Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, July 20-26: Understanding efficiency problems, data and analytics, zero-net energy, more
Articles about understanding efficiency problems, data services and manufacturing analytics, a zero-net case study, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and preventing food plant electrical system malfunctions were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, July 20-26. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 20-26, covered understanding efficiency problems, data services and manufacturing analytics, a zero-net case study, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and preventing food plant electrical system malfunctions. Link to each article below.
If Lean manufacturing is initiated with the wrong problems in mind, the problem is exacerbated rather than improved. Here are ten questions aimed at helping uncover the true source of causes.
Increase data flow and analytics while decreasing risk of cyber security intrusions, by using services, according to experts in cloud-based manufacturing services, cyber security, and digital factories. These are building blocks of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things.
The John W. Olver Transit Center zero-net energy (ZNE) project is a high-performance building designed with reduced energy loads, passive design strategies, maximized efficiency of mechanical and electrical systems, and on-site power generation.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
The electrical system is sometimes overlook at food processing facilities. Here are three ways to maintain the plant's electrical well-being and prevent potential malfunctions and safety hazards.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, July 20-26, 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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey