Maintenance Strategy
A partner who can offer a turnkey solution can make it much easier to see any energy project through implementation. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Maintenance Strategy May 6, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 29 to May 5

Articles about the barriers to energy project savings, Product of the Year winners, monitoring assets, using lean methods, and why things break were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 29 to May 5. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy May 2, 2019

Three questions to consider during ERP software selection

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects work best when they are built on process improvement, but companies should ask what an ERP can accomplish for them and why they're looking to choose one in the first place.

By Ultra Consultants
Future Tech Collaborative Virtual Reality (CVR) appliance allows multiple people to interact in a fully immersive, high-quality experience that is easily shared among users. Courtesy: Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.
Sponsored Maintenance Strategy April 29, 2019

The reality of VR, 3-D technologies

Future Tech Enterprise’s Bob Venero on how virtual reality is changing the manufacturing process.

By CFE Media
Root cause logic tree. Courtesy: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Maintenance Strategy April 29, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 22-28

Articles about the Product of the Year winners, why things break, data visualization, engineer career advice, and IEEE 1584-2018 were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Process manufacturing plants have PRVs as part of any sealed system where pressure can develop. Large facilities can have hundreds. Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance Strategy April 26, 2019

Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud?

Wireless sensors and specialized software deliver options for improved effectiveness.

By Brian Joe
Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy April 25, 2019

Protecting the production line in the Industrie 4.0, IIoT age

Manufacturers are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 to make factories smarter, but they can't lose sight of basic cybersecurity best practices.

By Anne Klebsch
Figure 1. Bypass and configured packages include a replaceable variable frequency drive. Courtesy: Yaskawa
Maintenance Strategy April 22, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 15-21

Articles about the Product of the Year winners, packaged boilers, IEEE 1584-2018, energy monitoring, and successful integration project tips were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Root cause logic tree. Courtesy: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Maintenance Strategy April 17, 2019

Why things break: Just the facts

A root cause failure analysis takes the guesswork out of downtime

By Mary Beckman
Maintenance Strategy April 16, 2019

Bumper crop

Flex-N-Gate looks to grow its business and help Detroit’s rebounding manufacturing base.

By Bob Vavra
Once the asset lifecycle is evaluated, as part of this life cycle, the Asset Maintenance strategy can be formulated. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Maintenance Strategy April 12, 2019

Asset Conditioning Monitoring: Best Practices to Maximize Benefits: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Shreeram Shanbhag answered additional questions about topics such as digital twins, asset maintenance strategy tips, data storage, and more.

By Shreeram Shanbhag