Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 4-10: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, preventive maintenance program, preventive maintenance practices, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, preventive maintenance programs, best practices in preventive maintenance, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, and IIoT technologies were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne January 11, 2016

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 4-10, covered the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, preventive maintenance programs, best practices in preventive maintenance, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, and IIoT technologies. Link to each article below. 

1. 2015 Product of the Year Finalists

Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and votes.

2. Six steps to design a preventive maintenance program

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

3. Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it

Companies with well-planned preventive maintenance (PM) programs enjoy minimal unplanned downtime, minimal spare parts cost, minimal manufacturing interruptions from breakdowns, maximum manufacturing times, maximum product quality, and longer machine life spans.

4. Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix it

Preventive maintenance (PM) should not be confused with predictive maintenance (PdM), which is a series of dynamic inspections of machine components while the machines are operating in their normal production modes. The first part of a 3-part series explains what great preventive maintenance programs should include.

5. New IIoT technologies, strategies for a new year

ARC Advisory Group analyst Greg Gorbach offers 10 trends for 2016 with a focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its continuing impact on the manufacturing structure and strategy.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.

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