Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 30-June 5: Digital transformation and IoT, benefits of using soft starts on ac motors, improving system efficiencies, more
Articles about digital transformation and IoT, benefits of using soft starts on ac motors, improving system efficiencies, finding value in KPI lifecycle, and Big Data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 30-June 5. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from May 30-June, covered digital transformation and IoT, benefits of using soft starts on ac motors, improving system efficiencies, finding value in KPI lifecycle, and Big Data. Link to each article below.
Cisco's sruvey on digital readiness suggest that information technology (IT) leaders around the world are not yet convinced of the industry's ability to drive digital transformation, which is bad news for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Switching your ac motors to include a soft starter may results in an initial payout. Because of the reduced power consumption and maintenance, they will typically pay for themselves very quickly, and the benefits will be fully experienced from that point forward.
Electric motor system efficiency and power electronics are impacting future energy saving opportunities as attention moves from motor efficiency to motor-driven system efficiency.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are part of a lifecycle because KPIs are continuously defined, redefined, and are even sometimes abandoned. Explicitly defining a KPI lifecycle provides an impetus for the development of methods and tools that enhance performance.
In an uncertain market, more oil and gas produces are relying on advanced analytics to make intelligent cost-cutting decisions.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.planengineering.com, May 30-June 5, for articles published within the last two months.
Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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