Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 23-29

Articles about Hannover Messe, IIoT's benefits, retrofitting a press, high-impact assets, and the 2017 Product of the Year winners were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 23-29. Were you out? You can catch up here.

04/30/2018


Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chat before the opening of Hannover Messe 2018 in Germany on Sunday night. Image Courtesy: Hannover MessePlant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from April 23-29 covered Hannover Messe, IIoT's benefits, retrofitting a press, high-impact assets, and the 2017 Product of the Year winners. Links to each article below.

1. EU, Mexico play trump card on trade

New trade agreement highlights opening of Hannover Messe 2018.

2. What can the IIoT do?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enhances manufacturing operations by enhancing connectivity, equipment management, monitoring production, and customer relationships. Nine additional IIoT benefits are highlighted.

3. Five reasons to retrofit a press

Instead of replacing a press, which can be costly and time-consuming, retrofitting them might be a better solution.

4. High-impact assets need a team approach

Collaborative efforts can bridge maintenance and design in the asset design stage.

5. Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, April 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

Susie Bak, production coordinator, CFE Media, sbak@cfemedia.com.



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