Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 10-16: Determining a motor’s load, maintenance manufacturing traits, innovation as management, more
Articles about determining a motor’s load, 10 traits of high maintenance manufacturing organizations, innovation as a management process, automation controllers for real-time monitoring and efficiency, and the four tiers of growth in Lean manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, November 10-16. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 10-16, covered determining a motor's load, 10 traits of high maintenance manufacturing organizations, innovation as a management process, automation controllers for real-time monitoring and efficiency, and the four tiers of growth in Lean manufacturing. Link to each article below.
Oversized motors cost more to operate-sometimes a lot more. Fortunately, there's a simple procedure for determining the actual hp required by a load, without expensive equipment or engineering.
What are the traits of a high maintenance manufacturing organization or facilities? Let's look at 10 of the 13 categories from the article but in the context of manufacturing and reliability.
Want light bulbs to go off? Create a way to encourage, act on new ideas.
Parker Hannifin displayed more than 15 product lines appropriate to the packaging markets, at the Pack Expo in Chicago.
Manufacturer builds daily management into continuous improvement process.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, November 10-16, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.
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