Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 25-31: GM plant revival, changing plant floor, asset management laws, more
Articles about a GM plant’s revival in Michigan, the changing plant floor, the three laws of asset management, effectively maintaining your steam system, and delivering data from the plant floor were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 25-31. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
1. From bankruptcy to rebirth
In a summer of turmoil at GM, one Michigan plant keeps building on its second chance.
2. The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT
Connectivity improvements are poised to transform manufacturing.
3. The three laws of asset management
How manufacturers can benefit from the adoption of ISO 55000.
4. 5 tips to effectively maintain your steam system
Here are five basic tips that everyone could be applying to increase productivity and achieve more 'bang for their buck' when it comes to steam systems.
5. Delivering data from the plant floor
Digital technology brings asset performance information throughout the enterprise with the ubiquity of cloud technology, improved analytics, and increased mobility driving productivity throughout manufacturing industries.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 25-31, 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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