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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 4-10

Articles about Leaders Under 40, low battery self-discharge, optimized maintenance programs, Industry 4.0 success, and industrial fire systems were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 11, 2019
Figure 2: Bobbin-type LiSOCl2 batteries allow medical RFID tags to undergo high temperature autoclave sterilization without having to remove the battery. Courtesy: Tadiran Batteries

The top 5 most read articles online, from November 4-10 for Plant Engineering covered Leaders Under 40, low battery self-discharge, optimized maintenance programs, Industry 4.0 success, and industrial fire systems. Links to each article below.

1. Manufacturing, automation leaders inspire, mentor

Achievements in manufacturing and communities inspire mentors and younger engineers seeking to create greater efficiency, optimization and a brighter future.

2. Low battery self-discharge: the hidden secret to long operating life

While much media attention has been focused on extending battery operating life through the use of low-power chipsets and communication protocols, the potential energy savings gained from all of these schemes fails to compare with the energy lost to annual self-discharge.

3. Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

4. Finding success on the road to Industry 4.0

Six pillars of Industry 4.0: There’s so much talk about Industry 4.0, but many companies haven’t stopped to ask what success looks like and how to achieve it. Start with asking three questions, why the company needs Industry 4.0 and how to achieve success.

5. Industrial fire systems: Defining the key players

A team is made up of skilled individuals.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Nov. 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 is an associate editor for Control Engineering 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.