Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 15-21: Rounding into shape, issues facing preventive maintenance, sensors drive intelligence into maintenance, more

Articles about rounding into shape, issues facing preventive maintenance, sensors drive intelligence into maintenance, tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance, and Big Data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, August 15-21. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne August 22, 2016

Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from August 15-21, covered rounding into shape, issues facing preventive maintenance, sensors drive intelligence into maintenance, tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance, and Big Data. Link to each article below. 

1. Rounding into shape: A tire manufacturer’s success rolls on 

Parts and repair outsourcing is one strategy that helps Toyo Tire build a big success story in a small town. 

2. Three issues facing preventive maintenance 

Maintaining equipment is one of the connecting factors between all branches of manufacturing. Companies can’t produce at their highest levels without machines that are in top condition and ready to produce widgets. Learn 3 issues that face preventive maintenance. 

3. Sensors drive intelligence into maintenance 

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the same technologies that have revolutionized the way consumers do everyday things can now enhance the way we manage maintenance in the plant environment. And it doesn’t take a brand new plant or the latest equipment to derive benefit.

4. Tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance for pumps

Sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify when failures are pending and improve energy efficiency. 

5. Big Data shouldn’t be too big to manage

By automating the Big Data analysis, ranking asset needs by priority, and generating actionable plans, asset performance management (APM) programs can help plant operators identify emerging trends and take immediate action to mitigate any risk of failure. 

This list was developed  using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, August 15-21, for articles published within the last two months. 

Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com.