PLCs, PACs
The MSE6-E2M automatically monitors and optimizes compressed air use and alerts plant personnel to system leaks for reduced energy consumption and improved machine operation. Courtesy: Festo
PLCs, PACs December 3, 2015

Compressed air monitor for plant, machine operations

The MSE6-E2M automatically monitors and optimizes compressed air use and alerts plant personnel to system leaks for reduced energy consumption and improved machine operation.

By Festo
PLCs, PACs November 30, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 23-29: Product of the Year Finalists; PACs, PLCs, IPCs; 2015 Maintenance Study; more

Articles about he 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
CSM-C 600’s compact generator produces up to 1,275 lb/hr of clean steam at 45 psig and is ideal in any applications that relies on sterilization or humidification. Courtesy: Spirax Sarco, Inc.
PLCs, PACs October 8, 2015

Compact generator for sterilization, humidification applications

CSM-C 600’s compact generator produces up to 1,275 lb/hr of clean steam at 45 psig and is ideal in any applications that relies on sterilization or humidification.

By Spirax Sarco, Inc.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tours the Miro Tool & Mfg. in Waukesha on Oct. 2. The tour was one of many events around the U.S. on Oct. 2 to mark Manufacturing Day. Image courtesy Miro Tool & Mfg.
PLCs, PACs October 5, 2015

Manufacturing Day touts strong jobs, technology

Across America, students and political leaders get a first-hand view of U.S. plants

By Bob Vavra
TP3000 series HMI panel that consumes less energy and produces less heat to support various communication protocols. Courtesy: Phoenix Contact
PLCs, PACs September 3, 2015

HMI panel for communication protocols

TP30000 series HMI panel that consumes less energy and produces less heat to support various communication protocols.

By Phoenix Contact
The RCTrms 3-ph current transducer delivers a convenient, safe, and accurate solution for measuring current in three phases. Courtesy: PEM
PLCs, PACs September 2, 2015

Current transducer for measuring current in three phases

The RCTrms 3-ph current transducer delivers a convenient, safe, and accurate solution for measuring current in three phases.

By Power Electronic Measurements Ltd
Modular plant design is one of the results of a move toward product lifecycle management, (PLM) a process that really begins in the design phase. Courtesy: Cambashi/Laing O’Rourke
PLCs, PACs May 5, 2015

PLM and connectivity reach a crucial point

Keep focused on the goal of improving plant information flow.

By Simon Hailstone, Cambashi
Sunpower's Mean Well HLG-240H-C series are 250W AC/DC LED power supplies that deliver high output currents even at high output voltages.
PLCs, PACs April 2, 2015

LED power supplies

Sunpower's Mean Well HLG-240H-C series are 250W AC/DC LED power supplies that deliver high output currents even at high output voltages.

By Sunpower Technology LLP
Wendy B. Lawrence spoke on behalf of Sally Ride Science, a company that promotes STEM careers among students, especially girls and young women. Sally Ride, the first American women in space, started Sally Ride Science in 2001 with four colleagues. Courtes
PLCs, PACs September 11, 2014

Thriving companies at IMTS are investing more in technology

IMTS Day 3: Aerospace and standards highlighted at Chicago conferences.

By CFE Media
PLCs, PACs August 1, 2014

The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT

Connectivity improvements are poised to transform manufacturing

By Marcia Gadbois