Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 30-May 6

Articles about testing steam traps, manufacturing cooperation, building process models, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 30-May 6. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media May 7, 2018

Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from April 30-May 6 covered testing steam traps, manufacturing cooperation, building process models, a mobile robot company acquisition, and an arch quenching switchgear.

1. Successfully testing steam traps with high-frequency ultrasound

A field-proven comparison method will provide an accurate test on each steam trap by using three or more test points on the steam trap station.

2. Beyond collaboration: Old, new manufacturing companies cooperate on solutions

How an enclosures company, a computer maker, and a device supplier worked together to provide a plant-floor data center.

3. Ten reasons to build a process model for a manufacturing plant

A process model can be anything from a simple spreadsheet to a complex model that includes all aspects of a real-world manufacturing plant, which includes only what is necessary to answer vital questions.

4. Autonomous mobile robot company acquired

Teradyne, Inc. announced the acquisition of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) in a bid to expand into the collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market.

5. Arc quenching switchgear offers 4-millisecond arc flash arrest

Eaton’s release of its Arc Quenching Magnum DS switchgear is designed to advance safety and reduce downtime in oil and gas, utility, healthcare, water, wastewater, and other industrial applications.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, April 30-May 6, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,