Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 25-31: Manufacturing maintenance practices, proactive maintenance approach, light control research, more
Articles about manufacturing maintenance practices, a proactive approach to maintenance, light control research, Industry 4.0 and IIoT risks, and reliability function potential were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, May 25-31. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for May 25-31, covered manufacturing maintenance practices, a proactive approach to maintenance, light control research, Industry 4.0 and IIoT risks, and reliability function potential. Link to each article below.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
2. Use your senses to build a proactive approach to maintenance
When touring your plant floor, make sure to get close to your equipment, workers.
Researchers at MIT have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves using a layer of one-atom-thick graphene deposited on top of a similar 2-D layer of a material called hexagonal boron nitride (hBN).
Ubisense VP Adrian Jennings discusses the need to go slow in moving manufacturing away from manual systems to an integrated production system.
It is about time to disconnect the reliability function from maintenance and make it an autonomous external entity, focusing on asset reliability at every level in the Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM).
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 25-31, 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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