Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 29 to November 4

Articles about Manufacturing 4.0, implementing change, predictive maintenance, compressed air and VFDs, and the plant of the future were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 29 to November 4. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 5, 2018

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from October 29 to November 4 covered Manufacturing 4.0, implementing change, predictive maintenance, compressed air and VFDs, and the plant of the future. Links to each article below.

1. Manufacturing 4.0: Just add people

Adding human intellect to technology produces greater results and ingenuity is central to manufacturing, increasing efficiency, inspiring a new generation of skilled workers, and creating bottom line profitability.

2. ‘Engagement is critical in the implementation of change’

“The advancement in technology must be seen as a means for the long-time worker to share their knowledge and simplify processes for the next generation of workers. This will drive efficiency in the workforce as a whole.”

3. Predictive maintenance: Monitor, measure and act: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter David Auton answered questions about topics such as predictive maintenance strategies, P-F curves, energy consumption as a prediction of failure, and more.

4. Compressed air and VFDs: Get the most from your system: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jarrett Affolter answered questions about topics such as cost benefits of a compressed air system, recommended volume for an air tank, and when to use fixed speed or variable speed.

5. The plant of the future

In a virtual world, the possibilities are real.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, October 29 to November 4, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media