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John Malinowski, member of Plant Engineering's editorial advisory board. Courtesy: John Malinowski
Maintenance Strategy March 1, 2019

PE names Malinowski to advisory board

John Malinowski has been named to Plant Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board.

By CFE Media
The PMI slipped back to 54.2 percent in February, down from January’s level of 56.6 percent. CFE Media photo
Maintenance Strategy March 1, 2019

PMI slips in February, but fundamentals remain solid

Trade wars, supply issues among the concerns, but index firmly in growth mode.

By Bob Vavra
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be two of the areas of emphasis at Hannover Messe in Hannover Germany on April 1-5. Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Maintenance Strategy March 1, 2019

Hannover Messe focuses on AI, machine learning

Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra
Scott Barker, marketing leader with Quincy Compressors. Courtesy: Quincy Compressors
Maintenance Strategy February 28, 2019

A new way to calculate compressed air efficiency

Upcoming DOE standards will require new testing

By Scott Barker
Average manufacturing salaries by region were up in 2018 compared to 2017, which has helped bolster general worker confidence in spite of uncertainties in the industry. Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy February 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 18-24

Articles about 2018 Salary Survey findings, conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, and cybersecurity questions to ask during the digital transformation process were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Average manufacturing salaries by region were up in 2018 compared to 2017, which has helped bolster general worker confidence in spite of uncertainties in the industry. Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy February 18, 2019

2018 Salary Survey: Juggling priorities in challenging times

Manufacturing opens 2019 juggling the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from global trade issues to an aging workforce to a changing plant floor.

By Bob Vavra
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy February 18, 2019

2018 Salary Survey: Skilled worker shortage, challenges

Plant engineers are working long hours and are getting older as their role changes with the advent of robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See highlights from the survey and links for additional information.

By Bob Vavra
Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.
Maintenance Strategy February 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data's role in manufacturing's future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy February 17, 2019

Four cybersecurity questions to ask during digital transformation process

Cybersecurity is a major concern during digital transformation and companies should be asking plenty of questions about how prepared everyone is.

By Eric Kimberling
Motion Industries acquired Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company. Courtesy: Axis New England/Axis New York, Motion Industries
Maintenance Strategy February 14, 2019

Automation and robotics company acquired

Motion Industries has acquired Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company.

By Motion Industries