Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 21-27: diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, more
Articles about diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, the economy's effect on the manufacturing industry, and choosing the right PLC panel were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 21-27. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from November 21-27, covered diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, the economy's effect on the manufacturing industry, and choosing the right PLC panel. Link to each article below.
Take a 'CSI' approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.
View the 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year
There is real potential for injury or death associated with electrical accidents and it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid these dangers.
Manufacturers will have to continue to improve the efficiency of processing equipment and techniques in order to keep up with the economy's attitudes and expectations.
Programming logic controller (PLC) panels come in almost every shape and size with some of them being freestanding and others being wall-mounted and choosing the right solution for a particular application can be difficult.
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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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