Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Business of Engineering March 17, 2020

COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Discrete Manufacturing March 16, 2020

Coronavirus’ impact on Chinese manufacturing

Coronavirus is having a major effect on Chinese manufacturing in the short-term, but the long-term effects remain uncertain as the virus continues to have a global impact.

By Jan Zhang
Courtesy: Plant Engineering/ATS
Safety March 16, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 9-15, 2020

Articles about coronavirus preparation and detection, the 2020 Maintenance Survey, 3D metal printing, and the supply chain's role in controlling coronavirus were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 9-15, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
Mechanical March 12, 2020

Equipment leasing and finance index plunges due to coronavirus uncertainty

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index for dropped more than 20% to 46.0.

By Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity March 12, 2020

Coronavirus used in malware attacks

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being used as bait in email spam attacks on targets around the globe by using the promise of information or a cure to fool people.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Business of Engineering March 10, 2020

Manufacturing orders drop to lowest level in three years

Manufacturing orders dropped by a third in January 2020 as anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak, as well as other manufacturing challenges, threaten to weigh down on general economic optimism.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy March 10, 2020

Preventing coronavirus through preparation

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with Covid-19 breakouts on the production floor. There are ways to improve worker safety through preventive best practices and proper preparation.

By Eagle CMMS
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 9, 2020

Supply chain’s role in controlling coronavirus

The supply chain is being impacted by coronavirus, but manufacturers can keep their supply chain going by improving visibility and taking advantage of automation technologies.

By University of Houston
Courtesy: Control Engineering Poland
Robotics March 9, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 2-8

Articles about autonomous mobile robots, capital planning, MODEX 2020 and coronavirus, collaborative robots, and cybersecurity success were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Safety Standards March 6, 2020

Safety council updates statement on coronavirus

The National Safety Council urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission.

By National Safety Council (NSC)