Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 21-27: Preventive maintenance program, why preventive maintenance fails, 2015 Top Plant winner, more
Articles about preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, the 2015 Top Plant Winner, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and data being used as currency were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 21-27. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 21-27, covered preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance programs when they fail, the 2015 Top Plant winner, the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, and data being used as currency. Link to each article below.
Six steps for creating an effective efficient and sustainable preventive maintenance program for your facility.
Preventive maintenance (PM) should not be confused with predictive maintenance (PdM), which is a series of dynamic inspections of machine components while the machines are operating in their normal production modes. The first part of a 3-part series explains what great preventive maintenance programs should include.
Phoenix Contact: From cordsets and terminal blocks to industrial wireless, process infrastructure, and PC products, the company has evolved from a value-add assembly facility to a growing world-wide manufacturing hub.
Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and votes.
It is an era of rich data in manufacturing, and the companies that can harness that data will enrich themselves and their plants.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 21-27, 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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