Maintenance March 13, 2019

A race against time

Maintenance is valued, but aging equipment puts pressure on plants.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Safety Standards March 13, 2019

Machine safety webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jacob Kimball from Schneider Electric highlighted machine safety issues such as worker habits, motor control cabinet best practices, OSHA standards, and more.

By Jacob Kimball
Maintenance March 12, 2019

Aging dust collection equipment requires attention to maintenance

Donaldson study finds more system evaluation needed.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Maintenance Strategy March 11, 2019

Flipping the script

Maintenance strategy requires technology—and a new mindset.

By Kevin Price
Maintenance Strategy March 8, 2019

Machine learning takes maintenance to a new level

Strategy a compliment to predictive maintenance.

By Fritz Cleveland
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System Integrators March 21, 2019

Steps to take for a successful integration project

A successful system integration project should have clear goals and solve problems that will benefit companies in the short- and long-term, but not every project applies. See tips for when integration does and doesn’t make sense for a project.

By Tyler Whitaker
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Maintenance March 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 11-17

Articles about maintenance strategies, machine learning and maintenance, IEEE 1584-2018, AI-based maintenance, and a dust collection survey were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Safety March 15, 2019

The 7% of workplace fatalities

Workplace shooting pose a consistent threat to safety and security and needs to be addressed.

By Bob Vavra
Figure 4: This condensate cooling-water pump experienced chronic cavitation and vibration events that resulted in bearing failures and unscheduled downtime of the Nabha power facility. Courtesy: Nanoprecise Sci Corp.
AI and Machine Learning March 14, 2019

AI-based maintenances improve pump uptime

Data-driven information supports advanced predictive maintenance.

By Sunil Vedula and Don McClatchie
Business of Engineering March 11, 2019

Female engineers as leaders

It’s never been a better time to be a woman in engineering or any STEM career.

By Anthea C. Stratigos, Outsell Inc., Burlingame, Calif.
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media
Compressed Air March 11, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 4-10

Articles about calculating compressed air efficiency, Brexit's impact on manufacturing, 2018 Salary Survey findings, and conveyor maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 10, 2019

Rethink the organization’s structure

Cyber-physical environments will change what managers do.

By Jonathan Gross