Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 9-15: ac motor repair, lean manufacturing’s ingredients, industrial Internet on the factory floor, more
Articles about ac motor repair, lean manufacturing’s two key ingredients, the industrial Internet on the factory floor, top 5 signs of reliable plant, and expanding the maintenance toolkit were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, March 9-15. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Mar. 9-15, covered ac motor repair, lean manufacturing's two key ingredients, the industrial Internet on the factory floor, top 5 signs of reliable plant, and expanding the maintenance toolkit. Link to each article below.
The only national standard for repair of motors and generators is ANSI/EASA AR100-2010: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (AR100).
Lean programs usually begin with good intentions. But sustaining the effort is the biggest challenge.
The Industrial Internet Consortium Test Bed, the "Track and Trace" development, is designed to drive forward tool connectivity to improve industrial manufacturing and bring the industrial Internet onto the factory floor.
Having visited hundreds of manufacturing plants in the last 15 years, someone recently asked me if there were any traits the most reliable plants all had in common.
OSHA standards Effective as of January 1, the new OSHA standards are designed to help improve workplace safety, in light of statistics showing more than 4,000 workers killed on the job in 2013.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, March 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.
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