Educational February 18, 2019

2018 Salary Survey: Juggling priorities in challenging times

Manufacturing opens 2019 juggling the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from global trade issues to an aging workforce to a changing plant floor.

By Bob Vavra
Educational February 18, 2019

2018 Salary Survey: Skilled worker shortage, challenges

Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.

By Bob Vavra
Electrical, Power February 11, 2019

Pick the right wiring for the right application

Plugs, connectors have different uses in different environments.

By Jeff Seabury
Maintenance Strategy February 8, 2019

Conveyor maintenance delivers reliability

A mix of strategies can keep the supply chain operating effectively

By Kate Nadeau
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 6, 2019

Future plant design links data, operations

Manufacturers are ready to invest in next-gen digital production.

By Dr. Keshab Panda
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Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.
Maintenance February 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data's role in manufacturing's future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Cybersecurity February 17, 2019

Four cybersecurity questions to ask during digital transformation process

Cybersecurity is a major concern during digital transformation and companies should be asking plenty of questions about how prepared everyone is.

By Eric Kimberling
Beckhoff Automation LLC has selected Kevin Barker as the company's new president. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Automation February 14, 2019

Automation company selects new president

Beckhoff Automation LLC has selected Kevin Barker as the company's new president, taking over for Aurelio Banda, who led the Minnesota-based company for four years.

By Beckhoff Automation
Motion Industries acquired Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company. Courtesy: Axis New England/Axis New York, Motion Industries
Automation February 14, 2019

Automation and robotics company acquired

Motion Industries has acquired Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company.

By Motion Industries
Lenze gave local middle school students a tour of their Massachusetts headquarters for a STEM career day. Courtesy: Lenze Americas
Workforce Development February 14, 2019

Manufacturer hosts STEM career day for local students

Lenze gave middle school students a tour of their Massachusetts headquarters to enable students to explore possible science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths in manufacturing.

By Lenze Americas
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Asset Management February 14, 2019

Define and specify ERP implementation best practices

Companies should consider what best practices to adopt and implement when choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

By Brian Potts