Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data's role in manufacturing's future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 18, 2019
Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.

The top 5 most read articles online, from Feb. 11-17 for Plant Engineering covered conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data’s role in manufacturing’s future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring. Links to each article below.

1. Conveyor maintenance delivers reliability

A mix of strategies can keep the supply chain operating effectively.

2. Mazak receives 2018 Top Plant Award

Mazak embraces technology and innovation to deliver productivity to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing.

3. ‘Data is the currency of the future’

Embrace digital manufacturing and use data to provide customer value.

4. Future plant design links data, operations

Manufacturers are ready to invest in next-gen digital production.

5. Pick the right wiring for the right application

Plugs, connectors have different uses in different environments.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, February 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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.