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HMI, OI January 26, 2022

Data supply chains and the built environment

Reasons you need a solid data supply chain to optimize building controls systems

By Sean Turner
HMI, OI November 16, 2021

Robotics and software make up 51% of new products

Robotics and software products account for the majority of product launches in 2021 according to an Interact Analysis report.

By Rueben Scriven
HMI, OI October 20, 2021

The controls and automation market prepares for growth in the post-pandemic era

Manufacturers, technology companies and service providers offering controls and automation solutions will benefit as the international business community evaluates, reviews and redefines progress into the future. Hear from experts on automation investments.

By Clint Bundy
HMI, OI July 8, 2021

New president at machine-builder automation and motion-control company

有了新总裁,该公司计划投资于物流和供应链,并扩大其运动自动化组合和工程支持,以帮助机械制造商增加生产力,提高效率和降低系统成本。

By Lenze Americas
HMI, OI April 12, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control systems helping drones team up to deliver heavy package, smart factory acceleration in a pandemic, and two ways smart pneumatics maximize energy savings were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
HMI, OI April 4, 2021

Insights on remote operations and HMIs

A look at how COVID-19 is changing remote operations and human-machine interfaces

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI October 9, 2020

Insights on DCS migration and mobility

Many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time.

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI June 3, 2020

Doing more with HMI/SCADA software

Modern technology and creative thinking are enabling many impressive projects using human-machine interface software and supervisory control and data acquisition software. HMI and SCADA software help with OT and IT convergence. See six SCADA software advantages, applications.

By Travis Cox
HMI, OI May 30, 2020

Upgrading HMIs and change management

The June issue of AppliedAutomation looks at high-performance HMIs (HP-HMIs) and remote monitoring in the age of COVID-19.

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI May 27, 2020

How to upgrade to a high-performance HMI

When beginning a hardware and software upgrade project, look to implement high-performance human-machine interface (H-P-HMI) graphics for greater control of manufacturing processes and systems.

By Brian E. Bolton and Eric Rector
HMI, OI May 25, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 18-24, 2020

Articles about plant cooling system optimization, Product of the Year winners, COVID-19 grant for wastewater, digital twins and COVID-19's impact on engineering jobs were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 18-24, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
HMI, OI March 2, 2020

Automation of auxiliary processes is the key to the smart factory

基于工业4.0技术的工厂的本质将是将更多的领域和生产结构纳入已经自动化的关键流程生态系统,数字化扩张应该是根本性的。

By Jerzy Greblicki
HMI, OI February 28, 2020

Four ways to sharpen the technology that runs buildings in 2020

IoT and intelligent management systems have revolutionized the capabilities of our buildings by enabling better automation and increasing efficiencies for better overall building health

By Himanshu Khurana
HMI, OI February 16, 2020

Configuring HMIs and hiring SIs

Have a plan when it comes to configuration your human-machine interface (HMI) and hiring the next generation of engineering talent.

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI January 31, 2020

Configure intuitive HMI screens to simplify automation

Design standards and best practices for human-machine interfaces (HMIs) continue evolving, but simplicity and clarity never go out of style.

By Bill Dehner
HMI, OI January 20, 2020

Industrial HMI migrations: Help with Microsoft Windows 7 expiration

微软Windows 7已于1月14日到期,制造商的人机界面(HMI)软件可能仍需要帮助才能迁移到受支持的操作系统。卡塔尔世界杯亚洲12强赛程系统集成商可以提供迁移协助,以降低网络安全风险。

By Mark T. Hoske
HMI, OI December 13, 2019

Revamped HMI provides better process control, operator compliance

System integrators should do a deep dive into the customer’s manufacturing process with detailed conversations and clarification of expectations during the design phase of any project.

By Rick Vanden Boom
HMI, OI December 12, 2019

Food packaging company cuts compressed air costs by $250,000

IZ Systems minimizes equipment footprint and slashes energy requirements 45% by implementing PC-based automation and EtherCAT.

By James Figy
HMI, OI December 2, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 25 to December 1

从11月25日到12月1日,关于年度产品、人机界面和维护、工业自动化的未来、工业4.0的成功和选择执行器组件的文章是Plant Engineering点击次数最多的5篇文章。2022世界杯八强谁会赢?错过什么吗?你可以在这里赶上。

By Chris Vavra
HMI, OI October 29, 2019

HMIs enable operations and maintenance collaboration

Mobile interfaces facilitate convergence of operations and maintenance.

By Rich Carpenter
HMI, OI September 20, 2019

Selecting HMI remote access options

Two leading methods exist for establishing mobile human-machine interface (HMI) connectivity; one providing more cybersecurity. See table comparison of remote access HMI connections.

By Jonathan Griffith
HMI, OI September 1, 2019

OPTALIGN touch by PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch AG

OPTALIGN touch alignment system consists of the touch handheld device and the PRUFTECHNIK sensALIGN 5 sensor/laser heads.

By PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch AG
HMI, OI August 27, 2019

Four ways industrial automation will evolve

Industrial automation has continued evolving as machines become more connected and smarter while reducing maintenance costs for companies.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
HMI, OI August 14, 2019

Augmented reality expected to address manufacturing skills deficit

Manufacturers share knowledge where and when needed via augmented reality (AR). See eight leading AR applications, according to IHS Markit research.

By Alex West
HMI, OI February 1, 2019

GT2107人机界面,三菱电气自动化

The GT2107 is an interface that connects to equipment such as PLCs, VFDs and servos.

HMI, OI November 2, 2018

Plant facilities provide key production resources

当制造商被问及他们最有价值的资产时,讨论的焦点可能是用于生产最终产品的劳动力或机器。但是,一个非常重要的资产通常不被认为与其他两点同等重要,那就是容纳操作的结构。企业应考虑该设施等于其投资的任何其他部分。

By Ronald Wajer, CMC, President, Business Engineering, Northbrook, IL
HMI, OI June 13, 2018

Five essential criteria for effective mobile HMIs

Mobile human-machine interface (HMI) strategies should consider security, ease of use, level of access and detail, and collaboration when bringing HMI interfaces from the control room to the plant floor.

By Mariana Dionisio, Camilo Fadul, and Cindy Scott, Emerson Automation Solutions
HMI, OI September 20, 2017

团队完成训练的动机是什么?我们被告知的7个理由。

Here are seven explanations we've been given as to why people do training. Let's look at each one and what it says about the organization and what you might do to improve your training ROI.

By Shon Isenhour, Eruditio LLC
HMI, OI April 27, 2017

Fleets switching to natural gas fueling

UPS宣布计划在美国新建12个压缩天然气(CNG)加气站,并增加380台新的CNG拖拉机。这一消息表明,在北美地区,CNG作为主要汽车燃料的长期发展趋势日益明显。

By Gas Technology
HMI, OI July 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 4-10: Managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
HMI, OI June 27, 2016

Inline vortex mass flowmeter

VLM20内联涡流质量流量计,用于测量蒸汽、液体和气体的质量、体积和能量流量。

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI June 7, 2016

Combustible gas leak detector

The PRO-Chek™ CG (combustible gas) Detector provides a safe and effective way to detect gas leaks in industrial systems.

By Spectroline
HMI, OI May 9, 2016

Combustion gas and emissions analyzer

The E4500-N combustion gas and emissions analyzer is ideal for commercial and industrial applications.

By E Instruments International
HMI, OI March 7, 2016

Separators for mechanical separation of liquids and solids

AC 2500分离器用于机械分离和澄清固体和液体的混合物,可用于各种应用。

By Flottweg SE
HMI, OI February 17, 2016

Better maintenance strategies are a must in oil and gas

To ensure that your business model remains sustainable for the long haul, it’s important to follow up and check on the integrity of your assets.

By Smartware Group
HMI, OI January 6, 2016

Flowmeter measures blended waste and natural gases for co-gen power

The ST98 flowmeter is suitable for service in biogas and natural gas, as well as numerous other process gases, hydrocarbon mixed or dirty gases and plant compressed air and HVAC systems.

By Fluid Components International LLC
HMI, OI July 1, 2015

Flux-cored wire

The FabCO 812-Ni1M provides low-temperature toughness for critical applications.

By Hobart Brothers Company
HMI, OI May 11, 2015

Perfect fuel cells with imperfect graphene

An imperfect graphene structure with tiny holes could lead to improved fuel cells.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
HMI, OI March 24, 2015

Corrosion preventive liquid

VpCI-379 protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals in sheltered areas, indoor or in packages not in direct exposure to rain and outdoor elements.

By Cortec Corporation
HMI, OI September 15, 2014

2014 Engineering Leader Under 40: Thomas Hughes

Energy Specialist; Leidos Engineering; Oklahoma City, Okla.

By CFE Media
HMI, OI September 8, 2014

STEM fundraiser for young students

芝加哥大学预科科学与工程项目(ChiS&E)是一个创新的STEM项目,服务于K-5年级,将于2014年9月11日在伊利诺伊大学芝加哥分校(UIC)举行首次筹款活动。

By CFE Media
HMI, OI April 3, 2014

Welcome to the One Voice for Manufacturing blog

This blog will report on federal and state public policy issue that impact the manufacturing sector. If you are own or work at a manufacturing company and/or are interested in manufacturing issues, visit this blog often for the latest news on issues that directly impact the sector.

By NTMA, PMA
HMI, OI February 14, 2014

How growth can create headaches for dairy

A case study of how a Spirax Sarco audit led to an optimized condensate collection and return for improved control and energy savings.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI February 13, 2014

HMIs embrace the future, deliver performance

Human-machine interface (HMI) technologies have paved the way for some of industrial automation’s most beneficial applications, used to gain access to critical information.

By Maria Hansson, Kontron
HMI, OI January 8, 2014

Eight tips to keep steam dry and clean

Maintaining steam quality can reduce plant downtime, improve energy efficiency and minimize the use of chemicals and water.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI December 2, 2013

PMI jumps again to new high for the year

Index hits 57.3% as strength in orders, hiring continues manufacturing’s surge

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media
HMI, OI September 3, 2013

PMI jumps to highest level in 2013 as growth accelerates

Manufacturing Index hits 55.7% in August to extend growth streak

HMI, OI August 13, 2013

Boost productivity to new levels within the steam system

It is just as important to tackle the basics when it comes to techniques for boosting productivity.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI August 6, 2013

Ideas for money-saving steam system upgrades

It makes sense in today’s economy more than ever to save steam and cut energy consumption.

By Spirax Sarco
HMI, OI July 1, 2013

Manufacturers gaining a broader view of PLM’s potential

A lifecycle management process overlaps from design to manufacture, and data is driving this change

By Tony Christian, Cambashi
HMI, OI March 1, 2013

PMI surges to highest point in almost two years

ISM报告显示制造业指数为54.2%;year-end stall seems to be easing

HMI, OI January 7, 2013

ISM manufacturing index ends 2012 above growth mark

December figure in at 50.7% as experts see firming growth

HMI, OI November 1, 2012

ISM Report: October manufacturing continues autumn rebound

ISM data shows manufacturing grew for second straight month as new orders, production jumps

HMI, OI September 7, 2012

ISM Report: PMI hovers below break-even again in August

Institute for Supply Management index remains just under 50 mark for third straight month.

By Institute for Supply Management
HMI, OI August 2, 2012

ISM Report: Manufacturing slumps for second straight month

ISM index hovers just below 50 as uncertainty slows growth

By ISM
HMI, OI May 29, 2012

Operator’s changing role requires better tools, faster

Shifting from being purely functional to highly analytical, operators have become an increasingly critical part of today’s business processes—significantly changing the way businesses operate and adding more value than ever before.

By Mark Bernardo, GE Intelligent Platforms
HMI, OI May 3, 2012

A “Round Table” Conference Call

August 23, 2011, five graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Maintenance and Reliability Management (MRM) participants gathered to discuss how things were going since graduating from Marshall Institute and North Carolina State University’s diploma program.

By Tom Furnival and Rinnette Lowder, Marshall Institute
HMI, OI April 12, 2012

Industrial automation software suite

PAC Project 9.2

HMI, OI 2012年2月20日

DIN-Rail Surge Protector

New UL DIN-Rail surge protective devices (SPD) deliver comprehensive UL 1449 3rd Edition recognized overvoltage protection.

HMI, OI February 1, 2012

ISM shows manufacturing growing at a quicker pace

Index of 54.1 jumps 1.0 percentage points from December

By ISM
HMI, OI January 5, 2012

ISM data showed manufacturing accelerated in Dec. 2011

最新调查显示,PMI指数跃升至53.9%,2011年结束时呈上升趋势。

By Source: Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
HMI, OI December 19, 2011

What did we learn about the business cycle From SPS/IPC/Drives in 2011?

Factory automation insiders believe, in spite of recent economic troubles in Europe, that the FA industry will remain strong, though perhaps growth may be reduced.

By Adrian Lloyd, IMS Research
HMI, OI November 28, 2011

Flowmeters – A closer look at the numbers

IMS Research forecasts coriolis flowmeters to overtake differential pressure (DP) flowmeters as the largest flowmeter market in 2014, having replaced magnetic flowmeters as the second largest market in 2012.

By Paul Everett, Research Director, IMS Research
HMI, OI November 15, 2011

ISM report shows manufacturing slowly grows

Manufacturing expanded for the 27th consecutive month based on economic activity, according to the latest ISM report. The economy overall grew for the 29th consecutive month.

By Source: Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
HMI, OI September 23, 2011

微型逆变器的未来会符合供应商的期望吗?

虽然微型逆变器有改变市场的潜力,但从长远来看,它会产生什么样的影响,现在下结论还为时过早。

By Tom Haddon, PV Market Analyst, IMS Research
HMI, OI September 23, 2011

Recruiting manufacturing’s new ‘Dream Team’

We’re not only competing against the rest of the world for manufacturing, we’re also competing against other U.S. companies for talent. And some people just don’t want to play on our team any more.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager
HMI, OI September 12, 2011

Machinery production: A correction or contraction?

With the global economy slowing down, machine production is likely to follow suit.

By Source: IMS Research
HMI, OI May 19, 2011

Website to share news, activities of House Manufacturing Caucus

The bipartisan House Manufacturing Congressional Caucus has launched a website to keep the public up to date on its activity and debates.

By SOURCE: House Manufacturing Caucus
HMI, OI May 13, 2011

Rising labor costs in China may cause manufacturers to return to U.S.

Reinvestment during the next five years could usher in a ‘manufacturing renaissance’ as the U.S. becomes a low-cost country among developed nations.

By SOURCE: Boston Consulting Group
HMI, OI May 9, 2011

Reshoring becomes a data-driven discussion

Initiative’s TCO calculation determines the true cost of manufacturing

By SOURCE: Reshoring Initative
HMI, OI May 4, 2011

Sanitary probes

3-A approved PRS-TMM12 series transducers are designed for use in sanitary or hygienic clean-in-place applications in the food, dairy, beverage and biopharmaceutical industries.

HMI, OI April 26, 2011

FPL wind turbine hack a hoax

Not all reports of cyber incidents are real. Sometimes they turn out to be a hoax.

By Source: ISS Source
HMI, OI April 12, 2011

Zero days here again

There is a vulnerability in Ecava IntegraXor HMI that could allow potential threats against the backend host running the database service.

HMI, OI March 16, 2011

SME Education Foundation joins Automation Federation

自动化联盟欢迎制造工程师协会教育基金会成为其最新成员。

By SOURCE: Automation Federation
HMI, OI March 14, 2011

BP oil spill: A ‘preventable disaster’

Deepwater Horizon reports continue to mount and they all point to the same thing: BP was asleep at the wheel

HMI, OI January 2, 2011

BP oil spill blankets Gulf Sea bed

High levels of toxins have been found in a deadly blanket of oil on the sea floor measuring several centimeters thick - all of the microorganizms and worms found in the sediment were dead, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

HMI, OI November 4, 2010

Composite pipe repairs gain acceptance

Composite repairs have gained greater acceptance among asset owners and equipment operators because they provide an engineered, durable, and affordable solution and they comply with international engineering standards.

By Osmay Oharriz, Belzona, Inc.
HMI, OI October 6, 2010

ICONICS releases AlarmWorX64 Multimedia

It's designed to interface to any OPC alarm and event compliant server

HMI, OI September 15, 2010

IMTS 2010: Getting the manufacturing world together

德国展览公司的官员将于2012年在美国举办工业自动化展。They also want American manufacturers to head to European, Asian events

HMI, OI April 1, 2010

Crimper

The Finn-Power King Crimper 1200 has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and has a crimping range from 7.87 inch to 25.59 inch. It is equipped with a new UC Controller, which has computing power, and features automated quality control reporting options and an easy-to-use menu guided operation. The feedback of the master die position allows part crimp dimensions to be changed within seconds.

HMI, OI March 1, 2010

Optimize automation design for serviceability

Machine builders specializing in factory automation and assembly systems are challenged at every turn. Capital equipment investment is high, material and labor costs are increasing, competition is growing fiercer and customers are demanding faster delivery. It’s not surprising that machine manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to contain costs and increase efficiency, while maintainin...

By Yoshihiro Kaneda, Misumi USA
HMI, OI February 1, 2010

NAM offers manufacturing recovery plan

A new report finds that manufacturing fuels economic prosperity but requires pro-growth policies to create jobs and remain globally competitive. The report released by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council of Manufacturing Associations was written by economists Joel Popkin and Kathryn Kobe, noted experts on issues related to prices, wages, productivity and technology.

HMI, OI February 1, 2010

Configuration management, aggregation software

Integrity Automation Genome software is designed to provide a universal framework for the aggregation, contextualization and simplification of data across an entire automation and production management system. It maps the automation genome, which is comprised of the databases, programs, displays and interconnections within and among all automation systems in a plant including distributed contro...

HMI, OI January 22, 2010

NAM offers six-point plan to boost manufacturing recovery

Report offers ideas to create jobs and enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness

By Bob Vavra
HMI, OI January 1, 2010

A little care for the compressor

Air compressors are the workhorses behind many manufacturing operations. Assembly and maintenance professionals rely on this equipment every day to perform their daily tasks, so if a compressor breaks down, plant efficiency comes to a halt as well. Considering how valuable compressed air is, keeping the compressors well maintained should be a high priority.

By Dan Leiss, Jenny Products Inc
HMI, OI November 12, 2009

Wireless energy harvesting: EnOcean Alliance publishes first specification

Releasing the industry's first open specification for self-powered, wireless sensors, EnOcean Alliance says it moved closer toward becoming an international standard. Beckhoff Automation, DisTech Controls, Texas Instruments, Wago, and Weiland are among users. Members number more than 130.

By Bob Vavra
HMI, OI November 1, 2009

Celebrate the enthusiasm of innovation

对我来说,年度产品特刊有很多令人兴奋的事情。首先,在3月28日于芝加哥举行的2010年制造/自动化峰会上,它开始了颁发许多奖杯的过程。颁发奖杯是令人兴奋的。它还开始了一个为期6个月的过程,在这个过程中,我们将审视所有让制造业运转起来的关键要素。

By Bob Vavra, Editor
HMI, OI October 26, 2009

Needed: A Guitar Hero for the plant floor

如果我们真的想让制造业再次具有吸引力,课程就需要改变。这不仅仅是加强商学院课程或增加工程专业学生的数量。它必须从我们的青年基层开始。

By Simon Jacobson, AMR Research
HMI, OI October 9, 2009

With rental compressors, preparation and training are crucial to safety

尽管事实上压缩空气系统利用和分配了惊人数量的能量,重大事故是罕见的。为了达到租用便携式压缩机的同等安全水平,还需要考虑一些其他因素。

By Kurt White, Aggreko
HMI, OI October 9, 2009

Compressor strategies keep money from vanishing into thin air

据估计,在美国,设计和维护不善的压缩空气系统每年造成的能源浪费高达32亿美元。你需要一个计划来做得更好。

By Robert A. Baker, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
HMI, OI October 1, 2009

Encoder selection guide

A new “Selection Guide for Encoders” is designed to help users quickly select the appropriate incremental, absolute, wire draw or linear encoder for their application. The guide includes a helpful dictionary of commonly used technical terms, as well as a helpful overview describing the primary differences between incremental and absolute encoders; absolute single-turn and absolute m...

HMI, OI October 1, 2009

Power supply – 2009-10-01

A new type of central power supply for ACOPOSmulti drive systems is designed for mains input voltages from 380-500 Vac. They provide continuous power output of 8 kW or 16 kW depending on the type. The high peak power rating of 24 kW or 48 kW is especially useful for dynamic applications such as packaging and printing.

HMI, OI October 1, 2009

H1N1

For some plant professionals, last spring's H1N1 influenza outbreak provided an opportunity to fine tune existing emergency plans, while others received a much needed wake up call. Whatever the case, businesses should be taking full advantage of the “extra time” they have to prepare in advance of the full-scale pandemic expected to hit this fall.

By Mamta Bhargava, Grainger Industrial Supply
HMI, OI September 30, 2009

H1N1 and your plant

Put a facility-wide plan in place to beat the flu bug and keep your workers safe

By Mamta Bhargava, Grainger Industrial Supply
HMI, OI September 21, 2009

MESA, Cambashi study focuses on linking plant, business performance

Input sought from industry leaders

By Bob Vavra
HMI, OI September 1, 2009

Proper hydraulic safety begins with knowledge, maintenance

任何与流体动力系统有直接或间接接触的人都应采取适当的措施,防止流体泄漏对人员造成伤害、对设备和财产造成损害。

By Gary Kleiner, Parker Hannifin Corporation
HMI, OI September 1, 2009

Alabama summer camp sparks an interest in welding for girls

即使面临经济衰退,在许多技术领域都有很好的工作机会,全国各地都在努力通过更多样化的方式来增加这些工作岗位的劳动力。卡尔霍恩社区学院提供的为期一周的免费夏令营激发了当地高中女生对非传统的、高科技的、高工资的焊接和电气职业的兴趣……

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 2009

TAMPSS system points to correct sealing solution

那些使工厂设备和系统可靠运行的无处不在的密封装置,往往没有得到操作和维护人员应有的重视。通常情况下,很少考虑到这些低成本,但高后果的组件,直到规格被开发为一个全工厂的合同,或他们开始泄漏,导致计划外停机,失去产品……

By Jim Drago P.E., Garlock Sealing Technologies
HMI, OI August 3, 2009

Historian use improves process automation

It is now necessary to have improved client tools that transform the captured data into actionable information.

By John Leppiaho and Derrick Moolman
HMI, OI August 1, 2009

Get IT, engineering together on MES effort

Traditionally, IT departments handle the ERP and other systems used in the office. The functionality in these systems belongs largely on ISA-95 Level 4. These IT people “speak” Java, .Net, and other programming languages. Engineers are working in a completely different world, namely, the world of instrumentation, PLC, SCADA and DCS, with programming methods like ladder logic, SFC an...

By Bianca Scholten
HMI, OI August 1, 2009

Historian use improves process optimization

The benefits of Advanced Process Control and advanced analytics have become increasingly well established in the process industry. Through continually evolving technologies, the benefits of APC are now accessible to a much broader range of industries and users by providing mainstream tools and leveraging diverse industry experience.

By John Leppiaho, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and Derick Moolman, CSense Systems
HMI, OI 2009年7月16日

‘No longer in a freefall’

MAPI manufacturing index shows signs of recovery for first time in two years

By Bob Vavra
HMI, OI July 13, 2009

Lang und Peitler, PAS expand partnership

德国合作伙伴将PAS的影响力及其运营效率解决方案扩展到欧洲。

HMI, OI July 9, 2009

Process simulator

SimSci-Esscor PRO/II软件是一个用于设计、分析和改进化工过程的稳态过程模拟器。除了众多的增强功能,以满足碳氢化合物和化学品加工行业的新兴需求外,该公司最新版本的PRO/II模拟软件甚至更容易使用、更快和更灵活。英维思运营管理公司PRO/II产品经理Joseph McMullen表示:“我们PRO/II 8.3仿真软件的许多特性和功能都是直接应客户的要求而设计的。“它最创新的功能是可定制的语言模块,允许图形用户界面、错误信息和警告信息以多种语言查看,首先是日语。

By PLE Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2009

Remote service reduces maintenance costs

The value of remote service stood on its own merits prior to the market downturn, but now it addresses a whole new set of needs in process industries. Plants of all sizes are looking for creative ways to reduce their maintenance costs (which in most cases means reducing personnel), while facing constant demand for delivering higher reliability and performance.

By John W. DuBay, ABB Inc.
HMI, OI May 11, 2009

Keeping enclosures cool is white paper topic

Rittal report looks at ways to keep electronics from overheating

By PLE Staff
HMI, OI March 23, 2009

Cost reductions in SCADA, HMI development

Wonderware white paper looks at how to reduce development costs 80%

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 10, 2009

Historian combines trends, reports

This process historian combines trending and historian functions, data analysis, HMI graphics, on-line drawings and manuals and aerial views into a single package.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2009

Guided wave radar transmitter

The Rosemount 3300 series of guided wave radar transmitters with HART to Modbus converter has been upgraded to include Modbus ASCII and LevelMaster protocols in addition to the previously available Modbus RTU.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2009

On the level: Dealing with non-linear shapes

A big advantage automation lends is the the ability to acquire data continuously rather than as discrete points in time. If consumption varies predictably, acquiring data at a couple of points in time can be fine. Otherwise, continuous measurement is practical and cost-effective.

By Mike Mendicino, Pepperl+Fuchs
HMI, OI February 1, 2009

The Skills Gap

Rather than dwelling on the rising unemployment figures, the focus for the future shouuld be on how to attract young people to manufacturing and how to connect manufacturers with the business, civic and educational leaders who can drive the grass-roots effort needed to address the issue. The perception of manufacturing careers being unstable and in undesirable work environments is a perception that must change.

By Bob Vavra, Editor
HMI, OI February 1, 2009

Utilities an excellent resource to help manufacturers save on energy costs

最近的经济、能源和环境趋势似乎令人沮丧,但工业设施越来越认识到,将能源性能、盈利能力和未来竞争力联系起来是一个机会。认识到这一机会,更多的客户正在将能源性能的持续改进作为管理的优先事项,通过将能源集成到…

By Marc Hoffmann, Executive Director, Consortium for Energy Efficiency
HMI, OI February 1, 2009

Guide-rib system for sprayer nozzles

喷雾器导筋系统是一种由外螺纹接头、凸轮杆、内螺纹接头组成的双组份产品。它可在单肋和双肋设计,自对准可靠的喷嘴角度可重复和快速喷嘴的变化。导向锁是用玻璃纤维增强尼龙生产的,用于耐化学腐蚀和消除交叉穿线。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 30, 2009

A bullish 2009: Seven ways to bring your company out of recession mode; start thriving again

你是否厌倦了在经济衰退的激励下生存?你不是一个人。顾问盖尔·兰茨(Gayle Lantz)是新书《勇敢面对挑战》(Take the Bull by the Horns)的作者,他表示,现在是领导们寻找灵感并采取行动推动企业向前发展的时候了。

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2009

Brass check valves

Series BICV brass inline check valves incorporate a soft seat for bubble-tight shutoff and are spring-loaded for rapid reseating at high and low temperatures.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2009

Making the electrical grid smarter

The Department of Energy's effort to modernize the U.S. electrical grid is headed by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The office's multi-agency Smart Grid Task Force is responsible for coordinating standards development, guiding R&D projects and reconciling the agendas of a wide range of stakeholders.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 2, 2008

Filtration white paper a guide to cost savings

Donaldson ties filtration to energy cost savings

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2008

Using a system integrator vs. doing it yourself

At our house, carpentry projects are better left to the professionals. I often joke that for plumbing projects, I have a rule that the hardware store must remain open for four hours after beginning the project, and I have to have at least a half-tank of gasoline in the truck. Even so, the project has to be simple and the risk has to be minimal.

By Ray Bachelor, PE, Bachelor Controls Inc.
HMI, OI November 1, 2008

Maintenance Products – 2008-11-01

Water Mizer轴承隔离器使用水来创建一个积极的清洗控制液体产品的纸张,泥浆和其他应用。采用非接触式密封,避免颗粒物质直接出口,确保性能。该设计使用了一堵水墙,作为一个屏障,保留产品。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 23, 2008

Schneider Electric to integrate Citect into organization

Move to strengthen HMI, SCADA, MES offerings across platform

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 16, 2008

MESA European Conference goes to Prague

Manufacturing Plant-to-Enterprise group focuses on strategic issues

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 17, 2008

12 new features: Infor enhances HCM Workforce Management package

新功能的关键是一个新的工资向导,它可以自动化工资流程,以减少每个工资周期后的复古调整的数量,包括为追溯调整和解雇员工导出周期外。

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI September 15, 2008

Liquid level switches

Available in side-mount, vertical-mount and temperature/liquid level models, liquid level switches also come in high-performance versions.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 15, 2008

Sun-readable operator panel

The EXTER sun-readable HMI features a bright display, a polarization filter and an anti-reflection filter.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 15, 2008

Stretch wrapper

The Lan-ringer overwrap stretch-wrapping system handles loads up to 4,000 pounds and 82 inches diagonal, depending on the model.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 5, 2008

Tips for keeping employees, even in a tough economy

制造业继续经受着劳动力老龄化的影响,而经济却在艰难地增长。遵循一些指导方针可以在公司留住员工的努力上起到很大的作用。以下是一些注意事项。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI August 14, 2008

Application guide

Application guide

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI August 4, 2008

Industry standards: ISA releases report on using ISA88 and ISA95 together

A new ISA technical report is targeted for industry stakeholders intending to use the ANSI/ISA95 series for enterprise-to-control system integration and the ANSI/ISA88 series for control system integration within a common project.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI 2008年7月28日,

HMIs: NASCAR pit crews, Vista users get Simatic options

阅读控制工程编辑蕾妮·罗宾斯的完整报告。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI July 25, 2008

Big idea: BigMachines serves up new customer support portal

BigMachines是按需销售配置和提案软件的专家,该公司正在扩大其客户支持计划,包括一个新的在线支持中心、一个名为“我的BigIdea”的交互式客户创意论坛,以及在线客户协作工具。通过开放在线访问客户共享和行业领先的最佳实践、BigMachines产品工具和支持信息,以及BigMachines客户的协作网络,该多面支持计划扩展了客户的软件投资。这项面向客户的计划的一个关键组成部分是推出一个新的在线支持中心,将BigMachines的全面客户服务扩展到其全球用户基础。BigMachines的在线支持中心为该公司的全球客户提供了一个进入支持信息和工具仓库的单点入口,以及一个互动社区,以分享最佳实践和推动产品设计和开发的创新。此外,还添加了Web 2.0社区应用程序,包括My BigIdea,这是一个交互式论坛,客户可以在这里提交他们对产品增强的想法。使用My BigIdea,其他客户可以查看建议,添加他们自己的评论,并对他们希望看到实现的想法进行投票。•提供客户单点访问的在线支持中心门户网站;•将新的VOIP (Voice Over IP)系统集成到CRM系统的帮助台,以确保BigMachines支持代理可以随时获取相关的客户信息;•客户知识库可以在线访问综合解决方案数据库;•客户协作工具在客户内部分享想法与BigMachines的员工直接沟通;•仪表板和指标报告工具,以跟踪和监控帮助台的案例负载,包括问题的原因,数量和频率;以及随着时间推移的模式和趋势。此外,大机器客户成功经理负责主动与客户沟通,分享最佳实践,并确保大机器客户获得充分采纳和价值。据BigMachines企业服务副总裁Mei-lin Cheng说:“有了这些增强,我们可以持续监控客户的采用情况,使我们能够确保客户获得他们可以获得的所有好处。”

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI July 17, 2008

Optimized model: Metastorm enhances Process Discovery software

Metastorm Discovery 6.4版本是一个交互式的流程发现工具,用于更快更准确地收集数据、流程理解和流程度量,提供了增强的无线数据收集能力、改进的报告能力,并与Metastorm ProVision更紧密地集成,用于流程建模和优化。作为Metastorm Enterprise平台的一部分,Metastorm Discovery与Metastorm ProVision(企业建模解决方案)互操作。组织可以使用Metastorm Discovery来快速设计一个过程度量研究,为过程参与者提供一个手持的PDA接口来自我记录他们的活动和相关事件,生成标准的过程分析报告,然后直接使用Metastorm ProVision中的新数据来进行高级建模和进一步的统计分析。20个研究参与者在两周内产生超过8000个数据点的情况并不少见,Metastorm Discovery不需要稀缺的、高成本的业务分析师或顾问坐下来观察、安排工作人员的时间,并手动汇总和分析收集到的数据。相反,所有这些都可以通过Metastorm Discovery实现自动化和参与者驱动。metastordiscovery 6.4中的其他关键功能增强包括:%%POINT%%支持PDA蓝牙栈技术,用于研究部署和过程数据捕获;%%POINT%%增强标准“一键式”报告库;%%POINT%%改进数据导入导出的性能,用于清理和在Microsoft Excel中的自定义报告开发;改进了与Metastorm ProVision的工作流模拟能力的集成,从而可以使用真实可信的活动信息。Metastorm的首席技术官Greg Carter说:“数据收集和分析对业务流程建模和改进计划的成功至关重要。”“(公司)正在意识到使用Metastorm Discovery作为流程计划的核心组件的价值。

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI July 15, 2008

The impact of imperfect manual testing on safety systems

Safety instrumented system standards (IEC 61508 & 61511) are performance based. Essentially, the greater the level of process risk, the better the systems needed to control it. A variety of techniques may be used to determine the level of performance (referred to as Safety Integrity Level, or SIL) needed of safety instrumented functions.

By Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, ICS Triplex
HMI, OI July 11, 2008

Deeper shade of green: ILOG expands SC network optimization to address new global realities

随着影响市场的新的经济和社会问题得到优先考虑,供应链管理过程变得更加复杂。现在,石油价格、总土地成本——甚至是绿色环境问题——都是高管们最关心的问题。LogicTools系列ILOG产品经理Ronan O. Donovan表示:“制造商、分销商和零售商通常会根据库存成本选择海外供应商。

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI June 24, 2008

Bulk level measurement

TDR-1000利用低功率雷达脉冲沿着不锈钢电缆引导,精确测量固体、颗粒、粉末和各种液体的水平。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI June 15, 2008

Data center case studies focus of ASHRAE book

Data centers are becoming increasingly more difficult to adequately cool, due to increased datacom performance that results in increased heat dissipation.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI June 11, 2008

Maintenance CD

The interactive Air System Maintenance CD is a training tool that details common maintenance functions for rotary screw compressors, refrigerated and desiccant dryers, filters, and drains.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI May 23, 2008

Data center case studies part of ASHRAE book

Power, heat put a strain on systems, author finds

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI May 6, 2008

Cooper Bussmann releases next generation of OSCAR

This release of the enhanced OSCAR 2.0 software simplifies SCCR calculations and electrical panel code compliance.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI May 2, 2008

Webcast series focuses on automation software

Among the topics for the series are OPC-UA connectivity, 3D HMI and scheduling tools.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 15, 2008

Alarm management life cycle provides process insight

Alarm management can simply be defined as “efficient handling of alarms.” However, this statement has a different meaning to different people.

By Prasad Pai, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
HMI, OI March 25, 2008

Heavy oils simulation, modeling capabilities

新的功能将常规石油模拟软件的精度应用到独特和专门的稠油加工和建模要求。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 15, 2008

Duct expansion joints

The custom-engineered 8400-HT style expansion joint is available in a variety of configurations. Ideal for low-pressure, lightweight piping and ductwork applications, the joint withstands a temperature excursion range of -75 to 2,200 F.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 15, 2008

Morris, Long launch company, software, partner program

Former Citect exec Wayne Morris has created a new company, myDIALS, which offers hosted software – which shares the company name – within the performance management space. Morris officially launched the company, product and partner program on Feb. 11.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 12, 2008

DOE, EPRI team up on energy efficiency

The Dept. of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute signed a memorandum of understanding in early March to closely coordinate their research, development, and deployment of energy-efficient technologies.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2008

Boiler

The Benchmark 1.5 low NOx condensing, fully modulating boiler incorporates a stainless-steel heat exchanger and a C-More unit controller, along with a patented air/fuel delivery system, which enables the boiler to deliver 20:1 turndown. The boiler has an operating range of 75,000 to 1.5 million BTU/hour, and it matches fluctuating loads to minimize boiler cycling.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2008

Touchscreen HMI

The GT05 series is a 3.5-inch touch screen that is available in color and monochrome versions. The color model supports 4,096 colors, and the monochrome model offers multicolor backlighting. The units feature a screen resolution of 320x240, a built-in, SD memory slot for program transfers, a USB programming port and an operating size of 92.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2008

‘The art of the possible’

Once upon a time, a company needed to learn more about the reasons one of its manufacturing cells was under-performing. “This customer assigned individuals to review the data, manage the system and make recommendations for improvement.

By Bob Vavra, Editor
HMI, OI January 15, 2008

Air filtration systems contribute more than clean air

虽然生产力、质量和底线作为制造过程的主要驱动力永远不会消失,但对安全和可持续性的新关注将对这些过程的执行产生越来越大的影响。在解决可持续性问题的同时,工厂经理可以找到真正节省开支的一个领域是他们的空气过滤系统。

By Kevin Campbell, Senior Editor
HMI, OI December 15, 2007

Output displacement transmitters

LD630系列电流输出位移变送器具有IP67等级和刚性载体聚合物导轨。变送器采用不锈钢机身结构,具有直接或反向作用4-20 mA输出。变送器工作温度范围0 ~ 65℃,带宽500hz。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 12, 2007

Tube deburring guide

Tube Deburring with Brushes describes typical tube deburring processes using brushes and explains the advantages of brush deburring over other methods.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 7, 2007

Alignment tool

主轴对准工具配备了一个圆形激光器,该激光器被固定在卡盘中或连接到轴或主轴的末端。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 6, 2007

ASME set to release digital library resource tool

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Scitation announced the release of its comprehensive ASME Digital Library. The digital library consolidates the ASME’s publications, including 22 journals, more than 100 ASME annual conference proceedings volumes and archived ASME Press e-Books from 1999 into a single resource.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2007

Rockwell Automation Fair highlights process-sector push

A steady stream of acquisitions by Rockwell Automation is enhancing its appeal in process industry verticals. The automation giant—historically strong in discrete and hybrid sectors—also owes part of that momentum to software activities. A key part of this activity is enabling new application offerings to plug into the service-oriented architecture (SOA) developed by the company's R...

By Roberto Michel, senior contributing editor (robertomichel@charter.net)
HMI, OI November 20, 2007

More manufacturing leaders mark 2007 milestones

In addition to Plant Engineering magazine; The Raymond Corporation; the Square D plant in Lexington, KY: and Bosch Rexroth, U.S., here are more companies that reached important milestones in 2007.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Touch screen operator interface

HMi is a family of analog touch screen operator interfaces with programmable function buttons featuring macros that give users the capability to store application recipes, images, historical trends and alarm data. Its expansion slot and serial communication ports allow connections to a parallel printer, Ethernet or I/O modules.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Visualization software

Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX 4.5 provides monitoring, control and data management by using Proficy Change Management version 5.7. The device supports operation on Microsoft Windows Vista, XP Professional and Vista Ultimate editions and 24-bit resolution for color graphic images. The software features dynamo versioning, multiple display instances, double-precision math in the process database, support...

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Electric KWH/KW submeter

Green Class E-Mon D-Mon electric submeters offer utility-grade metering accuracy. The submeters comply with several guidelines of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The submeter features a scrolling display of kW usage and an eight-digit LCD. It displays kWh in dollars, current demand load and cost per hour based on current load, estimated CO2 emissions in pounds, estimated hourly CO2 emissions bas...

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Monitoring and control software

Proficy HMI/SCADA-CIMPLICITY 7.0 is designed to handle complex, multi-user applications on multi-tasking operating systems. The software features change management, which provides file version management and automated backup; a real-time information portal, which provides a Web-based solution that integrates all on-line and process-based systems with plant-wide connectivity; and analysis and We...

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Vibration analysis software

Ascent 2007 software supports Microsoft Windows Vista in both its 32-bit and 64-bit variants. The software features greater internal memory, improved navigation and ergonomics, full support for the vb7 instrument via both Ethernet and USB, an applicable instruments guide designed to advise users which measurement parameters are available and fully automated error reporting.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 15, 2007

Technology driven innovation sought by SME

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has developed a new initiative to identify technologies that are making an impact across industry. “Technologies that Could Change the Way You Manufacture” is a member-driven program to discover and showcase new and emerging technologies that are making a difference in manufacturing.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 26, 2007

SME seeks nominations for emerging technologies initiative

会员驱动的计划有助于发现和展示正在改变制造业的新技术和新兴技术。

By Staff
HMI, OI October 24, 2007

Cisco, Rockwell Automation release initial collaborative resources

Collaborative effort simplifies integration of plant floor and corporate networks to improve the flow and security of production information.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 15, 2007

Class Zero technology eliminates oil contaminates in food processing

In the food processing industry, the last thing a manufacturer needs is a product recall due to contamination. The cost of the spoiled product is really the smallest cost in a series of problems for the manufacturer. There will need to be process inspections by the Food and Drug Administration to identify the source of the contamination, repairs to the equipment and the loss of productivity.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 28, 2007

Energy-saving measures proposed for ASHRAE standard

Addenda are under consideration to help increase energy efficiency of facilities.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 15, 2007

Vibration software

Ascent 2007振动分析软件支持Microsoft Windows Vista和Windows XP Professional x64版本。该软件利用了vbSeries仪器、vbOnline模块和vb7提供的信息通信和数据库管理,vb7通过USB或以太网提供支持。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 4, 2007

Bottom line benefit: address employee engagement to end steep turnover, grow customer loyalty

The cost to replace an employee can be as high as 2.41 percent of annual salary, according to a study by Metrus Group, but the long-term cost to the organization's service-profit chain often is even higher. The service-profit chain establishes the relationship between corporate policies, employee satisfaction, value creation, customer loyalty, and profitability.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI August 27, 2007

An acquisitive Business Objects leaps into “Top Three” in CPM ranking

Business Objects commands an 8.9-percent 2006 worldwide market share based on total software revenue.

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
HMI, OI August 22, 2007

OPC creates Technical Advisory Council

OPC基金会已经成立了一个技术咨询委员会来指导、监督和批准其OPC统一架构技术的技术成果。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI August 17, 2007

Innovation, competitiveness law may be pathway to economic prosperity

The new legislation is designed to provide the foundation for new scientific discovery, high-growth jobs and future leadership and prosperity in the United States

By Staff
HMI, OI July 25, 2007

Configuration manager

TheDOC4000 Express是一个自动化的文档和配置管理解决方案。

By Staff
HMI, OI June 27, 2007

Current output displacement transmitters

These displacement transmitters have improved IP67-rated sealing coupled with polymer guides with rigid carriers.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI June 15, 2007

Automation handbook

OMEGAMATION新视野手册提供124个彩色页面,详细介绍了一系列新的自动化产品。产品线包括传感器,plc,人机界面,外壳,运动系统,电源产品和更多。Omega Engineering, Inc. www.omegamation.com.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 2007

Interface enclosure

The CC3000 operator interface enclosure system is designed for use in UL Type 12 industrial environments.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 2007

Proposed standard to bring Green building practices mainstream

拟议的标准189P将为绿色建筑实践提供最低指导方针,目前已接近完成。它将为可持续设计、建造和运营提供一个基准,以推动绿色建筑成为主流建筑实践。该标准将适用于新建商业建筑和重大改造项目。

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 2007

Unilever expert cites financial flexibility as sales & operations planning aim

Effective sales & operations planning (S&OP) not only addresses supply and demand concerns, but also encompasses a more flexible approach to financial resources, according to an S&OP expert with Unilever. Martin Jarvis is VP of global S&OP for the London-based manufacturer of consumer goods, ranging from home and personal care products to foods.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 25, 2007

Relative humidity, tobacco smoke among targets of revised indoor air quality standard

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers published this week a new standard that contains key changes impacting ventilation system design. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, addresses the separation of environmental tobacco smoke in areas of buildings and clarifies how mechanical cooling systems are analyzed to limit space relative humidity. “Standard 62.1 has served the building industry and the public as the most prominent standard on ventilation for indoor air quality,” said Dennis Stanke, chair of the Standard 62.1 committee. “Changes in the 2007 standard build on the improvements published in the 2004 version, providing additional guidance for designers of building ventilation systems.” Click here.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 15, 2007

HMI for provox system

The SIMATIC PCS7/PVX OS HMI is designed to modernize existing Emerson PROVOX systems. Available for both batch and continuous applications, the HMI provides the benefits of redundant S88 batch management without the need to change existing PROVOX controller hardware and configuration. The existing PROVOX controller and configuration is left untouched during migration, facilitating online upgrades.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 15, 2007

Chemical brochure

“Alco Water Treatment Portfolio” brochure contains selection guides detailing its high-performance additives for process water treatment applications. Sections cover synthetic polymers and natural clarification polymers for flocculation of solids and removal of oils, fats and greases from a range of process and wastewater applications and polymers with the ability to provide scale and deposit control in industrial water treatment applications. Other capabilities also included. Alco Chemical www.alcochemical.com.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 15, 2007

AFE exams set for September

事实证明,教育在没有前途的工作和向上的事业之间创造了最短的距离。这就是为什么设施工程协会邀请参加其2007年注册设备工程师和注册设备维护经理评审课程和考试的原因。持续专业教育文凭课程及考试将于九月十七日至二十日举行;为CPMM证书…

By Staff
HMI, OI April 25, 2007

What’s New in the world of automation?

欧米茄工程公司的OMEGAMATION自动化新视野将有124个全彩页面,提供最先进的自动化产品,包括传感器、plc、人机界面、外壳、运动系统、动力产品等。免费目录包括全面的技术参考,并装载了鲁布·戈德堡漫画。请致电(888)556-6342或访问欧米茄网站,预约5月1日后可使用的副本。Omega Engineering www.omega.com www.omegamation.com.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 16, 2007

AFE certification coming in September

Start studying now for Certified Plant Engineer certificate

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 9, 2007

ISA publishes guide to manufacturing operations management

Best practices in ISA-95 highlighted in "Hitchhiker's Guide"

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 15, 2007

Website upgrades will feature a virtual plant resource guide

When PlantEngineering.com upgrades its functionality on April 15, visitors will find new information and new ways to access all kinds of information for the plant floor. “Website content has typically been text-driven,” said Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra. “With the new functions built into our Website, however, visitors will be treated to audio and video clips as well as ...

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2007

ICONICS plans national strategic operation forums

ICONICS, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner provider of Web-enabled, OPC-based, HMI/SCADA visualization and manufacturing intelligence software for Microsoft Windows operating systems, announced its 2007 free seminar series “Strategies for Operational Excellence” held in major cities worldwide.

By Staff
HMI, OI February 2, 2007

More help: System integration assistance

The Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide Click here to read more.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 2007

Turn ‘little innovations’ into big cost reductions

One of the clarion calls in all businesses is to innovate – that is, they must develop or access the latest advance in technology, products or processes in order to gain a competitive advantage. Yet many companies are managing this process with only mediocre results. How can you achieve advances through innovation in a climate of mediocrity? In manufacturing companies, working to create i...

By Ron Moore, The RM Group, Inc.
HMI, OI January 24, 2007

Pressure transmitter diagnostics

ASP诊断套件嵌入在压力变送器中,这是Rosemount 3051S系列仪器的一部分。增强诊断功能为故障排除、检测和预防异常情况提供了工具。专利的统计工艺监测技术集成在变送器中,可对异常工艺或设备条件(如堵塞的脉冲线、流体成分的变化或其他由压力信号的噪声特性变化发出的事件)进行预警。这些异常情况的早期通知可以使操作人员快速响应,降低维护成本,提高工厂生产力。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 24, 2007

Take the ISA-SP100 wireless survey

You are invited to contribute to the ISA-SP100 Standards Committee on Wireless Systems for Automation continuing efforts to gather use-case information. Many of you may have participated in a similar ISA-SP100 survey last year. That input was gratefully received by the committee. This current survey, developed by the ISA-SP100 marketing work group, delves a bit deeper into the specification requirements for particular applications that you may have for wireless systems in your plant.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2007

OPC server

S7/S5 OPC服务器提供西门子S7/S5 plc系列和兼容产品的快速数据访问。它的特点是智能编译读写请求,提高数据吞吐量;简单直观的配置系统;通过集成的服务器端OPC隧道和包含的OPC ActiveX客户端应用程序,实现安全、高性能的远程访问,无需DCOM。

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2007

Research sheds light on emerging technologies

Money is tight in manufacturing, but spending on emerging technology is on the rise. If you need to make that point to your corner office, here’s some new research on the market that may help. AMR Research released a report showing that enterprise resource planning spending will jump 12.3% in 2007.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 20, 2006

ISO nanotechnologies technical committee advances work in Seoul

本月初,来自17个国家的100多名代表齐聚韩国首尔,参加国际标准化组织229纳米技术技术委员会第三次全体会议,这是迄今为止规模最大的会议。Dr. Clayton Teague, director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and chair of the ANSI -accredited U.S.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 8, 2006

Lean Enterprise Institute publishes new management guide

新果奖得主、丰田资深作家帕斯卡尔·丹尼斯在他的新书《做好正确的事情:领导者的计划和执行指南》中描述了使战略部署生效所需的工具、管理系统、行为和心理模型。也被称为Hoshin Kanri和政策部署,战略部署是丰田开发的计划和执行系统,以确保公司的战略目标驱动所有的改进活动在组织的其他部分。这本书结合了一个故事情节,说明了一个公司实现战略部署的一步一步的方法。它还包含各种简单但有效的可视化工具,如填充图表和图表在每个步骤的过程,仪表板,详细的A3和空白模板的附录。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2006

ASHRAE, Canada Green Building Council partner to advance sustainability

美国采暖、制冷和空调工程师协会和加拿大绿色建筑委员会最近签署了一份谅解备忘录,以推动建设健康、高效、环保和经济可行的建筑。备忘录呼吁合作伙伴共同努力开发和维护技术标准和指南。

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2006

Lubrication

Among the many tasks and conditions plant engineers must contend with on a daily basis are maintenance and downtime. When these two aspects are minimized, production can be enhanced and the impact on the bottom line can be reduced. Following some simple guidelines to keep equipment lubricated properly are the first steps to preventing unscheduled maintenance and costly downtime.

By Kevin Campbell, Senior editor
HMI, OI November 11, 2006

Configuration tool

The company’s Microwave/RF configurator is an online interactive design guide that provides simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring microwave/RF cable assemblies. It simplifies the assembly design and configuration process, enabling the user to build an assembly and submit an RFQ without requiring registration to access the process. W. L.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 11, 2006

ASME announces new president

Sam Y. Zamrik是宾夕法尼亚州立大学的技术顾问和工程力学荣誉教授,在本周于芝加哥举行的2006年ASME国际机械工程大会上被任命为ASME的候任主席。他为期一年的总统任期将于6月开始。Zamrik是美国机械工程师协会(ASME)的会员,已有34年的历史,他是协会会员,并于2002年至2005年担任董事会成员。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 3, 2006

2007 Joint Rail Conference set for March 13-16

The 2007 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference will be held March 13-16, 2007, at the Marriott Hotel in Pueblo, CO. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are joint sponsors of the conference, which will bring together engineers, equipment manufacturers, operators, maintenance personnel, and other professionals in the business of passenger and freight rail transportation. Featuring the theme “Railroad Advancements through Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,” the multidisciplinary conference will cover a broad range of topics in the industry. In addition, members of the ASME Internal Combustion Engines Division will contribute presentations on engine design and maintenance, alternative fuels for rail transportation, lubrication and friction and technologies for emissions control. ASME, IEEE and the American Society of Civil Engineers, which is participating in the conference for the first time, have issued a call for papers to their respective memberships.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 3, 2006

Selecting the correct insulation for heaters an important consideration in molding systems

Many molding systems require heat as part of the manufacturing process. In the plastics industry, heaters are the key ingredients to maintaining the temperature of the molten plastic. The plastic flows through the mold base, sprue nozzle and manifold, into a die-head or through an injection barrel.

By John Pape | Watlow Product Specialist
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

Roll-up door

The Draw-Tite powered roll-up door features a tensioning device that enables the door to maintain a seal under gusts of up to 70 mph and prevents the curtain from blowing out of its guides. It comes standard with an in-tube-style 110-V motor that moves the door at 6 ips, and it has an active edge that senses objects in the lowering curtain's path.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

Electrical circuits hazard video

Electrical Measurement Safety interactive video now focuses on reducing hazards for people measuring electrical circuits, and reducing the risk and liability for employers. The video available on Fluke’s website (www.fluke.com/safety), incorporates the most recent guidelines from the NFPA 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

Automation software suite

Genesis32 v.9是一套人机界面/SCADA应用程序,可为工业自动化系统提供实时可视化、报警管理和工厂历史记录功能。该套件以集成来自流行通信基础设施的信息为中心,集成了IT、工厂通信OPC和企业基础设施,以提供灵活的连接性和可伸缩性。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

Graphical system design platform

用于控制、测试和嵌入式系统开发的图形化系统设计平台LabVIEW 8.20具有先进的控制和分析、改进的分布式系统管理和人机界面的新目标。为了纪念LabVIEW 20周年,新的库允许工程师使用流线FPGA瞄准工具来实现高性能的基于硬件的机器监控和保护系统。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

Touch screen monitor

TT-1700-TuffTouch触摸屏液晶显示器专为工厂地板使用,具有密封NEMA 4, IP66密封前面板;坚固的金属外壳;电阻式和电容式触摸屏;通用的安装;17英寸明亮的活动显示区域;宽160度视角;和两年质保。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2006

EAM software integration tools

The iMaint Integrator facilitates integration between the company's iMaint EAM system and other software applications. It's designed to reduce communications difficulty with other applications via two-way integration with multiple applications or scheduled file transfers. Step-by-step wizards and drag-and-drop screens guide users through setups.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 27, 2006

ASME enters agreements with groups on global training program

anagement and Abar Solutions will administer the GMET courses to trainees, using the delivery format, method of instruction and course materials developed by ASME. ement and operations. Consisting of four courses, GMET is delivered through a blended learning format combining online course material, quizzes, case studies, and discussion forum, coupled with a two-day online training program. Participants completing the course or program receive a certificate of completion.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 27, 2006

Did you miss the recent Safety and Wireless Ethernet Webcasts at plantengineering.com?

Safety: Right to the Bottom Line, aired yesterday at 1 p.m. CT, and Wireless Ethernet, broadcast Oct. 12, are both available for viewing now at www.powersrepair.com.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 20, 2006

New ASME standard sets requirements for pipeline workers

美国机械工程师协会(ASME)宣布了一项新标准,其中包含了通用和具体要求,管道运营商和监管机构可以申请对从事气体和危险液体管道安全检查、维护任务和其他工作的个人进行资格审查。ASME B31Q-2006:管道人员资格标准涵盖了管道人员通常执行的任务,为联邦和州监管机构评估资格程序提供了重要指南。该标准旨在将人为错误在管道故障中的作用降到最低,并对气体和危险液体系统的建设、操作和维护中执行的特定任务提出了一系列要求。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 13, 2006

Updated kaizen manual now available

制造工程师协会最近出版了Geoffrey L. Mika的第五版改善事件实施手册。在第五版中进行了修订和扩展,改善事件实施手册已经在许多行业中得到了广泛的应用。它为组织中许多层次的员工提供了如何规划、组织和实施改善活动的指导。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 2006

Creating empowerment teams helps multiply productivity

随着美国经济和世界的日益全球化,以及技术的影响,一个公司要在今天生存下去,必须学会处理、管理和支持必要的变化。今天,一个公司保持领先的唯一方法就是不断改进和改变。世界一流的公司通过将供应链管理扩展到全球来发起变革;通过处理尖端技术,d…

By Arnold L. Most, Hudson Valley Technology Development Center
HMI, OI October 1, 2006

ISO publishes supply chain security guidelines

In an effort to help secure global supply chains, ISO has two reference documents in the ISO 28000 family of standards for supply chain security. These documents help implement the recently published ISO/PAS 28000:2005, currently a publicly available specification for security management systems for the supply chain.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 2006

Making Lean results visible at Industries for the Blind

Lean training and implementation involves a lot of visual techniques to bring about process improvements. However, Industries for the Blind (IFB) in Asheville, NC, a small, non-profit manufacturer, has realized a number of benefits from it. Thanks to Lean, IFB Asheville has saved more than $337,000 in operating costs over the past year, and that amount is expected to increase.

By Jim Daggerhart, Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University
HMI, OI September 29, 2006

ASME extends executive director agreement

美国机械工程师协会(ASME)理事会最近投票通过延长执行董事Virgil R. Carter的雇佣协议至2008年7月2日,同时Carter退休。ASME主席Terry E. Shoup对卡特在2002年加入ASME担任执行董事所提供的领导能力表示赞赏和感谢,并指出他在这个早期宣布退休“允许ASME继续受益于他的执行领导能力,同时有序地规划继任事宜。他补充说:“ASME执行董事卡特对他的领导能力表示非常感谢和赞赏,他的领导能力使ASME重新获得了财务能力,扩大了其全球领导能力,并通过使用平衡计分卡改善了其全社会的运作。”

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 21, 2006

Students explore the potential of fuel cells to power efficient cities

For most people, the promise of fuel cells is only that: a complicated technology closer to a pipe dream than reality. For tens of thousands of seventh and eighth-graders across the United States participating in the 2007 National Engineers Week Future City Competition, however, fuel cells are the key component of urban energy strategies that may serve as real-world examples. Future City, sponsored by the nation's professional engineering community, each year asks students, working in teams and under the guidance of a teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor, to design and build a city of tomorrow. Students must also research and write an essay on a pressing social need.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 7, 2006

ASME to hold Gas Turbine Users Symposium at 2006 Power-Gen

The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute will hold the Gas Turbine Users Symposium Nov. 28-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, the site of the 2006 Power-Gen International Conference. The symposium will deliver practical training and information to engineers and other technical professionals who are responsible for operating, testing, and maintaining industrial gas turbines and aero-engine systems. “The Gas Turbine Users Symposium is an excellent resource for engineers, technicians, and managers to learn about practical solutions to challenges shared in the industry,” said Patrick Campbell of Alliance Pipeline, the chair of the symposium. The Gas Turbine Users Symposium will include 16 sessions on fuel utilization, diagnostics and testing, repairs and upgrades, failure prevention, environmental control and other subjects. Attendees will receive training and instruction in best practices as well as access to the equipment exhibit and other programs and events of Power-Gen.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at 2006 ASME congress

普利策奖获得者、《华盛顿邮报》记者、《谷歌的故事》一书的作者David a . Vise将于11月7日星期二在芝加哥希尔顿酒店举行的2006年ASME国际机械工程大会上发表主题演讲。演讲将聚焦于成功商业中驱动创新的基本因素。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 2006

Training helps NJ manufacturer maintain a competitive edge

Despite mounting competitive pressures, Johanson Manufacturing intends to remain in the state of New Jersey. The family-owned-and-operated manufacturer of precision electronic and fiber-optic products is making a critical investment in the company and its people with assistance from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnersh...

By Bob Loderstedt, President and CEO, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership
HMI, OI August 1, 2006

Voice-order fulfillment

EASYpick voice-order fulfillment system is now compatible with select mobile computing units available from the industry’s top manufacturers. Mobile computing units, which resemble PDAs, offer touchscreens, bar-code and RFID scanning compatibility and rugged construction designed specifically to handle the demands of warehouse work.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 2006

Abanaki has solutions book for oil skimming applications

Abanaki Corporation, the leading U.S. supplier of oil skimming equipment, announced its first engineering sourcebook for oil skimming applications. Called the “Solutions Sourcebook,” the 28-page handbook offers application notes on more than 25 real-world implementations of oil skimming. The Abanaki Solutions Sourcebook is indexed both by type of industry and by type of application,...

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 2006

Gates offers white paper on selecting drive systems

Selecting the proper drive system can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the drive. Whether designing a new power transmission system or converting to a new drive, design engineers and plant maintenance managers have three broad options: roller chain, V-belt and synchronous belt drives. The Gates Corporation has produced a white paper that discusses the proper ways to determine your...

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 2006

OSHA site adds steel manufacturing info

OSHA最近在其网站(www.osha.gov)上推出了一个新的主题页面,旨在帮助雇主和雇员获得关于OSHA钢铁产品制造工作场所标准的信息。基本钢铁产品,一个新的安全和健康话题,是与钢铁集团和起重机,起重机和单轨铁路联盟(由美国起重机制造商协会,…

By Staff
HMI, OI July 7, 2006

Gordon R. Parker retires from Caterpillar board

Caterpillar, Inc. has announced that Gordon R. Parker has retired after 10 years on its board of directors. "Gordon is a renowned businessman and leader in the global mining industry, and he provided Caterpillar with invaluable guidance during his tenure on our board," said Jim Owens, Caterpillar chairman and CEO. Parker is the former chairman and CEO of Newmont Mining Corporation, where his career spanned 40 years.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2006

United Air Specialists launches new Website

联合航空专家公司推出了重新设计的网站www.uasinc.com。该网站引导游客了解其特定应用的推荐清洁空气解决方案,并提供了关于UAS系列除尘器、雾猪除尘器、厨房排放系统和商用设备的完整产品细节。

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2006

DuPont, Siemens establish alliance

西门子能源和自动化被选为杜邦的两家指导分布式控制系统供应商之一。杜邦联盟经理Dennis Inverso说:“杜邦选择西门子作为其过程控制供应商之一,是基于一个评估技术、5年生命周期成本和对杜邦的长期效益的六西格玛项目。”

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2006

Shoup begins term as ASME president

Terry E. Shoup, Ph.D., P.E. and professor of mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University, took office as the 125th president of ASME during the proceedings of the organization’s 2006 Summer Annual Meeting held in San Francisco. Shoup will serve a one-year term. Shoup has more than 35 years of experience in engineering education.

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2006

Proactive people management one key to Lean success

2005年10月,我为PLANT ENGINEERING写了一篇专栏文章,题2022世界杯八强谁会赢?为“精益实施的FAT结果:主动管理业务过程改进”。我提到的FAT结果是:财务三角化的结果,它以加速的速度出现,并且在整个组织中始终可翻译。

By Arun Shukla
HMI, OI June 28, 2006

Datastick Spectrum software for PDA-based vibration analysis upgraded

Datastick Systems, Inc.的Datastick Spectrum软件,版本1.5,用于基于pda的VSA-1212振动频谱分析仪,用于预测,基于条件的维护,以及用于VSA软件的Datastick Reporting System,版本1.5,用于台式机上的机器历史和振动分析。这两个程序都包含在基于pda的VSA-1212振动频谱分析仪中,该分析仪包括VSA-1212硬件模块,可安装在Palm OS Datastick spectrum的背面。1.5的振动严重警报级别系统从头开始重新设计,拥有一个大型的全彩整体振动和警报级别显示器,与振动频谱共享屏幕。警报级别可以设置为ISO 10816-3指导方针或用户指定的任何级别。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI June 16, 2006

SME expands available publications and technical references

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers recently expanded its collection of publications and technical references. Books and videos are now on sale on subjects such as assembly, composites manufacturing, finishing & coating, forming & fabricating, Lean manufacturing and machining & material removal processes, among others. The selection of new books is highlighted by “The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean,” which includes practical lessons learned from more than 30 years of combined experience in overcoming the constant construction and detours one endures in traveling down the road to Lean. The new videos are highlighted by a composites manufacturing series. It includes eight programs that explore materials, tools and techniques used for composites fabrication.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 2006

Understanding applications, uses key to solenoid valve selection

Recent advancements in solenoid valve technology have expanded their scope of applications, while improving performance and reducing costs. To select the right valve for a given task, users should understand valve characteristics, consider critical factors, and be aware of some common problems and solutions in solenoid valve selection and maintenance.

By David Zdobinski, William Mudd and Gregory Byrne, ASCO Valve, Inc.
HMI, OI May 12, 2006

New guidelines for handling refrigerants

In a continuing effort to reduce emissions by manufacturing facilities that either produce, use, store, or transport refrigerants, the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has released new guidelines for handling refrigerants to minimize their potential environmental impact. cord of handling refrigerants." and more than 50 percent of respondents built new facilities with a zero emission goal. elease into the environment during every phase of the manufacturing process. pressure vessels that meet national, state, and local regulations; monitoring transported or shipped equipment for leakage and taking corrective action when necessary; and designing packaging to minimize refrigerant loss during shipping. https://www.ari.org .

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 2006

Interoperability standards group formed

制造互操作性指南工作组是ISA、MIMOSA、OAGi、OPC和WBF的一个合作项目,最近宣布成立。该小组将制定一个行业指南,定义制造支持系统的操作管理层和业务层之间的通用业务流程模型。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 2006

Nanotechnology advisory committee formed

美国电气制造商协会成立了纳米技术咨询委员会,这是一个专家小组,旨在为电气制造界提供这一新兴技术的指导。布什总统在最近的国情咨文中明确表示,纳米技术的发展对美国的未来至关重要。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 2006

Manufacturing’s steady growth likely to continue

Two new reports show steady growth and continued optimism for the manufacturing sector. The quarterly Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook showed a March 2006 composite index of 74 equals that of the previous December 2005 survey, an indication that the industrial component of the U.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 2006

PRI offers on-line energy scenarios

如果你有一个水晶球来预测能源行业的未来,你今天会做什么选择来确保你看到了那个未来?电力研究所最近公布了四种新的场景,让能源行业的最高决策者们得以一窥未来,希望能指导当前的关键决策。

By Staff
HMI, OI April 26, 2006

Three new maintenance studies available for download

Life Cycle Engineering has released three news case studies on issues facing the maintenance engineer. These studies are now available at www.powersrepair.com in the Research section of the Engineer’s Resource Guide. The studies include: Manufacturing Approach to Reliability Excellence by Darrin Wikoff. He writes about how an organization can achieve reliability excellence by involving not only maintenance, but also operations, engineering, materials and procurement, and other functions operating within the same business, regardless of business unit physical boundaries. Scheduling…Not Just a Maintenance Thing! by Darrin Wikoff.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 26, 2006

ISA SP104 gains support

The Fieldbus Foundation recently announced its support for an ISA committee creating a harmonized version of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61804-3 international standard on Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL). The ISA SP104 committee will republish the IEC standard as an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard. EDDL is a text-based language for describing the digital communication characteristics of intelligent devices and equipment parameters in an Operating System (OS) and Human Machine Interface (HMI)-neutral environment. EDDL enables a host system manufacturer to create a single engineering environment that eliminates the need for custom software drivers for each device type. The ISA SP104 committee will create a national standard adopting the generic language specified by IEC 61804 to describe the properties of automation system components.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 14, 2006

Steady growth for manufacturing continuing

Two new reports show steady growth and continued optimism for the manufacturing sector. The quarterly Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook showed a March 2006 composite index of 74 equals that of the previous December 2005 survey, an indication that the industrial component of the U.S. economy, with the possible exception of the auto industry, remains on firm ground. A composite business index above 50 indicates that overall manufacturing activity is expected to increase over the next three months to six months. It should be noted, however, that the index measures the direction of change rather than the absolute strength of activity in manufacturing. Eight of the 10 factors measured by the quarterly survey were higher than the previous report. The profit margin index showed the greatest improvement, jumping from 74% in December to 82% in March, setting a new record by surpassing the index’s previous high of 79% reached in June 2004. Two other individual indexes equaled their all-time highs.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 5, 2006

EPRI unveils future scenarios to guide strategic planning

如果你有一个水晶球来预测能源行业的未来,你今天会做什么选择来确保你看到了那个未来?电力研究所最近公布了四种新的场景,让能源行业的最高决策者们得以一窥未来,希望能指导当前的关键决策。考虑到100个对美国能源和电力行业发展具有巨大潜在影响的市场驱动因素,该情景探索了一系列满足未来能源需求的关键技术,包括燃料价格、环境政策和自然资源的可用性。这些场景不是预测未来,而是作为规划工具,供公用事业公司高管战略性地优先考虑技术改进,以在未来获得最大的效益。EPRI负责创新的副总裁Clark Gellings说:“EPRI致力于通过传递最相关的研究,为全球各地的社区提供更清洁、更安全、更可靠的电力,从而增强能源行业的能力。”

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 5, 2006

LORD Corp. joins Steer-by-Wire Working Group

LORD公司已成为tta集团的电传操纵工作组的准成员。LORD是一家商业线控转向接口设备供应商,自2005年起成为tta集团的成员,决定扩大其成员角色,因为线控转向工作组在定义线控转向应用的可认证参考架构方面提供了价值。LORD公司MR Solutions的市场经理Doug LeRoy表示,这对于在道路和工业车辆中广泛采用无机械备份的线控转向系统至关重要。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 4, 2006

NEMA launches nanotechnology council

美国电气制造商协会创建了纳米技术咨询委员会,这是一个专家小组,旨在为电气制造界提供这一新生但迅速发展的技术的指导。NEMA主席埃文·加迪斯说:“布什总统在最近的国情咨文中明确表示,纳米技术的发展对美国的未来至关重要。我们同意总统。行业咨询委员会的成立将有助于电气制造商在这项革命性技术的发展中发挥领导作用。”新的理事会将成为对纳米技术发展的研究和公共政策影响感兴趣的制造商的一个资源,因为它们自己也在寻求将这项技术应用到它们的产品中。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 2006

Astronaut among keynotes at ABB’s Automation World

ABB的2006自动化世界活动将于5月8日至5月11日在休斯顿的希尔顿美洲酒店举行。2006自动化世界提供了一系列以解决方案为重点的研讨会和工作小组,以及许多关于制造业面临的关键问题的主题演讲。Among the keynotes will be retired NASA astronaut Navy Capt.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 2006

Touch-screen terminal

新型Telemecanique Magelis XBT-GT 1000系列终端体积小巧,但功能强大,足以支持高端人机界面应用。这款单色图形终端只有3.8英寸宽,使用Vijeo Designer软件编程。Magelis XBT-GT终端具有六个功能键,以减少实现时间和成本,卓越的屏幕显示质量,和嵌入式FTP服务器…

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 2006

Online Diagnostics

TSI Incorporated now offers on-line diagnostic and interactive guides to make it easier to maintain CA-CALC analyzers in-house. Available at http://combustion.tsi.com, this interactive support helps users troubleshoot problems by providing possible causes and corrective actions. The website also walks users through maintenance procedures with easy-to-follow 3D instructions for select models.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 24, 2006

Calculating availability to develop preventative maintenance plan

《RCM——通向世界级维护的大门》一书的作者Anthony M. Smith和Glenn R. Hinchcliffe就维护问题写道:“我们的观点是,维护组织应该被视为贵公司的利润中心。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 24, 2006

Achieve knock-your-socks-off project performance in 7 steps

Most projects are not completed on time and on budget. Lackluster project performance is about many things - unclear goals, under funding, low technical skill - but first and foremost, it's about lack of leadership. For a look at a report on this topic from John Ager and Holman T. (Cap) White of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., go to www.powersrepair.com and go to the Engineer’s Resource Guide under Maintenance & Management.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2006

10 tips on maximizing heater performance

Most plant engineers don't give much thought to the heaters operating within their processes and applications — unless those heaters fail, need maintenance or cause other problems. Heaters play an integral role in many applications, so heater problems can easily snowball and lead to much larger headaches.

By Rich Hartfelder, Process Systems Product Manager, Watlow
HMI, OI February 1, 2006

Beware of the fallacy of the bathtub curve

正如标题所示,并非所有人都对浴缸曲线满意。诚然,一些设备可能会遵循它的一般形状,但事实是,沿着这些线假设的东西比实际测量和证明的要多。然而,商业航空工业的机队中确实有相当多相同或相似的部件。

By Anthony M. Smith and Glenn R. Hinchcliffe
HMI, OI February 1, 2006

Coordinated value mapping process makes Lean effective for manufacturer

2005年11月16日,纽约州副州长玛丽·多诺霍向位于金斯敦的FALA技术公司总裁兼首席执行官弗兰克·法拉廷颁发了2005年纽约州小企业年度人物奖。法拉廷领导着一家半导体和纳米技术设备制造公司,这家公司是他的父母在近60年前创办的。

By Phyllis Levine, Hudson Valley Technology Development Center
HMI, OI January 31, 2006

NEMA’s EBCI shows growth, declines again

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions continued to signal electroindustry expansion in January. At 55.2 points, the index topped the 50-point threshold — indicating a business environment favoring industry growth — for the 33rd month in a row. At the same time, the index has declined in each of the last four months, suggesting that conditions have moderated since reaching a near-term peak in late summer.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 27, 2006

Welcome to our new Website!

2022世界杯八强谁会赢?PLANT ENGINEERING推出了这个新网站,为我们的在线读者提供一个更快的方式来获取信息,并以新的方式使用我们杂志的大量资源。编辑Bob Vavra说:“不仅仅是重新启动,我们还想增加一些工厂工程师每天都可以使用的工具。”“我们的读者并不总是坐在办公桌前,但他们需要快速获取信息,无论他们身在何处。我们的网站让这些工具触手可及。”在这些新工具中,你可以在www.powersrepair.com找到:工程师资源指南:PLANT ENGINEERING新网站的核心内容,ERG将最终存档PLANT ENGINEERING过去10年的杰出技术故事,按主题区域组织2022世界杯八强谁会赢?。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 13, 2006

NAM pushes regulatory “clarity”

Trying to get federal regulators to drop rules they believe are barriers to manufacturers, the National Association of Manufacturers is calling for what it called “clarity and transparency” in regulatory implementation guidelines. The NAM submitted comments on the proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices solicited by the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. “Far too often, guidance documents have been used by agencies as a means to get around the transparent rulemaking procedures as found in the Administrative Procedure Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, E.O.r requirements, thereby leading to greater voluntary compliance.” “The Bush administration has made great progress in improving the quality and reining in the cost of regulations that suffocate growth and jobs,” said NAM President John Engler. “More clarity and transparency in guidance documents will encourage greater voluntary compliance with existing and future regulations.”.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 6, 2006

新外观的网站,植物邮件!

2022世界杯八强谁会赢?PLANT ENGINEERING在其通讯和网站www.powersrepair.com上有一个全新的外观。Plant Mail从本周开始每周分发,为读者提供关于制造过程中问题和事件的最新信息。今年1月,我们推出了新的www.powersrepair.com,为我们的在线读者提供更快的获取信息的方式,并以新的方式使用我们杂志的大量资源。编辑Bob Vavra说:“不仅仅是重新启动,我们还想增加一些工厂工程师每天都可以使用的工具。”“我们的读者并不总是坐在办公桌前,但他们需要快速获取信息,无论他们身在何处。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2006

ERG does all the work at www.powersrepair.com

在物理学中,“ERG”一词被定义为能量或功的单位,等于一达因在一厘米距离上的力。它是最小的可测量的工作单位。在Pl2022世界杯八强谁会赢?ant Engineering,“ERG”将以一种全新的方式被定义。ERG将取代最小的工作单元,成为工厂工程师可以支配的最强大的工作工具。

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2006

Gas fired boilers reference

The 24-page quick reference guide for HVAC engineers illustrates how AERCO gas-fired boilers can enhance the fuel efficiency and lower the project costs of five hydronic heating designs — traditional loops, high 916;T designs, two-pipe systems, combination DHW and space heat, and water-source heat pump systems.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2006

Tough road ahead for WTO talks, and the manufacturing agenda

我们美国全国制造商协会(National Association of Manufacturers)在结束最近一轮贸易谈判后,对美国贸易代表罗布·波特曼(Rob Portman)和美国谈判代表在香港坚持己见的努力感到满意,但对世界贸易组织(World trade Organization)部长级会议没有作出削减制成品贸易壁垒所需的艰难决定深感遗憾。

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
HMI, OI December 7, 2005

Media Kit

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By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2005

Groups are honored for “green” building effort

The U.S. Green Building Council honored the 2005 recipients of the Leadership Awards, at USGBC's Annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo on Nov. 10 in Atlanta, at a ceremony to be held at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga. The LEED individual award went to Paul von Paumgartten of Johnson Controls for his many years of service in the development of the LEED for New Construction and for existing buildi...

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2005

Software upgrade

The release of new Activeworx v2.6 software provides enterprise grade security information management for leading security products, such as firewalls, vulnerability assessment tools, and more. The latest version expands on Activeworx's management abilities with a new configuration wizard, additional device support, and increased support for HIPAA and SOX compliancy.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 2005

Electric linear actuators

The SLME electro-mechanical ball screw-driven linear actuator utilizes a fine pitch ball screw and recirculating ball bearing guide to achieve high accuracy and repeatability. The ball tracks each have four contact points providing high dynamic load (up to 27kN) and moment (up to 1410 Nm) capacities.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 29, 2005

Contributor’s Guide

Since 1947, PLANT ENGINEERING magazine has been the leading problem-solving information source for America 's industrial plant engineers. It has won virtually every readership study in its field during the past 20 years. One reason for that success is that we attract the best minds in our industry to share their knowledge with our readers.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 29, 2005

Building and industrial automation protocols available

Digi International announced the availability of FieldServer Technologies' ProtoCessor Protocol Suite of building and industrial automation protocols with the NetSilicon NET+Works development environment and NET+ARM processors. "FieldServer's ProtoCessor Protocol Suite runs on top of our NET+Works development platform and device networking software making it easy for OEMs to network and control a wide variety of building and factory automation devices," said Bruce Berger, senior vice president, Digi International. "This partnership greatly enhances and expands our offering." The protocol software enables companies to deploy Ethernet and serial connectivity options throughout buildings and factories. It includes linkable libraries, an installation guide, fully documented API, sample source code and runs all NET+OS platforms.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 10, 2005

18th Annual Product of the Year contest voting is in progress

The ballot in the November Issue of Plant Engineering is next to page 94 and will guide you through the voting process.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 7, 2005

NEMA reacts to Energy Policy Act

美国国家电气制造商公司总裁埃文·加迪斯(Evan Gaddis)对商业建筑税收减免联盟的成员说,2005年《能源政策法案》规定为实现国家节能目标提供税收优惠,“这是每个人的胜利,包括政府、行业和公众。”我们将尽最大努力推动这一计划,鼓励建筑商、建筑师、制造商和其他人利用它,并与政府合作,以快速、有效地实施法律。”近40个组织的代表参加了该联盟的第二次会议,该会议是由国家经济和社会事务部于10月召集的。其成员包括标准组织、制造商、建筑和行业协会、政府官员、能效组织等。加迪斯在新闻发布会上强调,美国能源部(DOE)、环境保护署(EPA)和决心鼓励使用节能设备和系统的工商界成员之间的伙伴关系将得到加强。节约能源联盟建筑和公用事业项目主管哈里·米苏里洛说,全面实施2005年《能源政策法案》中的税收优惠政策将为国家节省两倍的能源,并带来环境效益和减少污染。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2005

Laser scanner

os3100 OptoShield是一款先进的安全激光扫描仪。它使用激光探测进入警戒区域的入侵者。它可以配置为多个不规则形状的危险区域,用于守卫工作单元、转移线路、机器人站或自动引导车辆。Scientific Technologies Inc.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2005

Shaft/coupling alignment system

Rotalign Ultra features a backlit color screen and keyboard ideal for any working condition, day or night. Intuitive navigation guides the user to align a simple pump/motor or up to 14 machines. The unit offers USB and Bluetooth connectivity for interfacing with printers and PCs. A patented single beam technology has a 5-axis, 2-plane sensor and built-in position detector.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2005

Human Side – 2005-11-01 – 2005-11-01

How does a temporary transfer affect pay rate? The day stockroom attendant Gail Griffen was granted a two-week leave of absence to help organize and straighten out family affairs after her father's death, maintenance foreman Mike Rizzo approached Alison Garth. "Do you think you can handle Gail's job?" "No problem," Alison replied. Three employees were employed in the stockroom: Gail Griffen, Alison Garth and one other assistant. Garth performed well during Griffen's absence. A temp was brought in the fill the gap. A week later on Friday, following the disbursement of paychecks, Garth appeared at foreman Rizzo's desk. "What's the problem?" Garth presented her paycheck.

By Raymond Dreyfack, Contributing Editor
HMI, OI October 1, 2005

FAT results from Lean implementation

精益管理是一个对多个相互关联的过程进行持续改进的适应性系统。精益过程从制定公司战略指导的目标开始。差距分析确定了满足这些目标的最关键的业务流程。然后组织进行业务流程改进,并集成人员和流程性能。

By Arun Shukla, Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.
HMI, OI July 1, 2005

Improve cost estimating accuracy

How many times have you used the term "plus or minus 10%" in reference to a cost estimate? Most of us who are in the project world have. Have you ever stopped to think what it really means? In its common engineering usage, "plus or minus X%" is a nearly meaningless phrase inserted after a dollar amount to meet some company criteria.

By Randall D. Lund, principal member, Antares EPM Systems LLC, Kalamazoo, MI
HMI, OI July 1, 2005

Tools & Welding

MIG welding guide A free MIG Welding Buyer's Guide helps make purchasing an all-in-one MIG welding power source easy. The guide answers frequently asked questions and includes a detailed description of a full line of all-in-one MIG welders, explaining how their functionality provides everything a welding operator needs everywhere they need it. The guide also explains the importance of duty cycles, how to determine the amount of amperage to use and outlines key features that should be considered in any all-in-one MIG purchase. Miller Electric Mfg.

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2005

Power Transmission – 2005-07-01

Capture contaminants magnetically Magnom, a patented and unique magnetic filter, efficiently removes ferrous and some non-ferrous contaminants as small as 1ng even after the device is full of contaminant. Fluid Conditioning Systems magnom.com Write 309 on PE card Digital pressure valve Digital Interface valves, with microprocessor-based and a CANopen fieldbus, are ideal for pressure control and pressure limiting applications. This valve replaces analog technology and offers configurable functions that enable users to define dynamic valve behavior and adapt its characteristics to application requirements, while providing high precision digital flow and pressure control. The valve has integrated electronics and optional analog/digital inputs and outputs. Moog, Inc., Industrial moog.com/industrial Write 310 on PE card Shaft seal handles misalignment Articulated Air Mizer-PS has the ability to handle extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in dry powder and bulk process applications, to provide a seal that traditional devices cannot attain.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 2005

Energy value is crucial in compressor selection

Since an air compressor is the heart of a compressed air system, proper choice and selection of the right model, capacity, and performance criteria is essential to the entire system. For this reason, most customers traditionally consider the following list of factors before ultimately selecting their preferred compressed air system provider: Reliability and reputation of both the prospective manufacturer and the on-the-job performance record of the equipment they design and produce. Durability of the compressed air system and its components both in normal day-to-day operation as well as the ability to handle unexpected system changes or fluctuations without experiencing a major delay or malfunction. Quality as it relates to both the integrity of the original system components and the consistency and performance of those components as integral parts of the total system. Product features that provide unique or superior performance, convenience, or cost effectiveness and the latest technological innovations to make these features useful, practical, and cost efficient. Warranties that assure customer protection for the initial investment and equipment performance, plus peace of mind in knowing that the compressed air equipment will function as expected with minimum maintenance or additional expense. Environmental health and safety issues as they relate to compliance with mandatory laws, current industry standards, and the safest possible operating practices. Relationship with the manufacturer and its representatives in terms of customer confidence, anticipated performance, and satisfaction with the equipment and its performance. After sales support including the capability to offer a service network that provides comprehensive product know-how and backup regardless of where the customer is located. Life cycle cost which encompasses the system provider's capability to offer competitive rates for equipment, installation, maintenance, and energy saving options. Return on investment as it relates to the equipment provider's ability to supply systems and equipment that will ultimately pay for itself in equipment value, operating efficiency, time saving design, and performance benefits. Obviously, the depth and importance of each of these factors will tend to vary with each customer. As far-fetched as it might seem, consider that buying a compressor is, in many ways, analogous to buying a house. When buying a house, the real estate agent will frequently remind you that there are three vitally important things to consider: Location, location, location. In many ways, the same rationale applies to purchasing a compressor.

By Harish Shah, Principal Engineer, Sullair Corp., Michigan City, IN
HMI, OI May 1, 2005

Congress honors ASME for 125 years of service

A Congressional resolution in March congratulated the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on its 125th anniversary. Introduced by Sen. John Sununu (R-NH), himself a mechanical engineer, the resolution describes ASME as "one of the premier professional organizations focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering community.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 2005

Human side – 2005-05-01

Age discrimination: Is your plant vulnerable? As I view it, the recently widened Supreme Court protections against age discrimination in the workplace trigger two key questions: Is my company a candidate for court action stemming from age discrimination? (Of equal if not greater importance) Are we getting maximum productivity yield from our older employees? In a nutshell, the ruling opens the door for older workers in companies with payrolls of 20 or more to claim discrimination based on "disparate impact" rather than discriminatory intent. To escape unscathed, an employer must prove the existence of a "reasonable factor" in response to a grievance. In short, if X receives a 3-day suspension for a time card abuse, under ordinary circumstances you can't fire Y for the same offense without a convincing explanation. Court Action: How Big a Concern? Big enough, considering that as Denver-based consultant Sheldon Steinhauser points out, about 20% of discrimination charges filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are for age discrimination.

By Raymond Dreyfack, Contributing Editor
HMI, OI May 1, 2005

Brushing up on dc circuit fundamentals

Before you get out of bed each day, an electronic clock radio awakens you so that you can get ready for your commute to the plant. Perhaps your car or truck has electronic fuel injection — not to mention a main computer that can be serviced only at the dealership. At the plant, you encounter electronic circuits, equipment, and systems — some of which you probably take for granted.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering magazine
HMI, OI May 1, 2005

The rules and tools to dispose of compressor condensate

Since the 1970 Clean Water Act, state and local legislatures developed their own initiatives, and the proper disposal of wastewater generated by manufacturing facilities has been a focal point of environmental regulations. This concern exemplifies the operating and environmental challenges confronting plant engineers.

By Joseph L. Foszcz, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering magazine
HMI, OI March 10, 2005

OMAC merger with ISA approved

仪器仪表、系统和自动化协会的执行委员会已经批准了一项合并,为开放模块化架构控制用户组创建一个附属组织。合并使这两个组织可以在各自的优势上发展。OMAC董事会将在未来几个月为该组织建立一个战略计划,包括……

By Staff
HMI, OI March 10, 2005

Touch screens displacing keypads

在操作界面终端上,越来越多地使用触摸屏而不是键盘作为输入设备。VDC公司列举了这种增长的几个原因。触摸屏为数据或命令输入提供了易于使用的图形界面,并且比键盘占用更少的空间。在触摸屏上加入小键盘或快捷键,增加了易用性。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 11, 2005

NAM urges crackdown on product counterfeiting, currency manipulation

全国制造商协会主席兼首席执行官约翰·恩格勒呼吁布什政府加大对中国的压力,以停止其不公平的贸易行为,特别是产品造假和货币操纵。恩格勒在美国国家新闻俱乐部(National Press Club)对记者表示:“美国可以在公平的环境中与任何人竞争。”但经济学家估计,人民币可能被低估了40%之多。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 31, 2005

Hot process jacketing

有几种方法可以实现夹套或在热加工过程中为管道提供热量:蒸汽管伴热、全夹套管道和螺栓连接夹套。

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI January 10, 2005

Moving on

1969年,当我作为副主编来到2022世界杯八强谁会赢?工厂工程,我不知道工厂工程是什么。我只是有一个想法,我想成为一个作家或记者在某些技术领域。2022世界杯八强谁会赢?工厂工程似乎是一个不错的起点。我有新闻专业的学位,辅修化学,还有两年海军工程军官的工作经验。

By Richard L. Dunn, Chief Editor
HMI, OI December 10, 2004

Software & Computers – 2004-12-10 – 2004-12-10

Small computer LPC-401FL fanless computer system is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Compact and rugged computer is ideal for embedded control, digital signs, interactive kiosks, thin-clients, and HMI applications. Robust aluminum chassis is 10 in.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 10, 2004

Training Products

Course leads to vibration analysis certification Distance Learning Vibration Analysis Certificate Series has been developed to allow students to avoid travel. The programs in the series are designed to provide condition monitoring professionals with guidelines to enhance their knowledge. Practical material with meaningful exercises are presented for 3 to 4 hr every week for 12 weeks.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 10, 2004

Using maintenance as a strategic business asset

To become an accomplished golfer, a number of distinct skills are needed. Divided very basically, you need a strong short game and a strong long game — that is, you need to be able to drive the ball and putt the ball equally well. After mastering each of these skills separately, you can merge them together to become a formidable competitor.

By Mike Laszkiewicz
HMI, OI July 8, 2004

你需要许可吗?

Rummaging through some old files, I ran across a report on one of these high-level conferences where outstanding CEOs and others share the secrets of their success. You know the ones I mean — big-name motivational speakers and big-time fees to attend. This one was held in 2001. One of the topics discussed, according to this report, was the "permission statement" — some kind of guide...

By Richard L. Dunn, Chief Editor
HMI, OI June 10, 2004

仪器IP等级是什么意思?

在大多数测试设备产品公告的某些地方,您会发现IP评级。这仅仅是模板,还是给了你重要的信息?实际上,IP等级可以让您知道一件测试设备是否适合您的应用程序和测试环境。

By Jeff Jowett, Senior Applications Engineer, Megger, Valley Forge, PA
HMI, OI May 10, 2004

AFE creates new credential

Applications are being accepted for the Association for Facilities Engineering's new credential, Certified Plant Supervisor. CPS was developed to demonstrate a facilities professional's preparedness and/or proficiency in the world of first-line supervision. It joins the association's highly regarded and popular Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) and Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) programs.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 10, 2004

Hose assembly safety surveys

Hose assemblies in manufacturing or processing plants can sometimes be the source of equipment malfunction, dangerous product spills, or serious personnel injury. With today's increasing need for faster and quicker fluid transfers, the demands being placed on hose assemblies are greater than ever due to increased working temperatures and pressures that can easily diminish their containing power.

By Joe Dawson, Dixon Valve & Coupling Co., Chestertown, MD.
HMI, OI February 10, 2004

Guide to data capture scanning technologies

关于扫描技术的争论堪比宗教狂热的“PC vs Mac”之争。说到扫描技术,两大竞争阵营是激光和线性成像仪。

By Dan Bodnar, Director of Data Capture Systems, Intermec Technologies Corp., Everett, WA
HMI, OI January 10, 2004

Starting up new plants overseas

你们公司的执行团队刚刚批准投资32亿美元在距离你们公司办公室7000英里的地方新建一座炼油厂和石化厂,而你被选为项目主管。他们问你,“我们需要完成哪些关键任务来确保工厂按时成功启动?”你的管理团队期待你的领导,尤其是在某些……

By Jim Leitch, Senior Director, Fluor Operations & Maintenance
HMI, OI January 10, 2004

Unresolved resolutions

我现在对新年决心不感兴趣了。几年前我就决定,我只是在让自己走向失败,因为我从来没有真正保留过任何一个。但我有点喜欢新年反思。你知道的,每年盘点你的现状和目标?无论如何,以下是我最近思考的一些或多或少是随机的想法,我想重新…

By Richard L. Dunn, Editor
HMI, OI October 10, 2003

Welding aluminum alloys

The question often comes up 'Isn't there one filler metal I can use for all my aluminum welding?' The answer, unfortunately, is no. However, there are basic rules for filler metal selection. First, know which aluminum alloys will be welded (Fig. 1). If all you know is that you have aluminum, that is not enough information to choose a filler metal.

By Frank G. Armao, The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH
HMI, OI October 10, 2003

Compressed Air – 2003-10-10

Air knife package WindJet Air Knife has many features that make dry-off applications successful and cost effective. A unique protruding leading edge directs air out of the knife in a straight stream. A 0.40 in.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 6, 2003

HVAC – 2003-08-06

Online training RETA Online Training offers refrigeration operators quality RETA training material at any location where there is internet access. The training program increases operator skill levels while reducing training costs and record-keeping hassles. This self-paced, online learning program is simple and economical to use. Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Assoc., reta.com, Write 310 on PE card R-410A training An interactive CD-ROM provides the necessary training and knowledge to safely perform service on systems containing R-410A and R-407C.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 12, 2003

Reader Feedback – 2003-06-12 – 2003-06-12

Proper use of lifting eyes On page 46 of the May issue is a table with max loading capacities, depending on the angle of the lift. My question is regarding the third row of the table, stating the decrease of the capacity for a 3/8-in. eye bolt from 1300 lb at 0 deg to 32 lb at 45 deg. It is probably a typing mistake, and the number should be read 320 lb.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 28, 2003

Alcoa-Deschambault demonstrates overall leadership

对位于加拿大魁北克省德尚博市的美国铝业(Alcoa)铝冶炼厂的维护操作,最好的描述或许就是把正确的事情做对了。通过在几乎所有评估领域的卓越表现,美铝-德尚博获得了2002年北美卓越维修奖。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 15, 2003

Compressed Air – 2003-03-15

Venturi blowers Venturi blowers offer the perfect solution for quickly and easily moving fumes that may be poisonous, explosive, or hazardous. Four models feature a sturdy, steel, galvanized diffuser, single-piece, cast aluminum inlet housing and a convenient carry handle. Compressed air or steam provides power.

By Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2003

Compressed Air – 2003-02-15

为期两天的课程Plant Support & evaluation, Inc.将于2003年4月3-4日在佛罗里达州迈尔斯堡举办为期两天的压缩空气培训课程。所有课程的人数限制为30人,以确保讲师有时间提供个人关注。致电888-615-3559或传真262-789-8127查询。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2003

Microwaves and crock pots

To borrow a phrase from the pastor of my church, "I seem to be a crock-pot guy in a microwave world." Everything these days, it seems, has to be faster and faster. I can't agree with speed just for the sake of speed. Nor do I feel guilty about that. I'd just as soon things slowed down a bit, and I think we might all be a little better off if they did.

By Richard L. Dunn Editor
HMI, OI March 11, 2002

Plant Engineering Software – 2002-03-11

Power monitor software supports load shedding RSPower32 Version 2.0 is a Microsoft Windows-based program that supports Allen-Bradley power monitors by managing configurations and displaying real-time and historical data stored within the power monitors. It provides a view of a plant's electrical system by integrating power monitoring data into factory automation human machine interface (HMI) packages. The software allows users to measure, analyze, or control electrical power.

By Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2002

Reader Forum – 2002-02-15

Moral issues in the corporate world I usually enjoy reading the Human Side articles in PLANT ENGINEERING , but I have to say after reading the "When work and religious observance conflict" story, I am sorely disappointed at the verdict formed. Just because the receptionist shares the same religious background as the animals that brutally attacked our country in September, it makes her no...

By Staff
HMI, OI February 15, 2002

Bookshelf recommendations

工厂工程师手册由R. Keith Mobley编辑,1189页,精装。马萨诸塞州沃本,Wildwood Ave. 225, Butterworth-Heinemann, 01801-2041;电话781-904-2500;传真781-904-2620;bh.com。125美元。每个工厂工程师的书架上应该至少有一本基本的工程参考。如果你只有一本,《工厂工程师手册》是个不错的选择。

By Richard L. Dunn, Editor, Plant Engineering
HMI, OI January 15, 2002

Simple Solutions – 2002-01-15

问题:需要一个正方形来检查布局上的几个直角,但没有一个可用。有没有办法在野外构造一个精确的正方形?解决方法:将两块1 × 2的直木板钉在一起,形成一个“L”形,如图所示。在一块板子上划出一个距离角3英尺的点。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2001

Environment, Safety & Health

Click on the above link to see Product of the Year finalists in this category.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2001

Comparing major manufacturing improvement methods – Part 3

比较主要的制造改进方法-第三部分编者注:过去的十年见证了许多制造管理概念的发展。其中最主要的是:精益制造、六西格玛、供应链管理、全面生产维护(TPM)、以可靠性为中心的维护(RCM)。

By Ron Moore, Managing Partner, The RM Group, Inc., Knoxville, TN
HMI, OI November 1, 2001

Cooper Turbocompressor Offers Energy-Efficient Solutions for Plant Air

压缩空气在当今制造业中是一种必不可少的实用工具。因此,制造商寻求更高效的空压机技术来帮助降低能源成本。库珀涡轮压缩机,无油、节能离心压缩机的领先制造商,以一系列新产品的推出和服务响应号召。

By Cooper Turbocompressor
HMI, OI September 28, 2001

Computer simulation helps solve SO2 scrubber problem in aluminum smelter plant

To solve a problem of potentially acidic moisture droplets being emitted from Reynolds Metal Co. in Massena, N.Y., engineers simulated the operation of scrubbers using computational fluid dynamics and discovered a significant gas maldistribution in the absorber. This case study also details how engineers solved the problem, which included selecting new inlet ducting for a tower.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI September 4, 2001

Plant Engineering’s Exclusive 2000 Synthetic Lubricant Guide

Published in July, 2000.

By Plant Engineering Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 2001

Developing a roof asset management program

Why are roofs managed? There are three commonly accepted reasons: keep out precipitation; augment the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system; and protect the owner's investment. The earliest shed roof prevented precipitation from entering the building, and this task is still the primary goal of all steep and low-sloped roofs.

By William J. Hope, PE, RRC, CCS, Exterior Consulting & Roof Management, Albany, NY
HMI, OI June 1, 2001

HMI market sees growth

The global human machine interface (HMI) software market, which exceeded $461 million in 2000, will reach almost $741 million by the end of 2005, according to a newly revised study by ARC Advisory Group. This figure is a compound annual growth rate of 9.9%. The "control system" buying pattern and new technology adoption are causing enormous shifts among suppliers in the HMI market.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 2000

Scanning Your Perspective

Have you ever wondered how some plant engineers have time to surf the web when you barely have time for lunch? This situation brings to mind even more questions: How much time do plant engineers spend using the internet? Where do they go to look for information? For what types of information do they search? Do they make internet purchases and, if so, how do they feel about them? What changes in e-business internet usage do they expect? These questions can be combined into one basic question: "How can you make the best use of the time you spend on the internet?" All good questions. These questions, as well as others, are addressed in an exclusive Plant Engineering magazine survey. This article summarizes the survey results. Time you spend on the internet Plant Engineering magazine asked: "How much time do you spend using web-based tools in a typical work day?" The chart in Fig.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor
HMI, OI November 1, 2000

Hot sites, cool sites: HVAC/R

As the winter heating season moves upon us in earnest, plant engineers' thoughts turn to boilers, fuel supplies, energy costs, and other HVAC/R related topics.

By Jeanine Katzel, Senior Editor
HMI, OI October 1, 2000

Products and jambalaya highlight ISA 2000

8月21日至24日,在美国洛杉矶新奥尔良举行的2000年国际ISA博览会上,白天的温度接近95华氏度,辛辣的克里奥尔菜肴,以及创新的工厂工程和管理产品和2022世界杯八强谁会赢?服务使温度持续升高。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 2000

So many sites, so little time…

As anyone who has ever surfed the web can attest, finding the right information when you need it is an ongoing challenge. New web sites are being launched every day and the volume of information offered continues to explode.

By Jeanine Katzel, Senior Editor, Web Content
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Welding and cutting equipment

New 52-p catalog highlights a complete line of equipment, including power sources, plasma cutters, robotics, and consumables. Major product categories include stick, MIG/Flux-cored, TIG, multiprocess, plasma, and engine-driven welders.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Plastic containers

Product selector guide for polyethylene containers lists UN ratings, colors, dimensions, and closures for a variety of 55-gal. drums. Russell-Stanleywww.russell-stanl

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Oil dryer removes moisture automatically

油烘干机通过早期检测和自动消除水分污染,主动防止设备损坏。该装置连续监测封闭和最小通风系统中的饱和相对湿度(SRH)。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Cool the coils

A complete line of heat exchange products for a wide range of process cooling applications includes coaxial coils, shell and tube chiller barrels, and brazed heat exchangers.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Welding products

焊接和等离子切割产品描述在一个全线,84-p目录。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Free fluid cuts it

Handy kit contains samples of Tapfree Excel, Tapfree 2, CleanTap, and AlumTap cutting and tapping fluids. A recommendation guide lists metal types and materials and performance properties of the products. Winfield Brooks Co., Inc. www.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Air hoists

TCR Series high-performance air hoists are offered in capacities from 1/4-6 tons. The hoists operate quietly with an external muffler, and perform fine feathering movements and precise load spotting with simple controls. Harrington Hoists, Inc.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 2000

Get control of motors

实用指南的电机控制是一个交互式光盘,作为一个培训工具和参考指南。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 2000

Guide targets optimal maintenance of industrial systems

This book addresses maintenance and repair from an engineering perspective.

By Jeanine Katzel
HMI, OI January 1, 2000

Lubricants face price hike in 2000

Plant managers beware: Suppliers of lubricating oils and sealants, as well as purveyors of abrasive products, might be on the hunt for price hikes. Both these industries scored a D grade in the Plant Engineering cost analysis table (opposite page).

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2000

CV power sources

Constant voltage (CV) dc power sources are designed for MIG and flux-cored welding with mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and alloys. Literature describes four models -- CV-250, CV-300, CV-400, and CV-655.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 2000

Face protection

Selection guide makes it easy to choose the proper face protection products for any application. Guidelines for selecting faceshield assembly/frame and visor are listed in handy color-coded charts. MSA www.msanet.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Lighting fundamentals

新的24页小册子提供照明基础知识,光源/灯的特性,测光,计算和照明质量的信息。这些文献为照明系统设计人员实际应用提供了重要的指导。

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Internet advances fosterenterprise asset management solutions

Enterprise asset management (EAM) is not a new concept. Companies of all sizes have long recognized the benefits that result from standardizing maintenance methods, practices, and procedures across the enterprise.

By Robert Kelley
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Duct liner insulation

Ultra*Round spiral duct liner insulation is described in a new 4-p brochure. Physical properties, features, benefits, and installation guidelines are provided in the literature. CertainTeed Corp.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Automation software resources add power and flexibility

Genesis32 6.0 is OPC 2.0 standard compliant.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Data acquisition and instrumentation

The 2000 catalog features more than 320 pp of data acquisition and instrumentation products. Photos illustrate each product, and a selection guide leads readers to the best product for any application.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Dust collector products

产品选择指南提供了一个完整的系列粉尘收集设备的信息。

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1999

Diaphragm pumps

A 40-p pump selection guide features a wide range of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps in sizes from 1/4-3 in. with flow rates from 5-275 gpm. Technical specifications, performance curves, and schematic diagrams are provided for each model.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Building a quality, intranet-based document management system

Before 1997, whenever a manufacturing issue came up or an employee needed to be trained at our plant, someone would head into an office to find the appropriate operating procedure or training manual.

By Scott S. Haraburda
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Intelligence and Wizards simplify data collector use

Microlog CMVA60 vibration data collector/analyzer includes Wizards and on board intelligence to guide users through detection, analysis, and correction of machine problems.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Restraint safely holds nearly all trailers

Global Wheel-Lok vehicle restraint secures virtually all trailer configurations to the loading dock, including those with hydraulic lift gates.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Drain cleaner uses auto feeds

K-40 drain cleaner features a guide hose power feed accessory that does away with whipping cables and leaves the job site cleaner.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Monitoring system requires no field adjustments

Silo Patrol inventory monitoring system provides for reliable measurements in silos and tanks. It features robust design, smart sensor technology, and multi-functional HMI.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Thin client computer cuts HMI and SCADA costs

ThinTerm industrial client computer replaces expensive industrial computers with inexpensive Windows terminals. Unit lets all HMI software run on a single, centrally located server and drastically cuts total cost of ownership for HMI and SCADA systems.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1999

Touch button eases repetitive motion concerns

零力工业触控按钮将人的触控转化为启动操作的电输出。人体工程学设计有助于防止腕管和其他疾病常见的重复使用的操作界面。

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1999

Surfing…

store.intellution.com - IntelliStore from Intellution, Inc., provides services, products, third-party components, and other information to sim- plify more effective purchases for its customers.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1999

Adjustable speed drive has three operating modes

AV-300i adjustable speed drive features a closed loop field oriented control (FOC), sensorless FOC, and Volts/Hertz operating modes. With horsepower ranging from 3/4-200, this compact drive is suitable for a broad range of applications.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1999

Safety resources

Health and safety resource guide offers product information on air purifying respirators, powered and supplied air systems, self-contained breathing apparatus, hearing protection, personal air monitoring systems, and more.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1999

Conveyor chain

双加链,传递产品高达2.5倍的速度与降低噪音的基础链,是在24页的小册子中描述。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1999

Proper handwashing

《正确洗手指南:如何简单有效地对抗细菌》定义了洗手的方式,并提供了洗手的技巧。这本12页的小册子介绍了正确的洗手方法,并解释了市面上可用的洁肤产品种类。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1999

Better searching: Technology and people

If you're like me and many others surfing the internet, you reluctantly rely on search engines to help you find information.

By Len O'Neal
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Behave yourself

A training program covers all aspects of behavior-based safety instruction, from the scientific basis to setting up a successful work place program, through making safety orientation take hold and work.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

HazMat resources

一份目录和资源指南列出了桶、钢制容器、重型溢油甲板和其他用于危险品情况的产品。产品说明书和照片都包含在小册子中。P&D Solutions www.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

This guide gets you boiling

Boiler Comparison Guide evaluates the characteristics of flexible watertube steam boilers to firetube steel, cast iron, and other watertube boilers.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Coil replacement made easy

Coil Sidekick可以准确地现场测量管道、翅片和任何需要更换的线圈的连接。此外,还有一步一步的说明如何更换任何线圈。

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Clean spray painting

Contamination Control Considerations for Paint Spray Applications, Recommended Practice IEST-RP-CC029.1, provides guidelines and recommended procedures for controlling dirt contamination (particles, fibrous material, etc.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Plate heat exchanger

Product guide details design, features, and applications of the Compabloc fully welded plate heat exchanger. The unit is rated for up to 600 F and 450 psig. Alfa Laval Thermal, Inc.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Data acquisition – 1999-08-01

1999年的高性能数据采集解决方案指南介绍了许多系统,包括DAT/AIT记录仪、示波器和动态便携式分析仪。提供产品信息和规格数据。

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Vacuum products

New 124-p catalog presents a complete range of compact, maintenance-free vacuum pumps and ac- cessories. Detailed schematics, application guides, and product feature sections help the user select the right product for an application.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Skin care

What is Healthy Skin? A Guide to Understanding Skin and Skin Wellness examines the role of skin in protecting the body. The 8-p guide also identifies skin hazards and discusses how infection is spread through skin contact.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1999

Touch buttons

Zero-Force touch button line of operator interface devices features a contoured surface that mimics the shape of the palm of a hand, helping eliminate repetitive motion commonly found in standard operator interfaces.

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 1999

Duct heaters

全系列的电动管道加热器,适用于广泛的应用,包括潮湿,灰尘和腐蚀性环境,在64-p目录中有特色。

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1999

Hose and tubing guide

一个目录提供了一个完整的系列热塑性软管和油管更新的详细信息。在包括的63个项目中,18个已经重新配方的化合物提供符合NSF-51, NSF-61和加州第65号提案的要求。

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1999

Spring into action

A new guide provides all the information needed to plan, design, and specify custom springs, wire forms, and stampings.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1999

Pick the perfect joist

A 28-min video serves as an introduction to steel joists and a tool for selection and specification. The tape includes advantages and benefits of steel joists, and describes the four standardized products and how they are used. The video costs $35.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1999

HMI/SCADA automation software supports Windows 98, SQL servers, more

FIX 4.0自动化软件现在具有OPC服务器能力,SQL服务器支持,并支持最新版本的Microsoft Windows 98和NT操作系统。

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1999

Vending machine tampering: How serious?

Some of the world's best inventions are apt to trigger rash outbursts of temper. The computer that acts up, the telephone when it plays the numbers game, and the vending machine that fails to vend, to cite a small sampling.

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

AC drives – 1999-05-01

Full-color guide features the VLT 2800 series ac drives for fractional to 5-hp applications. The guide contains information on performance, adaptability, durability, Logic I/O, and hardware and communcations options offered.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

Stick welding

A 72-p guide to procedures and techniques gives operators a thorough overview of how to create high quality welds in the most cost-effective manner. Topics covered extend from preweld concerns to postweld inspection and troubleshooting.

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

Your total compressor cost may be too high

When users talk about updating their compressed air systems, they often say: "The price is too high!" Why is that? And why is the price always questioned? Maybe cost is not explained well enough.

By Harold H Wagner
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

Chart updates gas concentration limits

更新后的壁挂图“OSHA气体浓度限值和仪器选择指南”给出了时间加权平均(TWA)、短期暴露限值(STEL)和1998年1月1日29cfr规定的上限的信息。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

Labeling guide

全面的全彩色指南包括适当的标签符合TIA/EIA-606标签标准。40-p的参考包括创新的解决方案,使网络布线系统合规。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1999

Shaft alignment simplified

TMEA 1 shaft alignment tool makes accurate machine adjustment simpler and quicker than using traditional methods and equipment. The unit uses four buttons and proven laser alignment techniques.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

Pressure transducers – 1999-04-01

一本20页的手册涵盖了对电容式压力传感器的理解、说明和应用。

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

High-pressure water

水射流工具和系统是56-p目录的主题。介绍的产品类别包括自旋转喷嘴,管切割系统,旋转联轴器,喷嘴和接头,以及动力旋转装置。

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

Casters and wheels

A complete line of casters and wheels is presented in a 112-p catalog. The publication provides complete specifications for thousands of casters and wheels with load capacities from 60-8000-lb each.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

Keep your guard up

Machine Guard Safety video training program explains how various types of equipment prevent accidents and injury. The program comes with a leader's guide, employee quiz, training log, and training certificate. The Marcom Group, Ltd., www.marcomltd.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

Benefits and pitfalls of software for project management

就像今天几乎所有可以想象到的话题一样,由于微处理器技术的影响,项目管理既复杂又简化。

By Jeanine Katzel
HMI, OI April 1, 1999

Vehicle restraint fits most trailers

Global Wheel-Lok vehicle restraint secures virtually all configurations of trailers to the loading dock.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

Rupture discs

一份4-p技术公告解释了当前ASME规范中关于破裂盘应用的内容,以及关于ASME UD代码符号应用的新规则。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

PE sensing

An information-packed 20-p specifier's guide provides detailed information on advanced photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

Particle emission monitor meets EPA guidelines

粉尘测量颗粒发射变送器通过提供可靠和经济的连续监测和检测过滤器故障符合EPA的指导方针。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

Air cleaners

Model OM6000DD air cleaners capture airborne oil mist through a combination of baffle-type oil impingers and special oil mist bag filters. Captured oil goes to the bottom of the unit and out the drain.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

Don’t work in a vacuum

A free 60-p reference guide to industrial vacuum includes sections on terminology and product descriptions. The handbook also includes material on designing an efficient system, pages of drawings showing applications, and glossary of vacuum terms.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1999

Applying double-diaphragm pumps

广泛的气动双隔膜泵指南,检查性能,规格,空气分配系统和配件。各种应用的金属和塑料泵包括在免费的52 p小册子。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1999

Drumming up solutions

鼓处理设备视频指南是许多类型的产品的概述,包括分配器,鼓混频器,鼓推车,手推车,鼓离合器,和旋转。堆叠器定位55加仑。钢桶水平放置在货架上。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1999

Data acquisition – 1999-02-01

A 20-p catalog features popular hardware, software, and interface tools for a variety of industrial automation applications. Automated data collection, time and attendance systems, and operator interfaces/control terminals are the areas of focus.

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1999

Disabled job applicant: Approach gingerly

有时,一个残疾的求职者会让你在决定什么是正确的,什么是合法的,什么是允许的过程中处于中间位置。此外,无论是否残疾,你都要给合格的候选人一个公平的机会。

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Fieldbus

Updated Fieldbus Wiring Design and Installation Guide is filled with information on wiring and troubleshooting a Foundation Fieldbus network. The 40-p publication contains new sections on signaling and determining maximum network segment size.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Wall provides the answer

免费出生只有18英寸高的小家伙。x27 1/2 -in。挂图一边是工业监管机构,另一边是天然气监管机构,并配有产品照片。更小的挂图- 8 /4英寸。X 12 1/2英寸。

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Anchoring systems

A 52-p catalog presents a wide range of anchors in epoxy, mechanical, and cast-in-place types. Selection and calculation guides help determine the type and size of anchor needed. Other useful sections include accessories and troubleshooting.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Welding electrodes

A new 32-p guide makes it easier for welders to determine which stick electrode to use for a particular application. Detailed illustrations and charts help even the most inexperienced welder quickly find needed information.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Create the perfect boiler

Boilerspec web/CD-ROM program can create specifications suited to a project or application.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1999

Gas regulators

An updated brochure on natural gas regulators contains photos, descriptions, and specifications on regulators, slam shuts, and relief valves.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1998

Find the right height

To achieve the highest level of separation efficiency with suspended electro and permanent magnets, they must be positioned the correct distance from the conveyor belt.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1998

Saving compressed air energy

A guide to understanding and measuring the complete cost of generating compressed air, often referred to as the fourth utility, demonstrates that in 125-hp applications the annual cost of electrical power to drive air compressors can be twice the cost of the compressor unit. It outlines easy steps to dramatically increase the efficiency of existing systems. Kaeser Compressors www.kaeser.com.

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1998

Bellows protect linear guides

直线导轨的步行保护波纹管保持长寿命,减少或消除频繁更换和维护问题造成的滥用。

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1998

Order picker

一种新的电动拾取叉车容量为3000磅,在6-p的小册子和6-p的规格指南中介绍。

By Staff
HMI, OI December 1, 1998

Air sampling products

一个完整的空气取样产品系列,包括取样泵,校准器,收集介质和被动取样器,在1999年的目录中有特色。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Calculating pump costs

一个20 p的目录概述了ANSI泵所有权的总成本的因素,包括性能曲线,叶轮设计,密封解决方案,底板安装和选项的广泛介绍。

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Paging, wizards, symbol library enhance control software

Cimplicity HMI version 3.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Automation software suite functions seamlessly

OAenterprise 98 object-based, industrial automation software contains numerous manufacturing-oriented components for the visualization and back-end support of such services as control, HMI, history storage, and alarm management.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Reflectors aid spotting of truck trailers at docks

Guiding Lite2 dock reflectors are an inexpensive approach to spotting truck trailers safely into loading docks. The 4 X 18-in. reflectors feature a microprismatic, retroreflective film that provides an extra bright, luminescent, day and night guide.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Upgrade safety training

"General Awareness" and "Safety Training" video programs contain the latest DOT updates, including information on labeling/placarding, safe handling of hazardous materials, and the Emergency Response Guidebook.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Management software ensures proper lubrication practices

Lube-It 2.5 allows the user to schedule individual lubrication tasks more efficiently, eliminating the possibility of equipment failure due to inadequate lubrication. Software features a Windows interface that guides the user through the scheduling.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

Level transmitter offers superior performance at low cost

Eclipse guided wave radar level transmitter is a loop-powered, 24-V dc, liquid-level transmitter. The enclosure orients dual compartments in the same plane and is angled to maximize ease of wiring, configuration, setup, and data display.

By Staff
HMI, OI November 1, 1998

System Monitors, Controls Data

NetPoiNT provides users with world-class HMI capabilities, gives access to real-time and historical data, and monitors and controls on-going activities from any computer on an enterprise system using a standard web browser.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Matching volts and plugs

NEMA配置挂图说明了插座和插头配置及其额定电流和电压之间的关系。新增的27个。X 19。

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Controls

A 32-p catalog features popular in-stock controls. Included are time delay relays, timing modules, universal timers, alternating relays, three-phase monitors, current sensors, liquid level controls, flashers, and more.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Test equipment – 1998-10-01

关于仪表,示波器,探头,电源和配件的新产品清单和信息在一个24便士的小册子。示波器用户将受益于一个特殊的探针指南。

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Is an employee liable for misconduct off the job?

When Maintenance Foreman Pete Schifflin got word that Grade II Welder Joe Fallon had been convicted of shoplifting at a local department store, he wasn't surprised. Fallon was a slippery character in Schifflin's opinion and not to be trusted.

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Consumer confidence showing signs of strain

There's mounting evidence that the stock market "correction," international financial turmoil, and the personal problems of the President are beginning to weigh on the minds of Americans.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Different strokes

一个自由气缸交叉滑尺提供了方便的转换空气冲程空气弹簧执行机构,以取代液压或气动气缸。

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Interactive selection

A free, 2.0 version CD-ROM interactive caster selection guide makes choosing the correct product fast and easy.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Welding stainless steel

A free guide, Stainless Steels: Properties -- How to Weld Them -- Where to Use Them, provides a comprehensive look at stainless alloys, welding processes, and consumables.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Oiler lubricates pneumatic tools

Pneuguard lubricator improves the performance and service life of pneumatic tools by adding an oil mist to compressed airlines whenever the tool is in operation.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Regulate temperature & pressure

Temperature and Pressure Regulators is a free, 140-p technical handbook that contains selection guides to assist the user in choosing the right regulator for his application.

By Staff
HMI, OI October 1, 1998

Chain hoist works in tight quarters

Loadlifter Series 622 hand chain hoist features a compact design and low headroom, making it simple to install in confined areas. The hoist requires minimum maintenance, and the enclosed housing allows outdoor use.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Don’t get trapped

Steam Trap Selection Guide provides all the required information to pick the technology that best matches the application.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Security is a video away

现场勘测和安装技巧视频介绍电磁锁定系统。这个娱乐和翔实的1小时视频突出了一个典型的位置,从现场调查到系统安装。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Track welder performance

A 4-p color brochure documents the functions of a welder management software program. ASME Welder enables the user to maintain accurate, up-to-date welder performance qualification records and continuity logs.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Respirators

An easy-to-understand selection guide for air-purifying respirators helps in finding the correct product.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Compressed air products

72-p目录和技术指南提供了常见的工业冷却,吹出,清洗,干燥,输送和静电问题的解决方案。

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

Signal interface

Interface products that support signal processing and conditioning, power supplies, and overvoltage protection are featured in a 160-p selection guide.

By Staff
HMI, OI September 1, 1998

雇佣黑人工人能消除种族歧视吗?

When black Stockroom Attendant Anita Shaw complained to Maintenance Supervisor Ben Arnold that Bill Jones, his assistant, was guilty of racist statements, Arnold investigated.

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

你试过换吗?

《Switch Product Data Book》提供了通用、微型和拨码开关的完整规格、工程数据和选择指南。

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Surge protection

Surge protection products for service entrances, branch circuits, and point of use are the subject of a 28-p catalog.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Can you reject an applicant because she’s pregnant?

维修部职员Mary Rheem辞职是因为她要生孩子了。这使得她的主管格雷格·伯恩赛德(Greg Burnside)对部门怀孕的危害极其敏感。管制员是一项很重要的工作,需要大量的培训。

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Fiberscope has two-way articulation

QTCFS26 multiflex fiberscope is supplied with 8-mm dia X 660-mm working length with stay-put shaft, 100-W light source, 5-ft light guide cable, 55-deg field of view, frictionless control for two-way articulation of viewing tip through 240 deg, and DIN eyepiece with diopter adjustment. Q-Tronics Co.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Pressure-sensitive safety mat detects light loads

FF-SM Series safety mat is a pressure-sensitive protective device that uses an infrared modulated light source spread by a fiber optic cable and operates in a positive break light mode. The presence of a load greater than 66.

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Door system easily reinserts panels

durarroll高速门具有柔软的底边,双重安全感光电池,内置抗风,灵活的突破面板,NEMA 4防水控制面板。

By Staff
HMI, OI August 1, 1998

Test equipment – 1998-08-01

A 36-p catalog presents a wide range of electrical testers. Included are DMMs and clamp-ons, analog testers, telecommunications and LAN testers, wire tracers, specialty testers, and accessories.

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 1998

Regulator relief

一本140-p的手册,温度和压力调节器,包含选择指南,以帮助用户选择正确类型的调节器。

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 1998

The scoop on interlock receptacles

一个18便士的宣传册和10分钟的视频描述了机械联锁插座的全线。该套件提供了关于联锁解决方案的宝贵信息,以满足日益强调的安全性、全球规格和OSHA锁定法规。

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 1998

Getting the dirt

一个全面的指南,原理和应用的液压过滤器,解释了为什么和为什么要检测和消除污染的液压系统。

By Staff
HMI, OI July 1, 1998

Virtual handbook of books

Book of Books Update is an online handbook at http:www.books1.com that covers 16 subject areas. Books from 15 leading publishers, including professional societies such as IEE, ASME, ACS, and ASM Intl., are included.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1998

All-organic polymer separates oil and water

KlarAid all-organic polymer coagulant was specifically developed for industrial oil/water separation applications.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1998

Compressed air filtration

A 16-p booklet is a practical guide to help attain reliable, energy-efficient compressed air filtration at minimum cost.

By Staff
HMI, OI June 1, 1998

Compressed air – 1998-06-01

一个8-p指南提供了一步一步的方法来选择和确定空气系统。讨论的六个关键要素是需求、空气质量、供应、储存、分配和布局。包括术语表、经验规则和转换公式。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1998

Can you fire a chronic gambler?

Ed Bonney, a young engineer in the plant engineering department, was rated above average from a performance standpoint, but viewed as a security risk by his boss, Engineering Supervisor Bob Griffin.

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI May 1, 1998

Makeup air heaters

4-p指南介绍了100%热效率系列直燃补充空气加热器如何以最低成本提供压力和温度控制。一个易于阅读的规格图简化了模型的选择。

By Staff
HMI, OI May 1, 1998

Commutator maintenance

An 18-p guide offers detailed text and illustrations for commutator and slip-ring maintenance. Problem identification, troubleshooting, and how-to sections provide instructions for restoring and maintaining contact surfaces.

By Staff
HMI, OI April 1, 1998

Enterprise-wide software challenges plant engineers to expand their influence

Until recently, mentioning the enterprise more than likely conjured up images of a well-known starship. In the last year or so, however, the term enterprise has come to be connected with an entirely different subject: enterprise-wide software.

By Jeanine Katzel
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Hot water boiler burns used oil

Coil Tube Boiler burns used oil to economically heat water for closed loop applications, such as snow melt and wash water. The unit is rated at 280,000 Btu/hr and burns 2 gph. Clean Burn, Inc. www.cleanburn.com

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Hazgas guide

Gas Sensors Handbook provides information on the dangers of hazardous gases, principles of gas detection and monitoring systems, and includes a section on gas sensors and their characteristics and applications. A glossary of terms is included.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Corrosion control

《1998产品指南》是世界上最大的材料降解参考材料汇编。该出版物收录了1000多本防腐蚀书籍、技术标准、软件和相关产品。

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Have mobile space station, will travel

A 36-p pocket guide, The Mobile Space Station, includes detailed specification information relative to mobile and inplant offices, multi-sectional buildings, storage trailers, and storage containers.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Working safer and smarter

Space Optimization Guide provides an objective overview of ergonomic reach zones, workspace layout, and effects of wasted motion.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Choosing long-life pumps

A condensed, full-line catalog contains performance data, specifications and descriptions, color photos, and typical applications for positive displacement pumps.

By Staff
HMI, OI March 1, 1998

Filter cartridges

A complete selection of industrial filter cartridges is described in a 4-p selection guide. Six different filter types are covered in 10, 20, and 30-in. sizes. Hayward Industrial and Commercial Filtration www.thomasregister.com/hayward

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

What’s in an acronym?

电信首字母缩写目录是一个方便的参考指南,经常使用的首字母缩写和缩写在电信行业使用。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

Properly Designed Filtration Systems Keep Plant Air Quality High

With the variety of contaminants that exist in most manufacturing plants, a single type of filtration system or filter medium seldom is universally effective.

By Dean Schneider
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

Watch my hands

Chemrest耐化学品指南是一个综合的计算机程序,常用化学品和适当的手保护每种。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

Checking spills across the country

环保合规专业人员现在有一个节省时间的,更新的参考报告要求—泄漏报告程序指南。

By Staff
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

双重危险:雇员可以因同一罪名被审判两次吗?

After maintenance department Utility Worker Jack Hansen grabbed a female employee's buttocks, tried to embrace her, and talk her into having sex with him despite her struggle to get free, he was fired for sexual harassment.

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI February 1, 1998

Condensate separator boils off water

Condensate separation system offers an efficient, low cost method for isolating lubricant from condensate for easy disposal.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1998

Does a manual constitute an employment contract?

比尔·哈德利是一家工厂工程部门的年轻工程师,6个月前被聘用,他有优点也有缺2022世界杯八强谁会赢?点。但是,当总工程师查利·格雷厄姆认为弊大于利时,格雷厄姆决定让他走。

By Raymond Dreyfack
HMI, OI January 1, 1998

Fasteners

Torx Plus Drive System fasteners are covered by an 8-p technical guide. The publication illustrates everything about the product from bit strength to ultimate torque strength, including comparisons of bits/fasteners and other drive systems. K-Tech Mfg.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1998

How dry I am

Drying Compressed Air explains how to optimize system performance. The 12-p guide discusses methods for drying compressed air, filtration recommendations, techniques on condensation prevention, and types of drying systems. Whatman, Inc.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1998

Getting all the dirt

Filtration Products Master Catalog is a full-color, 174-p publication detailing housings, bags and elements, construction materials, flow rates, and micron ratings.

By Staff
HMI, OI January 1, 1998

Training series improves safety

实用检查系列有四个相互关联的视频模块,指南和工作手册,解释适当的日常演练检查,员工的危害报告,定期的内卫检查,和正式的一般安全与健康检查。

By Staff