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feature | voice from the field

Designing to Meet

Fluid-Flow
Challenges

Special-project engineer Edward Hazinski has helped
his Plast-O-Matic Valve customers solve reliability and
efficiency issues for almost four decades.

ED'S
CREDENTIALS
 Bachelor of Science degree in
mechanical engineering from New
Jersey Institute of Technology
 Associate of Applied Science
degree in machine-tool technology
from the City College of New York,
now the State College of New York
 Certificate for more than 1,500
hours of technical training in
machine shop
 Several training courses for CNC
machinery and software and
management.

ED'S BEST ADVICE
FOR R&M PROFESSIONALS
"Never abuse the equipment
and make sure it is always
used within its recommended
limitations."

OCTOBER 2017

Michelle Segrest, Contributing Editor

EDWARD HAZINSKI VIVIDLY
remembers the first time he walked
into a manufacturing facility. "It was
the late 1970s and it impressed me
that there were dozens of operators
turning handles, assembling parts, and
cranking knobs on all the machinery,"
he said.
Now, after nearly four decades
working in manufacturing as a design
engineer, the general manufacturing
plant looks much different. "Now you
see a few guys sitting in a control room
that looks something like a space ship,"
he explained. "Everything is automated. Robotics are everywhere. Now,
practically anything that is manufactured is controlled by computers."
Hazinski is the special-projects
engineer at Plast-O-Matic Valve Inc.
in Cedar Grove, NJ. In addition to in-

venting and designing new equipment,
he also spends a lot of time visiting his
customers' manufacturing plants to
help them solve problems with their
valves and other equipment. As his experience and knowledge have grown,
so have the capabilities of general
manufacturing.
For example, the advent of CNC
(computer-numeric control) machining has changed the course of manufacturing, along with electronics and
remote monitoring. He witnessed this
in a recent tour of the Newark, NJ,
Budweiser plant.
"It was amazing. This is a huge facility with things moving in every direction," Hazinski said. "There are bottle
caps moving down an assembly line so
fast it seems like they are coming out
of a machine gun. All these machines
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant October 2017

Editorial
Implementations
Profitable Reliability Control On Your Horizon
Experts Provide IIoT Insights
Integrating Automation Into Shade Manufacturing
Fluid-Flow Challenges
Looking For Failure In All The Wrong Places
Closer Human/Robot Collaboration
Note These Causes Of Motor Failure
Reliable Pumping Supplement: Food & Beverage Processing
On The Floor
Uptime
IIoT
Pump 'Cavitation' Might Not Be
Never Too Late For Basic Navigation
Audit or Assess? Understand The Difference
A Perfect Pair: Barcodes and Your CMMS
Lubrication Strategies
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Efficiency Insight
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Cover1
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Cover2
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - 7
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Editorial
Efficient Plant October 2017 - 9
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Implementations
Efficient Plant October 2017 - 11
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Profitable Reliability Control On Your Horizon
Efficient Plant October 2017 - 13
Efficient Plant October 2017 - 14
Efficient Plant October 2017 - 15
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Experts Provide IIoT Insights
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Integrating Automation Into Shade Manufacturing
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Integrating Automation Into Shade Manufacturing
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Fluid-Flow Challenges
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Looking For Failure In All The Wrong Places
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Closer Human/Robot Collaboration
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Note These Causes Of Motor Failure
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Reliable Pumping Supplement: Food & Beverage Processing
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Uptime
Efficient Plant October 2017 - IIoT
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Pump 'Cavitation' Might Not Be
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Never Too Late For Basic Navigation
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Audit or Assess? Understand The Difference
Efficient Plant October 2017 - A Perfect Pair: Barcodes and Your CMMS
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Lubrication Strategies
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Products
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Efficient Plant October 2017 - Ad Index
Efficient Plant October 2017 - Showcase
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