Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 9-15: Counterfeit products, selecting and applying VFDs, cadence for failure analysis, more
Articles about avoiding counterfeit products, selecting and applying VFDs, setting a cadence for failure analysis, signs your company doesn’t get reliability, and how to save energy were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, February 9-15. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 9-15, covered avoiding counterfeit products, selecting and applying VFDs, setting a cadence for failure analysis, signs your company doesn't get reliability, and how to save energy. Link to each article below.
Eaton expands its participation in industry educational campaign.
Clear understanding of the application, noise sources, and configuration parameters ensures peak variable speed drive (VFD) performance, efficiency, and reliability.
I have decided to address this topic because I believe that we are leaving a lot of value on the table with our failure analysis (RCFA, RCA, Problem Solving, 8D) efforts. Here is what I see when I interact with maintenance organizations (some or all of these may apply to you).
In honor of the new year, I have listed some of the sure-fire signs that your company may not be ready for reliability.
One of the most important factors to saving energy in the industrial environment is to obtain the knowledge that equipment is running, and how well the shafts and rollers are moving.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, February 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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