Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 28 to January 3: Preventive maintenance program, why preventive maintenance fails, IIoT technologies, more

Articles about preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, IIoT technologies, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and Obama to open Hannover Messe were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 28 to January 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne January 4, 2016

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 28-Jan 3, covered preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, IIoT technologies, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and Obama to open Hannover Messe. Link to each article below.

1. Six steps to design a preventive maintenance program

Six steps for creating an effective efficient and sustainable preventive maintenance program for your facility. 

2. Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix it

Preventive maintenance (PM) should not be confused with predictive maintenance (PdM), which is a series of dynamic inspections of machine components while the machines are operating in their normal production modes. The first part of a 3-part series explains what great preventive maintenance programs should include.

3. New IIoT technologies, strategies for a new year

ARC Advisory Group analyst Greg Gorbach offers 10 trends for 2016 with a focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its continuing impact on the manufacturing structure and strategy. 

4. 2015 Product of the Year Finalists 

Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and votes.

5. Obama to open Hannover Messe in April

President will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in opening ceremonies, show tour on April 24-25.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 21-27, for articles published within the last two months. 

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