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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 19-25

Articles about safer plant machinery, skilled workforce, lubrication and bearings, long battery life, and baby steps with the IIoT were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 19-25. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 26, 2019
In addition to being properly trained for electrical hazards, an essential element for those working on or around electrical gear is proper safety equipment, including personal protective equipment. Courtesy: Vertiv

The top 5 most read articles online, from August 19-25 for Plant Engineering covered arc flash hazards, skilled workforce, safer plant machinery, IIoT downtime, and collaborative robots. Links to each article below.

1. Are you aware of arc flash hazards?

Be cognizant about hazards, preventive measures and the dire consequences of an arc flash event.

2. Add skills to your skilled workforce

Tech college flexibility helps engineers, skilled workers continue education.

3. Four steps to safer plant machinery

Risk assessment is one key – and don’t forget the data.

4. Motors, fans, pumps, compressors: IIoT avoids downtime

Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.

5. Collaborative robotics open doors for manufacturing

In labor-constrained industries, collaborative robots could boost productivity.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, August 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for Control Engineering and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.