Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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PMI Index hits three-year high
PMI Index hits three-year high

You can look at another high data point for the monthly PMI Index released Sept. 2 by the Institute for Supply Management as indication of the continued strength of the U.S. manufacturing sector. Or you can take the word of one manufacturing respondent in the primary metals markets, who called August, the... Read More

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Industry 4.0 concepts at IMTS 2014
Industry 4.0 concepts at IMTS 2014

Beckhoff Automation is set to bring Industry 4.0 concepts to attendees of the IMTS trade show, held September 8-13, 2014 in Chicago's McCormick Place. Beckhoff, located in booth E-4905 in the... Read More

Advanced manufacturing in Chicago
Advanced manufacturing in Chicago

Announced earlier this year, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a Chicago-based manufacturing hub that will bring together public, educational, and private interests... Read More

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Don’t let a few rocks end your Lean journey
Don’t let a few rocks end your Lean journey

I'm fortunate to live on a large bay off Lake Erie. Despite the appeal of living near the water, recent years have resulted in slowly diminishing water levels. Homeowners with waterfront property... Read More

The role of industrial networks in energy usage
The role of industrial networks in energy usage

In today's world energy costs big dollars for manufacturers and the fact is most plants don't know where their energy is being used. To help with this problem the industrial network... Read More

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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
Meet your manufacturing peers and see the future of automation. Come to the 2014 Industrial Automation North America Pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show Sept. 8-13 in Chicago. Attend North America's largest manufacturing show.
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2014 Product of the Year
The 2014 Product of the Year program is now accepting nominations! See which products are named finalists in the November 2014 issue of Plant Engineering.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
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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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Plant Engineering Top Plant Program
The 2014 Top Plant Award will be featured in the December 2014 issue of Plant Engineering and will be formally honored at the 2015 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.