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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 31 to September 6, 2020

Articles about global manufacturing outlook, energy efficiency as a service, robotics market outlook, virtual commissioning and Ethanol-based hand sanitizers were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 31 to September 6, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 7, 2020
Courtesy: Interact Analysis

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020, for Plant Engineering covered global manufacturing outlook, energy efficiency as a service, robotics market outlook, virtual commissioning and Ethanol-based hand sanitizers. Links to each article below.

1. Global manufacturing outlook post-COVID mixed depending on sector, region

COVID-19’s impact on manufacturing for the short- and long-term depends on the particular industry and the region, though recovery is eventually expected to reach 2019 levels according to Interact Analysis.

2. How to utilize energy efficiency as a service after COVID-19

Alternative financial solutions such as energy as a service (EaaS) can help impacted entities grapple with their situation after the COVID-19 pandemic cools down.

3. Robotics, machine and motion control market outlook positive for 2021

While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.

4. How to validate machines with virtual commissioning

Virtual commissioning begins with a vision of the desired machine behavior and sequence of operation.

5. Ethanol-based hand sanitizer developed to prevent COVID-19

An ethanol-based hand sanitizer for use during the COVID-19 pandemic has been developed by University of Missouri researchers.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, associate editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.