Compressed Air

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 4-10

Articles about calculating compressed air efficiency, Brexit's impact on manufacturing, 2018 Salary Survey findings, and conveyor maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra March 11, 2019
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media

The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 4-10 for Plant Engineering covered calculating compressed air efficiency, Brexit’s impact on manufacturing, 2018 Salary Survey findings, and conveyor maintenance. Links to each article below.

1. A new way to calculate compressed air efficiency

Upcoming DOE standards will require new testing.

2. Brexit outcome has implications beyond Europe

Analyst sees looming issues for manufacturing beyond EU-Great Britain dispute.

3. 2018 Salary Survey: Skilled worker shortage, challenges

Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.

4. 2018 Salary Survey: Juggling priorities in challenging times

Manufacturing opens 2019 juggling the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from global trade issues to an aging workforce to a changing plant floor.

5. Conveyor maintenance delivers reliability

A mix of strategies can keep the supply chain operating effectively.

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

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.