New 'Quick Clicks’ tab

Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop. In this month’s Quick Clicks: PLANT ENGINEERING’s recent Webcast, “Safety – Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at www.


Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop.

In this month’s Quick Clicks:

PLANT ENGINEERING ’s recent Webcast, “Safety %%MDASSML%% Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at under the Webcast Archive section. The Webcast sponsor, UNICCO Services Company , has also launched a new plant services Web site, located at that details the company’s industrial sector services. UNICCO provides plant services with accounts in several industry sectors and recently passed the 1 million hour mark over two years without a lost-time incident at one of its industrial accounts.

PLANT ENGINEERING has a new study from ICONICS that looks at how one manufacturer is successfully implementing plant floor level intelligence. That study can be found on the home page,

Looking for a checklist on how to minimize the chance of an arc flash incident in your facility? Eaton Corp. , Moon Township, PA, has put together a simple one-page checklist on ways to minimize your exposure to arc flash. You can download this checklist today through Nov. 30 at .

The recent Flir InfraMation Conference in Las Vegas brought together some of the best new ideas on infrared thermography and its uses in a variety of ways. A variety of papers presented covered the full range of thermographic uses, including finding people lost at sea and helping keep animals healthy at a zoo in Alaska. The thermographic images of elephants and camels were impressive. On a more practical note for manufacturers, there was an excellent paper presented on how thermography has been used for more than 25 years to keep a Manitoba hydroelectric system up and running safety. You can download this white paper at .

A white paper by Johnson Controls addresses a timely topic: How to help manufacturing facilities get “greener” to reduce the cost of energy on our environment and on the bottom line. “Greening Industrial Facilities: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing Energy Concerns” by David Love and Paul vonPaumgartten is available to download at .

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.
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, Top 10 stories of 2017
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.
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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.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
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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