Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 5-December 11: 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD’s with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD's with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, diagnosing bearing failures, and a 2016 Maintenance Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 5-December 11. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Brana Webb December 12, 2016

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from December 5-December 11, covered 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, using VFD’s with standard motors, five automotive industry advances, diagnosing bearing failures, and a 2016 Maintenance Study. Link to each article below.

1. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

View the 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year 

2. Considerations for using VFDs with standard motors

End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applications where a standard-induction motor is in place. There are a few areas of concern involving misapplication of a standard induction motor. 

3. Five automotive industry advances, lessons for other industries

The automotive industry has made many technological and safety enhancements, which can be applied to other industries. See five advances and advice on traceability and data collection, upgrades, machine vision, robotics, and safety systems. 

4. Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.

5. 2016 Maintenance Study: Seven key findings

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries. 

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 5-December 11, for articles published within the last two months.

-Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.