Power Transmission


Safe hydraulics

Qualified organizations can request a free Safe Hydraulics Seminar given by a trained instructor. The two-hour seminar covers inspection procedures, troubleshooting, hose performance characteristics, hose and coupling selection, hose assembly and installation, hose cleanliness, and crimper preventive maintenance. The instructor will also help develop safety procedures.

Gates Corp. , gates.com , Write 324 on PE card

Pneumatics explained

An online educational program, Fundamentals of Pneumatics, is designed to introduce the basics of pneumatics technology to industrial personnel. The program is available at www.nfpa.com . Click on "Education." The program introduces basic concepts, terminology, applications, and automation processes used in industry. All material is vendor neutral.

National Fluid Power Association , nfpa.com , Write 325 on PE card

Pump bearings

MRC Series 5200C and 5300C double-row, angular contact ball bearings are ideal for use as primary thrust bearings in ANSI standard centrifugal pumps or in any other application where positioning of the shaft is important and the ability to support substantial radial and axial loads is necessary. Materials and design provide a long service life.

MRC Bearing Services , mrcbearingservices.com , Write 326 on PE card

Pressure reducers

Piston-type pressure regulators have low internal volume to allow rapid purging and limits the amount of surface area exposed to contamination. The design mechanically restricts the piston when the regulator is exposed to excess pressure. Ten models are available which feature working pressures up to 10,000 psig and self-venting.

Swagelok Co. , swagelok.com , Write 327 on PE card

Brakes easy to install

MagnaShear electric motor brakes use oil-shear dependability to overcome short wear life and high maintenance costs of dry-friction brakes. The Quick-Mount brakes come filled with oil, ready to mount, with no disassembly required. For even greater simplicity and convenience, they can be ordered pre-assembled with an electric motor.

Force Control Industries, Inc. , forcecontrol.com , Write 328 on PE card

Fan bearings

CARB toroidal roller bearings perform ideally as nonlocating bearings in self-aligning bearing systems for fans. These compact radial bearings enhance fan reliability and life by offering solutions to problems associated with traditional floating bearing arrangements. The bearings do not require housing design compromises necessary with conventional nonlocating, self-aligning bearings.

SKF USA, Inc. , skf.usa.com , Write 329 on PE card

Shaft mount reducers

A 64-p catalog, TTP-04, provides comprehensive selection information, including AGMA service selection charts, overhung and thrust capacities, and full dimensional data. Application-specific accessories for screw conveyor drives, hydraulic drives, and face mount requirements are included.

Emerson Power Transmission , emerson-ept.com/literature , Write 330 on PE card

Mini pneumatic catalog

A 400-p, full line catalog includes features, specifications, color photographs, and technical drawings for a line of over 5000 standard pneumatic products. Products are divided into main product categories: cylinders, control valves, electronic valves, modular valves and sub plates, fittings, and hoses.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. , clippard.com , Write 331 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.
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
June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
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
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
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The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
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Machine Safety
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Research Analyst Blog
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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
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Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
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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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