Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 19-25

Articles about improving engineer safety, condition-based maintenance, the 2018 Maintenance Survey, ERP best practices, and smart actuators were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 19-25. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media March 26, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 19-25Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from March 19-25 covered improving engineer safety, condition-based maintenance, the 2018 Maintenance Survey, ERP best practices, and smart actuators.

1. Improve engineer safety with NFPA 70E labeling requirements

In the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, there are updates to label requirements and information about how digital labels can enhance electrical safety.

2. Using condition-based maintenance to optimize smart manufacturing operations

Implementing condition-based maintenance (CBM) can help reduce equipment downtime, improve data collection, and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

3. 2018 Maintenance Survey: Playing offense and defense

Maintenance requires monitoring assets today while looking to the future.

4. Eight ERP implementation best practices

Most manufacturers judge an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation by the initial expense, ongoing operating or maintenance costs, return on investment, and time-to-value.

5. Building a smarter actuator

Electric devices provide a better connection to smart maintenance systems.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.