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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles October 19-25, 2020

Articles about heated face masks, R&D project performance, facility energy management, collaborative robot optimization and COVID-19 worker risks were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 19-25, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra October 26, 2020
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 19-25, 2020, for Plant Engineering covered heated face masks, R&D project performance, facility energy management, collaborative robot optimization and COVID-19 worker risks. Links to each article below.

1. Heated face mask designed to filter and inactivate coronaviruses

The reusable mask includes a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene, which could help health care professionals and in other situations where social distancing is difficult.

2. How a chemical company improved R&D project performance

Software brings Kanban methods to project management.

3. Your questions answered: Improve industrial facility energy management: a process-based approach

Presenters from the Oct. 13, 2020 webcast “Improve industrial facility energy management: a process-based approach” addressed questions not covered during the live event.

4. Collaborative robot optimization with AI, for safer manufacturing during COVID-19

Collaborative robots use artificial intelligence (AI) to increase usefulness in dynamically changing workspaces. Cobot factory applications can create more space between workers, lowering COVID-19 risk for manufacturers while increasing throughput.

5. Reducing COVID-19 worker risks with robots

Focusing on COVID-19 risks in the workplace has shed new light on the benefits of automation and robots and their benefits on the plant floor and manifesting in multiple ways.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Oct. 19-25, 2020, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.