Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 1-7: Data is the new currency, optimize warehouse flow, preventive maintenance program, more

Articles about data is the new currency, optimizing warehouse flow, designing a preventive maintenance program, cooling electric motors, and how IIoT offers economic, operational benefits were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 1-7. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne February 8, 2016

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 1-7, covered data is the new currency, optimizing warehouse flow, designing a preventive maintenance program, cooling electric motors, and how IIoT offers economic, operational benefits. Link to each article below.

1. ‘Data is the new currency’ 

It is an era of rich data in manufacturing, and the companies that can harness that data will enrich themselves and their plants. 

2. Optimize your warehouse flow

Manufacturing professionals continue to face growing challenges with the globalization of the industry, increased consumer demands and pressure from multiple stakeholders to ensure the fastest, smartest and most profitable strategies to move products out the door. 

3. Six steps to design a preventive maintenance program

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

4. Cool facts about cooling electric motors

One aspect of motors that could fit in both categories is the way they are cooled. Understand various cooling methods and how they can be improved for some special applications. 

5. IIoT offers economic, operational benefits

IIoT offers both new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers willing to push the boundaries of machine and plant design. Included in these new opportunities are benefits such as connectivity, efficiency, and reliability, but many features of IIoT technology may bring great financial benefits to manufacturers as well.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, February 1-7, for articles published within the last two months. 

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

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