Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 27 to April 2: Permanent magnet motors, automation transforming a brewery, manufacturing’s melting pot, more

Articles about permanent magnet motors, automation transforming a brewery, manufacturing's melting pot, the 2017 Maintenance Survey findings, and arc flash causes were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 27 to April 2. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra April 3, 2017

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from Mar. 27 to Apr. 2, covered permanent magnet motors, automation transforming a brewery, manufacturing’s melting pot, the 2017 Maintenance Survey findings, and arc flash causes. Link to each article below.

1. Understanding permanent magnet motors

A permanent magnet (PM) motor is an ac motor that uses magnets imbedded into or attached to the surface of the motor’s rotor. This article provides an elementary understanding behind the terminology, concepts, theory, and physics behind PM motors.

2. Automation helps turn home brewer into brew house

Automation methods used in a distillery are adapted for use in the fermentation process at a brew house.

3. Manufacturing’s melting pot focuses on people

Manufacturing is a land of opportunity and its greatest asset is an engaged workforce. The best companies have a culture of respect for people.

4. Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today; access full report.

5. Causes of arc flash and arc flash blast incidents

Arc flash incidents are common causes of injury in a facility and knowing how and why they occur is a good strategy to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 27 to April 2, for articles published within the last two months.

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