Internet Connection American Meter has been a leader in the measurement and control of natural gas and other industrial gases since the very beginnings of industry. Today, we continue to fill that role as a member of Elster/AMCO.


American Meter has been a leader in the measurement and control of natural gas and other industrial gases since the very beginnings of industry. Today, we continue to fill that role as a member of Elster/AMCO. This global organization brings the latest technology and best practices from leading European and American manufacturers of gas measurement and control equipment to markets around the world.

American Meter Company

A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co. is a global manufacturer of hermetic, fractional, subfractional, integral horsepower ac and dc electric motors ranging from 1/800-1000 horsepower.

A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co.

Baldor's interactive web site provides information on over 5000 industrial electric motors, adjustable speed controls and motion control products. Instant access is available to performance data, connection diagrams, CAD drawings, 3D views, product installation and operation manuals, and warranty information.

Baldor Electric Co.

CompAir is the fastest growing name in the compressed air business. CompAir offers compressed air and gas solutions to meet every need worldwide. Whether you use compressors for general industrial, construction, gas or breathing air applications, CompAir's comprehensive range of products provides reliable performance and energy savings that can save thousands of dollars a year in reduced energy costs.


Visit Conbraco's website,, for complete information on the company's ApolloW, ConbracoW and RP & CW brand valves, actuators and flow control products. Made in USA. ISO 9001.


CraneMart is the largest North American network of independent, full service, overhead crane builders who offer system design, installations, repairs, retrofits and 24 hour emergency service.

Crane Mart International, Division of Columbus McKinnon Corp .

When it comes to making tough jobs a little easier, look no further than Cushman Textron, the world's leading manufacturer of industrial vehicles.

Cushman Textron

Duro-LastW Roofing, Inc. is a national roofing manufacturer which produces a prefabricated, reinforced single-ply roofing system for commercial and industrial (flat or low-slope) buildings.

Duro-LastW Roofing, Inc.

Learn about DVT's SmartReader and SmartImage Sensors, plus applications for automotive, packaging, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries. Download FREE FrameWork software and register for FREE training in Atlanta.

DVT Corporation

Mfr. Of flow controls & fluid connector products; ball, butterfly and sanitary valves, pneumatic & electric actuators, quick connector couplings, blow guns & airline fittings.

DynaQuip Controls

Dynatork air motors site offers a full technical support on the application of their air motors which are technically complimentary to standard air motors for slow speed high torque applications.


eFilter is the commerce resource for filtration. You can purchase products for all of your filtration needs and get valuable industry expertise for free.


For the most demanding jobs in any warehouse or plant facility, count on a heavy-duty, dependable utility vehicle from E-Z-GO Textron, the world's finest utility vehicle manufacturer.

E-Z-GO Textron

ThermaCAMW infrared predictive maintenance systems from FLIR allow plant engineers to see, measure, and document electrical and mechanical problems quickly and accurately.

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Gates Web Site Features Belts, Hoses and Connectors

Gates Web site features belts that reduce downtime, industrial hoses that convey multiple fluids, and hydraulic hoses and couplings that are lightweight, flexible and leak resistant. Literature files, including maintenance and safety manuals are available. Product catalogs can be downloaded to obtain complete specifications. Visit the Gates site at

The Gates Rubber Co.

Innovation is a hallmark of Goodyear Power Transmission Products. Examples include the quiet-running, energy efficient Eagle Pde synchronous belts and sprockets system, and TensionRite, the quicker, more accurate way to tension belts. For more information on these products and others, visit goodyearptp. com and

Goodyear Power Transmission Products

Goulds Pumps manufactures a broad line of pumps and PumpsmartW process control systems for industrial applications. Goulds PRO Services supplies integrated solutions to your repair and inventory needs.

Goulds Pumps

H-P Products is a leading manufacturer of METFLOe tubing, pipes, bends, fittings, and accessories for pneumatic conveying, industrial vacuum, and carrier pneumatic systems.

H-P Products, Inc.

Instantly locate alternative part numbers for all types of industrial parts, including bearings, seals, filters, etc.

Interchange, Inc.

Go to to find out how individual plants are able to predict and prevent costly maintenance problems with a low cost infrared camera.

Infrared Solutions, Inc.

Kaeser Compressors offers a complete line of air system products including rotary screw compressors, rotary lube blowers, portable air compressors, air dryers, filters and accessory equipment. With over 80 years of experience, we are the air systems specialists. Visit our user-friendly site for product information, a compressed air glossary, tips/trivia, case studies, and a list of free publications.

Kaeser Compressors features news and information from Loctite, including new product announcements, access to product literature, technical data, safety data and product e-catalog, distributor locator and more.


Laser alignment tools for rotating machinery. V-Belt pulley alignment tools. Vibration and condition monitoring tools. Bearing Heaters. Precut SS shims. Machinery alignment services and training courses.

Ludeca, Inc.

Brand Quality Lubricants At The Lowest Prices!, the first lubricant e-business sends orders directly to a leading brand name manufacturer, eliminating brand distribution overhead, saving you 30%!

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          Mannesmann Dematic Corporation is the world's largest material handling company. Products include overhead cranes, chain and wire rope hoists, gearmotors and crane components. Manufacturing and sales located throughout North America.

          Mannesmann Dematic

          National Partitions web site

          ( has all the essential information you need to design inplant offices and manufacturing rooms. Visit us and Download our FREE 52 Page Engineering Manual.

          National Partitions

          The leader in providing innovative products, services, and technical expertise to the industrial maintenance industry to help maintain cleaner, safer, more productive work environments.

          New Pig Corp.

          Over 100,000 process measurement and control products available on-line! Order by part number makes quick purchasing easy! Search by part number! Save your shopping cart as an E-Quote! Get internet order shipping status On-line!

          Omega Engineering, Inc.

          Parker has the most complete line of fluid connector products and services for hydraulics, pneumatics and fluid systems. Global distribution, Parker store, mobile hose replacement, kits, tech services.

          Parker Hannifin Fluid Connectors Group

          Parker's product offerings under the highly respected Balston brand include, high efficiency compressed air/gas filters, instrumentation/sample filters, membrane /psa dryers, nitrogen generators, vacuum inlet and exhaust filters, steam and sterile air filters.

          Parker Hannifin Corp. - The Filtration and Separation Division

          Philips Lighting offers a full range of leading edge products including AltoW Fluorescent Lamps, MasterColor Metal Halide, and MarathonTcompact fluorescents.

          Philips Lighting Co.

          Rebis, the largest supplier of plant design software solutions in the world, offers a complete suite of integrated applications for:

          • piping, structural, equipment design and modeling


              • process and instrumentation schematics


                  • pipe stress and fluid flow analysis


                      • plant asset management

                        • Rebis Industrial Workgroup Software


                          Reliability Center, Inc. offers consulting services, training programs and software to clients using their exclusive Root Cause Analysis PROACT(r) System for eliminating undesirable events in the workplace. Visit their web site to find reliability articles, reliability forums, a reliability search service, software, books and industry links. Subscribe to their free reliability newsletter.

                          Reliability Center, Inc.


                          Ridge Tool Company manufactures over 300 different hand and power tools in more than 4,000 models and sizes ranging from the original RIDGID pipe wrench to hand threaders, pipe cutters, threading machines, power drives, and tubing tools.

                          Ridge Tool Company


                          Provides access to Dodge and Reliance Electric power transmission products through the web. Orders are placed online using an 85,000-product catalog, making access to products and information faster than ever.

                          Rockwell Automation


                          S & C Electric Company - the specialist in electric power switching and protection - is dedicated to the development and manufacture of innovative products for the electric power industry, as well as to the delivery of comprehensive, expert services for this industry. S & C started with a single product in 1909, and has expanded significantly in the field of electric power switching and protection.

                          S & C Electric Co.


                          Sentry Equipment - 75 years of experience in sampling products and systems, blowdown heat recovery and compact heat exchangers. Visit us at

                          Sentry Equipment


                          Degadur seamless flooring systems fully cure in one hour. These methacrylate flooring systems meet a variety of technical and design criteria. Call 1-800-477-4545/

                          Silikal Resin Systems


                          SlipNot Safety Flooring manufactures slip resistant metal flooring products from steel, aluminum, and stainless Steel. SlipNot's surface has a much higher traction then raised pattern diamond checker plate. Applications include stair treads, pit covers, trench covers, operator platforms, maintenance walkways, ramps, ladder rungs, and covers.


                          SlipNot Safety Flooring


                          SMART is a software solution that moves an organization from a paper-based system to a palmtop computing system. Visit us at



                          The Timken Company is a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steels and precision steel components.

                          The Timken Company


                          Tranter PHE manufactures versatile, plate-type heat exchangers which offer: greater capacity in less space; more efficient heat transfer at lower cost; low fouling; and reduced maintenance.

                          Tranter PHE, Inc.


                          Unisorb is the leading specialist in engineering and manufacturing installation systems to ensure proper machine installation and provide optimum performance of machine tools and industrial equipment.

                          Unisorb Installation Technologies


                          Vibralign Inc. sells and provides on-site services for laser alignment and vibration analysis equipment in the US. Vibralign represents Fixturlaser AB in the US and SKF Condition Monitoring in the Southeast US.

                          Vibralign Inc.


                          Victaulic is the world's leading producer of mechanical piping systems, including couplings, fittings, valves, tools and accessories, for commercial, industrial and government installations.

                          Victaulic Company

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Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
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October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
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Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
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Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

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After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

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