Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 23 to March 1: Reliability centered maintenance, plant operations and designers, Internet of Things in manufacturing, more
Articles about reliability centered maintenance, plant operations and designers, the Internet of Things in manufacturing, machine vision and robotics, and facilities maintenance and planning were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, February 23 to March 1. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 23-Mar. 1, reliability centered maintenance, plant operations and designers, the Internet of Things in manufacturing, machine vision and robotics, and facilities maintenance and planning. Link to each article below.
See these five suggestions to make sure that your reliability centered maintenance and equipment maintenance plans are successful.
Marriage of CapEx and OpEx the best way to leverage design data, experts says.
Think: The connected machine. Industrie 4.0 and IoT in manufacturing are about connecting machines (to each other, to expert systems, and to management execution systems) to get more actionable information using intelligent devices at lower levels of the system architecture.
Engineers from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. discussed technology advances needed for next-generation machine vision to help robotics and motion control.
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.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, February 23 to March 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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