Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 31 to September 6: Electrical systems and IIoT, predicting equipment lifecycle, college grads salary, more

Articles about optimizing electrical systems through the IIoT. predicting equipment lifecycle, engineering pay for college grads, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and Lean's relevance in today's economy were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 31 to September 6. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra September 7, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 31-Sep. 6, covered optimizing electrical systems through the IIoT. predicting equipment lifecycle, engineering pay for college grads, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and Lean’s relevance in today’s economy. Link to each article below. 

1. Optimizing electrical systems through IIoT

New technology, new works will expand the use of condition monitoring.

2. Seven steps in predicting equipment lifecycle: Using obsolescence management

A well-managed obsolescence management system safeguards a company from the aforementioned issues. Here are seven steps in using the system to predict equipment lifecycle.

3. Survey shows engineering as the highest paying field for recent college graduates

PayScale’s 2015-2016 college report indicates that of the top 15 majors based on early career pay, 13 are engineering-focused, and 24 are in the top 50. However, universities are still struggling to retain students who might be interested in an engineering or a STEM career.

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

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

5. Is Lean relevant in today’s economy?

Despite this hurdle to Lean adoption, the reality is that in today’s highly competitive and unpredictable global economy, Lean is still just as relevant, if not more so, than ever before.

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

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