Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 1-7: PMI Index, steam system maintenance, manufacturing technology boom, more

Articles about the PMI Index, effectively maintaining your steam system, manufacturing’s technology boom, industry 4.0 concepts, and CNC innovations for machining performance were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 1-7. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra September 8, 2014

1. PMI Index hits three-year high Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 1-7

"Awesome" results from manufacturing as benchmark climbs to 59.0%, which is the highest reading since March 2011.

2. 5 tips to effectively maintain your steam system

Here are five basic tips that everyone could be applying to increase productivity and achieve more ‘bang for their buck’ when it comes to steam systems.

3. A technology boom for manufacturing

Hannover Fairs’ Larry Turner looks at how automation is driving global change, and global growth.

4. Industry 4.0 concepts at IMTS 2014

Innovative solutions such as Google Glass are highlighted at the Beckhoff booth located in the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) section.

5. CNC innovations designed to improve machining performance at IMTS 2014

FANUC will demonstrate a CNC platform with built-in Bluetooth technology and a digital servo adapter among other technologies that are designed to improve machining performance and maintenance.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 1-7, for articles published within the last two months. – Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.