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Maintenance January 25, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 18-24, 2021

Articles about the factory of the future, asset maintenance, predictive analytics success, solar power plant commissioning and wastewater surveillance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Energy, Power January 14, 2021

Safer, fast-charging aqueous battery developed

A 3D zinc-manganese nano-alloy anode has been developed, resulting in a stable, high-performance aqueous battery that uses seawater as an electrolyte.

By Jeannie Kever
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Energy Efficiency January 15, 2021

Funding announced for advanced manufacturing projects

The Department of Energy is providing funding for $123.6 million in funding for 46 projects in 23 states.

By Department of Energy
Courtesy: Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Business of Engineering January 25, 2021

Cutting tool orders decline in November

Cutting tool consumption in the U.S. declined almost 10% in November compared to the previous month and almost 20% compared to November 2019.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2021

How AI can help food manufacturers improve maintenance

By Marcel Koks
MIT researchers have developed an automated way to design customized hardware, or “brains,” that speeds up a robot’s operation. Courtesy: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT
Robotics January 21, 2021

Designing customized robot brains for critical applications

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives January 19, 2021

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 2

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, 
Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

By Michelle Horton
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 14, 2020

How to acquire trained talent through new learning opportunities

By Laura Mabikafola