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Which one is counterfeit?
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The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing problem, estimated to be 5% to 7% of world trade, or about $600 billion each year. Counterfeit health and safety products such as electrical and electronic products now occupy second place after pharmaceuticals on the list of those most frequently... Read More

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Do not ignore those recurring errors in manufacturing or processing
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You know the manufacturing automation or process control errors we are talking about: The nagging errors in the log that don’t seem to go away. The system is “running fine” but there’s a tag in the... Read More

Managing alarms effectively
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Has managing alarms at your facility become a problem? Are operators missing critical alarms that could lead to unscheduled downtime or incidents because they’re inundated with too many low-priority... Read More

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Hacked without knowing it
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It is hard not to be afraid, maybe very afraid. Recent news articles and security analyst reports have listed the types of attacks and illicit information gathering directed against manufacturing... Read More

Safety: Risk management
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Risk assessment and risk management plans help with industrial safety and machine safety efforts, using standards, processes, hardware, software, and continual education. Control Engineering May 2013... Read More

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Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business
Machine Safety: Identify machine safety standards for your business

Why is it important in the United States to identify machine safety standards for your business? I... Read More

Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding industrial safety... Read More

Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600% since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

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