Sizing information, dimensions, and specifications for hose and cable carriers designed for machine tool, robotic automation, and material handling applications are presented in a 6-p brochure.
A steamy CDSolution Source for Steam, Air, and Water Systems provides relevant information on hundreds of related products in nine sections. The free CD devotes more than 20% of its space to engineering guidelines for steam conservation, condensate recovery, and draining liquids from compressed air and other gases.
Network grounding systemsA 60-p catalog covers copper and mechanical grounding components for network applications. The publication provides features, benefits, and complete specifications, including materials, dimensions, sizes, part numbers, and illustrations. Information charts and a cross-reference guide are included in the literature.
From industry-hardened computers to wireless and web-enabled products, plant engineers can access more data, stay in touch with plant processes, and respond to emergencies quicker because of advancements in technology and innovative information engineering. PLANT ENGINEERING magazine continues to report on products and trends that affect the plant.
When manufacturers are asked about their most valuable assets, the discussion probably centers around the workforce or machinery used to produce the final product. But a very important asset often not considered on a par with the other two points is the structure that houses the operation.Businesses should consider the facility equal to any other part of their investment.
Properly sized, designed, and installed bridge and gantry cranes dramatically increase production, significantly reduce material handling costs, and substantially lower the risk of employee injury. A properly maintained crane lasts at least 20 yr, could reach 50 yr or more, and occasionally outlives the structure or company originally housing or using the equipment.
Plant engineers continue to demand efficient, affordable, and well supported software. And software suppliers are keeping up with plant engineers' demands. Here's a sampling of recent software offerings plant engineers should find useful.Software tracks employees' timeEmployee Proj Clock software is an employee project time tracking tool.
Today's plant engineer is transcending the longstanding stereotype. The plant engineering function is no longer just nuts and bolts. Today's plant engineer is mature, educated, and tends to stay in his or her job. And the job requires an increasing amount of software.Software is a fact of life on the plant floor of today and tomorrow.