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Lean Maintenance December 7, 2018

Decision paralysis and what to do about it

Manufacturers must react swiftly to changing markets, technologies. Eight influencing factors are highlighted.

By Steve Beard
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Lean Maintenance December 6, 2018

Roller bearings and predictive analytics

Predictive maintenance is a powerful tool to keep the noise down with roller bearings and can reduce costly repairs.

By Scott Moeller
Selecting the right motor is crucial as it can provide performance, cost, and maintenance advantages. Design engineers also can combine motors to gearheads for increased reliability and convenient ordering processing. Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.
Lean Maintenance December 6, 2018

Picking the right motor size

Finding the right size is crucial for choosing a motor as well as balancing torque, speed, and inertia for optimal application performance.

By Andrew Skidmore
Chart 1: Predictive maintenance market share 2017-2022. Courtesy: Cyient
Lean Maintenance December 4, 2018

Predictive maintenance market grows along with benefits

Tracking plant equipment health through data management a growing trend

By Dr. Sean Otto
Applications ranging from CNC machines to material handling require accurate and durable linear motion systems. Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.
Lean Maintenance December 4, 2018

Eight factors to consider when implementing a linear motion application

When implementing and specifying a linear motion application, users should consider many aspects including the required accuracy, speed, and the duty cycle to ensure the best possible performance.

By Richard R. Knotek, Niklas Sjostrom
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Lean Maintenance November 26, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 19-25

Articles about the important parts of a nameplate, five modern warehouse innovations, five ways data can improve assembly, digital twin collaboration, and the beginning of the digital journey were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 19-25, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Honeywell research finds exposure through portable USB drives can cause serious disruption to process facilities through unsecure or malicious files. Courtesy: Honeywell
Lean Maintenance November 12, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 5-11

Articles about process safety, Product of the Year finalists, compressor rental, agile thinking, and Manufacturing 4.0, were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 5-11. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Lean Maintenance September 13, 2018

2018 Engineering Leaders Under 40: In a class by themselves

An educated, diverse group have remarkable achievements beyond manufacturing.

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, and Bob Vavra
Lean Maintenance May 30, 2018

Improving maintenance reliability and sustainability

Maintenance performance alone will not deliver sustainable performance; it has to come from all aspects of a manufacturing organization.

By James Kovacevic, Eruditio
Lean Maintenance April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering