Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 17-23: Big data technologies, preventive maintenance strategies, hands-on manufacturing, more
Articles about big data and sensor data collection, achieving world-class preventive maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and five VFD myths were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 17-23. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 17-23, covered big data and sensor data collection, achieving world-class preventive maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and five VFD myths. Link to each article below.
As more companies realize the benefits, new sensor and data collection technologies are moving from the lab into the real world—downhole, in the air, and at sea.
Consider these five strategies to help your team establish a world-class preventive maintenance program and experience the resulting operational gains.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will spark a plant floor revolution. Here's how to get ready for it.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 17-23, 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.
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