Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 2-8
Software error blamed for report of decline; monthly indexes all increased as index hits 55.4%.
Foreign Policy Magazine’s recent examination of The Looming Robotics Gap by University of Pennsylvania international relations associate professor Michael C. Horowitz, and a recent Pentagon insider on national security issues, is an up-to-date review of the worldwide state of military robotics.
According to the data in this report, 33% of manufacturing facilities have energy reduction goals of at least 10% for the upcoming year, and another 40% are aiming to cut energy consumption by 5% to 10%.
Automation engineers can develop architectures that meet the demands of their applications by understanding the differences between distributed clocks and the IEEE 1588 precision time protocol.
Understand the basics to drive greater efficiency energy is one of the highest cost items in a plant or facility, and motors often consume the lion’s share of plant power, so making sure motors are operating optimally is vital.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, June 2-8, for articles published within the last two months.
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