Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 17-23: Big data technologies, preventive maintenance strategies, hands-on manufacturing, more

Articles about big data and sensor data collection, achieving world-class preventive maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and five VFD myths were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 17-23. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 24, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 17-23, covered big data and sensor data collection, achieving world-class preventive maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and five VFD myths. Link to each article below. 

1. Big data drilldown part 2: Sensor and data collection technologies advance

As more companies realize the benefits, new sensor and data collection technologies are moving from the lab into the real world—downhole, in the air, and at sea.

2. Five strategies to achieve world-class preventive maintenance

Consider these five strategies to help your team establish a world-class preventive maintenance program and experience the resulting operational gains.

3. A hands-on approach for manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will spark a plant floor revolution. Here’s how to get ready for it.

4. 10 steps to achieve world-class manufacturing maintenance practices

Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.

5. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 17-23, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.