Power Transmission


Capture contaminants magnetically

Magnom, a patented and unique magnetic filter, efficiently removes ferrous and some non-ferrous contaminants as small as 1ng even after the device is full of contaminant.

Fluid Conditioning Systems magnom.com Write 309 on PE card

Digital pressure valve

Digital Interface valves, with microprocessor-based and a CANopen fieldbus, are ideal for pressure control and pressure limiting applications. This valve replaces analog technology and offers configurable functions that enable users to define dynamic valve behavior and adapt its characteristics to application requirements, while providing high precision digital flow and pressure control. The valve has integrated electronics and optional analog/digital inputs and outputs.

Moog, Inc., Industrial moog.com/industrial Write 310 on PE card

Shaft seal handles misalignment

Articulated Air Mizer-PS has the ability to handle extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in dry powder and bulk process applications, to provide a seal that traditional devices cannot attain. A major innovation includes a unique design feature that uses a wall of air to function as a barrier to contamination and works to retain product in the equipment. The seal accepts radial and shaft runout up to

INPRO/SEAL Co. inpro-seal.com Write 311 on PE card

Linear motion components

Specialized linear components consist of guideways for special machines, modified standard guideways, and replacement guideways for obsolete machines. Examples include but are not limited to: V-guides, double V-guides, guide racks, prismatic guides, sliding guides, profile guides and gear racks. Options include air outlets in specialized rails, cage assist solutions for vertical and high accelerations and overload protection for recirculating guides.

Schneeberger, Inc. schneeberger.com Write 312 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.
June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
August 2018
Choosing an automation controller, Lean manufacturing
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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.
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