Safe table saw

SawStop technology detects accidental contact between a person and the blade of a power saw, and then reacts to minimize injury. The detection system recognizes the difference between the electrical properties of wood and a person. Detecting accidental contact and burning a fuse wire to release a spring happens within 1/10,000thof a second. Stopping and retracting the saw blade happens within 1/200thof a second.

SawStop, LLC Write 314 on PE card

Cut any size vessel

APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and flexible track system easily mounts onto vessels, tanks, and any other flat or curved surface and ensures perfectly square cuts. A mounting trolley, that glides along the track, attaches by tack welds onto any size vessel. Eliminating the use of torches, this saw and track system produces cuts with

Esco Tool Write 315 on PE card

Weld wire selection guide

Outershield Wires Product Catalog describes an extensive line of gas-shielded, flux-cored, and metal-cored weld wires. In the front of the catalog is a selection guide so operators can quickly and easily find a wire type that meets their application needs.

The Lincoln Electric Co. Write 316 on PE card

Clean, cool catalog

A 112-p, full-color technical guide offers solutions to common industrial cleaning, cooling, conveying, drying, blowoff, and static electricity problems. Compressed air products for conveying, cabinet cooling, and static elimination are featured along with air-saving nozzles, vortex tubes, and air knives.

Exair Corp. Write 317 on PE card

Plasma cutting guide

A free Plasma Cutting Buyer's Guide explains the air plasma cutting process, its benefits over oxy-fuel and mechanical cuttings methods, and typical applications. The guide explains features to look for in a plasma cutter (cutting capabilities, speed, and portability) and provides product specifications.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Write 318 on PE card

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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Maintenance & Safety
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Industrial Analytics
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
IIoT: Operations & IT
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.
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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