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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 3-9

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 70E standard changes, three phases of industrial digital transformation, linear motion considerations, and sensor communication were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 3-9, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 9, 2018
Changes in the 2018 NFPA’s 70E Standard result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents. Courtesy: Eaton

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 3-9 for Plant Engineering covered the Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 70E standard changes, three phases of industrial digital transformation, linear motion considerations, and sensor communication. Links to each article below.

1. 2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing’s future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform.

2. NFPA 70E standard changes to reduce electrical incidents

Changes to the NFPA 70E standard will provide a better way to define risk assessment for energized work and reduce potential electrical incidents for workers.

3. Three phases of industrial digital transformation

Manufacturing, packaging, and logistics companies are unlocking new potential through digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics.

4. Eight factors to consider when implementing a linear motion application

When implementing and specifying a linear motion application, users should consider many aspects including the required accuracy, speed, and the duty cycle to ensure the best possible performance.

5. Sensor communication, lighting improves loading dock safety

Sensor-based communication and LED integration are two of the ways companies are making loading docks safer for workers.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Dec. 3-9, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 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.