Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 23-29: 2017 manufacturing predictions, lowering compressed air costs, healthy DC motors, more

Articles about 2017 manufacturing technology predictions, lowering compressed air costs, keeping DC motors healthy, VFD efficiency, and the importance of motor winding analysis were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 23-29. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 30, 2017

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from January 23-29, covered manufacturing technology predictions, lowering compressed air costs, keeping DC motors healthy, VFD efficiency, and the importance of motor winding analysis. Link to each article below.

1. Four predictions for manufacturing technology in 2017

As 2017 kicks off, one thing is certain for manufacturers: access to meaningful and actionable data will play a big role in achieving success this year. 

2. 10 tips to lower compressed air costs

Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well. 

3. Tips for keeping DC motors healthy

An effective maintenance program prolongs the lifespan of DC motors and prevents expensive and unnecessary repairs.

4. VFD efficiency: Three best practices

The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear. 

5. Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits. 

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

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