Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 6-12: Annual IR scans, flexible automation, improved productivity, more
Articles about implementing annual IR scans, flexible automation drivers, improved productivity, optimize energy consumption, and improving power factor were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 6-12. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from Mar. 6-12, covered articles about implementing annual IR scans, flexible automation drivers, improved productivity, optimize energy consumption, and improving power factor. Link to each article below.
Performing an annual infrared (IR) scan helps secure assets and also prevents downtime and disastrous equipment.
Technology advances designed specifically for industrial automation have made it easier to design and implement flexible automation. And companies are seeing numerous benefits from using the new applications.
Four ways to reorganize your people and processes will keep assets operating at longer intervals, which will increase productivity and make the workplace safer.
Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as utilizing energy bills, conserving water, saving electricity through strategic placement, and other small, but helpful tips that go a long way to improving efficiency in many ways.
Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system. Improved power factor will increase the distribution system’s efficiency and reduce energy costs associated with low power factor penalties.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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