Code handbook

"Code Compliance Handbook" has been updated, making it easy to understand the 2002 National Electrical Code and the 2002 Canadian Electrical Code as they relate to electrical fastening applications.

Recommended installation techniques are detailed in easy-to-follow diagrams and descriptions. ERICO, Inc. erico.com Write 313 on PE card

NECA and NEMA joint standard

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has issued "Recommended Practice for Installing Metal Cable Trays (ANSI)." It is one of a series of National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) published by NECA, and the first to be produced in partnership with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).

The standard describes installation and maintenance procedures for metal cable tray systems used to support power and communications cabling. It is intended to provide efficient and safe installation methods. National Electrical Contractors Association neca-neis.org/catalog Write 314 on PE card

Recloser brochure

"Form 6 Recloser Control" is a brochure for products designed for substation protection, automation, and user customization. It describes system reliability, flexible packaging for substation installation, software, and automation advantages. Details on data analysis are also reviewed. Cooper Power Systems cooperpower.com Write 315 on PE card

CD-ROM/Software Motor comparison

"Premium-Efficiency Motors & Transformers" is a CD-ROM available free of charge for anyone seeking to cut energy costs in industrial plants. It explains how to save money by selecting motors and transformers on the basis of energy efficiency rather than initial cost. Included are explanations of how to perform the math to analyze total cost of ownership; and video segments that show comparisons of premium and standard products as well as manufacturing highlights. The CD-ROM examines some mechanical aspects of efficient motors and transformers, how they are made, and how they differ from standard products. Copper Development Association, Inc. copper.org Write 316 on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, Top 10 stories of 2017
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Setting internal automation standards
Knowing how and when to use parallel generators
PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
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IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
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Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
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This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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