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Maintenance Strategy

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Project Management July 7, 2020

Laser scanning optimizes costs, helps with standards

Stakeholders who use laser scanning can increase project efficiency and speed with lower initial costs.

By Mark LaBell
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Maintenance July 5, 2020

Predictive maintenance value: Smart sensors, machine learning, new industrial business models

Smart sensors and machine learning algorithms detect anomalies in industrial machines, and as algorithms become better trained, software can accurately predict when machines with industrial automation is at risk of failure. New business models for machine as a service (MaaS) may help overcome slow adoption of predictive maintenance technologies.

By Blake Griffin
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Machinery and Equipment June 26, 2020

Improving machine performance and reliability with predictive maintenance

With more advanced predictive maintenance tools at their disposal, today’s maintenance and operations teams can improve efficiencies and minimize unplanned downtime.

By Phil Burge
Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication June 22, 2020

Put industrial lubrication technology into practice

CFE Media and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) partner to bring you the 2020 Lube Guide

By Edward P. Salek
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication June 17, 2020

Find the right products for diverse industrial lubrication applications

The 2020 Plant Engineering Industrial Lubrication Guide informs manufacturers with an understanding of market options and innovations

By Kevin Parker and Jack Smith
Courtesy: Hyster-Yale
Safety May 27, 2020

Free training videos available for supply chains affected by COVID-19

Hyster-Yale is making free video training content available for a limited time for supply chains still adapting to the effects of COVID-19.

By Hyster-Yale
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HMI, OI May 27, 2020

How to upgrade to a high-performance HMI

When beginning a hardware and software upgrade project, look to implement high-performance human-machine interface (H-P-HMI) graphics for greater control of manufacturing processes and systems.

By Brian E. Bolton and Eric Rector
Courtesy: NVision
PPE May 18, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 11-17, 2020

Articles about Product of the Year winners, PPE mask production for COVID-19, acoustic imaging and maintenance technology were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 11-17, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 8: Cost comparisons for parallel pumps. Courtesy: Mentor
Pumps May 12, 2020

Optimization of a plant cooling system design

Size a feed water pump; consider heat-exchanger options; determine cooling system power and energy use

By Doug Kolak
Compressed Air May 11, 2020

Detect leaks with acoustic imaging

Consider reaching beyond ultrasonic leak detection to find pesky compressed air leaks

By Ron Marshall