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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
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
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
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication October 5, 2020

Grease chemistry is governed by thickener structure

Know the kinds of grease and laws that govern their use

By Jeanna Van Rensselar
Courtesy: Beltran Technologies
Events and Awards September 28, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 21-27, 2020

Articles about the Leaders Under 40 winners, electrostatic precipitators, edge I/O, 3-phase squirrel cage motors and hydrogen's growing importance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: ABB news release
Pumps October 4, 2020

Process sensors, wireless transmitters, help pump diagnostics

Applying vibration and temperature sensors with wireless transmitters, paired to local or cloud diagnostics, can help keep pumps running safely and reliably. 

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: SMB Bearings
Gears and Bearings October 6, 2020

Understand the capabilities of polymer 3-D printing

Discover the manufacturing potential of 3-D printed bearings

By Chris Johnson
Courtesy: Swagelok
Maintenance September 4, 2020

Select and specify efficient, accurate grab sampling systems

How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design

By Matt Dixon