Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 28 to January 3: Preventive maintenance program, why preventive maintenance fails, IIoT technologies, more
Articles about preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, IIoT technologies, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and Obama to open Hannover Messe were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 28 to January 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 28-Jan 3, covered preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, IIoT technologies, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and Obama to open Hannover Messe. 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.
ARC Advisory Group analyst Greg Gorbach offers 10 trends for 2016 with a focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its continuing impact on the manufacturing structure and strategy.
Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and votes.
President will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in opening ceremonies, show tour on April 24-25.
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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