Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 5-December 11: 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD's with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, more
Articles about 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD's with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, diagnosing bearing failures, and a 2016 Maintenance Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 5-December 11. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from December 5-December 11, covered 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD's with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, diagnosing bearing failures, and a 2016 Maintenance Study. Link to each article below.
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End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applications where a standard-induction motor is in place. There are a few areas of concern involving misapplication of a standard induction motor.
The automotive industry has made many technological and safety enhancements, which can be applied to other industries. See five advances and advice on traceability and data collection, upgrades, machine vision, robotics, and safety systems.
Take a 'CSI' approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 5-December 11, 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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