Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 7-13: Manufacturing industry, Cognitive computing, Getting the right data, more
Articles about the manufacturing industry, cognitive computing, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for March 7-13, covered the manufacturing industry, cognitive computing, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Link to each article below.
Economist Alan Beaulieu said that the manufacturing industry will continue to grow throughout 2016 as oil prices stabilize.
The idea of cognitive computing demonstrated by IBM's Watson on a game show can be used to help solve the complex problem of complex data in an increasingly complex world.
In an era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Frontier Technology Inc.'s (FTI) skill set seemed like a great match for the manufacturing sector.
Bentley Systems CEO, Greg Bentley, discussed how the convergence of information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and engineering technology (ET) is enabling owner-operators to go beyond asset performance monitoring to asset performance modeling.
The integration of predictive maintenance (PdM) and the data generated through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is expected to pinpoint impending outages before they occur, speed up overhaul processes and avoid production outages.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 7-13, 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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