Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 7-13: Manufacturing industry, Cognitive computing, Getting the right data, more

Articles about the manufacturing industry, cognitive computing, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne March 14, 2016

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for March 7-13, covered the manufacturing industry, cognitive computing, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Link to each article below. 

1. Economist: Manufacturing gray skies are gonna clear up 

Economist Alan Beaulieu said that the manufacturing industry will continue to grow throughout 2016 as oil prices stabilize. 

2. Cognitive computing delivers answers, asks new questions 

The idea of cognitive computing demonstrated by IBM’s Watson on a game show can be used to help solve the complex problem of complex data in an increasingly complex world. 

3. Getting the right data helps company decide to exhibit 

In an era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Frontier Technology Inc.’s (FTI) skill set seemed like a great match for the manufacturing sector. 

4. Technology converging for asset performance monitoring 

Bentley Systems CEO, Greg Bentley, discussed how the convergence of information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and engineering technology (ET) is enabling owner-operators to go beyond asset performance monitoring to asset performance modeling. 

5. Predictive maintenance showcase a new pavilion at Hannover Messe 

The integration of predictive maintenance (PdM) and the data generated through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is expected to pinpoint impending outages before they occur, speed up overhaul processes and avoid production outages.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 7-13, for articles published within the last two months. 

– Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com