Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 7-13: Maintenance and the IIoT, skilled workers and apprenticeships, manufacturing maintenance practices, more
Articles about maintenance and the IIoT, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, predicting equipment lifecycle, and optimizing electrical systems were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 7-13. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 7-13, covered maintenance and the IIoT, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, predicting equipment lifecycle, and optimizing electrical systems. Link to each article below.
Frost & Sullivan study finds maintenance improvement can drive greater profitability.
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.
A well-managed obsolescence management system safeguards a company from the aforementioned issues. Here are seven steps in using the system to predict equipment lifecycle.
New technology, new works will expand the use of condition monitoring.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 7-13, for articles published within the last two months.
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