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Asset Performance Management: So Many Approaches, Yet Little Execution
September 19, 2014

Asset Performance Management: So Many Approaches, Yet Little Execution

By Dan Miklovic, LNS Research
The basic concepts of Asset Performance Management (APM) have been around for nearly 50 years. In this article, we'll discuss the wealth of knowledge on different maintenance approaches available to today's professionals, and also the main challenges with putting those approaches into action.

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Disturbing Trends in Manufacturing
September 19, 2014

Disturbing Trends in Manufacturing

By Thomas Seubert, Contributing Author
Over the past 2 years (since the end of the recession), there have been some disturbing trends within manufacturing, specifically the automation/controls engineering profession. The author highlights these trends and suggests actions to counteract them.

AGT heavy duty pneumatic linear thruster slide
September 19, 2014

AGT heavy duty pneumatic linear thruster slide

AGT Thruster linear actuator slides are powered by an external air cylinder and have an exclusive dual end plate system to keep the shafts from vibrating by making a rigid box frame.

September 19, 2014

Care in applying Analytics for Prediction and for Management Decisions

By Carlos W. Moreno, Ultramax
What analyses of a database enable predictions which are valid in decision making. This review does not introduce new technical concepts. It explains to engineers why their knowledge of the processes that generate data needs to be integrated in the analysis of the data, and at what level.

September 19, 2014

CeMAT ASIA in Shanghai

Deutsche Messe AG will stage this year’s CeMAT ASIA, 27 to 30 October, in Shanghai.

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Factory Automation, Hannover Messe
High and Low Vacuum Compatible Devices
September 18, 2014

High and Low Vacuum Compatible Devices

Zaber offers a line of vacuum compatible products, including motorized linear actuators, linear stages, and mirror mounts with built-in controllers.

September 18, 2014

Addressing FDA CFR Regulation Compliance with Cloud based ERP Software

By Bill Nolan, Rootstock Software
Many regulated manufacturers use paper-or Excel-based processes to address compliance. For discrete manufacturers who are required to have FDA CFR compliance, the Salesforce1 Platform connected an ERP system offers some distinct advantages.

Kardex Remstar appoints Thomas Coyne President
September 18, 2014

Kardex Remstar appoints Thomas Coyne President

Kardex Remstar is a provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, offices and institutions.

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Factory Automation, Material Handling
Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol
September 18, 2014

Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol

Emerson migrated an old burner management system on a distillation column furnace to Emerson’s DeltaV during the plant’s annual scheduled shutdown this 2014.

September 18, 2014

exida certifies Rosemount tank gauging system

exida certified the Rosemount Tank Gauging System meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability per IEC 61508: 2010.

Antaira announces two Gigabit Unmanaged Switches
September 18, 2014

Antaira announces two Gigabit Unmanaged Switches

LNX-0702G-SFP series is a 7-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch, while LNX-1002G-SFP series is a 10-port switch.

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Ethernet Switches, Routers & Hubs
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Networks & Fieldbuses
September 18, 2014

Three common pitfalls of pressure calibrations

By Roy Tomalino, Beamex
Calibrating pressure devices has its own unique challenges. This blog describes three of them.

September 18, 2014

AVEVA to supply 3D modelling to Russian water company

Vodokanal Engineering, a provider of water supply and wastewater projects in Russia, will use AVEVA PDMS as its 3D design modelling solution.

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Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures
September 18, 2014

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures

When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. Datapaq measured how long it takes.

Bosch Rexroth announces HMC Hydraulic Motion Controller
September 18, 2014

Bosch Rexroth announces HMC Hydraulic Motion Controller

HMC 1-axis controller for hydraulic drives supports Sercos, Ethernet/IP, PROFINET RT, EtherCAT and PROFIBUS interfaces.

ATEX Certified Sensors Meet Hazardous Requirements for Europe
September 18, 2014

ATEX Certified Sensors Meet Hazardous Requirements for Europe

By Jean Carl, Macro Sensors
Blog discusses how, in the European market, sensors specified for use within potentially explosive atmospheres must be certified to ATEX standards.

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Phoenix Contact introduces PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay
September 18, 2014

Phoenix Contact introduces PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay

The PSR-MXF accepts up to three dual-channel safety sensors: two local, independent sensor circuits, as well as an overriding safety circuit useful for simultaneous shutdown.

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Relays & Solenoids
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Phoenix Contact
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Factory Automation, Electrical & Control Panels, Machine Safety
September 18, 2014

Epicor ERP to Integrate Four Divisions of AKM Manufacturing

AKM Manufacturing will integrate the group's four divisions--Sheet Metal Work, CNC Machining, Electrical Equipment, and Lighting--with Epicor ERP version 10.

Baumer releases EIL580P programmable encoders
September 18, 2014

Baumer releases EIL580P programmable encoders

OptoPulse EIL580P programmable encoders provide any pulse number from 1 to 65,536.

AutomationDirect publishes Free Automation 101 eBook
September 18, 2014

AutomationDirect publishes Free Automation 101 eBook

“Automation 101: An Industry Guide to Control System Engineering" is a general guide for the specification, design and installation of automated control systems.