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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
With all the focus on energy efficiency in manufacturing over the past decade and a half, it’s become common knowledge that motors are the devices responsible for most of the industry’s energy use. Now consider those motors being applied in one of the more energy intensive manufacturing industries—steel making—and you’re looking at some seriously intense...
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GE Brings Its Data Insight to Other OEMs

Using its own internal success with predictive data as a proof point, GE Intelligent Platforms is introducing Equipment Insight to enable smaller OEMs to take advantage of the data in their machines.
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting

Virtual Presentation: Using a real-time tracking system to replace paper-based systems, Bush Brothers discovers major packaging line benefits.
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The Connection Between Instrument Reliability and Reduced Downtime
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Downtime Reduction via Improved Instrument Reliability

Virtual Presentation: How Dow Chemicals' Deer Park facility implemented and maintains an instrument reliability program capable of delivering a 70 percent reduction in downtime.
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Historian Technologies Converge
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Historian Technologies Converge

Software used to analyze process data and machinery vibration have long been characterized by technologies separated by a chasm of seconds versus microseconds.
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Coming Soon: Digital Tally Book for Oil and Gas Installations

Most process field engineers learned to enter notes, parameters and basic instructions in a field tally book.
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Understanding SCADA System Maintainability

“A poorly designed SCADA system can cost as much to upgrade as it did during the initial deployment,” warns Arlin Ginther, business development manager for SCADAvantage from ABB.
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Weidmuller: Surge Detector And Recorder

The Varitector Logger 30 is designed to detect transient surges over 50 A in ground circuits of industrial control systems.
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award
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Dow Chemical Wins HART Plant Award

Dow’s specialty chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, was given the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award for its reliability improvement program that involved monitoring critical control valves.
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Manage Reliability to Keep Your Assets Ticking

Use the information from your production equipment to overhaul your asset management and maintenance practices, becoming more proactive and decreasing unplanned downtime.
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Telcos Becoming More Prominent in Manufacturing
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Telcos to Play More Prominent Role in Manufacturing

Expanding use of Ethernet to connect machines, devices, and entire systems to each other and to operators is leading telcos to become more heavily involved in manufacturing, starting with remote maint
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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Asset Reliability a Performance Indicator

The methodologies for managing assets to ensure reliable performance first began to be developed by the airline and power industries and the U.S. military in the 1970s.
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Managing for Reliability Key to Asset Performance

The powerful combination of smart devices and communication networks has great potential for helping industrial plants achieve significant gains in productivity and efficiency.
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Turck: Overmolded M40 Connectors

These overmolded M40 powerfast connectors deliver durable power connectivity in demanding environments.
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Phoenix Contact: Basic Electronic Monitoring Relays

The EMD-BL comes in smaller package and is available with push-in technology.
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Honeywell: Alarm Management Software

DynAMo Alarm Suite reduces the overall number of alarms while helping operators focus and respond to those most critical.
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ISA Names Beamex as Calibration Partner

ISA and Beamex will provide and develop a range of calibration resources for members and customers.
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Rockwell to Acquire vMonitor

The acquisition will add wireless wellhead monitoring, among other products, to Rockwell Automation’s toolbox, giving it a further step into the oil and gas industry.
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Equipment Complaints as Diagnostic Clues

The latest generation of diagnostic and prognostic technology can monitor and analyze such clues so you can apply the right dose of preventive maintenance early enough to cut costs, extend service lif
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