about incentives
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Many states and local utilities offer incentives and rebates for facility equipment upgrades or custom expansion projects. While these incentives differ from utility to utility, most are based on the... Read More

Using Lean to add value, achieve operational experience
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There are three common ways to measure the impact of Lean on operational excellence. The first is whether or not manufacturing sites are operating at world-class levels, which is often measured by... Read More

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The Safety and Productivity Advantages of Intelligent Lifting Devices
This webcast will explore the safety and productivity benefits of Intelligent Lifting Devices (ILDs). The session will provide a brief history of the evolution of ILDs and explain how these systems differ from their traditional lifting counterparts.

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Programmable Controller
Programmable Controller

The Productivity1000 series from AutomationDirect is a line of stackable micro PLCs. The p1-540... Read More

In-Vehicle Computer
In-Vehicle Computer

The AIV-APL1V1FL is a new, fanless in-vehicle computer from Acrosser Technology. It is equipped... Read More

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