Standards
The use of propane tanks for its forklift fleet is part of Graphic Products’ overall forklift safety program. Courtesy: Propane Education & Research Council
Standards May 16, 2019

Fueling forklift safety

Company’s choice of propane one part of its best practices

By Jeremy Wishart
Standards May 14, 2019

Standards committee finalizes test methods and metrics for collaborative robots

The RIA R15.06 Standards Committee has finalized Technical Report (TR) R15.806-2018 to address the test methods and metrics for measuring pressure and force associated with quasi-static and transient contact events of collaborative applications.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Figure 1: Two variants of mesh technology. Courtesy: Behr Technologies
Standards April 30, 2019

Wireless low-power IIoT sensor networks differentiated

Mesh networks and low-power WANs are for different IIoT use cases and installation settings.

By Albert Behr
Clearly defining what colors indicate in your control system is an important—and occasionally overlooked—parameter in system design. Courtesy: CFE Media file image
Standards February 7, 2019

Does your control system have style?

Defining system language, look as important as operating parameters.

By Jason Tippett
CFE Media file photo.
Standards December 24, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 17-23

Articles about the Top Plant winner, Product of the Year finalists, the skills gap, making safety a profit center, and a look at the robotics industry were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 17-23, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Standards November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
Starbucks' processing plant is designed to produce instant coffee products in a safe facility that adheres to rigorous standards to enhance the quality of the product. Five safety implementations are highlighted. Courtesy: Robert Pepple, Stellar
Standards November 8, 2018

Processing plant enhances food safety

Starbucks' processing plant is designed to produce instant coffee products in a safe facility that adheres to rigorous standards to enhance the quality of the product. Five safety implementations are highlighted.

By Todd Allsup
Standards October 31, 2018

Wireless alarms for facility showers are crucial to plant safety

Wireless alarms for facility showers can help workers provide quicker first aid to a worker if they have been injured in a remote area or late at night.

By Jeff Cater
Standards June 5, 2018

The pros and cons of a facility’s location with stricter LEED v4 criteria

Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve depending on a company's priorities and budget.

By Ron Fournier, Stellar
Standards May 24, 2018

CMMS upgrades in wastewater: Lessons for a smooth transition

A more advanced system improves operation and maintenance—if done correctly.

By Gregory Perry, CRL, Fluke Accelix