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July 11, 2017
Karen Nwal, Marketing Coordinator

On June 8, Rumsey hosted its first ever Hatfield Cruise Night. We had the opportunity to get together with our customers in a fun atmosphere while sharing a common passion for classic cars and motorcycles. In all, about 30 of our customers came and showed their cars off.

plant safety
machine safety
IT infrastructure
operations technology
Internet of Things
manufacturing growth
June 28, 2017
Lee Lane. Rockwell Automation

As organizations implement connected, information-enabled architectures to improve productivity, efficiency and safety that means industrial se

June 28, 2017
Mike Lorbiecki, IFS North America

In the U.S., federal law states food manufacturers, not the Food and Drug Administration, are responsible for ensuring that products are safe, sanitary and pro

plant safety
June 21, 2017
Bill Stone, Rockwell Automation, Area Manager, Safety, Industrial Controls

From a purely functional point of view the more efficiently a machine performs its task of processing material then the better it is.  But, in order for a machine to be viable it must also be safe.  Safety therefore must be regarded as a crucial component of machine design and considere

Control Engineering
discrete sensors
process sensors
machine control
pressure sensors
machine level
process control
June 16, 2017
Frank Lamb, Automation Primer

Most engineers who specify equipment think of sensors as discrete or analog devices, proxies or photoelectrics, flow or pressure sensors, thermocouples an

June 14, 2017
John Kinsey, Industrial Control, Safety and Sensor Specialist

Once you have invested in safety controls for machines and conveying systems, you may wonder if there is any reason to upgrade or change it down the road – does safety technology change too?  The answer is yes, and the new Guardmaster Lifeline 5 safety switch that Rockwell just released is a

machine safety
plant safety
industrial control systems
best practices
codes and standards
June 1, 2017
Gregory Hale, ISSSource

Industrial control systems (ICS), much to the industry’s chagrin, are not immune to data breaches, ransomware attacks, viruses, malware, insid

Plant Engineering
maintenance and management
plant safety
worker safety
reactive maintenance
corrective maintenance
process management
technical model
capabilities engine
mindsets and behaviors
June 1, 2017
Stuart Grant, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

In today's rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive global economy, companies are under tremendous pressure to function at the peak of performance,

Smart Devices
May 19, 2017
Tony Kaminiski, Industrial Control & Drive Specialist.

How do you “future-proof” your daily plant electrical purchases and exactly what does that mean?

We’ve had discussions here at Rumsey about that phrase and some don’t like it… I mean, “bullet-proof” and “fire-proof” are meant to prevent ‘bad’ things from damaging us...

System Integrators
May 16, 2017
Julia Santogatta & Rockwell Automation

As you are probably well aware, this past weekend provided a sizable scare for corporations and IT departments around the world.