Lube maintenance

Predictive lube maintenance program includes on-site oil analysis, data tracking, and recommendations. Advantages of this program include: reduced unscheduled downtime, increased production, lower repair costs, optimized maintenance planning capability, reduced energy consumption, and improved product quality. D.A. Stuart Co. Write 304 on PE card

Lab service upgraded

The DuPont Krytox Technical Service Lab has been upgraded to develop customized lubricants for maintenance managers and plant engineers in a variety of industries. Krytox oils and greases are nonflammable, chemically inert, nontoxic, rust and corrosion-resistant, clean, environmentally safe, and compatible with all elastomers, metals, and plastics. DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise 302-892-8121 Write 305 on PE card

Oil analysis dates lubes

An integrated oil analysis program featuring a proprietary chemical aging marker pinpoints when to change plant lubricants. The oil analysis service is offered as part of the Molykote Lubrication Management Program. Dow Corning Corp. Write 306 on PE card

See and measure flow

Sight-Rite flow indicator couples the reliability and precision of an electric indicator with simplicity of a flow sight glass. It permits checking fluid flow at a glance via a green LED light. The unit may be used for any lubrication or process line that carries a pulse of fluid less than 0.012 cubic inches. Oil-Rite Corp. Write 307 on PE card

Turbine oil has many uses

Hydroclear Turbine Oil Plus is a premium rust and oxidation inhibiting oil. The lubricant can be used in pumps, motors, compressors, and gearboxes. This expanded application range helps plant operators decrease lubricant inventory and reduce the chance for mistakes. Conoco, Inc. Write 308 on PE card

Adjustable lube system

ExactoServe is a centralized lubrication system that utilizes positive displacement and volumetric output injectors to deliver precise amounts of oil or grease to machine friction points. Four basic injector models cover a broad discharge range. A built-in indicator pin allows monitoring output. Farval Lubricating Systems Write 309 on PE card

Spray can recycles easily

Sprayon Liqui-Sol lubricants feature durable, reuseable spray triggers, eliminating the need for pressurized propellants, so every can is filled 100% with product. Since propellants are not used, safety concerns regarding storage, application, and disposal of cans are greatly reduced. Diversified Brands Div. The Sherwin-Williams Co. Write 310 on PE card

Valve gives oil samples

KP Pushbutton valve samples pressurized fluid systems up to 750 psi. The barbed output spout rotates 360 deg and accepts PVC tubing. The main seal has been tested for 1,000,000 cycles at 7800 psi. A unique safety locknut prevents accidental activation. The sleek, compact design with no exposed springs is available in a range of thread sizes and seals. Checkfluid, Inc. Write 311 on PE card

Anti-seize lube is metal-free

550 industrial-grade, anti-seize compound has a -56 F to 2400 F temperature range. The formula is free of sulfur, lead, copper, and other environmentally undesirable metals. It is nonsetting, prevents rust, and is especially well suited for environments and processes where moisture is present. The molybdenum disulfide content provides a low coefficient of friction. Jet Lube Write 312 on PE card

Synthetic oil is stable

ViperLube synthetic lubricants are composed of PAO (polyalphaolefin) base stocks specifically formulated to provide superior protection in grueling environments. The products outperform and outlast petroleum-based lubricants by offering exceptional mechanical and thermal stability, high load-carrying capability, and excellent resistance to rust, corrosion, and water. Loctite Corp. Write 313 on PE card

Heavy-duty grease

A full-color flyer describes the Castrol Molub-Alloy 6040 family of heavy-duty calcium sulfonate greases for demanding applications. These greases are formulated with premium petroleum-based oils using a unique calcium-complex sulfonate thickener. The extreme pressure properties are suitable for applications with frequent startups, slow speeds, and high loads. Industrial Americas Write 314 on PE card

Oxygen-compatible lubes

A 20-p brochure is designed to be a source of comprehensive information on the chemical composition, physical properties, material compatibility, and quality assurance for the complete line of Halocarbon oils, greases, and waxes. It includes a table for easily determining the appropriate grade of oil to use and a chart to blend grades to obtain an oil with viscosity between regular grades. Halocarbon Products Corp. Write 315 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
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.
October 2018
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.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
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
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

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.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
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...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Material Handling
This digital report explains how everything from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change in the supply chain.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Design of Safe and Reliable Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications
This eGuide explains how the operation of hydraulic systems for subsea applications requires the user to consider additional aspects because of the unique conditions that apply to the setting
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