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Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence
Go beyond ‘management systems’ to achieve operational excellence

The concept of implementing a management system to enhance business performance is not foreign to most organizations. Many have designed and implemented a system that outlines how their operations are managed—at least on paper. It typically contains several elements, complete with standards and policies intended to... Read More

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Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design
Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Plant managers who oversee a manufacturing facility where hydraulic systems are used have most likely been told that leaks in those systems are inevitable. However, it is more accurate to say that... Read More

OSHA will ‘nudge’ workplace safety by posting records online
OSHA will ‘nudge’ workplace safety by posting records online

OSHA administrator Dr. David Michaels calls it a "nudge." Others might call it a Scarlet Letter. Either way, OSHA is putting the safety records of manufacturers and other businesses online... Read More

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Seven steps to secure your industrial control network
Seven steps to secure your industrial control network

The right industrial firewall can strengthen the safety and reliability of control systems. Industrial control networks help facilitate efficient and safe operations in vital sectors, such as... Read More

Paying for the sins of the past: Your improvement initiative is not magical
Paying for the sins of the past: Your improvement initiative is not magical

Today is a dose of reality, a tantalizing tenet of truth, a point to ponder, if you will. The point is you have to pay for the sins of the past, whether you are talking about your health or the... 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 May issue covers managing leaks in hydraulic valve systems and the 2016 Hannover Messe recap.
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Energy Management Strategies for Manufacturing
Presenters Ted Jones and Craig Massey will focus on trends in the evolving energy market and what manufacturers should consider in energy management, and Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) role in the industrial sector. One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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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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UPDATED! It’s often called the “fifth utility.” Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations. When we talk about energy management in manufacturing, compressed air often gets overlooked. Download the digital report.