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Get the scoop on construction Facilities Construction Cost Data 2001 is available in book and CostWorks 2001 CD-ROM format.


Get the scoop on construction

Facilities Construction Cost Data 2001 is available in book and CostWorks 2001 CD-ROM format. They provide a comprehensive resource for preparing estimates and budgets for new facilities construction, renovations, repairs, and change orders. Features include 1150 pp of up-to-date unit prices covering all 16 CSI MasterFormat divisions, city cost index and location factors, and helpful estimating tips and pointers.

R. S. Means Co., Inc.

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Have we got the coil

A diversified line of industrial heat exchanger coils features drawer-type casings allowing easy removal of fined tubes and headers for maintenance. A unique spiral fin design provides maximum efficiency, with a choice of fins to suit requirements of most applications. Tubes are available in a wide range of materials, with outside diameters of 5/8 or 1 in. Supply and return connections can be located to match piping requirements.

ITT Standard

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Energy saving strategies

Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Manufacturers: Eight Proven Ways to Reduce Your Costs offers creative, real world strategies to lower energy consumption in all size firms while sustaining productivity. The booklet is available at

National Association of Manufacturers

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Engineering software for all

Engineering Exec 2.4 is a scaleable print and document management system. Due to its modular architecture, the software allows any enterprise-small to large-to fully optimize printing productivity. It provides the necessary tools to effortlessly archive, control, manage, and distribute small and wide-format documents to any printing system.

Oce-USA, Inc.

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Curtains you don't sew

Air Curtain Product Selection Guide is an engineering tool used to aid in picking the right model based upon a given application and intended in-service use. The guide outlines the thought process and questions required to select the best air curtain.

Dynaforce, A Division of Mars Air Systems

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For want of a bolt offers over 500,000 fasteners. Items include thread cutting screws, rivets, retaining rings, cotter pins, weld screws and nuts, concrete anchors, and all alloys, sizes, and threads.

Skydock, LLC

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Spray away problems

Spray Products for Cleaning Parts, Components, and Surfaces features items for washing and rinsing, drying, and cleaning applications. VeeJet nozzles have specially tapered spray pattern edges for even coverage in washing and rinsing applications. Maximum Free Passage FullJet nozzles minimize the possibility of clogging. ProMax QuickJet nozzles have a two-part assembly for easy spray tip changing. Clip-Eyelet nozzles simply snap onto an existing header by hand.

Spraying Systems Co.

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How to tie one on cables

Multiple-loop cable ties bulletin provides information on products for securing wire, cable, and hose bundled in parallel configurations. The publication features photographs of double-loop and triple-loop versions of the product, including application views. Also featured in the bulletin are diagrams and tables with dimensional measurements, and specifications for loop tensile strength and maximum bundle diameters.

Electrical/Electronic Group, Panduit Corp.

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Welding faster and better

Stick Electrode Welding Guide: Procedures and Techniques gives operators a thorough overview of how to create high quality welds in the most cost effective manner. The publication presents a three-step program for efficient welding, factors affecting welding speed and cost, welding procedures, and inspection methods.

The Lincoln Electric Co.

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Check out transmitters

Interface Solution CD offers complete access to product selection guides, data sheets, installation manuals, certifications, and 75 "Problem Solvers" application notes. The CD covers signal transmitters and isolators, smart temperature transmitters, alarm trips, distributed I/O, I/P, and P/I converters, ac power transducers, and related products.

Moore Industries Intl., Inc.

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Go on a shopping spree

Industrial & Safety Supplies Buyers Guide on CD-ROM is a small, portable version of the regular catalog. The CD offers more than 73,000 products ranging from hand tools, first aid, and material handling equipment to storage systems. The disk offers easy navigation and is web-enabled.

Lab Safety Supply, Inc.

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Degrease fast

Sprayon Ultra-Force safety solvent and degreaser is a nonflammable, nonchlorinated cleaner that instantly penetrates to remove dirt, oil, grease, and wax. The product increases the life of electrical components by removing foreign materials that can cause downtime. The solvent leaves no residue and has a dielectric strength of 15,000 V/ml.

Sherwin Williams Consumer Group

Industrial Sales

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See thee ROM on instrumentation

The 2nd edition of the Instrumentation & Application Guide on CD-ROM offers a large supply of data sheets and serves as a tool to find the right signal conditioner, digital indicator, or distributed I/O system for an application. It also contains a tutorial on signal conditioning, application notes, and product selector guide.

Action Instruments

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Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
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.
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
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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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