Tools & Welding


Maintenance basics

MRO Essentials are products designed to help keep facilities cleaner, make equipment last longer, and reduce the cost of ownership on valuable assets. Whether labeling electrical wires, repairing cracked concrete, attaching labels to equipment, or general maintenance, the line offers a broad range of easy-to-use products to get the job done.

3M Co. Write 304 on PE card

Hot pressure washer

Hot Water Pressure Washer is mobile, won't tip, and heats with diesel or fuel oil. The continuous-duty, 13-hp engine provides up to 4 gpm. Safety features include overheat and over-pressure protection, thermal bypass, and adjustable thermostat and pressure.

Water Cannon Write 305 on PE card

Gas cylinder sling

BoaGrip gas cylinder sling is the first easy-to-use, adjustable tool for gripping, carrying, and suspending cylinders. The device solves these problems with an ingenious design that complies with OSHA ruling 1910-102(a) for safe handling of gas cylinders. The tool is basically a nylon sling with a sewn eye at one end and an oblong ring at the other.

Safe Shop Tools Write 306 on PE card

Align shafts

Microgage Spindle Alignment Kit consists of a laser mounted to a drive shaft, spindle, or gearbox flange that projects a precise reference beam along a centerline. A digital target receiver provides off-center measurements. Angular errors can also be handled. The system measures misalignments as small as 0.0001 in. and operates over distances up to 80 ft.

Pinpoint Laser Systems Write 307 on PE card

Tank backpack

TankPak is the world's first backpack for tanks. Heavy-duty, ergonomic shoulder straps allow carrying bulky refrigerant tanks, hands-free up ladders, into tight places, or into buildings safely. Features include: easy access to top of tank, expandable to fit different tank sizes, and a carrying handle that works as a tiedown when transporting.

Paktek, Inc. Write 308 on PE card

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.
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 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
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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