Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 23-29: Product of the Year Finalists; PACs, PLCs, IPCs; 2015 Maintenance Study; more

Articles about he 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne November 30, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 23-29, covered the 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study. Link to each article below.

1. 2015 Product of the Year Finalists

Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and your votes.

2. Convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs

There are three common types of machine or process controllers: PLCs, PACs, and IPCs. Here’s how to select the best one for your application. 

3. Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study identified nine important high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.

4. Strategic planning for food processors series

A situation analysis is a major focus of the manufacturing analysis, servings as an in-depth look at the physical layout of the facility. Here are six elements of a thorough situation analysis. 

5. Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.

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

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