Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 21-27: Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, skilled workers and apprenticeships, more
Articles about the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, and maintenance and the IIoT were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 21-27. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 21-27, covered the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, and maintenance and the IIoT. Link to each article below.
The 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 are a dedicated group of engineers that give hope to the future of manufacturing.
Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.
As aircraft-engine maker Pratt & Whitney looks to ramp-up engine production to a level that the company hasn't seen in decades, it has committed significant resources to modernizing its manufacturing processes and expanding its assembly and supply chain operations.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
Frost & Sullivan study finds maintenance improvement can drive greater profitability.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 21-27, 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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