Chris Vavra

Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.

Articles by Chris Vavra

Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS September 15, 2022

Successfully implementing robots in an unpredictable future

Manufacturing has gone through many changes in recent years and the rising labor gap and the need for continued productivity has companies turning toward robotics. Three robotic myths and five steps for successful implementation are highlighted.

By Chris Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 14, 2022

Improving worker optimization on the factory floor with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to enhance worker productivity by gathering information about their work performance and turning it into actionable data.

By Chris Vavra
Process steps from raw materials to products for an integrated chemical manufacturing site.
Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS July 18, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: July 11-17, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered electromechanical actuators, asset criticality, automation trends, compressed air and IT/OT convergence. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Process steps from raw materials to products for an integrated chemical manufacturing site.
Asset Management July 11, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: July 4-10, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered asset criticality, edge computing, automation trends, compressed air systems and IT/OT convergence. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 30, 2022

Advice on meeting engineering recruiting goals

There is a major push by system integrators and other engineering firms to find qualified talent, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in many ways. Two experts offer advice on finding the right engineering talent.

By Chris Vavra
System Integration June 28, 2022

The future of work is shifting and changing

The CSIA Executive Conference returns for the first time since 2019 with the world grappling with the changes of a pandemic and many other challenges that are changing how people work and interact with others.

By Chris Vavra
Air Leak Maintenance: Conducting regular, annual air audits by certified professionals should be part of an overall compressed air system management initiative.
Compressed Air June 20, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: June 13-19, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered compressed air systems, preventive maintenance, Lean manufacturing tools, Product of the Year winners and detecting dangerous gases. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Plant Automation June 17, 2022

Flexible automation, robotics at Automate

Automate 2022 in Detroit strongly emphasized flexible automation as companies seek ways to address the supply chain and labor shortages exacerbated by COVID-19 and other world events.

By Chris Vavra
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Energy Management June 13, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: June 6-12, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered hot water heating efficiency, Product of the Year winners, EAM systems, power factor and predictive maintenance. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Plant Automation June 7, 2022

Automation can help manufacturers, workers thrive

The growing need for skilled workers and increased automation should be a joint venture that can provide benefits for the company and employees.

By Chris Vavra
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