Maintenance Strategy

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Maintenance March 1, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 22-28, 2021

Articles about Product of the Year finalists, writing a maintenance task procedure, machine learning and manufacturing, implementing Industry 4.0 and effective plant turnarounds were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: SICK, New Products for Engineers Database
Maintenance February 27, 2021

Taking the time out of function blocks

Software tools are speeding up the creation of IO-Link function blocks to enable the capture of more valuable process data from machine controllers. 

By Charlie Walker
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance February 22, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 15-21, 2021

Articles about Product of the Year finalists, writing a maintenance task procedure, machine learning and manufacturing, implementing Industry 4.0 and effective plant turnarounds were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance February 12, 2021

How to write a maintenance task procedure

Thorough maintenance task procedures document the repair process and make everyone accountable for their actions.

By Hank Kocevar
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 10, 2021

Implementing Industry 4.0 in support organizations

Implementing Industry 4.0 can improve operational efficiency and management for manufacturers, but it is ultimately driven by people and they need to be at the forefront of the transformation.

By Amy Mele
Courtesy: Thomson Industries
Material Handling February 9, 2021

Smart, compact electromechanical actuators improve AGV productivity and space efficiency

Integration with AGVs on plant floors increases operational intelligence

By Chad Carlberg
Courtesy: Swagelok Co.
Asset Management February 4, 2021

Execute an effective plant turnaround in seven easy steps

Follow these tips to make a plant turnaround run smoothly and efficiently

By Lawrence Crynes, Ph.D.
Courtesy: Würth Industry North America (WINA)/Atlantic Fasteners
Maintenance February 3, 2021

Fasteners manufacturer acquired to join construction services division

Würth Industry North America (WINA) has acquired Atlantic Fasteners Inc. to become part of their new construction services division.

By Würth Industry North America (WINA)
Courtesy: RapidMiner
AI and Machine Learning February 2, 2021

Five ways machine learning will transform manufacturing in 2021

Emerging developments that will become reality with machine learning part of everyday operations

By Ingo Mierswa
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering February 1, 2021

Manufacturing industry records growth for eighth straight month

January manufacturing index slides a bit from December to 58.7%, but industry still showing strength.

By Chris Vavra