Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 11-17: 2016 Maintenance Study, data-driven maintenance, Product of the Year Winners, more
Articles about the 2016 Maintenance Study, data-driven maintenance, 2015 Product of the Year Winners, balancing preventive maintenance workload, and defining maintenance data value to gain IIoT benefits were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles from April 11-17, covered the 2016 Maintenance Study, data-driven maintenance, 2015 Product of the Year Winners, balancing preventive maintenance workload, and defining maintenance data value to gain IIoT benefits. Link to each article below.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries.
Today, industry wants more efficient solutions. Plant personnel have to use data to determine when problems start, instead of waiting until the equipment is offline or has approached an alarm limit. Acting early will allow customers the time to make better economic decisions.
Plant Engineering's 2015 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 52 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2016 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.
Are you tired of that month, quarter or year-end crunch to get your preventive maintenance (PM) work done? In this article, learn how to balance your PM workload and the fundamentals of the five step process.
Maintenance offers great potential value in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Getting the right data to the right worker at the right time can head off potential problems and point the way to more uptime.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, April 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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