Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 16-22: Additive manufacturing, three pillars of OEE, facility maintenance planning, more
Articles about additive manufacturing, OEE pillars, facility maintenance planning, false positives in HiPot testing, and Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, February 16-22. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 16-22, covered additive manufacturing, OEE pillars, facility maintenance planning, false positives in HiPot testing, and Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Link to each article below.
Technology makes new materials, new designs possible.
Build technical, process, and supervisory skills to gain operational knowledge.
Every organization should use either a CMMS or work order management system to manage preventative maintenance work requests. However, facilities maintenance planning and scheduling effort may not always be delivered as intended.
In ac high-potential testing, watch your internal pressure.
Factories can become smarter through the application of tools used for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things initiatives, according to Aurelio Banda, Beckhoff Automation.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, February 16-22, for articles published within the last two months.
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