Plant Engineering most-viewed digital transformation articles in 2024

Read the best articles about digital transformation including drive technologies, digitalization success, EV manufacturing and more.

By Tyler Wall March 28, 2024
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Plant Engineering’s top 5 articles online about digital transformation posted over the last year covered using drive technologies, digitalization success, EV manufacturing and more.

1. Important considerations when sizing linear and direct-drive technologies

Linear motors and direct-drives can be overlooked due to a rotary servo motor, but manufacturers could miss out on the benefits a linear or direct-drive could provide.

2. Three pillars for digitalization success

The path to a digital production facility can be incremental, capturing benefits along the way through the proposed approach of tying lean practices to data collection so users throughout the facility have access to visualization and analytics.

3. Improving electric vehicle manufacturing with digital transformation

Electric vehicle (EV) investments are increasing and automotive manufacturers are moving to meet this demand, but companies will need to effectively utilize digital transformation to help meet the growing demand.

4. Six ways connected worker platforms benefit factory automation

Connected worker platforms can help make workers safer and more productive in the factory of the future by giving them better insights through real-time data.

5. Improving network and IIoT security with advanced SD-WAN

To support digital transformation, plant leaders must modernize the network infrastructure, yet ensure it remains flexible and secure.


Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology