Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 20-26: Building safety into maintenance, preventive maintenance, welding helmets, more
Articles about building maintenance into safety, setting up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program, welding helmets, and determining a motor’s actual load, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, October 20-26. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 20-26, covered building maintenance into safety, setting up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program, welding helmets, and determining a motor's actual load, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40. Link to each article below.
There are a lot of safeguarding devices that are not properly applied or not securely fastened, bypassed, or damaged that could be remedied during a regular maintenance inspection.
2. Checklist: Set up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program
Here are a few tips for creating an effective preventive maintenance system on your plant floor.
3. Balance safety, productivity and comfort when choosing a welding helmet
A welder is only as effective as the level of personal protection he or she is getting on the job, and the helmet is one of the most important components in a welder's arsenal of personal protective equipment.
4. Keeping it simple: Steps to determine motor's actual load
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.
5. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, October 20-26, 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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