Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 27 to November 2: Common engineering mistakes, determining a motor’s load, manufacturing and reshoring, more
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, covered common engineering mistakes, determining a motor’s load, rebuilding manufacturing through reshoring, two-way radios in industrial settings, and IT and OT convergence. Link to each article below.
There are two concepts that consistently show up as weak areas with engineers in manufacturing environments. The first is true in-depth "root causes" problem solving and the second is relying on technical solutions rather than culture change to solve problems.
Oversized motors cost more to operate-sometimes a lot more. Fortunately, there’s a simple procedure for determining the actual hp required by a load, without expensive equipment or engineering.
David Lippert and Timothy Hutzel’s keynote speech at the 2014 Assembly Show talked about reshoring and revitalizing the American manufacturing industry.
Two-way radios and cell phones remain in a dead heat as the primary means of communications in plants nationwide. Yet critical differences between the two are worth careful consideration before making technology investments.
Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric executives see transformational impact of Internet of Things (IoT) as devices become smarter and more integrated to expand manufacturing efficiency.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, October 27 to November 2, for articles published within the last two months.
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