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A 19th Century Rail Manufacturer Gets a 21st Century MakeoverRead MoreAll Industries / ControlLogix; PanelView Plus / Machine safety / PowerFlex / System Upgrade / Improvement / ControlLogix / Panelview / PowerFlex / Upgrades / rbaca /
A 19th Century Rail Manufacturer Gets a 21st Century Makeover The first railroad in the U.S. was built in 1828: the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Today, an estimated 140,000 miles of track are used to haul freight across the United States. An 1880’s steel company making railroad rails sought a system upgrade to its manufacturing […]
HTML5 is Here: What Industrial Manufacturers Need to KnowRead MoreAll Industries / Automation Integration / HTML5 / industrial automation solutions / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Process Design / Upgrade / Improvement /
HTML5 is Here: What Industrial Manufacturers Need to Know One of the newest technology buzzwords to penetrate the industrial manufacturing space is HTML5. HMI platforms are beginning to be based on HTML5. Analysis tools for MES, configuration software, and other products are touting their HTML5 compliance. HTML5 is getting a lot of attention. But what […]
Thermal Expansion and Piping Stress: Part 2, Stress Analysis and Proper Engineering Prevent ProblemsRead MoreAll Industries / Oil & Gas / Pipe Stress / Piping Engineering / Process Engineer / Stress Analysis / Thermal Contraction / Construction / Manufacturing /
Thermal Expansion and Piping Stress: Part 2, Stress Analysis and Proper Engineering Prevent Problems This is the second in a three-part series on thermal expansion and piping stress. The first article provided a primer on the basics of the thermal expansion and contraction found in industrial facilities. This article focuses on the importance of proper […]
How to Achieve Higher OEE Ratings with Data IntegrationRead MoreAll Industries / Industrial automation engineering / Manufacturing Intelligence / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management / jlee /
How to Achieve Higher OEE Ratings with Data Integration Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a key barometer of productivity in an industrial manufacturing plant because it provides a single measure of how well the manufacturing process is performing. Manufacturers want high OEE ratings that result from effective use of equipment at the required speed and efficiency […]
10 Best Practices of Preparing for a Machine Risk AssessmentRead MoreAll Industries / Industrial automation engineering / Industrial plant safety / Industrial safety services / Machine safety / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing plant safety / Safety / tlemoine /
10 Best Practices of Preparing for a Machine Risk Assessment One of the best ways to promote manufacturing plant safety is a task-based machine risk assessment. But conducting an effective assessment requires taking plant personnel away from their jobs, sometimes for as long as 4-24 hours. This is by far the most common complaint about […]
Thermal Expansion Creates Piping Stress: Part 1, What You Need to Know to Prevent ProblemsRead MoreAll Industries / Oil & Gas / Pipe Stress / Piping Engineer / Piping Stress / Process Engineer / Stress Analysis / Thermal Contraction / Thermal Expansion / Construction / Manufacturing / bschuller /
Thermal Expansion Creates Piping Stress: Part 1, What You Need to Know to Prevent Problems This is the first in a three-part series on thermal expansion and piping stress. This article provides a primer on the basics of the thermal expansion and contraction found in industrial facilities. The second article focuses on the importance of […]
How to Use 3D Laser Scanning for Industrial Plant Design: An Engineer’s Guide – Part 2: Benefit DriversRead MoreAll Industries /
3D laser scanning is a powerful way to collect and view the data needed to plan an industrial engineering project. This advanced technology has dramatically improved quality and lowered costs for designing and building industrial manufacturing facilities.
In Part 2 of How to Use 3D Laser Scanning for Industrial Plant Design: An Engineer’s Guide, Mark O’Connell of Matrix Technologies explores the benefit drivers of 3D laser scanning.
Measuring Manufacturing Performance: 3 Commonly Used KPIsRead MoreAll Industries / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management /
There are many ways to measure performance in a manufacturing facility. Here are the three commonly used key performance indicators (KPIs) manufacturers often start with to achieve process improvement.
Circuit Protection: The Difference Between Circuit Breakers and Supplementary ProtectorsRead MoreAll Industries / Electrical Engineering / Power / Safety System Design / Improvement / Planning / Safety /
How to understand the difference between a circuit breaker and a supplementary protector, and their specific applications.
Measuring an Industrial Process: Top 12 Common MetricsRead MoreAll Industries / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management /
Tangible metrics are critically important to helping manufacturers identify strengths and weaknesses in their production process. Here are the top 12 common metrics to optimize an industrial operation.
Why Your System Integrator Should Embrace a Quality SystemRead MoreAll Industries / CSIA Certification / Industrial Automation / ISO-9001 Certification / Quality Management System / System Integration / Quality /
How earning ISO-9001 or CSIA certification can impact a system integrator’s approach to quality management
What is a Task-Based Machine Risk Assessment?Read MoreAll Industries / Industrial Plant Management / Industrial Safety / Risk Assessment / Safety /
Task-based machine risk assessment is a proven, methodical tool to identify, assess, and document the hazards of operating machinery in an industrial plant. Learn how task-based machine risk assessment can improve safety in your facilities.
Using 3D Laser Scanning in Industrial Plant DesignRead MoreAll Industries / Biotech / Pharma / Consumer Packaged Goods / Discrete Manufacturing / Food & Beverage / Mining, Metals & Aggregates / Oil, Gas & Chemical / 3D Laser Scanning / Manufacturing Operations Management / Multidiscipline Engineering / Planning /
3D laser scanning can enhance engineering accuracy, shorten project schedules, and improve coordination between project teams and manufacturers. Here’s how this powerful surveying technology is being used in industrial plant design.