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

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, March 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.