Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 7-13: Maintenance and the IIoT, skilled workers and apprenticeships, manufacturing maintenance practices, more

Articles about maintenance and the IIoT, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, predicting equipment lifecycle, and optimizing electrical systems were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 7-13. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra September 14, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 7-13, covered maintenance and the IIoT, apprenticeships and skilled workers, world-class manufacturing maintenance, predicting equipment lifecycle, and optimizing electrical systems. Link to each article below. 

1. Maintenance a prime benefit for IIoT

Frost & Sullivan study finds maintenance improvement can drive greater profitability.

2. A return to apprenticeships delivers skilled workers to Pratt & Whitney

As aircraft-engine maker Pratt & Whitney looks to ramp-up engine production to a level that the company hasn’t seen in decades, it has committed significant resources to modernizing its manufacturing processes and expanding its assembly and supply chain operations.

3. 10 steps to achieve world-class manufacturing maintenance practices 

Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.

4. Seven steps in predicting equipment lifecycle: Using obsolescence management

A well-managed obsolescence management system safeguards a company from the aforementioned issues. Here are seven steps in using the system to predict equipment lifecycle.

5. Optimizing electrical systems through IIoT

New technology, new works will expand the use of condition monitoring.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 7-13, for articles published within the last two months.

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