Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 26-January 1: Control panel questions, Product of the Year Finalists, OSHA fines auto supplier, more
Articles about control panel questions, the 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, OSHA fining an auto supplier, using APC, and the 2016 Top Plant were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 26-January 1. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from December 26-January 1, covered control panel questions, 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, OSHA fining an auto supplier, using APC, and the 2016 Top Plant. Link to each article below.
Take the time to ensure control panels aren't just a commodity for projects to maximize efficiency.
View the 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year.
Agency critical of Kia, Hyundai for ignoring potential safety issues.
In the chemical industry, advanced process control (APC) is the formula for reaching higher levels of operational excellence. See 10 APC opportunities, including 3%-5% capacities gain and 3%-15% energy savings.
While much of the U.S. automotive industry was struggling to survive the aftermath of the most recent recession, MFC Netform, the 2016 Plant Engineering Top Plant winner, held its own.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 26-January 1, 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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