Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 3-9, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, March 3-9, 2014, including articles about PLCs, VFDs, big data, the rebirth of manufacturing, and CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers mobile application.
Stick with your architecture and remember to reuse your code.
Variable frequency drives can reduce energy consumption, improve real-time control, and lengthen motor life. Selecting the right one for your application requires asking the correct questions.
The digital revolution, globalization, and market forces are upending the manufacturing industry, causing manufacturers to face unprecedented challenges.
Three manufacturing-association presidents, NTMA, PMA, and AMT, discuss ways to ensure the manufacturing sector’s long-term growth.
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS, created by various companies. We’ve organized apps by category, company, and type. This month, gain access to our vision category.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.