Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 11-17: Preventive maintenance best practice and programs, Fixing preventive maintenance, more.
Articles about the best practices in preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, Obama to open Hannover Messe, and how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants were Plant Engineering;s five most clicked articles from last week, January 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 11-17, covered the best practices in preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, Obama to open Hannover Messe, and how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants. Link to each article below.
Companies with well-planned preventive maintenance (PM) programs enjoy minimal unplanned downtime, minimal spare parts cost, minimal manufacturing interruptions from breakdowns, maximum manufacturing times, maximum product quality, and longer machine life spans.
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.
President will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in opening ceremonies, show tour on April 24-25.
Key takeaways from the Food Processing webinar on how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 11-17, 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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