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Problem Solvers

High-Speed Vision Sensors Cognex Corporation now offers the In- Sight® 5600 series of vision sensors. This new line features the same design as the In-Sight 5400 series, but has double the processing speed and memory. Included in the product line is the standard (640×480) resolutionas well as the two-megapixel (1600×1200) models for performance in high-speed […]

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Viewpoint: Top Management Culture Change

My grandmother used to say “Nice words are seldom true and true words are seldom nice.” I do not sell engineering services, hardware or computer systems, so I do not need to be nice. In my role as an adviser and consultant, I must be honest. This means that I often must tell organizations what […]

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The Rise & Decline Of U.S. Auto Manufacturing

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor While the U.S. automotive industry is enduring one of the most challenging eras in its history, foreign nameplate auto manufacturers in the U.S. appear to be flourishing. This reminds me of a similar situation: the rise and decline of the British automotive industry. In the years following World War II (the […]

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Soution Spotlight: Zooming Technology

Municipal supervisors are increasingly turning to zooming, a pipeline inspection technique that delivers quick, comprehensive information about pipe condition using inexpensive equipment and few personnel. The goal of zooming is to rapidly classify infrastructure as either satisfactory or in need of maintenance, mapping, rehab or additional CCTV inspection. These classifications allow a supervisor to prioritize […]

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Field Balancing

For sure. It’s not good for every situation. When it is and when it’s done right, downtime can be reduced and dollars can be saved. Today’s business environment, with its emphasis on maximizing plant output and efficiency, demands that machinery downtime be minimized. Excessive vibration adversely impacts the health of the affected machine and can […]

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The Maintenance/Engineering Partnership

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Technically, the Engineering department is the closest relative to the Maintenance department. Examining each other’s role in the context of equipment life cycle management portrays a definitive, closely related directive. Maintenance is charged with the primary role of providing equipment availability, reliability and capacity (throughput) in accordance with the engineering and […]

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Is Your Electrical PPE Adequate?

Despite the great strides that have been made over the years to get workers into safer clothing, researchers still want to know what level of thermal protection is safe enough. The last 15 years have seen tremendous progress in protecting workers against the heat energy associated with arc fl ash. One major area of improvement […]

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Maintenance Audits Improve Maintenance Business Performance

Be sure to assess and benchmark all aspects of your Maintenance function. Last month, in part I of this two-part article, readers again were reminded of the fact that improvements in Maintenance performance and equipment reliability have a direct link to a company’s bottom line. The article then went on to detail how assessing and […]

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