Maintenance Products


Coatings minimize risk of flash fires

Sierra Performance Coatings have zero volatile organic compounds and are also free from hazardous air pollutants, solvents, and odors. The environmentally safe characteristics allow for application in areas with low ventilation or an open flame without risks of exposing employees to hazardous fumes, solvent odors, or flash fires. Coatings are available in a variety of epoxies, acrylics, and urethanes for use on exterior and interior metals, concrete, and other surfaces.

Rust-Oleum Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 27 ON BALLOT For more information, write 27 on card

Spray nozzle provides heavy-duty strength

P-70 spray nozzle is lightweight yet industrial strength, weighs only 1.3 lb, and provides an adjustable spray pattern, instant shutoff when trigger is released, 150 psi, and a flow rate of 7 gpm. The spray nozzle is rated at operating temperatures to 200 F with minimum heat transfer to hand and includes a swivel adapter with locking ring. Insulated replaceable rubber cover is available in black, red, or white.

Strahman : , TO VOTE, WRITE 85 ON BALLOT For more information, write 85 on card

Threadlocker stick doesn't drip

248 medium-strength threadlocker stick delivers proven performance, will not leak or drip, and can easily be carried in a pocket or stored in a toolbox. The stick can be used with all types of threaded metal fasteners, especially those with diameters between

Henkel Loctite Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 35 ON BALLOT For more information, write 35 on card

Lubricators are powered by gas, motors

G-Power and M-Power single-point lubricators are gas-powered or motorized devices that connect to existing equipment grease or lubrication fittings and apply precise amounts of lubricant to bearings, chains, guideways, gears, and seals. G-Power lubricators are designed for traditional industrial settings, as well as high-humidity applications. M-Power lubricators feature reusable drive motors, battery or direct-wire power, and replaceable canisters.

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Tests assess knowledge

Mechanical Technician C, B, & A tests help implement a pay-for-knowledge program with 60 questions each and available alternative equivalent forms for retesting. Categories include: hydraulics and pneumatics, print reading, burning, fabricating, welding, rigging, power transmission and lubrication, pumps and piping, mechanical maintenance principles, and shop equipment and tools.

Ramsay Corporation : , TO VOTE, WRITE 177 ON BALLOT For more information, write 177 on 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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