Maintenance

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles October 28 to November 3

Articles about HMIs enabling maintenance, shape-shifting robots, digital engineering, exoskeletons on the supply chain, and optimized maintenance programs were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 28 to November 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 4, 2019
Mobile HMIs may be hand-held, or on a cart as shown here, but can serve to widen the area where control and information tasks can be performed, from the central control room to the plant floor. Courtesy: Emerson

The top 5 most read articles online, from October 28 to November 3 for Plant Engineering covered HMIs enabling maintenance, shape-shifting robots, digital engineering, exoskeletons on the supply chain, and optimized maintenance programs. Links to each article below.

1. HMIs enable operations and maintenance collaboration

Mobile interfaces facilitate convergence of operations and maintenance.

2. Shape-shifting robots show new locomotion strategy

Georgia Tech and Northwestern University researchers have built a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.

3. Digital engineering practices enhance technologies of tomorrow

Digitalization: By integrating digital, physical and virtual realities, digital engineering redefines product development and manufacturing. Digital engineering accelerates development of next-generation smart products, services and operations.

4. Benefits of adding exoskeletons to supply chains

Workers and companies receive increased safety and productivity by using exoskeletons for supply chain operations.

5. Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 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.