Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 23-29: Product of the Year Finalists; PACs, PLCs, IPCs; 2015 Maintenance Study; more
Articles about he 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 23-29, covered the 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study. Link to each article below.
Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and your votes.
There are three common types of machine or process controllers: PLCs, PACs, and IPCs. Here's how to select the best one for your application.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study identified nine important high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.
A situation analysis is a major focus of the manufacturing analysis, servings as an in-depth look at the physical layout of the facility. Here are six elements of a thorough situation analysis.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 23-29, 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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