Plant Automation

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Business of Engineering October 15, 2020

Equipment finance confidence drops slightly in October

The equipment finance market's confidence dropped to 55.0 in October, as concerns about the economy's long-term health remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Equipment Leasing & Finance Association
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Business of Engineering October 12, 2020

Manufacturing orders slide in August

Manufacturing orders totaled under $300 million in August according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), which is down more than 20% from the same period in 2019.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
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Automation September 25, 2020

Automated container terminal streamlines U.S. supply chain

The TraPac San Pedro Bay facility in Los Angeles is the first automated container terminal in North America, bringing more goods through the same footprint, with faster truck turn times and a 90% reduction in emissions

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: Propane Education & Research Council
Material Handling October 1, 2020

Fundamentals of forklift safety

Keep employees safe and productive by reinforcing these safety reminders

By Matt McDonald
Physical Plant plumbers open a wastewater sampler from a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance site on campus to remove a sample for testing. Courtesy: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Safety September 9, 2020

Wastewater treatment teams searching for COVID-19

Researchers are sifting through raw sewage in wastewater treatment facilities for traces of COVID-19 to find out how it spreads.

By Kelly April Tyrrell
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 18, 2020

Cybersecurity is the optimal route to smart manufacturing

Emilie Lerche Fenger and Marco Zampolli explain the importance of a cybersecurity strategy in digital plants.

By Emilie Lerche Fenger and Marco Zampolli
Courtesy: Posital Fraba
Sensors, Vision October 16, 2020

How hollow-shaft encoders break the multi-turn barrier

Adding multi-turn measurement capabilities to hollow-shaft encoders used to be challenging, but adding a Wiegand wire system makes it easier and expands usable applications, including robotics.

By Christian Fell