Suggestions & Solutions


Learn-a-lot fast

Process Picture Maps is a new procedure/job-aid software program designed to radically reduce the time needed for people to learn new job-related tasks. The program reduces lengthy procedures 5-15-p long to one double-sided sheet. The resulting document uses pictures and symbols to make procedures significantly easier to understand and follow.

Talsico LLC

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Lubes for extreme conditions

A free brochure describes the specifications and applications for Jet Lube antiseize compounds, thread sealants, valve maintenance, and other specialty products. The brochure lists ASTM specifications, maximum temperatures, and application guides for the various products.

Jet Lube, Inc.

Circle 252

A hot item

OS540 is a portable, low-cost infrared thermometer that offers solutions for many noncontact temperature measurements. The handheld device offers circle or dot laser sighting. It has a range of 0-788 F with a resolution of 1 F, repeatability of

Omega Engineering, Inc.

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Sparky learns safety

Electrical Maintenance Training Program uses video and CD-ROM to give maintenance workers the opportunity to gain knowledge in areas ranging from basic safety techniques to mastery of advanced software. The program provides the equivalent of 130 hours of classroom instruction.

Coastal Skills Training

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A driven CD-ROM

Version 7.0 of this free, interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM allows users to instantly access a wide variety of technical information on more than 6500 motors and drives. Product information includes nameplate data, dimension drawings, performance and test data, replacement parts and installation, and operating manuals. A unique, interactive search function allows users with limited information to easily find products.

Baldor Electric Co.

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Is your metal detector sensitive?

A free metal detection test card contains a 0.0591-in. sphere of ferrous metal to test the sensitivity of metal detectors. Each card's metal sphere is embedded in a durable, laminated cover to provide easy use in a variety of wet or dry applications. Simply place the laminated card in the process line to observe if it is detected, as tramp metal would be. Call 800-345-4946 for a card.

Eriez Magnetics

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Keep coolant filtered

Coolant Filtration, 2 nd Edition, Additional Technologies is a practical guide on cleaning coolants for longer life or disposal. This book contains nearly everything you need to know about the subject. Various types of coolants are discussed. Types of clarification devices are detailed. A systems perspective is provided in which these components are connected to function as one system. A chapter elaborates on coolant clarification as it applies to specific applications.

Joseph Marketing, Inc.

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Catalog has compressed air tutorials

Transair compressed air pipe system catalog, "Practical Air Guide, Conversion Tables, Installation Tips Are Meaningful Tools," defines compressed air system energy efficiency considerations, provides practical application and installation information, and includes technical data well beyond the scope of most product catalogs. The catalog describes a typical conversion from a typical piping material system to aluminum piping.

Legris, Inc.

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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

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The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
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This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
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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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