Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 23-29

Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, March 23-29, including articles about energy efficiency, machine safety, supply chain, servo motors, and U.S. innovation.
By Jessica DuBois-Maahs, CFE Media March 31, 2014

1. Energy Efficiency: Your Hidden Advantage

eGuideEnergy is the largest cost area for many manufacturers, yet fewer than half of manufacturing facilities conduct even an annual energy audit. In this eGuide learn how energy efficient solutions will garner greater cost savings and add to the bottom line. This informative eGuide includes article highlighting the energy audit study, a four-step approach to more efficient energy use and a white paper covering upgrades important for

2. Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international machine standards but a dilemma still exists – who is responsible? Ensure you know the answer.

3. Supply chain industry must close gap in innovation investment

MHI study finds companies understand the technology available but are slow to ramp up their capital expenditures.

4. Go beyond horsepower when sizing a servo motor

When using a servo motor, one should consider torque, speed, and other applications for a specific motion control application.

5. U.S. innovation drives manufacturing’s charge

By any standard, 2013 was a big rebound year for manufacturing, and the momentum continues into 2014.

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

– Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media, jdmaahs@cfemedia.com.