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Once the testing modalities are chosen, devices can be selected and installed on assets. The devices and assets chosen will help prove the case for predictive maintenance efforts. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Lean Maintenance July 15, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 8-14

Articles about maintenance process redesign, smart manufacturing, lubrication and bearings, predictive maintenance obstacles, and safety best practices were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lean Maintenance July 8, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 1-7

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, oil's return on investment, predictive maintenance obstacles, and worker safety best practices were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 1-7. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Once the testing modalities are chosen, devices can be selected and installed on assets. The devices and assets chosen will help prove the case for predictive maintenance efforts. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Lean Maintenance July 5, 2019

Redesigning maintenance processes to optimize PdM automation

Set the stage for a successful transition from manual to IIoT-enhanced, predictive maintenance processes.

By Frederic Baudart
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lean Maintenance June 24, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 17-23

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, predictive maintenance obstacles, worker safety best practices, and NFPA 70E expert advice were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance June 7, 2019

Third-party contractors, software can bridge the resources gap

Find a way to securely allow contractors to work on site.

By Kevin Price
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance June 6, 2019

Overcoming predictive maintenance obstacles

There are several key barriers to the implementation of predictive maintenance technologies, but they can be alleviated.

By Jos Martin
Mike Brooks is senior director of asset performance at Aspen Tech. Courtesy: Aspen Tech
Lean Maintenance June 5, 2019

Beyond the buzz: How IIoT helps manage reliability

Predictive maintenance data is altering the plant landscape.

By Mike Brooks
The modern supply chain is a mix of traditional storage and retrieval and modern plant strategies to manage inventories. Courtesy: The Raymond Corporation
Lean Maintenance May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
Snake-like robot helps first responders with search and rescue efforts by maneuvering into tight spaces and accessing difficult-to-reach areas. Courtesy: Carnegie Mellon University/RIA
Lean Maintenance May 13, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 6-12

Articles about Product of the Year winners, robotics research and development, working with engineering quirks, using lean methods, and energy project savings barriers were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Effectively using data already captured in your plant can point your maintenance team away from preventive maintenance plans and toward a more effective asset management program. Courtesy: Fluke
Lean Maintenance May 9, 2019

An untapped data gold mine

Leverage supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data to address maintenance needs for maintenance operations and applications.

By Michael Watson