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Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage
Yes, robots don't need workers' compensation coverage

Insurance savings typically don’t top the list of return on investment (ROI) justifications for installing automation and controls, but a reengineered insurance program may yield benefits far beyond cost reductions. Automation can lower risk to employees in manufacturing. Forward a link to this article to the...Read More

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Advanced distributed control system, with security, introduced in China
Advanced distributed control system, with security, introduced in China

Control Engineering International: Four advantages of the ABB DCS Extended Automation V6 were highlighted in a Control Engineering China interview with Tobias Becker, global head of ABB Control... Read More

Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud
Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud

Oilfield services company boosts productivity and bolsters worker safety by sharing drilling information via the cloud.Read More

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IMTS Conference offers solutions to manufacturing issues
IMTS Conference offers solutions to manufacturing issues

The IMTS 2014 Conference will feature 69 one-hour presentations that will provide solutions to current manufacturing problems like process innovations and alternative manufacturing processes.Read More

Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries
Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries

Machinery can increase production with less labor, but heavy machinery also presents safety hazards and workers must be fully trained and aware of the machine operations to avoid injuriesRead 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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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.
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Optimizing Motor, Drives and Gearbox Systems to Ensure Best Performance and Total Cost of Ownership
Presenter William Finley from Siemens will explain that with modern industrial systems, there is a large advantage in total cost of ownership when driven equipment, adjustable frequency drives (AFD), motors, and gearboxes are matched and driven at ratings appropriate for these components.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk assessments
Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk assessments

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce those hazards began years ago.... Read More

Machine Safety: Are machine builders shipping unsafe machines?
Machine Safety: Are machine builders shipping unsafe machines?

Can a U.S. original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ship a machine without safety integrated into or... Read More

Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller
Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller

When deciding to apply a device to achieve a safety function, by default, that safety function... Read More

Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation
Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation

Machine safety validation is defined by the international standard ISO 13849-2, Part 2: Validation,... Read More

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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